bru888
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After some research, here is the Order of Battle that I will use in the rewrite of Arracourt (upcoming version 2.0): United States 84th Fighter Wing 365th/405th Fighter Groups, each with three squadrons (386th/387th/388th / 509th/510th/511th), each with: 1 P47D Thunderbolt (6 total) 4th Armored Division 35th/37th Tank Battalions, each with three companies (A/B/C), each with: 3 Sherman M4A2 (18 total) 1 Sherman M4A3 76(W) (6 total) 1 Sherman M4A3E2 Jumbo (6 total) 1 M5A1 Stuart (6 total) 10th/53rd Armored Infantry Battalions, each with three companies (A/B/C), each with: 1 Heavy Infantry '44 (6 total) 1 M3A1 Halftrack (transport) 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion with three companies (A/B/C), each with: 2 M18 Hellcat (6 total) 66th/94th Armored Artillery Battalions, each with: 3 M7 Priest (6 total) 191st Field Artillery Battalion with: 3 155MM M1 Long Tom (3 total) 3 Studebaker Truck (transport) Willys MB .50 Cal (1 total) Major General John S. Wood (assigned) Germany 5th Panzer Army 11th Panzer Division with six battalions (I/II/III/IV/V/VI), each with: 1 PzKw V Panther G (6 total) 1 PzKw IV H (6 total) 1 StuG III G (6 total) 1 Nashorn (6 total) 1 Hummel (6 total) 1 SdKfz 7/1 (6 total) 25th Panzergrenadier Division with six battalions (I/II/III/IV/V/VI), each with: 1 Heavy Infantry '44 (6 total) 1 SdKfz 251 (transport) 111th/113th Panzer Brigades, each with three battalions (I/II/III), each with: 1 PzKw V Panther G (6 total) 1 PzKw IV H (6 total) 1 StuG III G (6 total) SdKfz 222 (1 total) Gen. Hasso von Manteuffel (assigned)  Some notes:  It's not exactly accurate, of course, although the structures and units are fairly historical. For one thing, there must have been over 500 tanks and guns involved in the Battle of Arracourt.  One is a division and the other is an army. I have read that the division was strong while the army was understrength. I tried to make them comparable in numbers of units.  However, the Germans will again have an advantage in the strengths of their armored units. This is what I am trying to get at and adjust for so the Americans have a chance.
< Message edited by bru888  3/9/2018 2:54:10 AM >
