From: Cologne, Germany
I found an excellent OOB (divided into a "North-Eastern Theater of Operations" [TONE] and a "South-Eastern" TO [TOSE]), which is somewhat like the German System in Russia (with "Heeresgruppe Nord" etc. = ie. Army Group North, Center, South). The OOB then breaks it down to the Regiment level, with invidually/additionally attached companies, like engineers for example, or even transport companies [horse-drawn or motorized]).
EDIT: Some Regt./Divisions are presented on a more detailed level (breaking it down to individual companies) here and there, but you need to be able to read (some) French (well Google's translation might help too ;-p):
Example: 9e Division d'Infanterie Motorisée (9e DIM)
The 9th motorized (Inf) Division.
The comment ("commentaire") for this unit says:
"25% du personnel en permission", which means that 25% of its personnel was on leave (when Germany attacked). There are more detailed and useful infos like those (here and there), but gathering infos about (and understanding the composition of) these French units surely slows down your progress (assembling a realistic estab).
Since COTA did not offer an estab editor, and after 2 forum members started to work on one or another France/Holland 1940 scenario (what happened to those ones, btw?), I dumped the idea, so I just bookmarked it, but I never saved the info.
If you think this OOB is useful, you might want to save all the webpages for further offline use, as these have been online for a loooong time already (signature says they were created with Netscape composer, lol), so I wouldn't be surprised if they'd just disappear one of these days.
I do not know if they're accurate, and it may be a bit cumbersome (in case your French isn't the best) to get the hang out of the naming conventions and the composition of the different units, but the author put quite some effort into this OOB/TOE, for sure.
< Message edited by GoodGuy -- 12/4/2011 10:27:14 AM >
General Anthony McAuliffe
December 22nd, 1944
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