I wanted to know what Regimental and Divisional assets were normal for Russian troops, so developed these Crossfire Orbats based on the TO&E in Zaloga and Ness (2003).
The book is available from Amazon USA, UK, and Canada:
Zaloga, S. J., and Ness, L. S. (2003). Red Army Handbook 1939-1945. Sutton.
It has to be borne in mind that field formations would rarely match the official TO&E, and, in fact, the TO&E were continually adapted to reflect the troops available to the field formations.
So far I’ve got orders of battle for:
- Rifle Division; Apr – Jun 1941; TO 04/400-417
- Rifle Division; Jul – Sep 1941; TO 04/600-616 – the original Jul TO&E
- Rifle Division; Oct – Nov 1941; TO 04/600-616 – the Oct revision
- Rifle Division; Dec 1941 – Feb 1942; TO 04/750-769
- Rifle Brigade; Oct 1941 – Feb 1942; TO 04/730-744 – the first TO&E
Rifle Brigade; Apr – Jun 1942; TO 04/230-241 – basically the same as the first one
- A Russian PC (+1/0)s provides +1 in close combat, and no modifier for rallying.
- Artillery and mortars above 60mm are given as off table assets. They can, however, be deployed on table; this is particularly appropriate for Infantry Guns (IG). If on table, they are deployed as specified, and get a bonus +1 PC for each unit (Company or Battalion); these PCs are +1 for both close combat and rallying.
- In calculating these TO&E I used the official Crossfire figure scale. In particular:
- One FO for each battery of off-table guns/ mortar – typically 4 guns/tubes.
- One HMG for each 4 guns.
- One AT-Rifle bonus for each 3 real AT-Rifles.
Disclaimer: Some of the links contained within this page have my referral ID (e.g., Amazon), which provides me with a small commission for each sale. Thank you for your support