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Infantry Squad by Tounushi Infantry Squad by Tounushi
This is the standard organization of a Republic infantry squad. The organization is quite straightforward: three fire & maneuver teams, one commanded by the squad sergeant (corporal or higher) and the other two by an assigned soldier (private or lance-corporal).

Two of the teams have an automatic rifleman armed with a Squad Automatic Weapon and two riflemen with rifle grenades. The squad leader's fireteam has a marksman armed with an accurized assault rifle.

The squad is given four disposable light anti-tank rockets, which are assigned by the squad leader.

Squad radio is carried by the squad leader and the squad semi-autonomous UAV is carried and operated by the squad L-corporal

Unmounted squads (0+1+8) are transported by a company-level truck, along with two other squads in a platoon.

Motorized squads (0+1+8) are transported by a company-level APC.

Mechanized squads (0+1+8) are transported by a squad-assigned infantry fighting vehicle with its own gunner and driver. The squad leader functions as the vehicle commander, while the squad L-corporal leads the two teams on foot. The IFV has the squad radio and UAV.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
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Changed the structure to reflect the latest FDF squad structure.
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
not bad work
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
This is gonna change. Noticed the finnish army is completely reworking their unit scructures. I noticed that their way would work better here than this pair-based system.
So instead of four pairs + marksman, there'd be three teams of three.
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
good idea
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Psalms01 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
This chart is so easy to read and I like this formation although I like to authorize specialty semi-automatics to designate marksman(s) and have a dedicated medic. Also a heavy weapons operator is a plus.

Criticism: Instead of stick figures maybe just the heads with helmets line up. Or slanted “I‘s” that have been strikethrough. This way makes it look less “humanocentrism.”
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I've been doing some streamlining of unit structures, shaving about a hundred off the company level (I felt 260 was too big for a company).

Snipers and heavy weapons have been rolled into their own squad on platoon level. They're more mobile than these squads.

The squads need ammo commonality, so all weapons in a squad use the same caliber. Marksmen, automatic riflemen and riflemen all use 6.5mmC.

A stick figure is a basic representation of a humanoid form, even more so than a round helmet for a head. Even the vehicle silhouettes are just representative symbols.

Plus the stick figures are color-coded to show rank grade (officers, NCOs and line).
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Psalms01 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
“Snipers and heavy weapons have been rolled into their own squad on platoon level. They're more mobile than these squads.”

Fantastic ideal. I always thought that after thousand or even hundred years we would have heavy weapons that didn’t need a crew (or just a smaller one) so moving them into the smaller units makes sense.

A figure of humanity is etched into our minds be culture and evolution. The same can’t be said for other races or even other human cultures. They may see the stick figure as just human or their minds can’t make sense of the sign. But this is just a theory I have. If this is not true in your universe, I can understand.

Also the heads with helmets was to simplify the original, sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Still trying out different styles of this format.
Trying to figure out whether I should put all the weapons of a unit into the illustration, or just the vehicles and explain in the comment...
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Psalms01 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I look at it like this: We know riflemen are assigned rifles and support gunners are assigned LMGs. Sadly conflict is never this straightforward. A squad leader may trade out his weapon for a Squad Automatic Weapon or a rifleman may have to employ a shotgun or submachine gun. It’s best to leave the individual weapons as a footnote but “special” weapons like the disposable light anti-tank rockets could be illustrated.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Seems I'm gonna redesign this squad structure.
I just read that finnish army squads will be composed of three patrols of three, as of 2015. Two will be armed with MGs and the squad leader's patrol will be armed with a small/mid-cal sniper rifle. 1+8, so makes it makes sense for me to have three patrols of three instead of four pairs and an odd man out.
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