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  Topic: Calling All Veterans
Naaman

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PostForum: The Rancor Pit Users/Forums Info   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:53 am   Subject: Calling All Veterans
Had an ops sergeant who hated me... used to be my platoon sergeant.

Thought he would "stick it to me" by putting me on post clean up detail with all the broke soldiers.

When I reported ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:06 pm   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
So, it would seem that there is a pretty serious disconnect between the "ideal" described by the ImpSB and the reality they actually face on the battlefield. How much of that do you think i ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:53 am   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
the way the us army does things looks good on a power point presentation and thats where all the good starts and ends. what the army is, is ordered chaos. and im not talking about the whole "colo ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:13 am   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Here is an example of how the US army does it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigade_combat_team#/media/File:IBCT.png
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:10 am   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Does that answer the question?
Kind of, but it didn't address the main point I was getting at. I'll see if I can elaborate.

Suppose a combat formation is working up to deploy overseas. Just as a ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:53 pm   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Also, the army has a concept called a brigade combat team. The idea is that for a brigade level operation, a single commander will have command over all the necessary resources torun a brigade-level ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:47 pm   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Also, the FOB you are on will be commanded by some HQ staff from Hawaii (for example), while the infantry will be from Georgia, and the artillery from Texas or whatever. That FOB all falls under the ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:42 pm   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
That's it in a nutshell.

A simple way to think of it: any troops who deploy together, go home together.

Think of the war as one big operation broken down into different AOs. A division commande ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:15 am   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
The mission of the recruiting command is to maintain the army's numbers at a dictated level of "readiness."

In terms of number of personnel, it always seemed like my unit was under streng ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:47 pm   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
In real life, an individual soldier will trace a more or less unique career path through the ranks.

The empire may allow promotion or choice of duty on a merit-based system.

But in general, as s ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:03 pm   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Oh, and at brigade level, there is also a detachment of MPs who perform more advanced enforcement functions: investigators (plain clothes, but still soldiers), traffic, canine, and SRT (SWAT).

Thes ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:55 pm   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Oh, I see. I miss understood your question.

Regarding MPs, at company level, they basically train, enforce, or deploy in standard rotational intervals.

Battalions don't function as a cohesive un ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:02 pm   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Support elements generally include the following, which may or may not make sense in a SWU.


S1: Personnel records (Admin clerks)
S2: Security (intelligence/information protection)
S3: Operatio ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:52 pm   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Oh, I forgot the secon part of your question.

Support elements at various levels will generally have "command" over the same element at the lower level. A platoon leader will, for exampl ...
  Topic: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Naaman

Replies: 94
Views: 15726

PostForum: Gamemasters   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:38 pm   Subject: ImpSB Sector Group Organization: How To Improve It
Headquarters functions are vsry much a "support" thing.

However, there are a few exceptions. Example: a commander will hand select his security detail from among ALL the troops under his ...
 
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