Brigade size

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Brigade size

Post by jezamonos » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:35 am

When planning my new army for the WSS allies I have been using the Blenhiem OOB which gives brigades of infantry as either 4 or 5 infantry battalions per brigade. Within the rule book for BTLB it shows brigades of 3 battalions per brigade. I'm wondering if using a historical list will make the brigades a bit fragile for morale as a single brigadier may struggle to command all his battalions. What are people's thoughts?
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Re: Brigade size

Post by Churchill » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:59 am

Ray.
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Re: Brigade size

Post by flick40 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:04 pm

Within the rule book for BTLB it shows brigades of 3 battalions per brigade
Not sure where you saw that mentioned. Reading various historical orbats we find brigades can be anywhere from 2-6 battalions. So there really is no 'rule' on their size. When recreating a historical fight I would use the orbat if one is available as Ray points out above. For local pick up games we use 3-5 battalions per brigade.

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Re: Brigade size

Post by jezamonos » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:06 pm

flick40 wrote:
Within the rule book for BTLB it shows brigades of 3 battalions per brigade
Not sure where you saw that mentioned

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Hi Joe, it is shown in the sample armies at the back of the rules after the scenario. Will just go with the historical formations of 4 or 5 then and see how it goes.
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Re: Brigade size

Post by flick40 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:14 pm

Ahh ok I was reading thru trying to find the reference. :) Yeah those are suggested starter armies. Yup with 3-5 you cant go wrong and the casualty sheet has room for 4 in each.
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