I made a few decisions on how to base them up, including:
- Simple is better than complex
- Remember that the player is a full colonel or above
- Not include battalion heavy weapons, I assume that the battalion commanders have distributed them, and they are baked into the unit stats.
- Some assets do need to be broken out, such as recon and airdefense, as these will be of prime concern to the Regimental commander.
So without further ado, meet my Motorized Rifle Regiment (BMP) All figures are from O8 via Picoarmor.
The entire MRR on parade
Three battalions of BMP-1 mounted Infantry
(I will also have separate dismount stands, although they are not strictly necessary for 5Core BC)
Tank Battalion of 3 companies
The Regimental Artillery Group (RAG)
Can be deployed together or broken up as individual batteries and parceled out for direct support of the battalions.
Regimental assets: The Anti-Tank Company, Air Defense Company, Regimental Recon Company, and HQ.
I have enough other packs from O8 to convert this to a Tank Regiment and even enough to have the MRR AND another Tank Regiment with a full compliment of Regimental support assets. Have a pack of Mi-24 Hinds as well, but will not do any more Soviets until I have some American painted and can playtest some more.
I know that T-72's were not deployed with Soviet forces in Germany, instead they had T-64B or T-80. But 1) T-72's are what I had, 2) It's what the Soviets had in Team Yankee and I have a soft spot for that book, and 3) In 5Core Brigade Commander, they'll stat out the same pretty much. For purity's sake, I can assume they are from Divisions stationed in the western USSR.
I am going to push some more troops around and re-run my playtest, as well as doing an American Brigade, initially with 2 Armor (M1) and 1 Mechanized Infantry (M113) battalions.