order of battle


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order of battle

n. pl. orders of battle
1. The identification, command structure, strength, and disposition of personnel, equipment, and units of an armed force.
2. In classical and preindustrial warfare, the scheme and sequence in which units arrived and deployed on the battlefield.

order of battle

The identification, strength, command structure, and disposition of the personnel, units, and equipment of any military force. Also called OB; OOB.
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In that grand order of battle in which Captain Ahab would probably marshal his forces to descend on the whales, these three headsmen were as captains of companies.
The order of battle on the morrow was to be that of the positions taken in the evening.
Everything had been previously arranged, and, as the red-coated drummer continued to roll out his clattering notes, some five-and-twenty privates appeared in the ranks, and arranged themselves in the order of battle.
Clopin Trouillefou, on arriving in front of the lofty portal of Notre-Dame had, in fact, ranged his troops in order of battle. Although he expected no resistance, he wished, like a prudent general, to preserve an order which would permit him to face, at need, a sudden attack of the watch or the police.
The high points of the anniversary was the Order of Battle (ORBAT) Flypast /Aerial Display in five formations.
* During the development of the virtual scenario on iLOD, the intelligence planning team did not provide adequate time to communicate requirements and construct the enemy order of battle to IEWTPT (1).
According to the prestigious Brown University the cost to the US (as of March 2013) is $2.2 Trillion - including re-equipping and training the Iraqi army - many of whose personnel and much of its equipment is now in the Islamic-State order of battle.
e 3rd Battalion is being cut from the order of battle leaving just 2 Battalions in the Regiment.
He said that Armoured corps maintains number of legendary units on its order of battle, who earned gallantry awards and accolades because of their successful operations in past wars.
In addition, the report examines country's current and future defence procurement trends, and details the order of battle across its armed forces.
The Army of the Potomac; order of battle, 1861-1865, with commanders, strengths, losses and more.
[USPRwire, Tue Aug 20 2013] The report analyses the trends occurring in the country's current and future defence procurement, and the order of battle across its armed forces.

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