Tuesday, 12 November 2013

1985 Campaign - 28th Army Inital Objectives


28th Army Operational Directive
207 MRD will secure via Defensive operations the Army Northern Flank.  The intention is to pin West German units and flanking British formations by the threat of an assault along the estimated NATO inter Corp boundary which is expected to be along the line of the E34 Autobahn.  207 MRD will be reinforced with the Army AT Battalion and an additional Engineer battalion to create strongpoints as required to prevent NATO forces North of the Mittleland Kanal from attacking into the Flank of the Army main effort.  The Divisional Artillery Group will be reinforced with one Battalion of D20 howitzers from the Army Canon Regiment with its attendant special weapon contingent.

The remaining MRD will attack on Divisional frontages (120km).  Each Division is to push a Forward detachment through the NATO defences into their rear areas as soon as possible.  These forward detachments are not to engage in an fight of attrition with NATO units but seek routes around defended locations to disrupt the enemy Rear zones and seize suitable crossings over the R Weser.
12 GTD will be follow behind the main attack and will exploit any success.  Once pushed through the main NATO defence it is to be pulled forward by the Forward Detachments across the R Weser.


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Old Scenarios - West German Encounter Battle

This was a small scenario generated using the campaign back in 2007/2008  it involves a WG Brigade engaged in an encounter battle with an advancing Soviet force.  There are two PDF documents, one for each side.  Enjoy and let me know how you get on

1985 Campaign - Terrain Analysis

I did some simple terrain analysis of the BAOR Map a while ago which I have dusted off.  The analysis was conducted taking the Movement Points from the Board Game for entering the differing terrain types displayed and colour coding it from 11 (River Crossing) down to 3.

It makes some interesting choices as it does mean that NATO can choose to deploy into protected terrain early on and then force the WP player into terrain that they cannot easily manoeuvre around or out of.  It does make the Autobahn towards Hanover a very attractive route for the WP though :)

Sunday, 3 November 2013

1985 Campaign - West German Forces (General modelling)

Part of the campaign idea that I was pursuing was a WP attack with limited NATO reaction time.  Not the attack out of barracks that was feared but something with less than 7 days notice and with possibly only 12 - 24hours actual warning of combat operations.  As such the WG elements scattered across the 1 Br Corps operational area would have to compete with British units moving Eastwards while they complete their moves to the I Ge Corps area North of the British.

My WG forces have the 3 colour scheme, which is slightly early for 1985 but I do recall some camouflage schemes being present on the 332 Pz Gr Bn marders at Wesendorf in the period 1983 - 1984.  IIRC the Div HQ of 1 Pz was in green though during Ex Lionheart in 1984.

A sample of the equipment types and general schemes present ahead of actual units being added to the blog latter.

Gepard

Overall shot of general equipment types

Auflkarung Units


 Gepard (again)

Luchs

Close up of the GHQ Model


Paint scheme is overall Vallejo reflective green.  Black Grey and Calthan Brown then a light dry brush with Russian Green.  The map symbols come from Tom Mouat.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

1985 Campaign - 6mm Terrain (2)

More housekeeping means finding some of the old pictures of my 6mm terrain which is used in the campaign.

Early game on in the 6mm projects life.  A 4 x 4 board at my gaming buddy's house with simple roads and terrain items.  I hadn't made any roads or rail sections at this stage


 Oblique shot of the above

From a slightly different angle

And the other side 

Forward Security Element and Main Body up against 22 Armd Bde

Early shots on the 6" x 6" BUA I shamelessly copied from Timecast since updated with a new scheme


Following a bit of scratch building on the roads and finding out that the Hornby track planning set is a perfect match in this scale.



Roadsigns, again an idea take forward from discussions with Barrie at Timecast during the Reading show.  I found a German font which meant that I could make up anything I wanted and then just print out on card.

Interim playing surface (yes it is a blanket) with some slightly reworked roads

Track planning set with a home made bridge using Plastruct

Which meant I needed a rail crossing

Roughly the amount of rail system I ended up with.

1st Ge Panzer Recce defend the railway embankment

Luchs

Top View

So glad I found these pictures as I thought they were lost when I broke my old PC.  Luckily my backup regime worked. I just forgot where the backups were.

1985 Campaign - 6mm Terrain (1)

My 6mm terrain has had a couple of new additions to it.  Currently looking at a larger BUA with some new houses and an industrial complex.  I need another pack of the light industrial buildings to go on a 6" x 6" tile plus the petrol station needs to be planned.  Means my shopping list for warfare is building up ;)

The road system needs some thought as well to cover both the open road network as well as the BUAs




Friday, 1 November 2013

1985 Campaign - Warsaw Pact Frontal Aviation



Northern Frontal Air Army

Note that as yet I have not updated the Soviet Aircraft to include MiG-29 or Su-27

STRIKE

1 Regiment SU-24 (30 - 45)

FIGHTER

4 Regiments MiG-21 (30 - 45)

4 Regiments MiG-23 (30 - 45)

2 Squadrons MiG-21 (24 EG AF)

2 Squadrons MiG-23 (24 EG AF)

GROUND ATTACK

3 Regiments MiG-27 (30 - 45)

3 Regiments Su-17 (30 - 45)

1 Regiment Su-25 (30 - 35)

1 Squadron MiG-17 (12 EG AF)

2 Squadrons MiG-23 (24 EG AF)

RECON

2 Squadrons Su-17R (25 - 30)

2 Squadrons MiG-21R (25 - 30)

1 Squadron MiG-25R (10 - 15)

SPECIALIST

1 Squadron YaK-28E (10 - 15)

Typical Subordination Expected.

a. 2-3 Fighter Divisions: 3 Fighter regiments per division - 45 MIG-21, MIG-23, MIG-29 or SU-27 per regiment

b. 2-3 Fighter-Bomber Divisions: 3 FB regiments per division - 45 MIG-27, SU-17, SU-24, or SU-25 per regiment

c. 1-2 Recon Regiments: 45 MIG-21R, MIG-25R or MIG-31R per regiment

d. 1-2 Transport Helicopter Regiments: 24 MI-6 or MI-26 and 32 MI-8 per regiment

e. 1 General Purpose Helicopter Squadron: 30 MI-8 and MI-2

1985 Campaign - Warsaw Pact Operational Structure


First up is the relationship between HQ GSFG and the two Frontal Headquarters. The Tank and Combined Arms Armies are subordinated to the Front and not GSFG. The allocation of forces also included the incorporation of the NVA units in the Soviet Armies. For this I have split the 10 NVA divisions into two buckets with 4 MRD and 1 TD in each bucket. They are then distributed wider into the Soviet Armies. I have also taken Suvorov's statement about 28th Army HQ being assigned to one of the two fronts. This now gives me:

Northern Front (name TBC) consists of 28th Army and 2 GTA as the two Combined Armies, with 3 Shock Army as the Tank Army.

Southern Front (again name TBC) consists of 1 and 8 GTA as the Combined Armies and 20 Army as the Tank Army.

Each CAA has one TD, 2 Soviet MRDs and two NVA MRDs assigned. Each Tank Army has 3 Soviet TD and 1 NVA TD. A Soviet TD is kept in reserve for each front. Follow on forces will come from NGF with a frontal organisation based in Poland reinforced from Beloyrussia.

My campaign will see the Northern Front operate against NORTHAG. The Tank Army becomes the OMG for ops in NORTHAG rear as opposed to being a formation to lead the intial penetration. It will still feature but only if 28th Army makes the breakthrough. I have allowed a little artistic license in that my model collection is marked up for 12 GTD so I have used that as the TD for the 28th.

My plan now see my Fictious ORBAT for the 28th Army lead the way. 2 GTA will continue its operations on the Northern flank against the Germans and Dutch formations. And I can adjust as necessary.

I have also chosen to create a fictious Air Army to support the Northern Front. It takes just
What I haven't worked out yet is a way for the British and Germans to react. So back to Solo generating with some occasional Military Judgement Panel on what the situation is.

1985 Campaign - NATO Correspondence (1)

O 010600Z AUG 85
FROM SACEUR
TO NORTHAG
CENTAG
INFO AFCENT
AFNORTH
AFSOUTH
NATO S E C R E T
SIC IAA
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD 01 AUG - 06 AUG 85
1. GSFG APPEARS TO BE MAINTAINING A HIGH LEVEL OF READINESS, SINCE THE CONCLUSION OF THE SUMMER EXERCISE PERIOD. LITTLE ACTIVITY HAS BEEN OBSERVED IN THE PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREAS. THE MILITARY MISSIONS HAVE REPORTED AN INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE AND ACTIVE FOLLOWING OF THEIR PATROLS. A LETTER OF COMPLAINT HAS BEEN PASSED TO GSFG.
2. IT IS ASSESSED THAT GSFG CONTINUE TO INLOAD STOCKS, BUT IT IS OUR ASSESSMENT THAT THIS WILL NOT BE COMPLETE BEFORE 10 AUG 85. OUR ASSESSMENT IS BASED ON THE LEVEL OF CONSUMPTION DURING THE FINAL EXERCISE ACTIVITIES.
3. A. IT REMAINS OUR ASSESSMENT THAT 2 GTA WILL BE USED AGAINST THE NORTHERN REGION OF NORTHAG/BALTAP TO SEIZE SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN AND TO SWEEP INTO THE NETHERLANDS POSSSIBLE POSING A THREAT TO NATO REAR AREAS.
B. 3 SA WILL BE USED AGAINST THE MAIN COMBAT AREA OF NORTHAG. THE LACK OF MOTOR RIFLE FORMATIONS IN THIS UNIT WOULD INDICATE THAT IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THIS FORMATION WILL BE USED TO INVEST ANY OF THE LARGE CONURBATIONS IN THE AREA.
C. 8 GTA IS ARRAYED AGAINST CENTAG AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT THIS FORMATION WILL BE DIRECTED AGAINST FRANKFURT.
D. 20 GA REMAINS IN GSFG RESERVE AND IT IS ASSESSED THAT THIS FORMATION WOULD BE DEPLOYED SOME 24 HOURS AFTER THE REST OF GSFG. THIS FORMATION HAS 3 MOTOR RIFLE DIVISIONS AND IT IS ASSESSED THAT THIS FORMATION WOULD BE EMPLOYED AGAINST NORTHAG, PROVIDING 2 GTA AND 3 SA MAKE SUFFICIENT PROGRESS.
4. 16 AIR ARMY IS CONDUCTING REDUCED SORTIES WHICH INDICATE A LEVEL OF MAINTENANCE PRIOR TO CONDUCTING SUSTAINED OPERATIONS.
5. OUR OBSERVATION OF SPECIAL WEAPONS STORAGE FACILITIES DOES NOT REVEAL ANY FORWARD STORAGE OF CHEMICAL OR NUCLEAR MUNITIONS
6. IT REMAINS THE ASSESSMENT THAT THE WP FORCES ARE NOT CAPABLE OF LAUNCHING AN ATTACK DIRECT FROM BARRACKS AND COMBAT INDICATORS REMAIN THAT WE WILL RECEIVE 48 HOURS WARNING OF POSSIBLE OPERATIONS AGAINST US.

1985 Campaign - NATO Correspondence (2)

Z 031800Z AUG 85
FM SACEUR
TO NORTHAG
CENTAG
2 ATAF
INFO AFNORTH
AFSOUTH
BT
NATO S E C R E T
SIC IAA
1. AT 1500Z NATO SCREEN FORCES REPORTED ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES CONSISTENT WITH DISMANTLING PORTIONS OF THE IGB BY E GERMAN BORDER STAFF. AT THE SAME TIME BOTH THE USLM AND BRIXMIX WERE TASKED WITH INVESTIGATING REPORTED MOVEMENT FROM BARRACKS LOCATIONS INTO DECLARED TRAS ADJACENT TO THE BORDER.
2. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT ALL 3 ALLIED MILITARY MISSIONS TEAMS WERE FORCIBLY DETAINED BY E GERMAN POLICE UNITS AS THEY ATTEMPTED TO LEAVE TO INVESTIGATE. THIS BREACH OF PROTOCOL HAS BEEN ELEVATED BY SACEUR TO GENERAL GSFG BUT NO REPLY OR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
3. WITH THESE TWO COMBAT INDICATORS I HAVE DECLARED NATO OPERATIONAL READINESS NO1. ALL ARMY GROUP COMMANDERS ARE TO ORDER THE DEPLOYMENT TO GDP LOCATIONS AND TO BE PREPARED TO CONDUCT DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS RPT DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS AGAINST ANY WP INCURSION OF THE IGB REGION
4. I TRUST IN YOUR CAPABILITY AND WISH YOU ALL WELL IN THE DANGEROUS TIMES AHEAD.

1985 Campaign - NATO Correspondence (3)

Z 031900Z AUG 85
FM SACEUR
TO NORTHAG
2 ATAF
INFO CENTAG
4 ATAF
AFSOUTH
AFNORTH
NATO S E C R E T
IAA
1. WE HAVE BEEN ASSURED BY BOTH NL AND BE THAT THEY WILL HONOUR THEIR NATO ARTICLE V OBLIGATIONS.
2. 1 NL CORPS MOBILISATION CONTINUES AND THE CORPS IS EXPECTED TO BE 90 PERCENT COMBAT EFFECTIVE NLT 041200Z AUG 85.
3. 1 BE CORPS MOBILISATION CONTINUES, HOWEVER THE EARLIEST ELMS OF CORPS TPS AND 16TH BE DIV CAN BE EXPECTED TO REACH THE NORTHAG AREA IS 060001Z AUG 85. 17TH DIV FOLLOWING APPROX 12 HRS BEHIND.

1985 Campaign NATO Correspondence (4)

Z 032330Z AUG 85
FM AFCENT
TO NORTHAG
CENTAG
INFO 2 ATAF
4 ATAF
NATO C O N F I D E N T I A L
SIC IAA
SUBJECT HELSINKI AGREEMENT SHORT NOTICE EXERCISE.
1. HQ GSFG AT ZOSSEN HAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HELSINKI ACCORD ANNOUNCED A NO NOTICE AIR DEFENCE EXERCISE COMMENCING 040030Z AUG 85 AND LASTING FOR 12 HOURS.
2. THE STATED AIM OF THE EXERCISE IS QUOTE AS A RESULT OF THE INCREASED NATO OFFENSIVE PREPARATIONS IT IS ONLY RIGHT THAT THE DEFENSIVE NATURE OF THE WARSAW PACT IS DEMONSTRATED AND THAT WE ARE READY TO REPEL ANY NATO INCURSION OF WARSAW PACT TERRITORY UNQUOTE.
3. MILITARY AIRCRAFT WILL OPERATE ABOVE 22000FT AGL. CIVILIAN AIR TRAFFIC WILL NOT BE DISRUPTED PROVIDING IT CONTINUES TO OPERATE INSIDE THE AUTHORISED AIR CORRIDORS OVER DDR. ALL CIVILIAN AIR TRAFFIC WILL BE DIRECTED TO REMAIN BELOW 20000FT AGL WITH NORMAL IDENTS. THIS INCLUDES ROUTINE AEROFLOT AIRCRAFT TRANSITING FROM WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES INTO THE EEC REGION.
4. NATURE AND NUMBERS OF AIRCRAFT INVOLVED 400+
5. SACEUR COMMENT. IT IS VITAL THAT WE DO NOT INITIATE ANY ENGAGEMENT WHEN RESPONDING TO THIS PROVOCATION. I HAVE ORDERED 2 AND 4 ATAF TO ENSURE A HIGH LEVEL OF READINESS IN OUR FIGHTER DEFENCES. ALL GROUND FORMATIONS ARE TO ENSURE THAT PASSIVE AD MEASURES IN PLACE. OUR GROUND BASED AIR DEFENCE IS NOT RPT NOT TO USE ACTIVE RADAR WITHIN 50KM OF THE IGB WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FIXED NATO HAWK SITES.
6. IN LIGHT OF THE POTENTIAL FOR PRE EMPTIVE ATTACK NBC STATE MEDIUM IS DECLARED ACROSS THE REGION. ARMY GROUP COMMANDERS ARE AUTHORISED TO INCREASE THIS LEVEL OF PREPARATION AS THEY SEE FIT.

1985 Campaign NATO Correspondence (5)

Z 040130Z AUG 85
FM SACEUR
TO NORTHAG
INFO 2 ATAF
CENTAG
4 ATAF
NATO C O N F I D E N T I A L
SIC IAA
SUBJECT 1 BELGIAN CORPS REINFORCEMENT SCHEDULE
1. FOLLOWING INTENSE MOBILISATION BY THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT, WE NOW EXPECT THE DEPLOYMENT OF 1 BE CORPS ELEMENTS TO BE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.
2. WE EXPECT 1 BE CORPS TROOPS AND 16 DIVISION (COMPLETE) TO REACH THE AREA BY 041200Z IT IS EXPECTED THAT THESE UNITS ARE HEAVILY FATIGUED FROM THE ROAD MARCH AND MAY RPT MAY REQUIRE REST BEFORE COMMITMENT.
3. THE REMAINDER OF THE CORPS IS NOT EXPECTED TO ARRIVE BEFORE 051200Z.
4. NORTHAG AND CENTAG ARE REMINDED OF THE REQUIREMENT TO RELEASE ELMS OF III GE CORPS BACK TO CENTAG AS SOON AS BELGIAN UNITS CAN TAKE THEIR PLACE IN THE LINE.
5. SACEUR SENDS REGARDS

1985 Campaign - NATO Correspondence (6)

Z 040200Z AUG 85
FM SACEUR
TO NORTHAG
2 ATAF
INFO CENTAG
4 ATAF
N A T O C O N F I D E N T I A L
SIC IAA
1. WP ELMS CROSSED THE IGB IN THE NORTHERN REGION AT 0155Z THIS MORNING AT 3 POINTS ON A TWO DIVISIONAL AXIS. IT IS ASSESSED THAT THIS IS THE START OF THE WP GROUND OFFENSIVE AND ROE BRAVO IS NOW IN FORCE.
2. THE 2ND ECHELEON OF 3 SHOCK ARMY HAS NOT YET BEEN IDENTIFIED.
ELMS OF 20 GA HAVE BEEN OBSERVED MOVING TOWARDS THE WESTERN BORDER OF THE DDR AND MAY BE COMMITTED IN THE NORTH IS 3 SA OFFENSIVE SHOWS SIGN OF DEVELOPING WELL.
3. FOR COMTWOATAF AND COMFOURATAF OFFENSIVE AIR MAY NOW CROSS THE IGB IF TARGETS PRESENT THEMSELVES
4. GENTLEMEN IT IS TIME TO HUNT BEAR
 

1985 Campaign - NATO Peace Time Locations

The BAOR game provides a great deal of information regarding the PTL of the NATO forces.  I have updated this using the BAOR 1984 ORBAT data as well as indicating where the Belgian reinforcements are expected to arrive.


The boundary lines are my interpretation and is centred around 1 Br Corps with the flanks of 1 Be and I Ge corps.

1985 Campaign - 2 ATAF ORBAT



2nd Allied Tactical Air Force (2 ATAF)

Belgian

1 Escadrille (3 Wing) Mirage 5BA (24)

2 Escadrille (2 Wing) Mirage 5BA (24)

8 Escadrille (3 Wing) Mirage 5BA & 5BD (36)

23 Escadrille (10 Wing) F-16A (24)

31 Escadrille (10 Wing) Mirage 5BA (24)

42 Escadrille (2 Wing) Mirage 5BR (22)

349 Escadrille (1 Wing) F-16A (24)

350 Escadrille (1 Wing) F-16A (24)

7 Escadrille (U/I) Alpha Jet A (16)

11 Escadrille (U/I) Alpha Jet A (16)

Dutch

306 Squadron RF-104G (24)

311 Squadron F-16A (24)

312 Squadron F-104G (24)

313 Squadron NF-5A & B (24)

314 Squadron NF-5A (24)

315 Squadron NF-5A (24)

316 Squadron NF-5A (24)

322 Squadron F-16A (24)

323 Squadron F-16A (24)


LUFTWAFFE

311. Staffel (JaboG 31) Tornado IDS (24)

312. Staffel (JaboG 31) Tornado IDS (24)

361. Staffel (JaboG 36) F-4F (24)

362. Staffel (JaboG 36) F-4F (24)

431. Staffel (JaboG 43) Alpha Jet A (24)

432. Staffel (JaboG 43) Alpha Jet A (24)

U/I. Staffel (JG 71) F-4F (36)

U/I. Staffel (AG 52) RF-4 (? Poss 36)


RAF (G)

No.2 Squadron Jaguar GR Mk 1 & Mk 1/A

No.14 Squadron Jaguar GR Mk 1

No.3 Squadron Harrier GR Mk 3 (18)

No.4 Squadron Harrier GR Mk 3 (18)

No.15 Squadron Tornado GR Mk 1

No.16 Squadron Tornado GR Mk 1

No.17 Squadron Tornado GR Mk 1

No.20 Squadron Tornado GR Mk 1

No.31 Squadron Tornado GR Mk 1

No.19 Squadron Phantom FGR Mk 2

No.92 Squadron Phantom FGR Mk 2

No.18 Squadron Chinook HC Mk 1

No. 230 Squadron Puma HC Mk 1


USAFE

1st TRS (10th TRW) RF-4C

32nd TFS F-15C

55th TFS (20th TFW) F-111E

77th TFS (20th TFW) F-111E

79th TFS (20th TFW) F-111E

Det. 3 (81st TFW) A-10A

Det. 4 (81st TFW) A-10A


1985 Campaign - 1 Be Corps ORBAT


1 Be Corps

Corps Troops - Expected 060001Z AUG 85 UNLESS NOTED BELOW
20A SP Arty Bn
2nd JtP Armd Recce Bn (MBT)
72A Towed Arty Bn Expected 080001Z AUG 85

16th Division - All elms expected 060001Z AUG 85
6A SP Arty Bn

4th Mech Bde - All elms expected 060001Z AUG 85
2A SP Arty Bn
5 Lg Mech Inf Bn
1 Gr Mech Inf Bn
4 Ln Armd Bn (Leopard 1)
AT Bn

17th Armd Bde - All elms expected 060001Z AUG 85
19A SP Arty Bn
1 WR Mech Inf Bn
2 Cy Mech Inf Bn
1 Gd Armd Bn (Leopard 1)
2 Gd Armd Bn (Leopard 1)
AT Bn

1st Division
17A SP Arty Bn - Expected 080001Z AUG 85

1st Mech Bde - Expected 080001Z AUG 85 UNLESS NOTED BELOW
18A SP Arty Bn - Expected 081200Z AUG 85
1 Kar Mech Inf Bn
9 Bev Mech Inf Bn
2 Ln Armd Bn
AT Bn

7th Mech Bde - Expected 080001Z AUG 85 UNLESS NOTED BELOW
1A SP Arty Bn - Expected 081200Z AUG 85
1 CA Mech Inf Bn - Expected 081200Z AUG 85
12 Lg Mech Inf Bn
1 Ln Armd Bn
AT Bn

1985 Campaign - I Ge Corps ORBAT

I Ge Corps


Corps Troops
130 Engineer Bn
11/1 Arty Bn (FH70)
12/1 LARS Bn

1st Panzer Grenadier Division
1st Pz Recce Bn

1st Pz Gren Bde
• Recce Coy
• AT Coy
• Engr Coy
• 11/1 Pz Gren Bn
• 12/1 Pz Gren Bn
• 13/1 Pz Gren Bn
• 14/1 Pz Bn (Leopard 1A4)
• 15/1 SP Arty Bn

2nd Pz Gren Bde
Recce Coy
AT Coy
Engr Coy
21/1 Pz Gren Bn
22/1 Pz Gren Bn
23/1 Pz Gren Bn
24/1 Pz Bn (Leopard II (1982))
25/1 SP Arty Bn

7th Panzer Division
7th Pz Recce Bn

21st Pz Bde
Recce Coy
AT Coy
Engr Coy
211/7 Pz Gren Bn
212/7 Pz Bn (Leopard II)
213/7 Pz Bn (Leopard II)
214/7 Pz Bn (Leopard II) (Mixed Bn)
215/7 SP Arty Bn

11th Panzer Grenadier Division
33rd Pz Bde
Recce Coy
AT Coy
Engr Coy
331/11 Pz Gren Bn Misnumbered, 331 should be Pz Bn based in Celle -
332/11 Pz Bn (Leopard II) Misnumbered, 332 should be Pz Gr Bn based at Wesendorf -
333/11 Pz Bn (Leopard II)
334/11 Pz Bn (Leopard II)
335/11 SP Arty Bn

Leopard II allocation is based on the following:
Panzer Divisions received first hence 21st Pz Bde
Personal recollection that 333 Pz Bn/11 Pz had Leopard II in 1984 (I may be wrong)

1985 Campaign - 1 Br Corps ORBAT


1st Br Corps

Corps Recce (+ 664 Sqn AAC)
• 9/12 Lancers, Wulfenbuttel
• 13/18 Hussars, Herford

Corps Arty Bde
• 5 Hvy (12 M107)
• 32 Hvy (12 M107)
• 39 Hvy (12 M110)

Air Defence

• 12 AD Regt
 22 AD Regt

Corps Engr
• 32 Armd Engr Regt
• 28 Amph Engr Regt

 23 Engr Regt
 25 Engr Regt

1st Armd Div, Verden
• 1 Regiment RHA, Hohne (Abbott)
• 4 Field Regiment RA, Osnabruck (M109)
• 45 Field Regiment RA, Hohne (M109)
• 21 Engineer Regiment, Nienburg
• 1 Regiment AAC, Hildesheim


7 Armoured brigade, Soltau
• 3 Queens Regiment, Fallingbostel
• Royal Hussars, Fallingbostel (Chall 1)
• 2 Royal Tank Regiment, Fallingbostel (Chall 1)


12 Armoured Brigade, Osnabruck
• 1 Green Howards
• 1 Irish Rangers
• 4 Royal Tank Regiment


22 Armoured Brigade, Hohne
• 1 Welsh Guards
• 3 Royal Green Jackets, Celle
• Queens Own Hussars
• 1 Royal Tank Regiment, Hildesheim


4th Armd Div (Herford)
• 3 Regiment RHA, Paderborn (Abbott)
• 27 Field Regiment, Lippstadt (M109)
• 47 Field Regiment, Gutersloh (Abbott)
• 35 Engineer Regiment, Hameln
• 4 Regiment AAC, Detmold


11 Armoured Brigade, Minden
• 2 Royal Anglian Regiment
• 2 Royal Green Jackets
• 3 Royal Tank Regiment, Paderborn


20 Armoured Brigade, Detmold
• 1 Royal Regiment of Wales, Lemgo
• Blues & Royals (RHG/D),
• 4/7 Dragoon Guards


33 Armoured Brigade, Paderborn
• 1 Queens Lancashire Regiment
• 1 Royal Scots, Werl
• Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Sennelager


3rd Armd Div (Soest/Korbecke)
• 2 Field Regiment RA, Dortmund (Abbott)
• 19 Field Regiment RA, Dortmund (M109)

• 40 Regiment RA (UK Reinforcement - FH70)
• 26 Engineer Regiment, Iserlohn
• 3 Regiment AAC, Soest


Queens Dragoon Guards (UK Reinforcement - Armd Recce Regt (Tracked UK)

4 Armoured Brigade, Munster
• 1 Irish Guards
• Queens Royal Irish Hussars
• 17/21 Lancers


6 Airmobile Brigade, Soest
• 1 Gordon Highlanders, Hemer
• 2 Light Infantry, Hemer


19 Infantry Brigade (UK Reinforcement)
• 1 Kings Own Scottish Borderers (Saxon)
• 3 Royal Anglian (Saxon)
• 1 Staffordshire Regiment (Saxon)