order of battleorder of battle
pl. orders of battle
a tabular analysis of the units, commanding officers, weaponry, etc. of a particular army, naval force, etc.; often, specif., such an analysis for a particular battle or campaign
order of battle
nounpl. orders of battle
- The identification, command structure, strength, and disposition of personnel, equipment, and units of an armed force.
- In classical and preindustrial warfare, the scheme and sequence in which units arrived and deployed on the battlefield.