Panzer Lehr Panzergrenadier Company HQ (Late War)
The 130. Panzer Lehr division was a relatively new formation when it went into action in Normandy. It was, however, comprised of some of the most experienced and well-trained troops that the Heer (Army) had to offer.
They were created on 30 December 1943 from a cadre of veteran instructors from the various tank training schools. In these schools they had been passing on the skills and techniques acquired from extensive combat experience on the eastern front against the Soviets.
The creation of the division was the brainchild of the inspector of the Panzer troops, Generaloberst Heinz Guderian. The ‘Lehr’ in their title indicates their elite status as a demonstration division, the ideal all Panzerdivisions should strive for. They were supplied with the latest equipment, uniforms and were a thoroughly drilled and disciplined unit. All of the Panzergrenadiers were armoured in Sd Kfz 251 half-tracks. They were commanded by one of Guderian’s most trusted subordinates, Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein.
In Flames Of War
The pack provides all the infantry teams you need to field a Panzer Lehr Panzergrenadier Company HQ. Includes are a Company Command SMG team, 2iC Command SMG team, and two optional Panzerschreck teams on medium bases. Just add 2 or 3 Sd Kfz 251/1 D half-tracks (GE241) and they are ready to lead your company.
Your Company HQ provides vital flexibility in a German force. Your 2iC Command SMG team can lead a Kampfgruppe made up of sections and squads from your Combat and Weapons Platoons. You can also allocate your Panzerschreck teams to your Panzergrenadier Combat Platoons as Combat Attachments.