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DIVISION LÉGÈRE CAVALERIE (6e DLC)

6th DLC in North Africa 1940


6th Light Cavalry Division (DLC)       Morale: Random       FR

Division Headquarters
1 HQ Stand in Staff Car

Cavalry Brigade, with :
HQ :
1 HQ Stand in Staff Car
1st Algerian Spahi Regiment (1er RSA), with :
Regimental HQ :
1 Cavalry HQ Stand
1 Pioneer Rifle Stand in Truck
1 Light Bridge in Truck
1 Heavy Weapons Squadron, with :
1 x 25mm mle 1934 AT gun/Horse-drawn
2 x HMG Stands in Horse carts
2 Cavalry Groups, each with :
HQ :
1 Cavalry HQ Stand
2 Cavalry Squadrons, each with :
4 x Cavalry Stands
3rd Algerian Spahi Regiment (3e RSA), with :
as 1st Algerian Spahi Regiment

Light Mechanised Brigade, with :
HQ :
1 HQ Stand in Staff Car
1st Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiment, with:
Regimental HQ :
1 HQ Stand in Staff Car
1 Pioneer Rifle Stand in Truck
1 Light Bridge in Truck
1 Reconnaissance Battalion, with:
HQ :
1 HQ Laffly 80 AM Armoured Car
1 Armoured Car Squadron, with :
2 x Laffly 80 AM Armoured Cars
1 Motorcycle Squadron, with :
4 x Motorcycle Rifle Stands
1 Tank Battalion, with :
HQ :
1 HQ Hotchkiss H-35 Tank
2 Tank Squadrons, each with :
2 x Hotchkiss H-35 Tanks
2nd Motorised Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiment, with :
Regimental HQ :
1 HQ Stand in Staff Car
1 Pioneer Rifle Stand in Truck
1 Light Bridge in Truck
1 Motorised Chasseurs d'Afrique Battalion, with :
HQ :
1 HQ Stand in Staff Car
1 Reconnaissance Squadron, with :
2 x Motorcycle Stands (Rifles)
2 x AMR Schneider P 16 haltrack armoured cars
1 Motorised Chasseurs d'Afrique Squadron, with :
3 x Rifle Stands in Truck
1 x HMG Stand in Truck
1 Heavy Weapons Squadron, with :
1 x 25mm mle 1934 AT gun/Truck
1 x 81mm Mortar Stand in Truck
2 x HMG Stands in Truck

Divisional Assets :

Tunisian Colonial Artillery Regiment, with:
HQ :
1 HQ Stand in Staff Car
2 Artillery Groups, each with :
3 x 75mm mle 1897 Field Guns/Trucks

1 Divisional Anti-Tank Squadron, with :
3 x 25mm mle 1934 AT guns/Tractors
(see notes)


Divisional Assets continued:

1 Divisional Anti-Tank Battery, with :
2 x 47mm APX mle 1937 AT guns/Tractors
(see notes)

1 Engineer Company, with :
3 Engineer Rifle Stands in Truck

Notes:
  1. This is the TO&E of the 6th Light Cavalry Division (6e DLC) created in Tunisia in March 1940. Due to manpower and equipment constraints, it used a reduced DLC TO&E.
  2. This unit was raised to intervene in the Balkans but was used to screen the Tunisia/Libya border and saw no fighting. If you're not reluctant to resort to alternative history, possible scenarios include French vs Italian fighting in North Africa in 1940 or even intervention in Greece.
  3. Morale has been left as random but I would make this unit 2/3 Regular, 1/3 Green (preferably from the 2nd Motorised Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiment which was newly converted to the motorised infantry role) as it was created from long standing regiments but lacked divisional cohesion.
  4. Cavalry Brigade : While the Cavalry Regiment was not formally divided into two battalions, it could (and often did) operate by groupe d'escadrons (Cavalry Group) which functioned as a small battalion. Whether the basic fighting unit is the Regiment or its two Cavalry Groups is up to the player but cannot be changed during the course of a game. In any case, squadrons operate as companies (a squadron was just the cavalry designation for a company).
  5. Light Mechanised Brigade : The basic fighting unit is always the battalion. All squadrons operate as companies (a squadron was just the cavalry designation for a company).
  6. 2nd Motorised Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiment : A second motorised infantry battalion was planned but doesn't seem to have been raised.
  7. Artillery Regiment : Artillery Groups operate as battalions.
  8. Divisional Anti-Tank Squadron and Battery : The equipment required for these two units was to be sent from France but it is unclear whether it was actually provided.
  9. Regimental Pioneer Platoon : These are cavalry or infantrymen with engineering training. Treat as engineers in all respects.

Author: Nowfel Leulliot


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