1943
BATTALION LEVEL GROUND COMBAT FOR WWII



German Tank Units and Formations

These unit lists should help new 1943 players orient themselves as to how the rules relate to historical organizations. They are meant only as guidelines, and players should feel free to modify them if they wish.There were an enormous variety of formations which existed throughout the war, and so again, this can serve as a primer upon which players re-create their own historical units.

Note that Units refers to the number of three model sub-units to be used. For the most part, Companies are made up of "units," and battalions are then made up of companies. This is done in order to allow players to conveniently use companies without feeling like they have to build whole battalions. Since the function of a regimental HQ base is abstract, players should still have one for dedicated armored units even if they use only small parts of a regiment.


Heavy Tank Company 1939/1943
Units:2 or 3 - PZIV, 1 - PZII | Morale:Steady | Training:Great
Heavy Tank Company 1944/1945
Units:2 - PZVI (Tigers) | Morale:Brave/Reckless | Training:Great/Outstanding
Medium Tank Company 1942/1943
Units:3 - PZIII, 1 - PZII | Morale:Steady | Training:Great
Medium Tank Company 1943/1945
Units:3 or 4 - PZIV or V (one or the other, not mixed) | Morale:Steady/Brave | Training:Great/Outstanding
Light Tank Company #1 - 1939/1941
Units:2 - PZIII, 1 - PZI or II | Morale:Steady | Training:Great
Light Tank Company #2 - 1939/1941
Units:3 - PZ35 or 38 (t), 1 - PZI or II | Morale:Steady | Training:Great

Tank Battalion 1939/1941
Companies:2 - Light tank, 1 Heavy tank | Additional: 1 base of motorised engineers
Tank Battalion 1942/1943
Companies:2 - Medium tank, 1 Heavy tank | Additional: 1 base of motorised engineers
Medium Tank Battalion 1943/1945
Companies:3 Medium tank | Additional: 1 base of motorised engineers
Heavy Tank Battalion 1944/1945
Companies:3 Heavy tank | Additional: 1 base of motorised engineers


Tank Regiment 1939/1941
Battalions:2 tank | Additional: 1 extra unit of light or medium tanks
Tank Regiment 1941/43
Battalions:3 medium tank | Additional: 1 extra unit of light or medium tanks and in '43 occasionally a company of heavy tanks (Tigers)
Tank Regiment 1944/1945
Battalions:2 tank | Additional: 1 extra unit of light or medium tanks

 
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