Order of battle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Order of battle (Mil) the particular disposition given to the troops of an army on the field of battle.
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Quotations

  • Norman Schwarzkopf
    Norman Schwarzkopf
    “It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”

Usage

In literature:

They drew up in order of battle.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
After this they mounted again, and placed themselves in order of battle.
"The Book of Romance" by Various
L. Read Carlyle's account of the battle of Leuthen, and learn Freidrich's 'oblique order.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Beurnonville, when his telescope showed him a regular army in order of battle, took alarm and fell back, thinking it must be Brunswick.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The Federal general attributed the loss of that battle in a great degree to Stoneman's failure to carry out the spirit of his orders.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
Transition from the relations of advance (or rear) guard and main body to the order these assume on the battle-field.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
In this order of Battle they came forward.
"An Impartial Narrative of the Most Important Engagements Which Took Place Between His Majesty's Forces and the Rebels, During the Irish Rebellion, 1798." by John Jones
Both sides immediately marshaled their troops in order of battle.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
He was present at the battle of Sluys in 1359, and had conferred upon him the Order of the Garter.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
Hanged by order of King Louis of Hungary, after her defeat in battle, July, 1381.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
General Joffre has made no objection to the publication of his orders in detail from that date, August 25, 1914, down to the Battle of the Marne.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
We moved back in line of battle in excellent order and quite leisurely, having no opposition and, so far as we knew, no troops following us.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
No orders to advance came, nor was any brigade line of battle formed.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
With this view he halted his troops, and drew them up hastily in order of battle.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846" by Various
The order of encampment is the order of battle.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Gen. Lyon, who had watched every phase of the battle closely, ordered Capt.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
We had not long to wait the order of battle.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Clean out that nest of thieves before they remove any more ore. Order out full battle gear.
"Feline Red" by Robert Sampson
Only those who have received such orders on the field of battle can realise what it feels like.
"On the right of the British line" by Gilbert Nobbs
If the business were the ordering of a battle, I should know better what I was about.
"Specimens of German Romance" by Carl Franz van der Velde
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In news:

The Turkish cavalry seemed to be everywhere at once as the Norman Crusader commander, Bohemond of Taranto, tried to form his disorganized and surprised troops into battle order.
Confessed serial killer Reinaldo Rivera has another chance to continue his appeal of habeas corpus as lawyers on both sides of the death penalty case continue to battle over a court-ordered mental evaluation.
Lebanese army troops enter Bab al-Tebbaneh, one of two rival neighbourhoods in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, on May 15, 2012 to order battling gunmen off the streets.
Order of Battle in Kashmir.
In general, they preferred action to reflection, the heat of spiritual battle to the life of the mind, spontaneity to order.
Apple has accused Samsung of only "partially" complying with an order to produce source code in the companies' ongoing patent battle.
Shortly after hearing of EMI's cease-and-desist order, Downhill Battle announced that Feb 24 would be "Grey Tuesday".
Michael Hensley ordered a sniper under his command named Evan Vela to kill a man on the field of battle.
Huge Inauguration Day map shows military order of battle .
Huge Inauguration Day map shows military order of battle.
Huge Inauguration Day map shows military order of battle.
After a Freedom of Information court battle with the New Brunswick, N.J. Police, a court ordered the department to release audio tapes the AP had reported on earlier.
Macbeth 's final confrontation with Macduff (Michael James Reed), whose wife and children have been snuffed out on Macbeth 's orders, is a framed not as a battle between right and wrong but solely as a matter of personal vendetta.
Battling stage 4 kidney cancer, 23-year-old Laura Stallings made the decision to skip chemotherapy in order to attend Atlanta Brave Chipper Jones' last home game of the regular season.
Nike Inc has won a court order blocking rival Reebok International Ltd from selling New York Jets apparel bearing the name of the popular quarterback Tim Tebow, in a battle over licensing rights.
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In science:

Thus the value of µ/N relative to σ determines the outcome of the battle between order (imitation process) and disorder, and the development of a bubble.
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
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