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Russian Rifle Brigades?


DixieDivision1418

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DixieDivision1418

In looking at the Russian orders of battle, I've seen several "rifle brigades" attached at the army level. I was struck by this, and wondered just what these units were and what they did. What was it that made "rifle" troops? Were they similar to jägers or other light troops?

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James A Pratt III

A Russian rifle brigade was a economy of force unit for tasks that did not require a division.  The Brigade consisted of 4 regiments each with two battalions and a artillery battalion

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