1916
LAND WAR IN THE AGE OF MACHINES: 1914-1918



Austria
Tactical Notes : Troops & Units : Keys

Tactical Notes:
The Austrian Army probably stopped using close order infantry formations at about the same time that the French stopped their use. Some mountain and specialist units doubtlessly began the war trained in techniques of dispersed deployments. Much of the army's rank and file were from Slavic recruiting districts and did not like helping their German officers fight fellow slavs in the Russian Army.

Troops and Units:
The orders of battle shown below offer a list of average unit values in order to give 1916 players an idea of how historical formations should be represented for game play. Real life units varied in type, strength and quality, depending on their location and readiness level. Overall, there were a huge variety of units created during the war, from forestry battalions to assault companies. This prevents us from trying to list them all, and players are encouraged to use these lists as guidelines for creating other units they would like to use on the battlefield. Note: Trench mortar quantities are estimated.

Infantry Battalion 1914
Units:4 | Bases:12 | Morale:Steady | Training:Poor | Machine Guns:1 heavy
Jager Battalion 1914
Units:8 | Bases:6 | Morale:Steady | Training:Average | Machine Guns:2 heavy
Infantry Battalion 1915-16
Units:5 | Bases:9 | Morale:Shaky | Training:Poor/Abysmal | Machine Guns:2 heavy
Infantry Battalion 1917
Units:5 | Bases:9 | Morale:Shaky | Training:Poor/Abysmal | Machine Guns:3 heavy, 2 light | Mortars:1 light

Infantry Regiment 1914/15
Units:4 battalions
Jager Regiment 1914/15
Units:3 battalions
Infantry Regiment 1916
Units:4 battalions
Infantry Regiment 1917
Units:3 battalions

Infantry Division
Regiments:4 infantry regiments | Battalions:1 Jager

Troop and Unit Key:
Formation Type - Year
Units:number of subunits in the formation ¹ | Bases:number of bases per subunit | Morale:approximate formation morale | Training:approximate training level of the units | Machine Guns:average number of machine guns which the formation may possess | Mortars:average number of trench mortars which the formation may possess | Towed Cannon:average number of towed cannon which the formation may possess. | Special:special weapons or conditions, such as flamethrowers, etc.

¹ — Note that higher level formations will be composed of companies, battalions or regiments instead of bases and units.
 
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