The Panzergrenadier regiments are the assault infantry of the German armoured divisions and the armoured (Gepanzert) Panzergrenadiers are the hard spearhead of any infantry assault. They are noted for their speed, mobility, and great firepower. Because they’re part of a Panzerdivision they cooperate closely with the tanks of the Panzer regiment.
Armed with two MG-42 machine-guns for each squad the Panzergrenadier Platoon can unleash a substantial volume of firepower.
They do not fight according to linear and frontal principles, like the Grenadiers, but try and force their way through the lines into the rear of the enemy positions. The Panzergrenadiers are at their best when they put their mobility and firepower to use in combined operations with the Panzers.
Panzergrenadiers will often precede the Panzers in an assault; attempting to create situations their highly mobile panzers can take advantage of. Whenever tough hand-to-hand fighting is required the Panzergrenadiers are called forward and their gritty determination and excellent combat skills put them in good stead to clear enemy positions. If successful they often clamber back aboard their carriers and pursue the enemy.
On defence they can often be equally effective, having an extensive allotment of heavy support weapons available from their company, battalion and division.
Often during successful offensive operations they are required to hold off enemy counter-attacks until reinforcements arrive to replace them in the newly won positions. They may have to hang on for some time while slower foot troops catch up to their positions.
In Flames Of War
This Panzergrenadier Platoon can be used to build an armoured or unarmoured Panzergrenadier platoon.
You get a 3 Squad Panzergrenadier Platoon, which you can then use with half-tracks or trucks.