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Army Units & Sizes
The table below is an attempt to summarise the relationships between and the sizes of various military units. These sizes (and sometimes names) will vary not only from country to country, but also by the nature of the unit and its particular circumstances. The numbers given for men in each unit is more representative of infantry units than armoured units.
Unit Name: Consists of (note [a]): Approx Number of men: Command by:
Army _____2 or more Corps_____100,000 to 150,000_____Field Marshal or General
Corps_____2 or more Divisions____25,000 to 50,000______General or Lt. Gen.
Division___3 or more Brigades_____10,000 to 15,000______Lt. Gen or Maj. Gen. (also can consist of 3 or more Regiments)
Brigade___3 or more Battalions______1500 to 3500________Maj. Gen, Brigadier or Col.
Regiment__2 or more Battalions______1000 to 2000________Col. (note [z])
Battalion __4 or more Companies______400 to 1000_________Lt. Col.
Company__2 or more Platoons ________100 to 250 _________Captain or Maj
Platoon____2 or more Squads___________16 to 50___________1st Lt. (unit AKA Troop)
Squad_____2 or more Sections___________8 to 24____________Sgt.
Section______________________________4 to 12____________Sgt.
[a] This column indicates what usually makes up the core of the unit - with larger formations there will be more supporting units as well such as units for headquarters, admin, signals, air-defence etc etc which will increase the overall number of men involved.
[z] Regiment is not usually a deployed unit as a whole, but is more of an "administrative family" or permanent label of a group's identity. So units from a particular regiment may be spread around within an army.
A squad covers about 100 meters in open terrain when attacking, and can effectively defend 100 to 200 meters.
Originally posted by 19872012
What is the ideal size for a community? I heard 25-30, but that doesn't sound right to me (not even as large as my extended family!), I would say more like 100-200 people. most people only know about 100-200 people well based on Facebook.
histogram of Ultima Online guild sizes - with the peak at 60