Newly discovered Austro-Hun units

Newly discovered Austro-Hun units

Postby david frampton » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:51 pm

After some extensive and painstaking research into the secret world of Austro-Hun LI, a couple of previously unknown and startling units have come to light. These are:

Landschiffegrenadieren Battalion

One battalion of infantry to give direct support to the LI Battalion - these consist of a battalion HQ, four rifle companies of infantry carried in armoured personnel carriers of the Brunhilde type, build under licence in Austria. The formation consists of 16 stands of infantry and 16 personnel carriers. The stats are 2,2,2,0,2,5 with a PV of 12 making them the same quality as household troops.


Dampfautomat Kompany

Steam Powered "robotic soldiers". Under the command of a Befehlwagen to control them, they are believed to operate in platoons of 16 automats, with four platoons making the independant company. It seems their employment is not popular with the high command as the destruction of the befehlswagen stops their operational use in the field as there is no one to control them. Combat statistics are currently unavailable.


Giftiger Kompany

Hun Frightfullness - poison gas on the battlefield. Operates as a single company of four bases, giving 16 vehicles - the vehicles are believed to be based on the Drehkopflastwagen. Follows the German model for invention and dreadful death.


Flammwerfen Kontraption Kompany

Even more Hun frightfullness - this independant company operates vehicles called "Ruprechts", with four vehicles to a platoon and four platoons to a company. The weapon system is a device which throws flames and burning liquid onto their enemy. The stats for this unit are: 6,8,4,2,4,4 and a PV of 28.

New Formation?

A new, powerful previously unheard of ORBAT is the "Schlachtstaffel" or "Battle Squadron" - this is believed to consist of a Kriegslandschiffe battalion, with a small LI Battalion HQ, a heavy company of 4 x Franz Joseph Class LI, a medium LI company of x 4 Radetsky class and two contraption companies of dampfkriegenautomatmachinen (32 vehicles). Added to this fairly standard company are the Krieglandschiffegrenadieren battalion with their personnel carriers, up to 3 off, two or three car Landzug (depending on availability/operational requirements), and the independent Damphautomat company.

Research continues..........
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Postby david frampton » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:09 pm

I note in the Les Guerre Extraordinaire that two bases of infantry can be carried in Truppenwagen - is this just two individual 40mm x 20mm bases?
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