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Article Name[edit]

This page is a more than suitable Inner Sphere counterpart to Clan military structure page, should it perhaps be renamed as such? Cyc 02:03, 22 August 2008 (CDT)

Sounds good to me. --Scaletail 17:49, 23 August 2008 (CDT)
Perhaps it should be capitalized to match the Clan version? Personally, I think that all page names look better with more capitalization in them. -BobTheZombie (talk) 10:49, 11 July 2013 (PDT)

Number of Elements[edit]

Was just reviewing unit sizes... can anyone explain how Regiment becomes 'over 126' battlemechs when 3 Battalions (at 36 per company) is 108 battlemechs? where do the other half Battalion worth of mechs come from?? --Tempus 18 May 2010

Tempus, my presumption (as I did not write that quoted line) is that it accounts for optional command lances and divisional assets (such as scouts). However, the adding Editor should have both expanded on that statement (if my hypothesis is true) and provided a citation. Feel free to question it by placing the tag {{cn}} after that line. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 17:20, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
36 BattleMechs per Battalion + 4 Per command Lance * 3 Battalions + 4 per Command Lance = 124.. agreed, just how does "more than 126" even come close... 3x Square Battalions might cut it, but that would be 160 factoring in command lances at each level.--Cameron 20:19, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Fire Teams[edit]

Fire Teams are included in the infantry section but I was under the impression that battletech only goes down to squad level. Surely this isn't correct?-- 09:25, 11 July 2013 (PDT)

Link Issue[edit]

the regimental combat team and augmented regiment links are some kind of jokes right? they just link to the part i clicked on. ~~

They probably used to have their own pages, but the links weren't updated. I've removed them. Thanks for pointing that out! -BobTheZombie (talk) 15:37, 13 December 2014 (PST)

Aerospace Squadron Size[edit]

On the page it says that the squadron consists of three flights á two ASFs, though the page says "This does not include a Command Flight for the unit's commanding officer." maybe it's just me but the wording is a bit ambigious, does that mean that a squadron does not have a command flight or that the command flight is an extra flight (bringing the total number of ASFs in a squadron up to 8). Related to that, if a DropShip can hold a squadron of ASFs and the latter is true, does that space then include a possible command flight? Sergey (talk) 14:55, 8 October 2019 (EDT)

Demi-Brigade Question - How big is it?[edit]

I've encounter this couple times, namely the 13th Royal French Demi-Brigade. I've seen other articles & non-canon articles mention this arrangement. Is there actual hard breakdown of what Demi-Brigade is? I know Catalyst isn't as big in wargaming as they just like smaller unit stuff, leave much of it for fans to decide. I'd like know if there was ruling from previous canon source.-- Wrangler (talk) 11:34, 9 February 2022 (EST)

13th Royal French Demi-Brigade says "At this time it was one of the largest units of the Royal French Regiments[emphasis added-Talvin]." This would be consistent with the historical and modern use of "Demi-Brigade" in French Forces, where "Demi-Brigade" replaced "Regiment" for political/cultural reasons: see Demi-brigade on Wikipedia. Given the in-universe historical connection to the French Foreign Legion, I would say it is safe to treat "Demi-Brigade" as a synonym for "Regiment" in this context. Talvin (talk) 11:46, 9 February 2022 (EST)
So use of Demi-Brigade should be treated like replacement for Regiment or via-versa? -- Wrangler (talk) 15:39, 9 February 2022 (EST)
Yes, that is my take on it, though as noted, it's something that seems specific to the Royal French units, as an homage to their military tradition. I would be surprised to see any unit outside that lineage using Demi-Brigade in place of Regiment. Talvin (talk) 16:57, 9 February 2022 (EST)