franco wrote:sepheronx wrote:franco wrote:sepheronx wrote:franco wrote:Arkanghelsk wrote: The reason 70k troops is enough right now is that the artillery of 80 BTG is huge
Artillery assets attached to BTG are 3 to 1 in terms of ratio to manpower
NOTE: You keep talking about 70,000 men. Obviously you are taking 800 or 900 men per BTG and multiplying by 80 or 90 BTG's. In reality a BTG would range from 600 - 900 depending on type plus each BTG would require another 1,000 plus troops in support. So 90 BTG's would actually be closer to 180,000 plus.
Seeing as how you are telling us about Ukrainian victories, I am assuming Russia doesn't have that many troops in or they wouldn't be losing positions in Kharkov.
Your quote post is confusing, believe you are inquiring about this (Kharkov Counteroffensive by the Ukrainian Forces—Rybar SitRep, as of 19:00, May 6, 2022)
The article seems pretty self explanatory however is missing these two points:
1- action around Kharkov is a diversion like Kiev was.
2- the main importance to the action around Kharkov is the protection of the railway line crossing from Belgorod into Vovchans'k, which is the Russian main supply line into Izham and northern Luhansk. The Ukrainians are defending Kharkov with 2 regular army brigades, 2 national guard brigades and 2 territorial defense brigades plus don't have a lot of offensive capabilities.
For those of us unaware of the structure of said brigades, how many men ukies have in Kharkov.
Hard really to say depending on support units and attrition to the forces. It was claimed early in the fighting to be around 30,000.
Ever so more important to cauldron the area. Can't let them resupply.