Panzergrenadier

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{{q|This soldier is a Panzergrenadier. They are armed with a k98. If they can get near you trenches they will try to clear them with their dreaded Model 24 Stielhandgranate.}}  
 
{{q|This soldier is a Panzergrenadier. They are armed with a k98. If they can get near you trenches they will try to clear them with their dreaded Model 24 Stielhandgranate.}}  
  
Panzergrenadiers are the most common [[:Category:Axis Units|enemy]] on the battlefield. They also are the only ones to throw grenades. Their [[Stielhandgranate|stick grenades]] have a greater throwing range than the American [[Grenade|pineapples]], which makes these soldiers dangerous even at relatively long range.
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Panzergrenadiers are the most common [[:Category:Axis Units|enemy]] on the battlefield. They also are the only ones to throw grenades. Their [[Stielhandgranate|stick grenades]] have a greater throwing range than the American [[Grenade|pineapples]], which makes these soldiers dangerous even at relatively long range. They can also be dropped off by a [[Sd. Kfz. 251]] and a [[Opel Blitzwagen]]. 
  
  

Latest revision as of 15:50, 24 October 2012

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Axis Unit
Panzergrenadier
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Equipment:
Average stats:
Health Rifle Exp
100 random 1-50
Morale Speed Priority
1-100 10px/s Medium
Specialties:
Description:
The main driving force in the German offensive, the grenadiers are easy to defeat individually, and yet pose a large threat to anything within grenade range, especially to fragile assets such as field HQs and cam nets.
"This soldier is a Panzergrenadier. They are armed with a k98. If they can get near you trenches they will try to clear them with their dreaded Model 24 Stielhandgranate."
— Official game quote

Panzergrenadiers are the most common enemy on the battlefield. They also are the only ones to throw grenades. Their stick grenades have a greater throwing range than the American pineapples, which makes these soldiers dangerous even at relatively long range. They can also be dropped off by a Sd. Kfz. 251 and a Opel Blitzwagen.


[edit] Real life

'Panzergrenadier' (abbreviated to PzGren or Pzg) is a German term for motorized or mechanized infantry, as introduced during World War II. The term Panzergrenadier was not adopted until 1942. Infantry in panzer divisions from 1939 to 1942 were known as Schützen Regiments; they wore the same rose pink piping on their uniforms as the tank crews. Soldiers in special Motorized Infantry units wore the standard white piping of the Infantry. In 1942, when Infantry Regiments were renamed as Grenadier Regiments by Hitler as a historical homage to Frederick the Great's Army, the Schützen regiments (and the soldiers in them) began to be redesignated as Panzergrenadier regiments, as did Motorized Infantry units and soldiers. Some of the most famous SS divisions were Panzer Divisions, supported by the Panzergrenadiers. Their Waffenfarbe was also changed from either white (in the case of Motorized Infantry) or rose pink (with an "S" cypher that distinguished the Schützen from the tank and anti-tank units that also wore that color) to a meadow-green shade previously worn by motorcycle troops. Some units did not change over their designations and/or Waffenfarbe accoutrements until 1943, and many veteran Panzerschützen ignored regulations and kept their rose-pink until the end of the war.

A German throwing a stick grenade, on the Russian Front, in 1941
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