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Infantry Platoon by Tounushi Infantry Platoon by Tounushi
This is the standard organization of a Republic infantry platoon (dismounted). The organization is quite straightforward: three rifle squads and a weapons squad under a platoon lieutenant and his "staff."

The platoon is commanded by a 2nd lieutenant, assisted by a staff sergeant. The lieutenant directly commands the platoon forward observer, platoon comms tech, platoon forward observer comms tech's, and the platoon medic.
Under the lieutenant's command are the three squads, each commanded by a corporal or sergeant. Squads are organized into three teams: two fireteams and a weapons team.
A fireteam is made of two combat pairs: a grenadier pair and an automatic pair. The squad leader is paired with a SAWyer gunner and the squad 2nd leader is paired with the second grenadier armed with a grenade launcher.
The support fireteam has two soldiers armed with light anti-tank rocket launchers (depends on the unit whether the launchers are disposable or reloadable); the squad marksman armed with either the dedicated sniper rifle or an accurized assault rifle, providing longer-range accurate fire and forward observation to the platoon observer; and the squad drone operator. The drone operator carries and directs the squad's drone and informs the squad of the drone's findings in the battlespace. Each soldier is equipped with tossable miniature drones for reconnaissance, but the squad drone (usually a small UAV) has a highly advanced sensor suite and can function as a communications relay for both radio and LOS communication.
The weapon squad has a six-man rocketeer team armed with reloadable rocketlaunchers similar to a SMAW or a Panzerfaust 3, and are used against hard targets; and an ATMAR patrol, consisting of three combat pairs, for forward support against armor and distant targets.

The standard unmounted infantry platoon and its equipment are transported by a total of three trucks from the transportation column. The three squad is carried by two trucks, the weapon squad uses a single truck, the platoon leadership is carried around in two jeeps. Platoon-level equipment (tents, landmines, etc.) are carried on the trucks.
A standard truck can carry twenty men or five tons of cargo, and has an MG pintle on the cab roof.

A motorized infantry platoon has a MG-armed jeep per fireteam in the squads; two wire-guided-rocket-armed jeeps and two mounted ATMAR-armed jeeps for the weapons squad; one heavy jeep and a light recon vehicle for the command element.

A mechanized infantry platoon has the squads replace their support fireteams with an IFV (providing light anti-tank and long-range support and the squad UAV) or APC (providing a flexible platform for mounted weapons and the squad UAV, plus added interior space when compared to IFVs); the weapon squad has the rocket team carried by a rocket-armed APC and the rail gun team is carried by two armored jeeps armed with mounted rail-guns; the platoon commander and associated staff travel in a command APC.

Air assault platoons are arrayed much like a mechanized unit would be, except armored vehicles are replaced by armed VTOL craft in the squads and the weapon squad and platoon leader's team are merely air-transportable motorized units.


So total manpower and equipment of an infantry platoon is as follows:

Unmounted:
Strength: (3x(1+11)) + ((1+4)+(1+5)) + (1+1+5), totalling 1+6+47 men +3 drivers and +1 forward observer from company.
Vehicles: Two mg-armed jeeps, and attached three cross-country trucks and motorcycle (or equivelant);
Weapons: Six VARL units (Versatile Assault Rocket Launcher), six ATMARs, five vehicle-mounted machine guns.
Equipment: Three recon drones, 40 track mines, five ultra-light tripods, one command tent and three standard housing tents (in field), etc..

Motorized:
Strength: (3x(1+11)) + ((1+5)+(1+5)) + (1+1+4), totalling 1+6+47 men +2 drivers and +1 forward observer from company.
Vehicles: Nine MG-armed jeeps, two W-VAM-armed (wire-guided versatile attack missile) jeeps, two ATRG-armed jeeps, one heavy jeep, and attached two cross-country trucks and observation vehicle.
Weapons: Two vehicle-mounted W-VAM launchers and six VARL units (Versatile Assault Rocket Launcher), two vehicle-mounted railguns and four ATMARs, twelve vehicle-mounted machine guns.
Equipment: Three recon drones, 40 track mines, twelve ultra-light tripods, one command tent and three standard housing tents (in field), etc.

Mechanized:
Strength: (3x(1+10)) + ((1+4)+(1+4)) + (1+1+5), totalling 1+6+43 men +2 drivers and +1 forward observer from company.
Vehicles: Three IFVs or APCs, one W-VAM-armed APC, two ATRG-armed armored jeeps, one MG-armed command APC, and attached two light armored transports and a light armored observation vehicle.
Weapons: Three IFV-mounted armament packages or variable APC armament, one mounted W-VAM missile launcher unit, two vehicle-mounted railguns and four ATMARs, three vehicle-mounted machine guns.
Equipment: Three recon drones, 40 track mines, three ultra-light tripods, one command tent and three standard housing tents (in field), etc.

Air Assault:
Strength: (3x(1+9)) + ((1+5)+(1+4)) + (1+1+4), totalling 1+6+40 men +1 forward observer and +1 pilot and +1 co-pilot per every six jeeps/ three trucks from company.
Vehicles: Three combat/transport VTOLs, three medium transport VTOLs, two W-VAM-armed jeeps, two ATRG-armed jeeps, one MG-armed heavy, and an attached light observation vehicle.
Weapons: Three VTOL-mounted armament packages, two vehicle-mounted W-VAM launchers and six VARL units (Versatile Assault Rocket Launcher), two vehicle-mounted railguns and three ATMARs, three vehicle-mounted machine guns.
Equipment: Three recon drones, 40 track mines, three ultra-light tripods, one command tent and three standard housing tents (in field), etc.
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beachhead1973 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
wow, do you use a program to make this or what? I would love to be able to make my own ORBAT/TO&E like this
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Manually in inkscape.
Though I did stumble upon some college/university site with a program for TO&Es. Can't remember where it was, though...
But this way allowed me more stylistic freedom.

But if you want to start making your own, wikipedia has APP-6 SVGs. I've added a few of my own, so they won't be much use in sharing...
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pendraig71 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
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Streamlining the platoon.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
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reworked the weapons squad, moving the HMGs and heavy missiles to company level, added info on the different versions of a platoon.
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