In 1946, it was named Northeast Democratic United Army, with 5 columns (1,2,3,4,6), 1 brigade and 3 divisions. The total number of main force was 120,000.
In may 1947, Northeast Democratic United Army had 9 columns (1~10 except 5th) and begun strategic offensive. The total number of is around 460,000.
On Jan 1st 1948, it was renamed as Northeast People's Liberation Army. In Feb, it had 12 (1~12) columns.
On Aug 14th 1948, it became Northeast Field Army and had 12 infantry columns, 15 independent divisions, 1 artillery column, 1 railway column, 3 cavalry divisions and 1 tank regiment, totaled 1,030,000.
After Liao-Shen campaign, on Nov 13 1948, its 12 columns were renamed as 38~49 corps, each having 3 divisions. KMP 60th corps became its 50th corps.
On March 11 1949, it was renamed as 4th Field Army. Although names as "army", it was actually army group. It had 4 "BingTuan(in Chinese)", which was equivalent to army, as follws:
12nd Army: 40th(118,119,120,153 Div), 45th(133,134,135,158 Div), 46th(136,137,138,159 Div) corps;
13rd Army: 38th(112,113,114,151 Div), 47th(139,140,141,160 Div), 49th(142,143,144,162 Div) corps;
14th Army: 39th(115,116,117,152 Div), 41st(121,122,123,154 Div), 42nd(124,125,126, 155 Div) corps;
15th Army: 43rd(127,128,129,156 Div), 44th(130,131,132,157 Div), 48th(142,143,144,161 Div) corps and another column called "Liang(means two)-Guang" (GuangDong and GuangXi provinces).
Later on, only 3 divisions were attached to each corps.
doesn't appear at first the CPC had enough men to fight in Manchuria and protect their capital at "Yen'an". is this where their irregular forces took up the lack of trained regular main force units. As of right now I have the CPC starting first, but maybe I should have the ROC begin first. thank you very much, you have helped tremendously in regards to these OOB's
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