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Infantry Company by Tounushi Infantry Company by Tounushi
The infantry company consists of three infantry platoons, a weapons platoon, a forward medical station and the HQ unit.

The infantry platoons are described in detail in their own post. The other components of the company are in support of the three line platoons.

The weapon platoon consists of a HQ squad, a mortar section of three squads, a heavy MG section of six crews and a VAATIM (Versatile Anti-Aircraft/Tank Intelligent Missile) section of three squads.
HQ squad consists of the platoon command team (1st lieutenant, platoon sergeant and two drivers/clerks); a forward observation team providing forward observers for the line platoons; and signalmen for the lieutenant and the observer team's NCO.
The six heavy machine guns and three VAATIM launchers are deployed to the line infantry units or the command section as needed, with the three 81mm mortar-armed mortar unit providing indirect fire support. The HMGs are deployed on light dual-purpose tripods and the VAATIM launchers can be disassembled for on-foot transportation as needed.

The platoon signals team consisting of the platoon signals NCO, platoon radioman, platoon teletypist, platoon telephone signalman (wired communications) and the combat network specialist. The wireless commnication equipment are capable of contacting low-orbit elements, if battalion communication elements are not available.

The HQ section consists of the company captain, the unit warrant officer, training staff sergeant, company commander's signalman, and the company commander's assistant, who functions as his clerk and chauffeur. The MP team consists of a MP NCO and two military constables.

An unmounted infantry unit has its own motor transport unit, with the command elements having their own jeeps and the forward observers with their own motorcycles or equivelant one-man all-terrain vehicles.
The weapon squad is transported by six trucks, two jeeps and the observer team travels on bike, with the regular observers embedded in the line platoons.
The signals team is transported by its own comms vehicle and driver.
The company command section is transported two jeeps for the command staff; a heavy jeep/all-terrain van for the MP team; the forward medical station is transported by the company ambulance and a transport truck; the subsistance team is transported by the team's truck; all the embedded company transportation elements fall under the command of the four truck squads.

A motorized company has each unit with their own vehicles:
In the weapon platoon the VAATIM launchers are placed on light all-terrain trucks, detachable HMGs or GMGs on jeeps or technicals and the 81mm mortars mounted on jeeps. Forward observers are given their own light jeeps with more sophisticated ranging and communication equipment, and move with the squad-based signalmen.
The command and medical elements are the same as with the unmounted company.
The platoons are supported by transport trucks for platoon-level equipment.

A mechanized company uses APCs, IFVs and armored jeeps and transports:
The weapon platoon replaces the VAATIM trucks with APC-based vehicles with multiple missile launchers on top; heavier mortars (semi-automated 120mm) are also on APC-based vehicles with the mortar team including the vehicle crew in its numbers (driver and signalman; the team NCO functions as the vehicle commander, with the second ammo handler is removed due to the semi-automated nature of the mortars); the forward observers have lightly armored reconnaissance vehicles; the HMGs or GMGs are mounted on lightly armored jeeps; the platoon has three attached trucks.
The forward medical station is transported by two APCs, one of which is outfitted as an ambulance.
The signals team has an armored comms vehicle.
The command element has one armored heavy jeep for the MP team, and one command APC for the command team. The company transport column consists of a total of ten light-armored tranport trucks.

An air mobile company has the same ground vehicles as a motorized company, but transported by medium VTOLs, providing also cargo transportation instead of the ten trucks.

Total manpower and equipment of an infantry platoon is as follows:

Unmounted:
Strength: (3x(1+6+47))+((2+16)+(3+9)+(3+9)+(1+2+5))+(1+5)+((1+2+2)+(1+2+5)+(1+4)+(1+2)+(4+9)), totaling 6+39+210 men;
Vehicles: Sixteen cross-country trucks, one field ambulance, eight MG-armed jeeps, one MG-armed heavy jeep, four motorcycles, one all-terrain van, one comms truck.
Weapons: Eighteen hand-held VARL units (Versatile Assault Rocket Launcher), eighteen ATMARs, six .50cal or grenade machineguns on light dual-purpose tripods, three 81mm mortars, three reloadable VAATIM launchers, twenty one vehicle-mounted machineguns.
Equipment: 180 track mines, one towed field kitchen, thirteen drones, twenty one ultra-light tripods, five command tents, one medical tent and thirteen housing tents (in field), etc.

Motorized:
Strength: (3x(1+6+47))+((2+16)+(3+9)+(3+12)+(1+2+4))+(1+5)+((1+2+2)+(1+2+5)+(1+4)+(1+2)+(2+10)), totaling 6+37+213 men;
Vehicles: Eleven cross-country trucks, six W-VAM-armed jeeps, six ATRG-armed jeeps, twenty seven MG-armed jeeps, three MG-armed heavy jeeps, three mortar-carrying jeeps, three VAATIM-armed trucks, one cross-country van, four light reconnaissance vehicles, one field ambulance, and one signal truck.
Weapons: Six vehicle-mounted wire-guided AT-launchers and eighteen hand-held VARL units, six vehicle-mounted ATRGs and eighteen ATMARs, thirteen drones, three .50cal or grenade machine guns on detachable vehicle mounts and three on light dual-purpose tripods, three mounted 81mm mortars, three mounted reloadable VAATIM launchers, fifty two vehicle-mounted machine guns.
Equipment: 180 track mines, one towed field kitchen, thirteen drones, fifty two ultra-light tripods, six light dual-purpose tripods, five command tents, one medical tent and thirteen housing tents (in field), etc.

Mechanized:
Strength: (3x(1+6+43))+((2+13)+(1+14)+(1+14)+(1+2+4))+(1+5)+((1+2+2)+(1+2+5)+(1+4)+(1+2)+(2+9)), totaling 6+33+208 men;
Vehicles: Nine IFVs, three armored air-defense/anti-tank missile vehicles, three armored W-VAM-armed vehicles, five MG-armed APCs, one armored ambulance, one unarmed APC, four light armored recon vehicles, three armored mortar vehicles, six heavy MG-armed armored jeeps, one command APC, one signals APC, one high-capacity armored jeep, and one armored truck.
Weapons: Nine IFV-mounted armament packages or variable APC-mountable armament, six multi-launcher VAATIM units, three wire-guided APC-mounted launchers, six hand-held VARL units, eighteen vehicle-mounted machineguns, six .50cal or grenade machineguns on detachable vehicle mounts, three semi-automated mortars (120mm) on APCs.
Equipment: 180 track mines, one towed field kitchen, thirteen drones, twenty one ultra-light tripods, six light dual-purpose tripods, five command tents, one medical tent and thirteen housing tents (in field), etc.

Air Assault:
Strength: (3x(1+6+40))+((2+16)+(3+9)+(3+12)+(1+2+4))+(1+5)+((1+2+2)+(1+2+6)+(1+4)+(1+2)+(1+10+10)), totaling 7+45+190 men;
Vehicles: Nine combat/transport VTOLs, nine medium transport VTOLs, two utility VTOLs (one arrayed as a CASEVAC VTOL), six W-VAM-armed jeeps, six ATRG-armed jeeps, five command jeeps, three heavy MG-armed jeeps, three mortar-carrying jeeps, three VAATIM-armed trucks, one van, four light reconnaissance vehicles, one field ambulance, and one signal truck.
Weapons: Nine VTOL-mounted armament packages, six vehicle-mounted wire-guided AT-launchers and eighteen hand-held VARL units, six vehicle-mounted ATRGs and eighteen ATMARs, thirteen drones, three .50cal or grenade machine guns on detachable vehicle mounts and three on light dual-purpose tripods, three mounted 81mm mortars, three mounted reloadable VAATIM launchers, ten vehicle-mounted machine guns.
Equipment: 180 track mines, one towed field kitchen, thirteen drones, ten ultra-light tripods, six light dual-purpose tripods, five command tents, one medical tent and thirteen housing tents (in field), etc.
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Wes-of-StarArmy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
No offense, but these symbols and charts are not very interesting.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
They're in APP-6A (with a few of my own tweaks).

They're merely organizational charts. Just as my ships, weapons, uniforms and armor are for fleshing out my sci-fi stuff, so is this. I intend to go up to a brigade with these (currently working on an infantry battalion). At some point I have to remove the smaller segments from view, so these smaller units are needed to make the illustration less cluttered, but still comprehensive. You try explaining the individual functions, major equipment and vehicles of ten thousand soldiers in a single deviation.
Or would this be a more palatable format?

Surely you have some organizational ideas for your own Star Army? Illustrating them is a good way of polishing them.
I will still try and polish mine. The company is already oversized (~260 men instead of <200).

And I intend to at some point linking in some more vehicles and equipment mentioned here.
Think of it as finding pearls in a really big-ass oyster (pounds of guts and goo for a few precious balls).
I already have an idea for some VTOL vehicles, launchers, modular armored vehicles, light vehicles, etc.
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Wes-of-StarArmy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
I like the linked format a lot better because the visual icons are much easier to understand. For my military, I usually just use a bulleted list where each unit is linked.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
I decided to use APP-6A, because it is a bit more "formal" and flexible in terms of equipment. Plus, I've received some training in it.
But I do have basic representative illustrations of the different vehicles. I might do a combo at some point: this illustration + in the linked format.

First, however, I will try and figure out the rest of the brigade without bloating it into a division...
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