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1940 Schützen Company for IABSM

Based on OOBs for 6th Schützen Regiment in  7th Panzer Division.  Kfz 69s and 70s are Horch

Kompanie Headquarters

One Big Man level III or IV
One Car Kfz15

 Zug One

One Big Man level II
One 50mm Mortar team (4 Crew)
Three rifle Gruppe of 10 men (2 LMGs)
One Car Kfz15
Seven trucks Kfz70

Zug Two

One Big Man level II
One 50mm Mortar team (4 Crew)
Three rifle Gruppe of 10 men (2 LMGs)
One Car Kfz15
Seven trucks Kfz70

Zug Three

One Big Man level II
One 50mm Mortar team (4 Crew)
Three rifle Gruppe of 10 men (2 LMGs)
One Car Kfz15
Seven trucks Kfz70

 

MG Zug

One Big Man Level II
Two MG Gruppe of 2MGs
One Car Kfz11
Four trucks Kfz70

 

 Battalion Support Platoons

PanzerjägerZug

One Big Man Level II or III
Three 37mm Pak 35 AT Guns (5 crew each)
Four trucks Kfz69

Light Infantry Gun Zug

One Big Man Level II
Two 75mm Infantry Guns
Two trucks Kfz69

Mortar Zug

One Big Man Level II or on-table FOO
One car (Kfz11)
Three 80mm mortar sections each with two mortars (off-board)

Engineer Zug

One Big Man Level II or III
Two Engineer Gruppes of eight men
One car One Car Kfz15
Two trucks (1.5 ton)

Divisional Level Support

Panzerspah Zug

One Big Man Level II or III
Four SdKfz 221
Four SdKfz 222

Leichte Panzer Zug

One Big Man Level II or III
Five Pz38(t)
or
Five PzII

Mittlere Panzer Zug

One Big Man Level II or III
Three or four PzIVD

Kradschutzen Zug

One Big Man level II or III
One 50mm Mortar team (four crew)
Three rifle Gruppe of 10 men (2 LMGs)
One Car Kfz11
Eleven motorcycles with sidecars
Three single motorcycles.

 

Notes: There was some debate on the TooFatLardies discussion group as to whether the rifle Gruppes should be eight or ten men.  Dom Skelton (of Dom’s Decals fame) posted

“I’d be strongly inclined towards 10 man sections, especially given your BEF opposition – schutzen had a “book” strength of 12 men + 2 drivers, so 8 is quite considerably understrength, especially vs BEF, who presumably are also in 8s, when 8 was actually *full* strength for them in 1940, the 10 man section not appearing in the British army until late ’41. By having both sides at 8 men you’re effectively pitching the British in at 100% strength and the Germans at 67%.”

Well, I was convinced and I’ve altered  the OOB.    More painting.

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