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Old 09-01-2013, 12:11 PM
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Attached is a draft of my sourcebook for Austria during the Twilight War. I also have a copy in Word if that would work better for you. I used the v1.0 timeline as the foundation of the recent history section. The new factions are all of my own creation. All constructive feedback is welcome.

I'm planning on adding a paragraph or two on Austria's geography and on wartime agricultural practices. I'm working on a map showing the various faction locations and points of interest. I'd also like to post links to Paul's site for Italian, Austrian, and Hungarian weapons and vehicles, and to Rainbow Six's Swiss Guard article- I'm just pending approval from the respective intellectual property holders.

I also have a couple of specific questions that I would like your thoughts on.

Would more detailed TOE's for each of the factions' military arms be helpful?

I'm not sure what to do with the blurbs for the Folgore and U.S. 1-40 info. Should I just quote (and properly cite) verbatim from the canonical source (in both cases, the Going Home module) or should I paraphrase and expand on both units? If the latter, would I still need a citation?

Also, should I post a quick disclaimer stating that this is fan-fic and isn't meant for sale? It seems to be common practice.

Thanks for taking a look.
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Here's the orbat for Folgore Mechanized Division. You have to note that this Folgore unit is NOT the more famous airborne one, but simply a mechanized division. The oob is for 1984 because it was disbanded on 31 October 1986 but Going Home was written before and so...

Here you go:

Reparto comando e trasmissioni "Folgore" (Treviso)

Unità di supporto divisionali, with:

53º Battaglione fanteria d'Arresto “Umbria” (Pavia di Udine)
12º Gruppo squadroni esploranti “Cavalleggeri di Saluzzo” (Gorizia)
33º Gruppo artiglieria pesante campale ”Terni” (Treviso)
184º Gruppo artiglieria pesante campale “Filottrano” (Padova)
13º Gruppo artiglieria contraerea leggera “Folgore” (Quadro) (Treviso)
Gruppo specialisti di artiglieria “Folgore” (Treviso)
47º Gruppo squadroni ERI “Levrieri” (Treviso)
184º Battaglione genio pionieri “Santerno” (Villa Vicentina)
184º Battaglione trasmissioni “Cansiglio” (Treviso)
Battaglione logistico di manovra “Folgore” (Treviso)

Brigata meccanizzata "Gorizia", with :

Reparto comando e trasmissioni "Gorizia" (Gorizia)
41º Battaglione fanteria meccanizzato "Modena" (Villa Vicentina)
82º Battaglione fanteria meccanizzato "Torino" (Cormons)
183º Battaglione fanteria meccanizzato "Nembo" (Gradisca d'Isonzo)
63º Battaglione fanteria d'arresto "Cagliari" (San Lorenzo Isontino)
22º Battaglione carri "Medaglia d'Oro Piccinini" (San Vito al Tagliamento)
46º Gruppo artiglieria da campagna semovente "Trento" (Gradisca d'Isonzo)
Battaglione logistico "Gorizia" (Gradisca d'Isonzo)
Compagnia controcarri "Gorizia" (Gorizia)
Compagnia genio pionieri "Gorizia" (Cormons)

Brigata meccanizzata "Trieste", with :

Reparto comando e trasmissioni "Trieste" (Bologna)
37º Battaglione fanteria meccanizzato “Ravenna” (Bologna)
40º Battaglione fanteria meccanizzato “Bologna” (Bologna)
66º Battaglione fanteria meccanizzato “Valtellina” (Forlì)
11º Battaglione carri “Medaglia d'Oro Calzecchi” (Ozzano Emilia)
21º Gruppo artiglieria da campagna semovente “Romagna” (Bologna)
28º Battaglione Fanteria "Pavia" C.A.R. (centro addestramento reclute)(Pesaro)
Battaglione logistico “Trieste” (Budrio)
Compagnia controcarri “Trieste” (Bologna)
Compagnia genio pionieri “Trieste” (Bologna)

Brigata corazzata "Vittorio Veneto", with :

Reparto comando e trasmissioni "Vittorio Veneto" (Villa Opicina)
2º Gruppo squadroni meccanizzato "Piemonte Cavalleria" (Villa Opicina)
6º Gruppo squadroni carri "Lancieri d’Aosta" (Cervignano del Friuli)
9º Gruppo squadroni carri "Lancieri di Firenze" (Borgo Grotta Gigante)
8º Gruppo artiglieria campale semovente "Pasubio" (Banne)
Battaglione logistico "Vittorio Veneto" (Cervignano del Friuli)
Squadrone controcarro "Vittorio Veneto" (Banne Trieste)
Compagnia genio pionieri "Vittorio Veneto" (Cervignano del Friuli)
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Some corrections:

Figli di Iniquità is wrong, correct italian term is Figli dell'Iniquità.

Orfini is also wrong, correct is Orfani.

Agnolo is correct but is an old name used in Renaissance or Middle Age time, the current form of the name is Angelo.

Here's a link on the Einsatzzentrale Basisraum, an austrian government bunker in St. Johann im Pongau, Salzburg:

http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile324...-Basisraum.htm
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Also, should I post a quick disclaimer stating that this is fan-fic and isn't meant for sale? It seems to be common practice.
I would say that is the right thing to do. That would match what has been done on the Czech and Polish sourcebooks, the Mexican Army sourcebook and other material that has been put out here and on other sites.

Going to be putting one on the Eastern African one that I am finally about done with.
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Thanks for the corrections and link, Muti. I've fixed the names and added a places of interest section with a paragraph on the bunker.
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Glad to be helpful. I hope to see the new version of your work.

Why don't you expand the unit histories?

Here's the orbat for Austria in 1989 directly from tank-net forum:

REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA

AUSTRIAN ARMY

Österreichischen Bundesheer
(Order of Battle in case of “Operationsfall A”, a Soviet attack.)

Many thanks go out to a contributor of this detailed OOB who would prefer to remain anonymous.

Armeekommando
1. Kommandobataillon (Command bn)
2. Heeresfernmelderegiment (Communication rgt)
3. Fernmeldeaufklärungsbataillon (SIGINT bn)
4. Versorgungsregiment 1 (Logistic rgt)

Korpskommando I (1st Army corps)
a. Kommandokompanie
b. Fernmeldebataillon 2
c. Versorgungsregiment 2
d. Pionierbataillon 2 (Engineer bn)
e. Panzergrenadierdivision (Standing, in BADEN) (in SZ35, Niederösterreich Alpenvorland (along Donau and E60))
1) 9. Panzergrenadierbrigade (Standing, in GÖTZENDORF)
a) Panzerstabsbataillon 9: 12 FlAPz M-42
b) Panzerbataillon 33: 52 KPz M-60
c) Panzergrenadierbataillon 35: 65 SPz, 12 JaPz Kürassier, 8 81 mm mortar
d) Jagdpanzerbataillon 1: 60 JaPz Kürassier
e) Panzerartilleriebataillon 9: 18 155 mm PzH M-109
2) 1. Jägerbrigade
a) Stabsbataillon 1
b) Jägerbataillon 1
c) Jägerbataillon 2
d) Jägerbataillon 3
e) Brigadeartilleriebataillon 1: 12 105 mm lFH M-101, 12 towed 20 mm FlAK 58
3) 6. Jägerbrigade
a) Stabsbataillon 6
b) Jägerbataillon 21 (Standing, in KUFSTEIN)
c) Jägerbataillon 22
d) Jägerbataillon 24
e) Brigadeartilleriebataillon 6: 12 105 mm lFH M-101, 12 towed 20 mm FlAK 58
4) 8. Jägerbrigade
a) Stabsbataillon 8
b) Jägerbataillon 29
c) Jägerbataillon 30
d) Jägerbataillon 31
e) Brigadeartilleriebataillon 8: 12 105 mm lFH M-101, 12 towed 20 mm FlAK 58
5) Landwehrregiment 35
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Fernmeldezug (Signal plt)
d) Pionierkompanie 35
e) Panzerjägerkompanie 35
f) Sperrbataillon 351
g) Sperrbataillon 352
h) Sperrbataillon 354
i) Sperrbataillon 355
j-l) Wachsperrkompanie
m) Artilleriebatterie ortsfest AMSTETTEN (Fortification art bty): 155 mm M-2
n) Artilleriebatterie ortsfest EURATSFELD: 155 mm M-2
o-q) Sperrzüge
r) Flusssperrkompanie STRENGBERG
6) Heerespionierbataillon
7) Fernmeldebataillone 1
8) Fliegerabwehrbataillon 1
a) Stabsbatterie
b) 1. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85, 4 20 mm FlAK 58 on AP712 Pinzgauer
c) 2. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85, 4 20 mm FlAK 58 on AP712 Pinzgauer
d) 3. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85, 4 20 mm FlAK 58 on AP712 Pinzgauer
9) Korpsartilleriebataillon 1: 12 sFH M-114 (From Korpskommando I)
10) Armeeartilleriebataillon: 12 105 mm lFH M-101 (From Armeekommando)
11-13) Raketenwerferbatterie: 6 128mm MRL (From Armeekommando)
f. 3. Panzergrenadierbrigade (Standing, in MAUTERN) (Northeast Niederösterreich)
1) Panzerstabsbataillon 3: 12 FlAPz M-42
2) Panzerbataillon 10: 52 KPz M-60
3) Panzergrenadierbataillon 9: 65 SPz, 12 JaPz Kürassier, 8 81 mm mortar
4) Panzerartilleriebataillon 3: 18 155 mm PzH M-109
5) Heeresaufklärungsbataillon: (From Armeekommando)
a) Stabskompanie
b-c) Panzeraufklärungskompanie: 6 JaPz Kürassier each
d-e) Motorisierte Aufklärungskompanie: Pinzgauer AP710
g. 4. Panzergrenadierbrigade (Standing, in LINZ) (Corps reserve south of LINZ)
1) Panzerstabsbataillon 4: 12 FlAPz M-42
2) Panzerbataillon 14: 52 KPz M-60
3) Panzergrenadierbataillon 13: 65 SPz, 12 JaPz Kürassier, 8 81 mm mortar
4) Jagdpanzerbataillon 7: 36 JaPz Kürassier
5) Panzerartilleriebataillon 4: 18 155 mm PzH M-109
h. Fliegerabwehrbataillon 2
1) Stabsbatterie
2) 1. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85, 4 20 mm FlAK 58 on AP712 Pinzgauer
3) 2. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85, 4 20 mm FlAK 58 on AP712 Pinzgauer
4) 3. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85, 4 20 mm FlAK 58 on AP712 Pinzgauer
i. Militärkommando Burgenland, EISENSTADT
1) Stabsbataillon Burgenland
2) Landwehrregiment 11 (in RSZ11, North Burgenland (E60))
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c-d) Pionierkompanie
e) Sperrbataillon 111
f) Sperrbataillon 112
g) Landwehrbataillon 114
3) Landwehrregiment 12 (in RSZ12, Central Burgenland)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie
d) Jagdkampfbataillon 121
e) Sperrbataillon 122
f) Wachkompanie
4) Landwehrbataillon 141 (in SZ14, the Semmering Pass)
j. Militärkommando Niederösterreich, ST PÖLTEN
1) Stabsbataillon Niederösterreich
2) 2. Jägerbrigade (in SZ34, WIENER NEUSTADT – BADEN (along E59))
a) Stabsbataillon 2
b) Jägerbataillon 4
c) Jägerbataillon 5
d) Jägerbataillon 6
e) Brigadeartilleriebataillon 2: 12 105 mm lFH M-101, 12 towed 20 mm FlAK 58
f) Jagdpanzerbataillon 4: 36 JaPz Kürassier (From Korpskommando I)
g) Landwehrregiment 34
i) Stabskompanie
ii) Versorgungskompanie
iii) Pionierkompanie 34
iv) Panzerjägerkompanie 34
v) Landwehrbataillon 342
vi) Landwehrbataillon 343
vii) Jagdkampfbataillon 123
iix-ix) Sperrkompanie
x-xii) Wachkompanie
xiii-xiv) Sperrzüge
3) 3. Jägerbrigade (in SZ33, KLOSTERNEUBURG – KREMS (along Donau))
a) Stabsbataillon 3
b) Jägerbataillon 10
c) Jägerbataillon 11
d) Jägerbataillon 12
e) Brigadeartilleriebataillon 3: 12 105 mm lFH M-101, 12 towed 20 mm FlAK 58
f) Landwehrregiment 33
i) Stabskompanie
ii) Versorgungskompanie
iii) Pionierkompanie 33
iv) Panzerjägerkompanie 33
v) Sperrbataillon 331
vi) Sperrbataillon 332
vi) Sperrbataillon 333
iix-ix) Wachsperrkompanie
x) Flusssperrkompanie TULLNERFELD
xi) Flusssperrkompanie TULLNERFELD-OST
4) Landwehrregiment 21 (in RSZ21, Southeast Niederösterreich)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie 21
d) Landwehrbataillon 211
e) Landwehrbataillon 213
f-g) Jagdkampfkompanie
h-j) Wachkompanie
k-l) Sperrkompanie
m) Wachsperrkompanie
3) Landwehrregiment 32 (in RSZ32, Northeast Niederösterreich)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie 32
d) Jagdkampfbataillon 311
e) Jagdkampfbataillon 321
f) Jagdkampfbataillon 322
g-h) Wachkompanie
k. Militärkommando Steiermark, GRAZ
1) Stabsbataillon Steiermark
2) 5. Jägerbrigade (in SZ53, Southwest Steiermark (along E66))
a) Stabsbataillon 5
b) Jägerbataillon 17
c) Jägerbataillon 18
d) Jägerbataillon 19
e) Brigadeartilleriebataillon 5: 12 105 mm lFH M-101, 12 towed 20 mm FlAK 58
f) Landwehrregiment 53
i) Stabskompanie
ii) Versorgungskompanie
iii) Pionierkompanie 53
iv) Panzerjägerkompanie 53
v) Landwehrbataillon 532
vi) Landwehrbataillon 533
vii-ix) Sperrkompanie
3) Landwehrregiment 51 (in RSZ51, South Burgenland/southeast Steiermark)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie 51
d) Jagdkampfbataillon 511
e-f) Sperrkompanie
g) Wachkompanie
4) Landwehrregiment 52 (in RSZ52, South Steiermark)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie 52
d) Panzerjägerkompanie 52
e) Jagdkampfbataillon 521
f) Sperrbataillon 522
g-i) Sperrkompanie
j) Wachkompanie
6) Landwehrregiment 54 (in SZ54, Central Steiermark (along E57))
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie 54
d) Panzerjägerkompanie 54
e) Landwehrbataillon 541
f) Landwehrbataillon 542
g) Sperrbataillon 543
7) Landwehrregiment 55 (in RSZ55, Northwest Steiermark)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie 55
d) Panzerjägerkompanie 55
e) Sperrbataillon 551
f-g) Landwehrkompanie
h-i) Sperrkompanie
j-l) Wachkompanie

Korpskommando II
a. Kommandokompanie
b. Fernmeldebataillon 3
c. Versorgungsregiment 3
d. Pionierbataillon 3
e. Fliegerabwehrbataillon 3
1) Stabsbatterie
2) 1. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85, 4 20 mm FlAK 58 on AP712 Pinzgauer
3) 2. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85, 4 20 mm FlAK 58 on AP712 Pinzgauer
4) 3. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85, 4 20 mm FlAK 58 on AP712 Pinzgauer
f. Militärkommando Oberösterreich, HÖRSCHING
1) Stabsbataillon Oberösterreich
2) 4. Jägerbrigade (in SZ41, LINZ (E55))
a) Stabsbataillon 4
b) Jägerbataillon 14
c) Jägerbataillon 15
d) Jägerbataillon 16
e) Brigadeartilleriebataillon 4: 12 105 mm lFH M-101, 12 towed 20 mm FlAK 58
f) Landwehrregiment 41
i) Stabskompanie
ii) Versorgungskompanie
iii) Panzerjägerkompanie 41
iv) Jagdkampfbataillon 412
v) Sperrbataillon 411
vi) Sperrkompanie 41
vii) Wachsperrkompanie
iix) Flussperrkompanie MAUTHAUSEN
ix) Flussperrkompanie LINZ
x) Wachkompanie
xi) Artilleriebatterie ortsfest RUPRECHTSHOFEN: 155 mm M-2
3) Landwehrregiment 42 (in RSZ42, North Oberösterreich)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Jagdkampfbataillon 423
d) Sperrbataillon 421
e) Sperrbataillon 422
f) Flusssperrkompanie BRANDTSTATT
g) Artilleribatterie ortsfest RUTZING: 155 mm M-2
4) Landwehrregiment 44 (in RSZ44, Central Oberösterreich)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Jagdkampfkompanie
d-h) Sperrkompanie
i-j) Wachkompanie
g. Militärkommando Tirol, INNSBRUCK
1) Stabsbataillon Tirol
3) Landwehrregiment 61 (in RSZ61, Northeast Tirol)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie
d) Jagdkampfbataillon 611
e-f) Sperrkompanie
4) Landwehrregiment 62 (in SZ62, INNSBRUCK (E45))
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie
d) Panzerjägerkompanie 62
e) Sperrbataillon 621
f) Sperrbataillon 624
g) Landwehrbataillon 622
h) Sperrkompanie
i) Wachsperrkompanie
j-k) Wachkompanie
5) Landwehrregiment 63 (in RSZ63, West Tirol)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Tragtierstaffel 63 (Pack animal unit)
d) Jagdkampfbataillon 631
e) Landwehrbataillon 632
f-g) Sperrkompanie
6) Landwehrregiment 64 (in RSZ64, Osttirol)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Tragtierstaffel 64 (Pack animal unit)
d) Jagdkampfbataillon 641
e) Sperrkompanie
f) Wachkompanie
h. Militärkommando Kärnten, KLAGENFURT
1) Stabsbataillon Kärnten
2) 7. Jägerbrigade (in SZ71, East Kärnten (along E66))
a) Stabsbataillon 7: 12 JaPz Kürassier
b) Jägerbataillon 25 (Standing, in KLAGENFURT)
c) Jägerbataillon 26 (Standing, in SPITTAL)
d) Jägerbataillon 27
e) Brigadeartilleriebataillon 7: 12 105 mm lFH M-101, 12 towed 20 mm FlAK 58
f) Landwehrregiment 71
i) Stabskompanie
ii) Versorgungskompanie
iii) Panzerjägerkompanie 71
iv) Sperrbataillon 715
v) Landwehrbataillon 711
vi) Landwehrbataillon 712
vii-ix) Sperrkompanie
x) Wachsperrkompanie
xi) Artilleriebatterie ortsfest HABERBERG: 155 mm M-2
g) Korpsartilleriebataillon 3: 12 sFH M-114 (From Korpskommando II)
3) Landwehrregiment 72 (in RSZ72, North Kärnten)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Landwehrbataillon 721
d-e) Sperrkompanie
f) Wachsperrkompanie
g) Wachkompanie
4) Landwehrregiment 73 (in SZ73, South Kärnten (E55, E61, E66))
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie 73
d) Tragtierstaffel 73 (Pack animal unit)
e) Landwehrbataillon 731
f) Landwehrbataillon 742
g-h) Sperrkompanie
i) Wachsperrkompanie
j-k) Wachkompanie
i. Militärkommando Salzburg, SALZBURG
1) Stabsbataillon Salzburg
3) Landwehrregiment 81 (in RSZ81, North Salzburg)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie
d-e) Jagdkampfkompanie
f-h) Sperrkompanie
i-j) Wachkompanie
4) Landwehrregiment 82 (in RSZ82, Southeast Salzburg)
a) Stabskompanie
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie
d) Panzerjägerkompanie 82
e) Landwehrbataillon 821
f-h) Sperrkompanie
i-j) Wachkompanie
5) Landwehrregiment 83 (in RSZ83, Southwest Salzburg)
a) Stabszüge
b) Versorgungskompanie
c) Pionierkompanie
d-e) Sperrkompanie
f) Wachkompanie
j. Militärkommando Vorarlberg, BREGENZ (in RSZ91, Vorarlberg)
1) Stabsbataillon Vorarlberg
2) Jagdkampfbataillon 911
3) Jägerbataillon 23
4) Sperrkompanie
5) Wachkompanie

Militärkommando Wien, WIEN
a. Stabsbataillon Wien
d. Gardebataillon
1) Stabskompanie
2) 1. Gardekompanie
3) 2. Gardekompanie
4) 3. Gardekompanie

Note 1: TO&Es

Jägerbrigade
Stabsbataillon
Stabskompanie
Fernmeldekompanie
Pionierkompanie
Panzerjägerkompanie: 12 8,5cm PAK 52 (towed AT-gun)
(Jagdpanzerkompanie in JgBrig 7: 12 Jagdpanzer Kürassier)
Nachschub-, Transport- und Instandsetzungskompanie (Storage of ammuniton and POL, transport, maintenance)
Sanitätskompanie
3 Jägerbataillone (Motorized infantry)
Stabskompanie
3 Jägerkompanien: 3 platoons, 6 84 mm PAR (recoilless rifle Carl Gustaf), 2 81 mm mGrW (mortar) each
Schwere Kompanie (Heavy coy): 6 106 mm rPAK M-40, 4 120 mm sGrW, 4 20 mm FlAK 58
Brigadeartilleriebataillon
Stabsbatterie
2 Batterien: 6 105 mm lFH M-101 (light field howitzer) each
Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 12 towed 20 mm FlAK 58

Panzergrenadierbrigade
Panzerstabsbataillon
Stabskompanie
Panzerfernmeldekompanie
Panzerpionierkompanie
Panzeraufklärungskompanie
Panzerfliegerabwehrbatterie: 12 Fliegabwehrpanzer M-42
Nachschub-, Transport- und Instandsetzungskompanie (Storage of ammuniton and POL, transport, maintenance)
Sanitätskompanie
Panzergrenadierbataillon
Stabskompanie
4 Panzergrenadierkompanien: 16 Schützenpanzer Saurer 4K4 (6 w/20mm, 9 w/12.7mm HMG), 2 SP 81mm mGrW each
Jagdpanzerkompanie: 12 Jagdpanzer Kürassier
Panzerbataillon
Stabskompanie
4 Panzerkompanien: 13 mittlere Kampfpanzer M-60
Jagdpanzerbataillon (no organic JaPzB in PzGrenBrig 3)
Stabskompanie
3 Jagdpanzerkompanien: 12 Jagdpanzer Kürassier each
Panzerartilleriebataillone
Stabsbatterie
3 Panzerhaubitzbatterien: 6 155 mm Panzerhaubitz M-109 each

Landwehrbataillone (Static infantry)
Stabskompanie
3 Landwehrkompanien: 3 platoons, 6 84 mm PAR (recoilless rifle Carl Gustaf), 2 81 mm mGrW (mortar) each
Schweren Kompanie: 6 106 mm rPAK M-40, 4 120 mm sGrW, 4 20 mm FlAK 58

Jagdkampfbataillone (Trained for fighting behind the enemy lines)
Stabskompanie
4 Jagdkampfkompanien: 3 platoons, 6 84 mm PAR (recoilless rifle Carl Gustaf), 2 81 mm mGrW (mortar) each

Note 2. Cadres from the peacetime “Landwehrstammregimenter” (LWSR) would form wartime units and the regiments would reorganize into ersatzregimenter (responsible for the formation of personal-reserves). The peacetime Landwehrstamm regiments had the same number as the wartime Landwehr regiment which were territorial regiments and parts of the “Raumgebundene Landwehr”.

Note 3. “Landwehrregimenter” was responsible for a certain zone. The Schlüsselzonen (SZ) – key zones – were located in decisive terrains. It was the aim to prevent the enemy from getting control over over these areas and/or to prevent the enemy from marching through these areas. In these SZ, “Landwehr” battalions, “Sperr” battalions, “Sperr” and “Flusssperr” companies and “Jäger” battalions were in defence-operations, while mechanized troops were hold as reserves for counter attacks. The SZ were divided into “Schlüsselräume” (SR), between the SR, there were “Jagdkampf” battalions to delay and disturb the enemy.
Between and before the SZ, there were “Raumsicherungszonen” (RSZ) – delay zones. In these zones, the approaching of the enemy had to be delayed – accomplished by obstacles and some “Sperr” companies – and after they were occupied by the enemy, “Jagdkampf” battalions were designed to conduct operations in enemy rear areas.

Note 4. “Sperrkompanien” (Blocking companies) were parts of the fortification system. One sperr company consist of some AT-weapons (mostly 105mm Centurion-tank turrets in bunkers but also 85mm Charioteer turrets, 90mm M-47 turrets and some T-34 turrets) and infantry platoons for their protection against infantry attacks.
“Flusssperrkompanien” (River blocking companies) were used to prevent the crossing of the rivers Danube and Enns. They were equipped with AT-guns (40mm Bofors AA-guns used in an AT-role, but also some Centurion’s turrets) and they had also some small boats. AT-landmines (also in the water) were used as well as other obstacles.
“Wachkompanien” (Guard companies) had the task to protect railway stations, power plants, govermental buildings, airports and so on. They had pre-assigned positions determined during peace time.
“Wachsperrkompanien” (Guard blocking companies) were used to protect hydro-electric power stations and to prevent the crossing of the river.
“Artilleriebatterie ortsfest” (Fortfication artillery battery) used 4-5 guns 155mm M-2 in fortified positions.

Note 5. Austrian Equipment Holdings from IISS: 170 M60A3 (some may still have been M60A1, some sources say 130 M60A1 and 50 M60A3), 284 Kuerassier 105mm SPAT, 460 Saurer 4k4, some 4K7 entering service, 108 M2A1 105mm Howitzers, 24 M114 155mm Howitzers, 55 M109A2 155mm SP Howitzers, 18 M-51 128mm MRL, 240 M-52/-54 85mm AT Guns, 500 20mm AA guns, 74 GDF-002 twin 35mm AA guns, 38 M-42 Duster twin 40mm SPAA. Note that artillery holdings might be low, perhaps quite low. Austria was barred by treaty from possessing guiding weapons, including SAMs and ATGMs (plus air-to-air weapons). Austria placed its first order for ATGMs during the summer of 1989.

Note 6. Austria maintained a vast array of older tank turrets emplaced in fortifications. According to this site, Austria had: 48 75mm turrets (M4?), 24 85mm T-34 turrets (perhaps as many as 44), 56 83.4mm (20lb) Charioteer turrets, 143 90mm M36 turrets, 148 105mm Centurion turrets bought around 1980, plus another 226 105mm Centurion turrets after 1985.

AUSTRIAN AIR FORCE

Fliegerdivision (Technically part of the Army)

a. Stabsbataillon

b. Fliegerregiment 1, TULLN – LANGENLEBARN
1) Fliegerhorstbataillon 1 (Air Base batallion)
2) Hubschraubergeschwader 1 (Helicopter wing)
a) 1. Hubschrauberstaffel: (Helicopter squadron): 12 Agusta-Bell 212
b) 2. Hubschrauberstaffel: 11 Agusta-Bell 206A
c) 3. Hubschrauberstaffel: 12 Kiowa OH 58B
d) 4. Flächenstaffel (Light transport squadron): 2 Short-Skyvan SC-7, 13 PC-6
3) Fliegerabwehrbataillon 11
a) Stabsbatterie
b) 1. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 20 20 mm FlAK 58 mounted on AP712 Pinzgauer
c) 2. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85
d) 3. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 20 20 mm FlAK 58 mounted on AP712 Pinzgauer
4) Fliegerwerft 1 (Aircraft maintenance)

c. Fligerregiment 2, GRAZ – THALERHOF
1) Fliegerhorstbataillon 2
2) Hubschraubergeschwader 2, AIGEN
a) 1. Hubschrauberstaffel: 12 SA-316B Alouette III
b) 2. Hubschrauberstaffel: 12 SA-316B Alouette III
3) Überwachungsgeschwader (Fighter wing)
a) 1. Staffel: 9 Saab 105Ö (1 aircraft previously lost)
b) 2. Staffel: 9 Saab 105Ö (1 aircraft previously lost)
4) Fliegerabwehrbataillon 12
a) Stabsbatterie
b) 1. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 20 20 mm FlAK 58 mounted on AP712 Pinzgauer
c) 2. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85
5) Fliegerwerft 2

d. Fligerregiment 3, LINZ – HÖRSCHING
1) Fliegerhorstbataillon 3
2) Hubschraubergeschwader 3
a) 1. Hubschrauberstaffel: 12 Agusta-Bell 212
b) 2. Hubschrauberstaffel: 8 Agusta-Bell 204
3) Jagdbombergeschwader (Fighter bomber wing)
a) 1. Jagdbomberstaffel: 8 Saab 105Ö (2 aircraft previously lost)
b) 2. Jagdbomberstaffel: 5 Saab 105Ö (5 aircraft previously lost)
4) Fliegerabwehrbataillon 13
a) Stabsbatterie
b) 1. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 20 20 mm FlAK 58 mounted on AP712 Pinzgauer
c) 2. Fliegerabwehrbatterie: 6 twin 35 mm ZFlAK 85
5) Fliegerwerft 3

e. Luftraumüberwachung (Air surveillance regiment):
1) Ortsfeste radarstation KOLOMANNSBERG
2) Ortsfeste radarstation STEINMANDL
3) Ortsfeste radarstation SPEIKKOGEL
4) Mobile Radarstationen 1
5) Mobile Radarstationen 2

f. Fliegerschule

Note 1. In 1988, SAAB J-35 DRAKEN were not yet operational. (The first J-35Ö landed in Austria in june 1988, but the unit was not operational before the beginning of 1990.) That´s why both JaBoGeschw as well as ÜbwGeschw used the SAAB 105Ö. (The numbers are as in 1988 - including the losses which had previously occurred.)

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P.S.: in your previous thread on Austria I posted the pages on that country from my book.
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Looks good Rae,

Re: the disclaimer, I would tend to include one on the basis of better to have and not need than need and not have...

I think it would be good to expand a little on what's written for the US and Italian formations (maybe with a footnote that the expansion is based on what's written in Going Home). Are you going to add an order of battle for NATO / Pact forces? A short write up of the DIA Station in Vienna would probably be good as well...

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Thanks for the feedback so far.

I plan to expand on the two canonical "factions" and add something about the DIA station in Vienna. I'm not that knowledgeable about spook stuff so I'll do my best to make it realistic. I looked at the DIA info in the Free City of Krakow module for an idea of how to pull it off and the description on the DIA station there didn't seem very realistic to me. Would the American embassy in Vienna still be functioning after the invasion? I wouldn't think so, but I don't know. If the embassy staff didn't evacuate, would the occupying Soviets leave them alone?

As for OOBs, I can easily add a list of NATO and WTO divisions on Austrian soil, but I don't plan on adding TOEs. In my own experience as a GM, detailed TOEs don't particularly help me and they tend to take up a lot of space. There's a slight problem, though, and that's the fact that specific locations aren't given for Soviet units in Austria as of July, 2000. There are, however, specific locations given for fall-winter 2000. I want my sourcebook to work for a GM who wants to run a campaign concurrent with Death of a Division. I also want it to work for a campaign starting after the failure of NATO's summer offensive or even after Going Home. That's why info on NATO and WTO forces in Austria was left vague in my draft.

On the other hand, perhaps it would be helpful if I added TOEs for the factions?
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I'd imagine the US Embassy (and others) would be closed down and staff evacuated when the Soviets got close to Vienna at the absolute latest. If they didn't evacuate I think there's no chance they would be left to go about their business. Best case scenario would see them repatriated to US controlled territory, middle case scenario would be that they were interned, worst case killed. (I think there are various international treaties covering this which stipulate that diplomatic staff should be repatriated to their home country unharmed, but there is obviously no guarantee such treaties would be respected).

Perhaps the DIA managed to infilltrate a couple of German speaking personnel into Vienna some time during 1998 or 1999? (am I right in thinking that the DIA only sets up its own field operations after the Milgov / Civgov split?). If you want something different maybe they recruit a former CIA officer who has sided with Milgov (either from choice or out of expediency)?

Makes sense not to have TOE's for NATO / Pact Divisions - am sure if anyone wanted that info there is a number of sources they could get it from, not least the US Army and Soviet Army Vehicle Guides. Re: your own factions, a TOE would help flesh them out or you could leave for the GM to "customise" to suit their own campaigns. I think either way works to be honest.
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Here's what I've added for the DIA station and the Folgore MD:

DIA Station, Vienna

Despite the Soviet occupation, the DIA continues to operate a station in Vienna. The current station chief is a German-born American DIA officer by the name of Michael Foster. When the Soviets invaded, he assumed the identity of an Austrian businessman under the alias Stefan Faust. Before the prewar DIA station was shut down, Faust was able to remove and relocate some of its high-powered secure communications equipment and, by sparse, judicious use and frequent relocations, has been able to keep in touch with higher headquarters. Faust is assisted by a small staff of American and Austrian personnel. The station's most prized asset is an Austrian civil engineer by the name of Angela Albrecht. She has been employed by the Soviets in assisting in the repair of the regional power grid. In this capacity, she travels the Pact-controlled portions of the country, usually with a small escort of Soviet soldiers, surreptitiously collecting information and passing instructions to field agents and informers. Despite continual attempts by the KGB and GRU to uncover and shut down the American intelligence gathering operations in Austria, Faust and his people have managed to elude capture and built capacity, developing a modest but effective spy network.

Italian Folgore Mechanized Division*

The division is currently stationed in northeastern Austria, under PACT control. It's commanding officer, Tenente-Colonnello (Lieutenant-Colonel) Roberto Falvi, is a life-long Christian-Democrat opposed in principle, at least, to the Warsaw Pact-allied, socialist Italian coalition government. A professional career soldier, he has this far remained loyal and, despite his suspect political leanings, retained his command. Falvi would, however, like to return to Italy and use his division to effect political change there. He has recently been contacted by a representative of the DIA station, encouraged to defect (along with his troops), and promised DIA assistance. At the moment, he is seriously considering this offer. It is a long way home, though, and the Soviets are not likely to allow him to leave peacefully. Falvi is biding his time and looking for an opportunity to break away from his PACT overlords.

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I've run into a bit of a problem with the ORBATs. When I created a summer 2000 map, I placed a few U.S. and German in Austria with city locations- trouble is, I can't remember where I got the city information from. Most units in the U.S. Army Vehicle Guide are only listed as being in a particular country, but no city is specified. The same is true of the Soviet units listed as being in Austria (no cities are mentioned).

Now, fast forward to the time of Going Home and exact cities are listed for both NATO and WTO forces in Austria. In many cases, units have moved. For example, in the U.S. Vehicle Guide, an American unit is listed as being in Linz (once again, I can't remember where I found this) on July 1st, while in Going Home, Linz is occupied by a Soviet unit. I'm not sure which information to include in the sourcebook.

What should I do? Should I just list units known to be in Austria as of July 1, 2000 (the date units in the vehicle guides are listed as being in-country) and then give specific locations for the units left in the winter of 2000-2001, as given by Going Home? I can't expand on the 1-40 MIR until I've figured this out.

I want Austria to be playable using my sourcebook from July 1, 2000 onward, keeping continuity with what's already been mentioned in canon.
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Austria would also be a perfect place to add in Hungarian units that would most likely have joined the Soviets in their war with NATO as well as for US Special Forces units working with Austrian partisans.
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I've run into a bit of a problem with the ORBATs. When I created a summer 2000 map, I placed a few U.S. and German in Austria with city locations- trouble is, I can't remember where I got the city information from. Most units in the U.S. Army Vehicle Guide are only listed as being in a particular country, but no city is specified. The same is true of the Soviet units listed as being in Austria (no cities are mentioned).

Now, fast forward to the time of Going Home and exact cities are listed for both NATO and WTO forces in Austria. In many cases, units have moved. For example, in the U.S. Vehicle Guide, an American unit is listed as being in Linz (once again, I can't remember where I found this) on July 1st, while in Going Home, Linz is occupied by a Soviet unit. I'm not sure which information to include in the sourcebook.

What should I do? Should I just list units known to be in Austria as of July 1, 2000 (the date units in the vehicle guides are listed as being in-country) and then give specific locations for the units left in the winter of 2000-2001, as given by Going Home? I can't expand on the 1-40 MIR until I've figured this out.

I want Austria to be playable using my sourcebook from July 1, 2000 onward, keeping continuity with what's already been mentioned in canon.
Hmmmm...hard to say without tracking down the original source for having units in specific locations in the summer. As you say, the US Army Vehicle Guide only states units are in Austria, but not where specifically. The NATO Vehicle Guide (at least the V2 one) has specific locations for a couple of German Divisions (10th Panzer and 1st Panzer Grenadier) in Austria, but locations given are both quite far to the west (I do have a recollection somewhere of Allied forces being in Innsbruck, maybe in Going Home?).

For Linz to have changed presumably hands there must have been some sort of offensive by the Soviets at the end of summer / autumn? (May not neccessarily be a full scale offensive, perhaps just an opportune Soviet Division or Army Commander taking advantage of the US withdrawal). If that's the case that would suggest that the situation on the ground must have changed, with at least part of central Austria (the northern part) changing from Allied control to Warsaw Pact control during the second half of the year?

One way to deal with that in the sourcebook might be to summarise the situation as of 01 June 2000 and then add an additional paragraphs (or full chapter) devoted to events between June - December 2000 and the effect they have on the situation in Austria, including the amended order of battle? That then gives anyone using the material the option of which time period they want to use (but obviously increases the word count / time required to complete).

An alternative may be to take the info given in Going Home (the source of which you can be 100% certain of) and go on the basis that given lack of fuel, (possible) lack of motivation to go on the offensive by one or both sides, and the fact that elsewhere the front lines seem to have remained relatively stable (the 5th and 8th Divisions' drive east being notable exceptions) and take the view that units concerned are not likely to have moved much between June and December?
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I really appreciate the work you have done on this. I'm running a set of adventures to be set in Italy/Austria, and it will be invaluable to help provide background. The map is really good work.
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Thank you. I'm pleased that you are using it. Enjoy!
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I loved that Austria Sourcebook too - something that would be great if it could be published - fills in a big hole in the game - i.e. for the people who decide that the way home is to try to get to the Civgov forces in Yugoslavia and have to fight their way thru Austria to get there
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