Will we be able to field company-sized or oversized platoon elements on the battlefield at the same time?
Let's say I cut out the mumbo jumbo like the horse-drawn platoon supplies and their management.
For the Germans it was a medical sergeant at company level and a medic in each platoon. Let's cut them out since there's no medic system.
Here's a standard British Army Infantry Rifle Company from '43 - '45
Company HQ (2 Officers, 14 men) * each Company HQ reduced by 2 men, November 1944
Three Rifle Platoons, each comprised of;
Platoon HQ (1 Officer, 3 men)
Light Mortar Section (3 men)
Three Rifle Sections, each comprised of 10 men
Now for a Heer Grenadier Kompanie
Company HQ (1 Officer, 1 NCO, 7 Men)
Three Platoons, the first led by an Officer and the 2nd and 3rd led by a SNCO comprised of;
Platoon HQ (1 Officer/SNCO, 2 Men)
Three Sections, each comprised of (1 NCO, 8 Men)
Heavy MG Section (3 NCOs, 12 Men, with 2 HMGs)
So that's 127 men for a British Rifle Company (37 per Platoon) and 114 men for a German Schützenkompanie (30 per Platoon).
Given the possibility of armor on the field, the manpower numbers drop, but is due to everyone being motorized. Let's say we wanted to field a full German platoon with a full StuG platoon ( http://www.wwiidayby...tn4461jun44.htm ). This would be 3 StuGs fully crewed with 4 men with a total of 42 men on Axis with such a loadout. Usually there are components that fall outside of the regular platoon, such as mortars, anti-tank guns, tank hunters, and snipers. So let's bump the Axis team to 50 men.
Well, with even numbers, the server would have to be able to host and play with 100 players. Is this feasible with EU4 and FE? My heart won't be broken if not - it's plain and simple curiosity.