WITPAE AT START UNITS
Working in no WITPAE order, Ive listed slot numbers
I have little complaint about the units chosen to be listed, there were lots of, for example Light Hrse Regiments, which had a short life and where often at about 25% TOE.
But these units were then spread all around the map, few are actually in the correct locations, locations often covered by units which should be elsewhere.
If someone can make corrections to this info, please go ahead and let me know the source. I have basically used the War Diaries from the Australian War Memorial, but have found contradictions so am happy to make changes.
There needs to be bases created to replicate the Seymour/Puckapunyal, Bandiana & Greta/Rutherford/Singleton complexes. (I'll post suggested hexes next)
The Bird units should be Force rather than Bn, Lark Bn is lame, should be Lark Force.
All Tank Attack Rgts s/be Anti Tank Rgts until 6/43
2/11 Armoured Car Rgt should be at Tamworth
5957 has it at Charleville
2/5, 2/6 & 2/7 Arm Rgts should be at Singleton
5967&5968 are at Charleville and 5969 at Newcastle.
2/8, 2/9 & 2/10 Arm Rgts should be at Seymour
5970 is at Mildura and 5971 & 5972 at Broken Hill.
3 Independent Coy should be in Sydney, it left for New Caledonia on 8/12/41,
unit 5987 arrives in Sydney on 25/12/41
2 Recce Bn should be at Beenleigh (Brisbane hex)
6052 is at Cloncurry
1 Cavalry Bde is called 1 Motor Bde, this change doesnt happen until early 1942. AE has it at Cairns but I have 5 Mot Rgt at Gympie & 11 Mot Rgt at Gatton which are about 100km north of Bribane. (I have also seen the Bde at Cairns and its HQ at Toowoomba????)
11 Bde should be at Townsville with 51Bn at Cairns
6039 has the Bde at Brisbane.
47Bn should be at Maryborough and 42 Bn at Yeppoon/Rockhampton. These units become 29 Bde in late January 1942.
AE has 6040 at start at Bundaberg.
53 Bn should be at Sydney getting ready for Pt Moresby,
AE has 5058 at Townsville.
4 Cavalry Bde 6044 wasn't at Bathurst, it was covering the coast south of Pt Kembla, we don't have any bases to cover,Its units were at different towns. For the game Bathurst is the only option.
6 Cavalry Bde should be at Adelaide
6045 has it at Mildura
1st Bde should be at Newcastle
6014 starts at Sydney
5th Bde should be at Sydney
6024 starts at Canberra
8th Bde should have 2Bns in Newcastle and 1Bn Sydney
6023 is in Canberra as well.
14th Bde should be at Newcastle.
6022 is in Wagga
39 Bn should be at Darley Camp, Baccus Marsh. Melbourne would do.
6056 is at Sydney
22 Motor Rgt should be at Brighton Camp. Hobart would do
6053 as at Queenstown
3rd Cavalry Bde should be at Geelong
6043 is 3 Motor Bde at Melbourne, name change comes later
17 LH MG Rgt should be “near” Geelong 6048 is at Mildura
19 LH MG Rgt should be “near” Geelong 6049 has it at Portland
30 Brigade forms at Port Moresby on 3 January 1942, the game has 6055 arriving 420315 and should absorb 39 Bn, 49 Bn & 53 Bn.
109th Tank Attack Rgt 6134 should be 109th Anti Tank Regiment at Perth
4th Bde should be at Bonegilla 6027 is at Melbourne.
10th Bde should be at Seymour 6028 is at Portsea
15th Bde should be at Seymour 6029 is at Sale
2nd Bde should be at Mt Martha (Portsea) 6053 is at Portland
6th Bde should be at Balcombe (Portsea) 6032 is in Adelaide
3rd Bde should be at Adelaide 6060 is at Broken Hill
10 Recce Bn (often called 10 LH Rgt) should be in Perth 6050 is at Geraldton (But often trained in that area)
25 LH MG Bn had companies at Albany, Busselton, Bunbury & Geraldton
6051 is at Albany
44Bn was at Perth
6063 is at Kalgoorlie
49 Bn (less 1 coy) should be at Port Moresby
13 Bde Its Bns (11,16 &28) were in Perth
6011 28Bn is at Busselton
NGVR Coys are listed as NG Rifles
108 Tank Attack Rgt
5961 should be at Seymour
5963 2/4 Arm Rgt starts the game, it was formed 11/42 at Wee Waa (nr Tamworth)
5983 2/1 Independent Company should be 1st Independent Company (and changes name in 1942, it had detachments at Kavieng, Vila, Tulagi, Buka so should not be solely at Kavieng)
5984 2/2 Independent Company should be 2nd Independent Company
5986 should be Kanga Force, not Kanga Force Bn,Was more a Headquaters and consists of many in-game units. ( it was also formed from of 1 Indep Coy, 2/5 Indep Coy & the NGVR.)
6014 1st Infantry Bde should be at Newcastle, not Sydney
6016 18Bn should be at St Ives/Sydney, not Newcastle
6017 41Bn should be at Newcastle as part of 1st Bde,
6018 45Bn should be at Pt Hacking(Sydney), not Port Kembla
6034 32Bn should be at Mt Martha(Portsea) with 2nd Bde, not Mildura
6035 38Bn should be at Balcombe with 6th Bde not Geelong.
6062 Port Moresby Bde Doesn't exist, Port Moresby had 49 Bn(-1 coy) and Papuan Inf Bn.
Wren Force should be Nauru Force (changed 8/41)
Heron Force should be Ocean Force (maybe Ocean Is Force?)
2/16 Field Rgt should be 16 Field Rgt
21/22 Field Rgt should be individual units until merged.
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