When you (Montanari) say that a total of 56 x 47/32 is given for the Divisione; are you refering to the actual number of guns present at a given time, or a theoretical quantity in an organisational structure written on paper?
it was the theoretical structure. It was for all divisione fanteria, not just Brescia. Like all Italian TO&E structures, it was never achieved.
So the Regimental Btg's were supposed to have 2 AT companies and the Divisional have 3 AT co's ?
The design was one compagnia c.c. per btg. fanteria, one compagnia per regimental btg. di acc. (total of six cp. between the two regiments); one compagnia c.c in the divisionale btg. di acc.
I started to research the unit structures in A.S. At the start of the war, the divisions were organized as divisione A.S. In 1941 they start to reorganized based on wartime experience. The following units were planned based on the new organizations:
Divione corazzata: Ariete,
Divisone motorizzata: Pavia, Bologna, Trento, Trieste, Savona, Brescia, and Piave.
Divisione occupazione: Sabratha, Pistola. There was discussion of creating additional divisions using Guardia alla Frontiera units.
As you can see, Brescia was programmed as a divisione motorizzata. Hence the two battalion structure with the third battalionas as a btg. di acc. Becuase of Crusader and the general lack of equipment, this reorganization was never completed. However, Brescia was quickly converted to a divisione fanteria fanteria tipo A.S. 42 because it alreaduy had begun the change based on the 1941 design.
The source for this is La prima controffensiva Italo-Tedesca
pages159-162; Le operazione in Africa settentrionale
Vol. II Tobruk page 262-4.
btg. sciatori Alpini « Monte Cervino » (reenacted)
19° reggimento fanteria « Brescia » (reenacted)