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SOP No.
Document Title 39th Battalion Order of Battle
Author Anfo
Revision No. 1.2
Implementation Date 18 AUG 17
Last Review Date 15 JUL 19
Reviewed By Anfo

Introduction

The 39th Battalion ARMA Clan is influenced, where ARMA 3 permits on the units, formations and equipment of a modern Royal Australian Infantry (RAINF) Battalion. While technological limitations prohibit the 39th Battalion from precisely aligning with a real world Infantry unit, efforts are consistently made to maintain an appropriate level of realism through the use of modifications such as Project Uncut.

The Rifle Battalion

This document aims to describe the Order of Battle of the 39th Battalion and their sister unit, the 4th Commando Regiment. When designing the organisation of these groups, granular considerations such as Arma 3 technology, manpower and mission scope compel us to make adaptive changes to a real world schematic structures. Despite these limitations, the 39th Battalion and 4th Commandos can and will be based on the Organisation of Battle (ORBAT) of the standard Australian Infantry Battalion, or Special Operations Regiment.

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Subsequently a Platoon Orbat which is more relevant to our current member count:

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Orbat Analysis

The Rifle Section

Section.jpg
The four player FireTeam (FT) is the foundation building block of the infantry battalion. A rifle section Section.jpg is comprised of two FireTeams Fireteam.JPG of four players each and is the minimum level of employment for semi-independent tasking (personnel, weapons, equipment, aggregated skills and command, control and communications). Rifle sections are routinely task-organised for specific missions and are regrouped depending on the tactical situation. They are inherently agile and flexible, particularly when grouped with one or more Manouevre Support Teams (MST).


Team Leader

A Team Leader coordinates their FireTeam in battle or while conducting other tasks.

Specialist Skills

The specialist skills required by the Team Leader are as follows:

  1. They must be expert in the tactical employment of the team and its weapons. They must be capable of effective action in a mission command environment and display the professional skill, aptitude and confidence to carry out assigned missions in complex and demanding environments where tactical actions may have strategic implications.
  2. The Team Leader must be competent in transmission and receipt of appropriate reports and returns.
Equipment
Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Teamleader Seco.png
2ic.png
Austeyr EF88
Browning Hi-Power Mk III
5.56mm 30rnd Steyr Mag, 6
.45 8rnd, 2
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-152
AN/PRC-343
Elcan SpecterDR DF0V14-C1 (FDE)
Vector 21 Nite
Map
Compass
Watch

Gunner

The role of the team gunner is suppressive fire, which is currently provided by a 5.56 mm light support weapon (LSW).

Specialist Skills

The gunner must be expert in the application of fire with a 5.56 mm LSW to 600 m.

Equipment

The gunner’s primary weapon system provides the Fire Team with suppression it is the 5.56mm MINIMI Light Support Weapon (LSW). The LSW provides effective fire to a range of 600 m.

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Gunner Gnr.png F89 Minimi LSW
Browning Hi-Power Mk III
5.56mm 200rnd Box, 3
.45 8rnd, 2
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-343 Elcan SpecterDR DF0V14-C1 (FDE)
Binocular
Map
Compass
Watch

Marksman

The role of the designated marksman is to provide on-command organic precision direct-fire support against specific targets.

Specialist Skills

The marksman must possess the following:

  1. Advanced marksmanship skills to enable effective engagement of point targets to 600m,
  2. The marksman will be required to achieve and maintain a first-class-shot level of competency on the primary weapon system, with their basic skills to include range estimation, elevation and sight manipulation in all environments,
  3. Training in the role, responsibilities and tactical application of precision rifle fire in close combat across all environments,
  4. RATEL skills to communicate with AN/PRC-117F to equal or higher echelon.
Equipment

The Marksman is equipped with the following equipment:

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Marksman Marks.png Heckler and Koch HK417
Browning Hi-Power Mk III
M72A6 LDFSW, 1
7.62mm 20rnd Mag, 7
.45 8rnd, 2
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-117F
AN/PRC-343
Designated Marksman Scope (DMS)
Vector 21 Nite
Map
Compass
Watch

Grenadier

The role of the team grenadier is to fire high explosive (HE) or purpose-designed rounds to suppress and destroy enemy forces and lightly armoured vehicles, and provide an indirect fire capability out to 350 m.

Specialist Skills

Launched grenades are crucial weapons for providing infantry with the capability of accurate explosive attack beyond hand grenade throwing range. The grenadier also has an important role in the team’s non-lethal capability and requires specific training. The grenadier is the team’s breaching and explosive entry specialist, with basic demolitions training to enable explosive entry to urban structures.

Equipment

The grenadier is equipped with the following:

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Grenadier,
Rifleman
Gren.png Austeyr EF88-SL40
M590A1 Shotgun
Browning Hi-Power Mk III
M72A6 LDFSW, 1
M112 Demolition Block, 2
5.56mm 30rnd Steyr Mag, 6
8rnd 12g Slug, 2
.45 8rnd, 2
40mm HE, 40
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-343 Elcan SpecterDR DF0V14-C1 (FDE)
Binocular
Map
Compass
Watch
M57 Electrical Firing Device

Combat First Aid

The role of the Combat First Aid (CFA) is to provide first response treatment to combat casualties in the Section. The CFA is also a rifleman in a Fireteam although his exposure to combat may be limited due to the inherit value of his medical skillset.

Specialist Skills

The Combat First Aid provides the skills and extended medical materials to administer advanced field procedures to combat casualties beyond what other Section members are normally capable. The CFA is able to perform in-depth analysis of a patient's vital statistics, perform blood transfusion and epinephrine injection.

Equipment

The Combat First Aid is equipped with the following:

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Medical,
Rifleman
Cfa.png Austeyr EF88
Browning Hi-Power Mk III
5.56mm 30rnd Steyr Mag, 6
.45 8rnd, 2
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 40
Morphine, 20
Torniquet, 12
Blood 500ml, 10
Epinephrine, 10
AN/PRC-343 Elcan SpecterDR DF0V14-C1 (FDE)
Binocular
Map
Compass
Watch

The Manoeuvre Support Section

Mssection.jpg
A Manoeuvre Support Section (MSS),Mssection.jpg comprised of three Manoeuvre Support Teams (MST) Msfireteam.jpg of four players each, forms the fourth section in each rifle platoon. The MSS may be employed as a fourth section or it may, depending on the tactical situation, be regrouped with the other sections to provide integral manoeuvre support. MST members have designated roles including Team Leader, sharpshooter, grenadier and gunner.

Section Commander

The manoeuvre support section commander (MSS COMD) is an experienced player who has the responsibility to advise commanders on the most appropriate manoeuvre support weapon effects for each mission. The MSS COMD is the TL for MST 1. The MSS COMD retains responsibility for the deployment of MST 2 and MST 3.

Second in Command

The MSS 2IC understudies the MSS COMD and is the TL for MST 2.

Team Mobility

Mobility platforms are primarily used to transport the MST equipment and ammunition. Although MST can operate without mobility platforms, their capability is limited to the weapons and ammunition the team can carry. Consequently, the platforms enable manoeuvre support by allowing the team to carry a greater range of weapons and considerably more ammunition.


Manoeuvre Support Team Leader

TL have served as a player within an MST and have dedicated training in the tactical employment of all MSS weapons. They actively advise commanders on the appropriate weapon effects for each mission.

Equipment

An MS Team Leader may, depending on the commander’s requirement be equipped with the following:

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Teamleader Seco.png
2ic.png
Austeyr EF88
Browning Hi-Power Mk III
5.56mm 30rnd Steyr Mag, 6
.45 8rnd, 2
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-152
AN/PRC-343
Elcan SpecterDR DF0V14-C1 (FDE)
Vector 21 Nite
Map
Compass
Watch

Manoeuvre Support Gunner

The gunner’s primary weapon system suppression is a 7.62 mm GPMG. The GPMG provides effective liable beaten zone to a range of 1000 m. Gunners also support the grenadier (by acting as the No 2) when the grenadier capability is being employed.

Specialist Skills

Gunners are specialist in the application of direct fire. They have a high level of knowledge and practical experience in the application of machine gun fire in all environments, are expert in sighting their gun for the best weapon effects and can use it effectively from a bipod or moving vehicle.

Equipment

The gunner may be equipped with a MAG 58 GPMG with bipod and night weapon sight. GPMG provides suppression out to 1000m using direct fire.

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Gunner Gnr med.png FN MAG58 GPMG
Browning Hi-Power Mk III
7.62mm 200rnd Box, 3
.45 8rnd, 2
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-343 Elcan SpecterDR DF0V14-C1 (FDE)
Designated Marksman Scope (DMS)
Range Card
Binocular
Map
Compass
Watch

Manoeuvre Support Grenadier

The gunner’s primary weapon system suppression is a 7.62 mm GPMG. The GPMG provides effective liable beaten zone to a range of 1000 m. Gunners also support the grenadier (by acting as the No 2) when the grenadier capability is being employed.

Specialist Skills
  • A detailed knowledge of the mission and employment of primary weapon systems (AGL/84 mm) and additional training as the No 2 on the machine gun when the general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) is selected as the team’s primary weapon system,
  • Expertise in the application of explosive suppression in all environments, and qualifications to use the team mobility vehicle.
Equipment

The grenadier may be equipped with the following:

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Grenadier Gren.png Austeyr EF88
Browning Hi-Power Mk III
84mm MRAAW
MK47 Mod 1 Light Weight AGL
5.56mm 30rnd Steyr Mag, 6
.45 8rnd, 2
84mm HEAT, HE, HEDP, HEAT RAP Projectiles
40 x 53mm AGL Belt
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-343 Vector II Nite
Map
Compass
Watch

Manoeuvre Support Sharpshooter

The sharpshooter provides the ability to engage targets to 1500 m with precision and discrimination. The sharpshooter achieves broad utility by being trained in multiple weapon systems. The sharpshooter undertakes regular training in long-range engagement techniques, marksmanship, range finding and target prioritisation.

Specialist Skills

The sharpshooter is an accomplished marksman with range-finding, sight adjustment and trajectory compensation, windage, observation and target prioritisation skills.

Equipment

Depending on the tactical circumstances and the environment, a sharpshooter may carry one or more weapons.

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Sharpshooter Sharp.png AI AWM (FDE)
M107
Heckler and Koch HK417
Browning Hi-Power Mk III
AWM Magazine (FMJ) 5rnd .300WM,5
.50 cal ammo, TBA
7.62mm 20rnd Mag, 7
.45 8rnd, 2
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-343 Designated Marksman Scope (DMS)
Long Range Precision Scope (LRPS)
Vector II Nite
Range Card
Map
Compass
Watch

Special Operations (SO)

Frequently, missions are created that include warfare scenarios that between the conventional and non-conventional, or beyond the regular capability and scope of regular Army infantry. These special operations tasks may include direct action, reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and many other sensitive strategic operations.

Like many Arma 3 groups, the 39th Battalion has loosely adopted special operations units in past game play, for example call sign 'Redback', due to the attractive nature of almost limitless tactical flexibility and weapon/equipment availability. However, in keeping with the 39th Battalion's focus on accuracy, recent reviews of special operators in game-play have prompted a need to document and manage their compositions, for ongoing consistency and reference.

Command

Unlike conventional divisional combat and/or support units, Special Operations Command (SOC) directly reports to Army Headquarters. SASR, Commando and supporting units are therefore not directly influenced by the command hierarchy inherent to the rest of the Australian Army. In this regard, it is normal that Commandos roles may assume a separate mission, purpose and end-state to that of 39th Battalion infantry.

Following is the ORBAT of 39th Battalion's SOC unit, 3 Platoon, 1st Company, 4th Commando Regiment ("Redback"):

So tp orbat.jpg

Orbat Analysis

The Commando Section

SO Section.jpg

The sensitive nature of special operations tasks require a Commandos section to be highly mobile, footprint reduced and uniquely trained. For these reasons, there are specific differences between a regular infantry section and the Commandos equivalent.

The most notable characteristic is the Commandos battle formation. A Commandos platoon has only two sections SO Section.jpg each with six Commandos. Like regular infantry, the section is divided into fire teams SO Fireteam.jpg but with only three men per group. The reduced numbers are necessary for the reasons stated above, however, are offset by the combat multiplication offered by increased firepower available to the teams.


Team Leader

A Team Leader coordinates their FireTeam in battle or while conducting other tasks.

Specialist Skills

The specialist skills required by the Team Leader are as follows:

  1. They must be expert in the tactical employment of the team and its weapons. They must be capable of effective action in a mission command environment and display the professional skill, aptitude and confidence to carry out assigned missions in complex and demanding environments where tactical actions may have strategic implications.
  2. The Team Leader must be competent in transmission and receipt of appropriate reports and returns.
Equipment
Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Teamleader Seco.png
2ic.png
M4A5 with M203
Glock 17 Pistol
5.56mm 30rnd STANAG Mag, 6
9mm 17rnd, 2
40mm HE Grenade Round, 20
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-152
AN/PRC-343
Elcan SpecterDR DF0V14-C1 (FDE)
Vector 21 Nite
Map
Compass
Watch
KSF-1
5.56mm Suppressor
9mm Suppressor

Gunner

The role of the team gunner is suppressive fire, which is currently provided by a 5.56 mm light support weapon (LSW).

Specialist Skills

The gunner must be expert in the application of fire with a 5.56 mm LSW to 600 m.

Equipment

The gunner’s primary weapon system provides the Fire Team with suppression and is the 7.62mm MAXIMI Para Light Support Weapon (LSW). The LSW provides effective fire to a range of 800 m.

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Gunner Gnr.png F89 Maximi LSW
Glock 17
7.62mm 100rnd Box, 3
9mm 17rnd, 2
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-343 Elcan SpecterDR DF0V14-C1 (FDE)
Binocular
Map
Compass
Watch
KSF-1
7.62mm Suppressor
9mm Suppressor

Marksman

The role of the designated marksman is to provide on-command organic precision direct-fire support against specific targets.

Specialist Skills

The marksman must possess the following:

  1. Advanced marksmanship skills to enable effective engagement of point targets to 600m,
  2. The marksman will be required to achieve and maintain a first-class-shot level of competency on the primary weapon system, with their basic skills to include range estimation, elevation and sight manipulation in all environments,
  3. Training in the role, responsibilities and tactical application of precision rifle fire in close combat across all environments,
  4. RATEL skills to communicate with AN/PRC-117F to equal or higher echelon.
Equipment

The Marksman is equipped with the following equipment:

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Marksman Marks.png Heckler and Koch HK417
Glock 17 Pistol
M72A6 LDFSW, 1
7.62mm 20rnd Mag, 7
9mm 17rnd, 2
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 5
Morphine, 2
Torniquet, 2
Blood 500ml, 1
AN/PRC-117F
AN/PRC-343
Designated Marksman Scope (DMS)
Vector 21 Nite
Map
Compass
Watch
KSF-1
7.62mm Suppressor
9mm Suppressor

Combat First Aid

The role of the Combat First Aid (CFA) is to provide first response treatment to combat casualties in the Section. The CFA is also a rifleman in a Fireteam although his exposure to combat may be limited due to the inherit value of his medical skillset.

Specialist Skills

The Combat First Aid provides the skills and extended medical materials to administer advanced field procedures to combat casualties beyond what other Section members are normally capable. The CFA is able to perform in-depth analysis of a patient's vital statistics, perform blood transfusion and epinephrine injection.

Equipment

The Combat First Aid is equipped with the following:

Role Symbol Weapons Ammunition Grenades Medical Communication Ancillaries
Medical,
Rifleman
Cfa.png M4A5 with M203
Glock 17
5.56mm 30rnd STANAG Mag, 6
9mm 17rnd, 2
M67 Fragmentation, 2
M18 Smoke, 2
Elastic Bandages, 40
Morphine, 20
Torniquet, 12
Blood 500ml, 10
Epinephrine, 10
AN/PRC-343 Elcan SpecterDR DF0V14-C1 (FDE)
Binocular
Map
Compass
Watch
KSF-1
5.56mm Suppressor
9mm Suppressor