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#1 scythemonkey

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

 I went a little nutty and generated an order of battle for my regiment, using a few of the Only War classes. It's based off of one of the Mech Infantry Orders of Battle from Imperial Armour 3. At once rather detailed and not, in that it doesn't have all the classes.   Thoughts?  Advice?

We will be playing a regular infantry squad (zoom far in), but I liked the idea of knowing what the overall structure of the regiment might be and what resources would be available for support or scenery.

 

The image is rather large,  will have to zoom around.

FIXED LINK:  https://www.dropbox....r of battle.png

 



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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

I nore anyone else can zoom in further to read your picture.



#3 scythemonkey

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:06 PM

 Sorry, used a crappy image sharing service.  This is FIXED now:  https://www.dropbox....r of battle.png

 

 

 

 

 

 



#4 scythemonkey

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:09 PM

 As a note, the numbers on the left are the number of units of that type in the parent unit.  So for example there are 3 artillery batteries per artillery company, three artillery companies per artillery brigade, and 1 artillery brigade per regiment. 

The numbers on the upper right are how many guardsmen total are in that unit, so for example there are 12 guardsmen in an artillery battery, 46 guardsmen in an artillery company, and 246 guardsmen in an artillery brigade.



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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:15 AM

That's awesome!  Do you mind if I pinch that organization for the 5th Harcourt Mechanized Infantry Regiment?  Sure would save me a lot of work.



#6 Musclewizard

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:53 AM

Did you use some sort of tool to create this because this looks awesome and I want to make my own.
Could you further explain how to read this chart properly?
I'm assuming that the numbers in blue on the left hand side tell you how many of these types there are (so 20 HQ Staff Squads and 3 Heavy Mortar Batteries) and the numbers in black represent how many men there are per group, so 15 men in the HQ Staff Squad).

Assuming you made that in photoshop or a similar tool could you share the raw resources you used to create this? Like fonts, and all the icons?

 

Related: There's an error in the HQ Staff Squad. It shows 3 Operators but only lists 2 (the number of men assums 3 operators since war machines aren't counted).

I'm not sure if this is based on some official or very real Order of Battle Chart Thingy but one thing I'd change is split the number in the black squares into two. The first number representing number of men and the second the number of vehicles.



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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:47 AM

He probably just used Photoshop or a similar image editing program. You could even do it in MSPaint, though that would be more difficult and take longer. Copy/Pasting images and changing color isn't very difficult.

That said, it is pretty cool.



#8 scythemonkey

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:44 AM

Thanks for the feedback!  The OoB is based on the 114th Cadian Regiment - Mechanised, found on page 266 of Imperial Armour III.   I made some tweaks to make it make a bit more sense for only war, but the basic organization and unit counts is the same.  That same book has an OoB for a mechanised regiment and an elysian drop troop regiment.  It's hard to recommend buying a copy because it's a very expensive book that can be hard to find and mostly only relates to tabletop, but I'm posting a sample here which has the OoB's from the book.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/97lrwxcwv86az7c/Pages%20from%20%5BWarhammer%2040k%20-%20Expansion%20-%20Imperial%20Armour%20III%5D.pdf

If someone wants me to take it down I will, but it would be really helpful if FFG would lay out at least one sample regiment in the book.

The font I used is STStencil and similar fonts can be found here http://www.dafont.co...eme.php?cat=114

The image was made in photoshop and while I dont have time to separate out all the pieces right now, here's the link to the PSD  https://www.dropbox.com/s/kaf5fvz1sts6pux/regiment.psd

 

 

 



#9 Musclewizard

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:09 AM

Awesome. Thanks a lot.



#10 Grubisha

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:51 PM

I really don't want to pester, and I see it is canon, and I'm aware thats imaginary Warhammer 40k world… but 4 Brigades in a Regiment? Historically it was 2 Regiments to form a Brigade and after Korean War Brigade and Regiment became nearly the same organisational unit with different name. Roughly in contemporary armies it is Brigade = Regiment.



#11 borithan

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:06 AM

Grubisha said:

I really don't want to pester, and I see it is canon, and I'm aware thats imaginary Warhammer 40k world… but 4 Brigades in a Regiment? Historically it was 2 Regiments to form a Brigade and after Korean War Brigade and Regiment became nearly the same organisational unit with different name. Roughly in contemporary armies it is Brigade = Regiment.

Unless you are talking about the British army, where a Regiment is (and always has been) an entirely administrative unit. Instead the British army is organised in Battalions. A Regiment will have a minimum of 1, but can have several (the current "Royal Scottish" or whatever it is called has 5, though will be downsized to 4 + 1 company). Regiments are not combat organisations, and instead Battalions (from pretty much any Regiment) will be organised into Brigades (usually 4 in the modern army).

40k uses these terms in its own way, but it shares the British army's position that a Regiment is not a fixed descriptor of the size of unit. It used to be that they were from 2-6000 men (The Storm Trooper Regiment was the largest with as many as 10,000! Gasp!), roughly Brigade sized, but the important thing was they were roughly the same in combat capability. Now.. well, they seem to range from Battalion strength to division strength (the 7th Tallarn Regiment being roughly of that size… but then Forge World got that one wrong, allowing one Regiment to have significant artillery, armour and infantry assets organic to itself).






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