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1940 CAVALRY BRIGADE

for the Greek Army in Spearhead

by Dimitris Christodoulou & John Moher


  The Cavalry Brigade - 1940                 Morale: Regular                    GK

Brigade HQ:
1-HQ Cavalry Stand
1-Cavalry Stand

1st Cavalry Regiment
Regiment HQ:
1-HQ Cavalry Stand
Regimental MG Squadron:
3-Mounted MG Platoon Stands
Regimental Mortar Squadron:
1-Mounted 81mm Medium Mortar Stand
I/1st Cavalry Group (Battalion)
Cavalry Group HQ:
1-HQ Cavalry Stand
1st Cavalry Squadron:
4-Cavalry Stands
2nd Cavalry Squadron:
4-Cavalry Stands
II/1st Cavalry Group (Battalion)
Cavalry Group HQ:
1-HQ Cavalry Stand
3rd Cavalry Squadron:
4-Cavalry Stands
4th Cavalry Squadron:
4-Cavalry Stands

B Corps Reconnaissance Group
Reconnaissance Group HQ:
1-HQ Cavalry Stand
1st Reconnaissance Squadron:
4-Cavalry Stands
2nd Reconnaissance Squadron:
4-Cavalry Stands
Reconnaissance Group MG Squadron:
3-Mounted MG Platoon Stands
Reconnaissance Group Mortar Troop:
½-Mounted 81mm Medium Mortar Stand

D Corps Reconnaissance Group
Reconnaissance Group HQ:
1-HQ Cavalry Stand
1st Reconnaissance Squadron:
4-Cavalry Stands
2nd Reconnaissance Squadron:
4-Cavalry Stands
Reconnaissance Group MG Squadron:
3-Mounted MG Platoon Stands
Reconnaissance Group Mortar Troop:
½-Mounted 81mm Medium Mortar Stand


Brigade Assets and Support Troops:

Cavalry Brigade Mounted MG Group
Mounted MG Group HQ:
1-HQ Cavalry Stand
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Mounted MG Squadrons, each with:
3-Mounted MG Platoon Stands
4th Cavalry Squadron:
4-Cavalry Stands

Notes:
  • B (Beta - II) Corps Reconnaissance Group only until 23 December 1940)
  • D (Delta - IV) Corps Reconnaissance Group only from 25 November 1940 until 19 December 1940
  • The Cavalry Brigade was the first Greek Cavalry formation mobilised, its GOC was Colonel (of the Cavalry) Dhimáratos Sokrátis. The Brigade was initially independent, however it was quickly placed under command of the Cavalry Division, and then on 01 January 1941 it's Headquarters was disbanded and the 1st Cavalry Regiment and Mounted MG Group were subordinated directly to the Cavalry Division.
  • The ½ Stands of Mortars should be treated as normal stands except -1 on DEF (i.e. DEF 4), -1 on Fire (e.g. indirect AI 3 not 4), and -1 on Smoke (i.e. 4+ to suceed, instead of 3+).
  • Possibly 1st Cavalry Regiment could be classified as Veteran.
  • Greek Order Changes are successful on a throw of 6, Artillery Response for Battalion Supports succeeds on 4+, for Divisional & Corps weapons on 5+ if they are deployed in prepared positions, otherwise a 6 is required. Greek Artillery can never be in General Support and must be attached to individual battalions.

Authors: Dimitris Christodoulou & John Moher


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