Domen, in 1939 no Gruppenführer, no Zugführer, no Kompanieführer in an infantry regiment had a MPi. by Peter K » 16 Feb 2011, 00:40, Post The field equipment of the German Army in World War II was closely related to that used throughout World War I and earlier, yet it was of relatively light weight, ruggedly constructed, well designed, functional, and generally of a high quality, though this deteriorated in the later war years. by Peter K » 15 Feb 2011, 11:30, Post A German infantry regiment of I. Welle Inf.Div. The army was led by the Army High Command Oberkommando des Heeres – OKH for short – with its general staff. A German infantry regiment of I. Welle Inf.Div. Originally formed as the beginning of Germany's first wave of rearmament, the division was first given the title of Artillerieführer I and only later called Wehrgauleitung Königsberg. And I see now that it wasn´t worth the time to type. Well I just came here to correct this but I see you already replied. Marinesturmkompanie was organized & equipped "as normal infantry company" and according to this instruction from 1938 - and it is known that the 3. For the Polish Campaign the OKW created two army groups (deployment see map further down): Army Group North (divided into two armies each of three corps) consisted of one panzer division, one mixed Army/SS panzer division, two motorized divisions, 16 infantry divisions and a cavalry brigade. The continuous trench line, reminiscent of World War I, is a textbook example of the defences recommended in Infantry Training (1937); such elaboration would be Company HQ: Captain/Company Commander (P38 Pistol) NCO/Company Sergeant (K89k Rifle) Pvt/Groom (K89k Rifle) 5 x Privates (K89k Rifles) 4 x Pvts/Messengers (K89k Rifles) Transport; See more ideas about World war two, Wwii, World war ii. Approximate organization strength of the major types of the German Army divisions in 1939: Inventory of armored fighting vehicles on September 1, 1939: German Forces total: This is an apolitical forum for discussions on the Axis nations and related topics hosted by the Axis History Factbook in cooperation with Christian Ankerstjerne’s Panzerworld and Christoph Awender's WW2 day by day. of 22. ... 3 Battalions of German infantry move in to assaultt a city sector. Schematic layout of the German Wehrmacht from September 1, 1939: [amazon_link asins=’1539520633,1841764086,1941656188′ template=’ProductGrid’ store=’wwto-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’85916d93-03f9-11e7-b9fc-d58a03a56cc9′]. 'defence force') was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. ... 0&t=102394, http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rz%C4%85%C5%9Bno, http://www.historic.de/Militar/22.%20ID ... fPolen.htm. The large command unit size was indicative of the German Army’s top heavy command structure for much of the war. 'Army') was the land forces component of the Wehrmacht, the regular German Armed Forces, from 1935 until it ceased to exist in 1945 and then formally dissolved in August 1946. The Infantry division in 1939-41 averaged 16,860 men. by Peter K » 15 Feb 2011, 03:13, Post The infantry company and battalion trains are merged to a supply platoon on a battalion level. by Christoph Awender » 16 Feb 2011, 00:50, Post In 1941 German army was at the peak of its power. Date Released: 2014: Contents: 24 figures: Poses: 8 poses: Material: Plastic (Fairly Soft) Colours: Grey: Average Height: 23 mm (= 1.66 m) Review. by Christoph Awender » 16 Feb 2011, 01:15, Post Post On mobilization there were 51 active divisions: 39 infantry divisions (including four motorized), 5 panzer divisions (plus a panzer brigade), 4 light divisions and 3 mountain divisions. Marinesturmkompanie had got SMGs): I think the overall problem with what you are looking for won't be the KStN's but what actually "what was there" when they marched into Poland, so the difference between "Soll" and "Ist". either the photo shows a member of the Aufkl.Abt. German Orders of Battle for September 1, 1939. did not fight in Poland. This was one of the tactical conclusions of the campaign in Poland. 1/76 PEGASUS HOBBIES - GERMAN ARMY INFANTRY 1939 (Images and Reveiw) Posted by Panzer_Grenadire on Saturday, February 17, 2007 4:15 PM This is the newest set from Pegasus Hobbies, manufactured in 2007 and due to this fact, I have posted along with the common pictures of the soldiers as well the art box and sprues of the set. It was the qualitative superiority of the German infantry divisions and the number of their armoured divisions that made the difference in 1939. 4,093 planes (inc. 1,176 bombers, 1,179 fighters, 335 dive-bombers) What about that Russian publication which says that several regiments were issued 100 SMGs each? Hosted by Christoph Awender. Aufkl.Abt. by Ypenburg » 15 Feb 2011, 01:56, Post Fire support for the assault is provided by a 150mm Infantry Gun battery, and an MG34 company in Sustained Fire role. German Army. Required fields are marked *. German Infantry Company - 1939-1942 Company HQ: The Command Squad was normally led by a Captain, although the fluid nature of German Command structure means the company commander may be of greater or lesser rank. Learn how your comment data is processed. Two of XVII Army Corp’s infantry divisions were Slovak, while attached to XIII Army Corps was the motorized SS infantry regiment Leibstandarte (Bodyguard Regiment) Adolf Hitler. My name is Norman 'Kretaner' and since my childhood I am interested in history and strategy games. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. German Infantry 1939 Regiment of the Day. The unit's Prussian heritage is represented by the … These names were an effort to cover Germany's expansion of infantry divisions from seven to twenty-one. The Wehrmacht (German pronunciation: [ˈveːɐ̯maxt] (), lit. 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte-SS-Adolf Hitler, 9th SS Hohenstaufen from Arnhem to the end, Finnish Armed Forces in the Winter War 1939-40, German Orders of Battle – Battle of France, German Orders of Battle – Kursk July 1943, German Orders of Battle – Operation Barbarossa, German Orders of Battle at the armistice with France, German Orders of Battle for the campaign in the West, May 1940, Luftwaffe and German Airborne Forces May 1940, Luftwaffe Orders of Battle September 1942, Luftwaffe Orders of Battle September 2, 1939. There were basically 2 Panzergrenadier Division layouts in World War 2 the Pan… Download books for free. The remaining 5600 were assigned to supply, recon, engineering, anti-tank, signaling and staff units. In this video I will cover a German Panzergrenadier-Division setup and also its precursor the Motorized Infantry Division from 1939. in 1939 had got 3106 men, 2260 rifles, 845 pistols, 42 HMG, 88 LMG, 27 light mortars, 18 heavy mortars, 24 light and 8 heavy infantry guns, 12 AT guns. SCHÜTZENKOMPANIE 1939-40. by Peter K » 15 Feb 2011, 12:46, Post Soldiers of the 291st Infantry Division in Russia, June 1941 (Photo: Bundesarchiv) During World War Two the German Army and the Waffen-SS (the military branch of the SS) raised a total of 330 infantry divisions and around 40 panzer (armored) divisions. Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. by Peter K » 16 Feb 2011, 01:18, Return to “Heer, Waffen-SS & Fallschirmjäger”. All you need to build a 3 platoon company (including company HQ). The following figures and statistics are only a general guide as they do vary depending on the source used! Well, these numbers (from that Russian book - SMGs in inventory of the Wehrmacht on 01.09.1939): There are some photos of German infantry in Poland in 1939, which show SMGs: - 30.ID (1e Welle) reports a totall of 110 Mp's and 27 Pz.B.on 15.4.1940 (Soll = 432/81), Infanterieregiment 3.Welle: 111/7/565/2854. The pre-war German Motorised Infantry Division was built around three Infantry Regiments, each with three Infantry Battalions, an Infantry Gun Company and an Infantry Anti-tank Company. and Inf.Div.(mot.) The Infanterie-Regiment of the Infanterie-Division consisted of three battalions with four companies each, three of which were rifle companies plus one machine gun company. The division was formed in October 1936 with men from Kaiserslautern, and consisted largely of Bavarian Palatinates. Thanks a lot Christoph, this was what I was looking for! mobilization orders, strength reports, diaries show anything about issuing extra MPis more than issued in the orders. The British Infantry Battalion, 1939 to 1940 In early 1940 the British Army sent the bulk of its recently mobilised units to France following the declaration of war against Germany. Infantry Division (3rd Wave) In accordance with the 1939/40 Mobilization Plan. I'm in the fortunate position to combine all my interests with my work and to live on a place of my choice, on Crete. The Infantry Battalion existed in two forms. NOTE: VISITING THIS SITE WITH ENABLED AD BLOCKERS IS PROHIBITED ! Subscribe to our newsletter with the latest reports from the war diaries and about World War I & II. 2 old battleships, 2 battlecruisers, 3 pocket battleships, 8 cruisers, 22 destroyers, 56 submarines. (Preussisches) Infanterie-Regiment of the 1.Division of the Reichswehr and originally consisted of recruits from East Prussia. This was made up of the following: ♦ Infantry Divisions 1939-45 ♦ The German Army in World War II . On September 1st, 1939, two Wehrmacht army groups invaded Poland, thus starting World War II. Note that the word Panzergrenadier literally translated is “tank grenadier”, but the correct term nowadays is mechanized infantry or even armored infantry, but in World War 2 most Panzergrenadiers were actually motorized infantry. Your email address will not be published. Your email address will not be published. Luftlande Inf.Div. All information, figures, specifications and statistics used here had been compiled from a variety of sources and the large, over decades collected, library of the author about military history, WW2 and weapons. Company sized 15mm Early War German Infantry 1939-42 box set. In 1939 the GermanReich was divided into thirteen geographical military districts, each of which provided the pe… Militia Engineer Company Militia Infantry Gun Company Infantry Antitank Company (mot) Light Infantry Column Headquarters, Infantry Battalion (East Prussia) Militia Mixed Rifle Company Unit Numbering of the 3. German Infantry. Resin. Orders of Battle, strength of the Army divisions and tank inventory of the Wehrmacht at time of campaign in Poland. in 1939 had got 3106 men, 2260 rifles, 845 pistols, 42 HMG, 88 LMG, 27 light mortars, 18 heavy mortars, 24 light and 8 heavy infantry guns, 12 AT guns. A fresh thing and a point of attraction is the package FtF uses to trade their sets, a sealed transparent plastic-bag holding together a magazine and the box, this modality becoming the standard of the company. The division's infantry regiments were built up from the 1. Wehrmacht was the name used by the German army during the war on all European and North African fronts for almost 6 years, from 1939 to 1945. The German Army (German: Heer, German: (), lit. They took with them the larger part of the Army's motorised transport, infantry and … of all German armed forces. Army Group South (10 corps in three armies) consisted of four panzer divisions, four light, 21 infantry and three mountain divisions. or think when you see ONE photo with a MPi you proof something. The Plastic Soldier Company's new 15mm Early War German Infantry are put on parade: http://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/ German Infantry Regiment, 1939. by Christoph Awender » 15 Feb 2011, 10:19, Post Complete descriptions of the various German Infantry Battalions discussed here are available in PDF files accessible from the ... 1939 a revised organization was introduced that, subject to a number of important ... and an Infantry Anti -tank Company. Well, Domen.. Made in Russia. All figures are supplied unpainted (Numbers of each pose in brackets) Stats. by Peter K » 15 Feb 2011, 14:02, Post It is from 1938 that's why I suppose it may contain some changes compared to German KStNs from 1937 (one Polish source claims that 3. COMPANY & BATTALION France, 1939: men of the Royal Warwickshires are posed manning a camouflaged front line trench, bayonets fixed, while the company commander prepares a message. Impossible. Jun 19, 2020 - Explore Scott Slaten's board "1939-1945: GERMAN INFANTRY UNITS", followed by 536 people on Pinterest. See also: Germany Army Unit Organization 1939-41. 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Infantry Platoon 3 x Infantry Infantry Support Platoon 1 x 50mm Mortar (3) MG Platoon 3 x MMG Mortar Platoon 3 x 81mm Mortar (2), 3 x Wagon* Infantry Company 3 x Infantry Platoon, 1 x Infantry Support Platoon, 1 x Inf. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. The only elements of this division which fought in Poland were Inf.Rgt.16, 4./Art.Rgt.22, parts of the San.Staffel and parts of the Nachschub.Kp. Contains: 138 figures, including 3 x 50mm mortar teams and 3 x anti tank rifle teams. Infantry divisions of Wehrmacht were prepared to accomplish any task. When Germany mobilized, the system was rapidly expanded to include 16 reserve, 21 territorial (Landwehr) and 14 training divisions (Ergänzungsdivisionen). In March 1939, theWehrmacht Supreme Command Oberkommando der Wehrmacht – or OKW for short – was founded to control the operations of the German armed forces. In 1939 Germany was divided into 13 geographical districts known as ‘Wehrkreise’, each of which was a depot for a number of divisions … by Christoph Awender » 16 Feb 2011, 00:15, Post Founded in 1999. 3,706,104 men (103 divisions), 3,478 tanks, over 7,000 guns by Ypenburg » 15 Feb 2011, 11:52, Post It was the ruthless efficiency of these troops that enabled the achievements of German army at the beginning of World War II. The German Orders of Battle at the time of the campaign in Poland and the resulting outbreak of World War 2. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site! I just gave you the numbers and orders from original german documents. There were just 3 MPi issued for the Aufkl.Abt.(tmot). and Inf.Div.(mot.) Find books GERMAN INFANTRY BATTALION (1939 - 1940) Cohesion: 13 - 18 Sample file. 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