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Introduction

To the readers;

The intention of these documents is to provide potential Steel Panthers scenario designers an
understanding and ability to create historical and realistic scenarios. Additionally, E-Mail games can now
be “based” real force distributions instead of spur of the moment and ad hov creations. There are three
take aways:

1. Realistic force creations


2. New tactical opportunities
3. New units creations

REALISTIC FORCE CREATIONS

Most nationalities utilized triangular formations. The different forms were dependent upon units available,
strength of units and operational goals. Almost all armies used battalion sized unit formations as their
minimum size. Steel Panthers limits this important characteristic with formation sized parameters.

I am not recommending playing regimental sized battles, but true battalion sized battles are currently
impossible with the limits on unit numbers. An example of an realistic operational unit would be an
American Regimental Combat Team.

Please refer to the RCTs organization.

Normally the RCT would have two advancing formations with a third in reserve. Each advancing
formation would be a battalion of infantry and 1 or 2 companies of engineers. The artillery battalion and
battery would be with the reserve formation. The armored company would be split between the
advancing formations. This basic formation (one of the advancing columns) requires: 1 or 2 platoons of
tanks, 2 or 3 sections of off board artillery (maybe on board), 1 or 2 platoons of engineers with trucks,
roughly 28 infantry squads with supporting heavy weapons. The divisional motor pool would provide
transportation for the infantry - some on the tanks and the rest in trucks. This may seem like a lot of units
but it is only roughly 400 points!! (120 for the tanks, 40 for the artillery, 32 for the engineers, 16 for their
trucks, 84 for the infantry, 36 for their trucks, and 70 for misc. (like a company from the Recon battalion -
ACs)). This would be a standard formation used in SP. Yet, this type of formation is impossible to
achieve with the unit number limitation.

NEW TACTICAL OPPORTUNITIES

If players could create this type of formation, tactics would be dramatically different. Effective flanking
maneuvers, thrusts ,etc. could be staged. You could afford to be aggressive because you could have
some on board reserve to accomplish the mission if you make a mistake or miscalculation. Now, if a
tactical mistake is made, you are essentially up a creek.

My goal was not to compliant, but provide an easy reference source to truly challenge other players in
games. With unit formation charts, players can simulate an armored attack against an infantry unit and
know what possible units would be available. Again it changes tactics. If you know the enemy will not
have tanks, your selection of forces is going to be different. You might choose slow moving SP artillery
units to “blast” at bunkers, etc. versus fast moving mobile tanks because you do not have to worry about
an armored counter attack.

Thus, challenges would be what type of engagement, the year and month, the nationalities, and the unit
type (Armor division versus an infantry or Armored infantry). This will create “unbalances” in player
formations strengths. Armored units will have force advantages over infantry. This is what real military
commanders hoped to achieve when attacking.

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So how to make the game “fair”? Simple, negotiate point reallocations before the game; such as the
infantry division defender has a 25% point bonus or the armor attacker has 25% penalty. Again these
point reallocations change your tactics. It is not enough to capture two of the three objective areas, but
as the armored commander you must assault all three to win.

My goal is to provide the resources to create circumstances like these, allowing different tactical plays.
Unit structures and organizations create limits for force selections. In turn these limits provide different
opportunities for tactics based on unit types. Indeed you’ll be faced with the same chooses actual
commanders had or the lack of chooses dependent on you perspective.

NEW UNITS CREATIONS

Furthermore, anyone using Spedit can now create additional units based on realistic structures. For
example, I have integrated (with the editor) the 4th platoon of the standard German infantry company into
the other three platoons. This is realistic, the heavy weapons rarely operated alone, and it allows a large
group (pool) of men to transport (carry) the heavy weapons. So their movement rates are not
dramatically different than infantry (now they are so slow without motorized transport).

NATIONALITIES COMPLETED

I have researched four force structures:

1. German
2. American
3. British (still being cleaned up)
4. Russian (still being cleaned up)

FREE AND PUBLIC INFORMATION

These documents are not commercial in nature and the information found in them is freely
available in public libraries, etc. I highly recommend reading the reference sources listed. Most of the
stories and accounts are dramatic and compelling. Any copyright infringement is unintentional and this
documents distribution is free. My sole request is: if you create scenarios with these charts, I’d love to
play them.

Please include this preface and the reference sources with any distribution.

CONCLUSION

I do not plan to update or revise the documents - the compilation took too much time. I would appreciate
receiving corrections or adjustments. Again these charts and tables are from multiple sources, which
sometimes had slightly different organizations and unit strengths. Additionally, I have rough draft forms
of the British and Russian forces. Once I clean them up, I post ‘em.

Have fun. Thanks.

S. Sheckells
SSHECKE277@AOL.com

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German Units

1. German sections are equivalent to American squads.

2. There are three types of formations:

 Organizational: The “paper” strength a unit has.


 Operational: A time period assessment of unit (based on reality). Operational is how the
forces were grouped and typically engaged the enemy in the field.
 Field: Snapshot of unit’s current strength. For example: an unit should have 5 tanks in a
platoon per company operating with 2 other companies. But recent losses in fighting has field
forces at 4 tanks per platoon with only 2 companies (the third was too badly damaged).

3. The formations specified have optimums unit numbers. Most units functioned at 80% to 90% of
their optimum. For example:

A German infantry Panzer Grenadier Battalion should have 39 sections (squads) on paper.
However it operational strength is 90% or 35 sections. It has not received replacements, etc.
Additionally, after three days of intense fighting it has taken casualties and is at a field
strength of 25 sections.

4. Organizational is what was supposed to be on paper. How an army thought it would operate.
Additionally the organizational set up defines how an army replenishes itself. Thus most units are
assigned to a division. Normally new units (replacements or replenishment of people and material)
are sent to a division to be assigned to the formation needing the resources. Note: new “units” ,like
new divisions, are formed at higher levels (like the US “creating” new divisions for WW II) or are
“created through re-organization” from the remnants of other units (like the German as the war
continued).

5. German operated in kampfgruppe (n). These were combined arms groups which operated at a
battalion or larger level. In other words, individual companies, platoons, etc. were not assigned to a
kampfgruppe or created as a kampfgruppe (there are rare exceptions).

 The exceptions were units which were formed and maintained independence as a smaller
units than a regiments such as engineering battalions or assault gun battalions. Furthermore,
kampfgruppen were at least battalion sized because a battalion is a small unit when you are
commanding a corp. or army (a battalion is less than a 1000 men, closer to 600ish, while an
army or corp. could be 100,000+). The exceptions like Engineering battalions or Assault Gun
Battalions would be assigned to a division. In turn these battalion would be “divided’ by
company (no smaller) to support the multiple battalions of infantry, tanks, etc.

6. Kampfgruppe allowed the Germans tactical and strategic flexibility. Kampfgruppe had an
armored element such as tanks, assault guns, tank destroyers (TDs), armored cars, or even
armored infantry (half-tracks); an infantry element, and support elements like artillery, SPs (Self
Propelled - I use this to refer to artillery in a tracked vehicle versus mobile artillery which is
transported by truck), Anti Tank (AT) guns, etc.

7. Kampfgruppe allowed the Germans tactical and strategic flexibility. Kampfgruppe had an
armored element such as tanks, assault guns, tank destroyers (TDs), armored cars, or even
armored infantry (half-tracks); an infantry element, and support elements like artillery, SPs (Self
Propelled - I use this to refer to artillery in a tracked vehicle versus mobile artillery which is
transported by truck), Anti Tank (AT) guns, etc.

8. The German, unlike the Americans, would combine and consolidate units in the field. As the
war progressed vehicles and their replacements became scarce. Consequently, to maintain a unit’s

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strength, light units (units with significantly less than their organizational strength - like 50% of
organizational) would be combined to create “normal” units. These were sometimes called heavy
units. I think “heavy units” is a misnomer because the new combined units were not that much
stronger via actual numbers than the original organizational charts or numbers. They were only
“heavy” compared to the current field deployments. For example:

 The 1st SS Panzer Division in the Ardennes Offensive. The organizational tank strength of an
SS Panzer Division was a regiment of tanks divided into two tank battalions. However, the
Liebstandarte (1st SS) did not have enough tanks to create two viable tank battalions and the
organizational regiment. So they formed from the remnants of their two understrength tank
battalions a single mixed battalion composed of two companies of Pz IVs and two companies
of Pz Vs. The “new” 4 company tank battalion was stronger than the current tank battalion
(the “new” unit had 4 companies versus the current standard of 3). It might be considered a
“heavy” unit, but in reality it was one battalion of 4 companies making up a regiment versus
the original two battalions of 3 companies (weaker by 2 companies).

9. Usually tanks were not “mixed”. A battalion would have all main units very similar. Logically this
makes sense due to repair, maintenance, etc. And more importantly, different vehicles meant
different speeds and strengths. Tigers (Pz VIEs) operated with Pz IVs and not Panthers (Pz Vs)
because the Tigers and Pz IVs had similar speeds. It is bad news on a battlefield to have one tank
doing 17 and another doing 13. They will be unable to support each other - hence the enemy can
divide and conquer. This is a critical point in designing scenarios - people create formations they
would never operate together unless they were trapped in a city and fighting to the last man (this did
occasionally happen). Yes, as you already suspect: I am a historical player. I like what ifs, but they
must make historical and situational sense. My “historical perspective” inspired the creation of the
scenarios for the Ardennes Offensive.

10. The Germans attempted to maintain operational field strengths. It is functionally weak to have
infantry company with three platoons of 3 men or a 2 tank battalions with 10 tanks apiece. You
combine them and have an unit that can actually fight. They consolidated versus replenishing
because they could not replenish their units. Fundamentally it is better to replenish a damaged unit
than to consolidate it with another. The Americans didn’t consolidate because they could send the
unit to the rear and replenish it. Hence they had no reason to consolidate units.

11. A brigade is an independent battalion or regiment. Units would be designed as a brigade to


indicate an independence from a division. In other words, an Assault Gun Brigade could be assigned
to a corp. or army and not be consigned to a division. Therefore could be replenished from the corp.’s
or army’s resources not the division’s. Additionally it could operate more freely and be shifted where
it was needed within the corp..

12. Organizational and Unit Strength Tables are provided. Additionally, notes to the tables and SP
Design tips follow.

13. Most units will be withdrawn from battles, unless surrounded, cut off, trapped, etc. when they
reach casualties of 50% to 60%. This leads to another flaw in SP: I have fought almost to the last
man (70% to 80% casualties) in several scenarios. This does not happen in real life. For example,
here are the divisional casualty figures from the AO: (This is in casualty percentages of operational
strength at beginning of AO) Number that are greater than 20% casualties are excessive i.e. 20% is
not good, 20% to 30% is bad, 30% to 50% is devastating, more than 50% is crippling (the division
probably will be disbanded, consolidated, etc.)

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Divisional Type

GERMAN
1st SS 2nd SS 9th SS 12th SS 2nd Pz 9th Pz 116th Pz Lehr
Panzer 20 20 27 17 14 17 20 15
3rd 15th
Panzer 18 16
Grenadier
Begleit Fuhrer 150th
Panzer Brigade 19 27
3rd 5th
Parachute 21 62
9th 12th 18th 26th 62nd 79th 167th 212nd
Volksgrenadier 15 38 31 37 33 15 18 16
272nd 276 th 277th 326 th 340th 352nd 560th
Volksgrenadier 23 15 16 27 25 38

AMERICAN
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th 11th
Armored 10 15 12 13 10 11 12
17th 82nd 101st
Airborne 20 16 38
1st 2nd 4th 5th 8th 9th 26th 28th 30th
Infantry 14 13 18 36 15
35th 75th 78th 80th 83rd 84th 87th 90th 99 th
Infantry 17 11 10 17 14 19 11 20
106th
Infantry 67

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ORGANIZATIONAL UNITS

GERMAN AMERICAN EQUIVALENT

1. Panzergrenadiers 1943 - 1945


2. Panzergrenadier Divisions
Panzer Division 1943 Armored Division
Panzergrenadier Division 1943 Armored Infantry Division
Panzer Division 1944 Armored Division
Panzergrenadier Division 1944 Armored Infantry Division
SS Panzer Division 1944 Armored Division
SS Panzergrenadier Division 1944 Armored Infantry Division

3. Panzergrenadier Regiments
Panzergrenadier Regiment (Gepanzert) 1943 Armored Infantry - Tank Div.
Grenadier regiment (Gepanzert) 1943 Motorized Infantry - Tank Div.
Panzergrenadier Regiment (Motorized) 1943 Armored Infantry - Armored Inf.
Grenadier regiment (Motorized) 1943 Motorized Infantry - Armored Inf.
Panzergrenadier Regiment (Gepanzert) 1944
Grenadier regiment (Gepanzert) 1944
Panzergrenadier Regiment (Motorized) 1944
Grenadier regiment (Motorized) 1944
SS Panzergrenadier Regiment (Gepanzert) 1944
SS Grenadier regiment (Gepanzert) 1944
SS Panzergrenadier Regiment (Motorized) 1944
SS Grenadier regiment (Motorized) 1944
4. Panzergrenadier Battalion 1943 - 1945
Panzergrenadier Battalion 1943 Armored Infantry Battalion
Grenadier Battalion 1943 Motorized Infantry Battalion
Panzergrenadier Battalion 1944 Armored Infantry Battalion
Grenadier Battalion 1944 Motorized Infantry Battalion
5. Volksgrenadier Regiment Foot Infantry
6. Fallschirmjager Regiment Parachute Infantry
7. FLAK Abteilung:
Volksgrenadier FLAK Battalion Infantry Anti Aircraft
Panzergrenadier FLAK Battalion Armored Infantry Anti Aircraft
Fallschirmjager FLAK Battalion Parachute Anti Aircraft
Panzer FLAK Battalion Armored Anti Aircraft
SS Panzer FLAK Battalion SS Armored Anti Aircraft
8. Sturmgeschutz Abteilung (Battalion): Assault Gun
Assault Gun Battalion
Assault Gun Brigade
9. Panzerjager 1944: Tank Destroyer
Self Propelled Anti-Tank (Tank Destroyer) Abteilung
Towed Anti-Tank Abteilung
10. Panzerjager 1943: Tank Destroyer
Self Propelled Anti-Tank - Panzer
Self Propelled Anti-Tank - Panzergrenadier
11. Schwere Panzerjager Abteilung: Heavy Tank Destroyer
Self Propelled Heavy Tank Destroyer Brigade
Towed Heavy Anti-Tank Abteilung
12. Panzer Regiments:
Panzer Regiment1944 - 1945 : Organizational Armored
Panzer Regiment Late 1944 Armored
Panzer Regiment Mid 1944 Armored
Panzer Regiment Early 1944 - Western Front Armored
Panzer Regiment Early 1944 - Eastern Front Armored
Panzer Regiment Late 1943 Armored
Panzer Regiment 1942 to Late 1943 Armored
13. Schwere Panzer Brigades:

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Schwere Panzer Brigade 1945 Heavy Armored
Schwere Panzer Brigade Late 1944 - Western Front Heavy Armored
Schwere Panzer Brigade Late 1944 - Eastern Front Heavy Armored
Schwere Panzer Brigade 1944 Heavy Armored
14. Engineering Battalion
Engineering Battalion (armored and Motorized) Engineering Battalion
Volksgrenadier Engineering Battalion Infantry Engineering Battalion

15. Aufklarungs Abteilung


Aufklarungs Battalion 1942 - 1943 Recon

Grenadieraufklarungs Battalion 1943 - 1944 Infantry Recon


Panzergrenadieraufklarungs Battalion 1943 - 1944 Armored Infantry Recon
Panzeraufklarungs Battalion 1943 - 1944 Armored Recon

Fusilier Aufklarungs Battalion 1944 - 1945 Light Infantry Recon


Panzeraufklarungs 1944 - 1945 Armored Recon
16. Field Artillery Regiments
Panzergrenadierartillerie 1943 - 1944 Motorized Infantry Artillery
Panzerartillerie 1943 - 1944 Armored Artillery
Panzergrenadierartillerie 1944+ Motorized Infantry Artillery
Panzerartillerie 1944+ Armored Artillery
SS Panzerartillerie 1944+ SS Armored Artillery
Fallschirmjagerartillerie 1944+ Parachute Artillery
Volksgrenadierartillerie 1944+ Infantry Artillery
17. Field Artillery Battalions
Leichte Panzerartillerie 1943 - 1944 Light Artillery
Gemischte Panzerartillerie 1943 - 1944 Mixed Artillery
Panzerartillerie 1943 - 1944 Self Propelled Artillery
Other Units 1943 - 1944
Leichte Feldkanone 1944+ Light Cannon Artillery
Leichte Feldhaubitze 1944+ Light Howitzer Artillery
Gemischte Feldhaubitze 1944+ Medium Howitzer Artillery
Schwere Feldhaubitze 1944+ Heavy Howitzer Artillery
Panzerartillerie 1944 Self Propelled Artillery
Nebelwerfer 1944+ Rocket Artillery
VAK - Volksartillerie 1944+
VWB - Volkswerfer Brigade 1944+

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PanzerGrenadiers 1943 and 1945

There are several types of “Panzer” or “Grenadier” infantry:

• Panzergrenadier: The term originally meant armored infantry and corresponded to infantry units in
armored transports such as half-tracks. However the term evolved through the war and sprouted
several sub-definitions.
• Grenadier: Literally it means foot soldier. It was the original term for assault infantry. There were
Infantry Divisions in the Army (early part of war), but they corresponded to “foot soldiers”. Grenadier
Infantry was motorized or had a part of the unit motorized. However it was not armored. Hence the
development of Panzergrenadiers. The term evolved with Panzergrenadier. As the war progressed
Grenadiers became Volksgrenadier, a lighter division than its predecessor which was more like
Infantry than Grenadiers (motorized).

So what does Panzergrenadier mean in 1943? 1944? 1945?

There were two distinct formations within the German Army: a Panzer Division and a Panzergrenadier
Division. The Panzer Division was strategically and tactically developed for utilizing tanks. The infantry
components of the division were to support the tanks. On the other hand, the Panzergrenadier Divisions
were “beefed up” infantry units. Their strategy and tactics are reflective of infantry, even though they are
very powerful infantry. Consequently there are distinct differences between Panzergrenadiers with
Panzer Divisions and Panzergrenadiers with Panzergrenadier Divisions. Yes, it is confusing. Try to
segment based on strategy / tactics - one is a tank perspective, the other a heavily armed infantry
perspective.

Panzergrenadier units are divided into:


• Panzergrenadier is PG.

1. PG Regiment attached to Panzer Divisions (Gepanzert)


2. PG regiments attached to PG Divisions (Motorized)

The PG Divisions had light armored elements which provided armored support for the infantry, while the
infantry elements (the Panzergrenadiers) in a Panzer Divisions provided infantry support for the armor.

* To avoid confusion from now on - I will call Panzergrenadiers in PG Divisions (infantry based
units) Grenadiers. This is inaccurate but will alleviate confusion with the term Panzergrenadier.
Therefore Grenadier refers to motorized infantry. Please note originally: Panzergrenadier meant
armored infantry with light armor support, Grenadier meant motorized infantry (partially or whole),
and infantry meant non-motorized and non-armored. *

Thus the formations will be described going top to bottom (Division to section).

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PanzerGrenadier Divisions

1943 - 1944 DIVISIONS

Panzer Division:

Armored Components Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Panzer Regiment 1 Panzergrenadier 1 Motorized Panzer 1 Motorized
(2 Panzer Battalions) Regiment Artillery Regiment Engineering
(1 Armored Battalion) (2 Artillery Battalions and 1 SP Battalion
(1 Motorized Infantry Artillery Battalion)
Battalion)
1 Recon Battalion 1 Grenadier Regiment 1 Panzer FLAK Battalion 1 Self Propelled
(1 Motorized Infantry HQ Company
Battalion)
(1Infantry Battalion)
1 Self Propelled Anti Tank
Battalion
2 Medium Armor Battalions 1 Armored Battalion 1 SP Artillery Battalion
1 Light Armor Battalion
1 TD Battalion
4 Armored Battalions 4 Infantry Battalion 4 Artillery Battalions

Panzergrenadier Division:

Armored Components Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Assault Gun Battalion 1st Grenadier Regiment 1 Motorized PG Artillery 1 Motorized
(2 Motorized Infantry Regiment Engineering
Battalions) (3 Artillery Battalions)
(1Infantry Battalion)
Battalion
1 Recon Battalion 2nd Grenadier Regiment 1 PG FLAK Battalion 1 Armored HQ
(2 Motorized Infantry Company
Battalions)
(1Infantry Battalion)
1 Self Propelled Anti Tank
Battalion
1 Light Armor Battalion
1 TD Battalion
1 Infantry Support
Battalion
3 Armored Battalions 6 Infantry Battalions 4 Artillery Battalions

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PanzerGrenadier Divisions

1944 - 1945 DIVISIONS

* Please note: There no changes in the divisional structures between 1943 and 1945! *
* The changes are at a regimental or battalion level! *

Panzer Division:

Armored Components Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Panzer Regiment 1 Panzergrenadier 1 Motorized Panzer 1 Motorized
(2 Panzer Battalions) Regiment Artillery Regiment Engineering
(1 Armored Battalion) (2 Artillery Battalions and 1 SP Battalion
(1 Motorized Infantry Artillery Battalion)
Battalion)
1 Recon Battalion 1 Grenadier Regiment 1 Panzer FLAK Battalion 1 Self Propelled
(1 Motorized Infantry HQ Company
Battalion)
(1Infantry Battalion)
1 Self Propelled Anti Tank
Battalion
2 Medium Armor Battalions 1 Armored Battalion 1 SP Artillery Battalion
1 Light Armor Battalion
1 TD Battalion
4 Armored Battalions 4 Infantry Battalion 4 Artillery Battalions

Panzergrenadier Division:

Armored Components Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Assault Gun Battalion 1st Grenadier Regiment 1 Motorized PG Artillery 1 Motorized
(2 Motorized Infantry Regiment Engineering
Battalions) (3 Artillery Battalions)
(1Infantry Battalion)
Battalion
1 Recon Battalion 2 Grenadier Regiment
nd
1 PG FLAK Battalion 1 Armored HQ
(2 Motorized Infantry Company
Battalions)
(1Infantry Battalion)
1 Self Propelled Anti Tank
Battalion
1 Light Armor Battalion
1 TD Battalion
1 Infantry Support
Battalion
3 Armored Battalions 6 Infantry Battalions 4 Artillery Battalions

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SS PanzerGrenadier Divisions 1944 and 1945

SS Panzer Division:

Armored Components Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Panzer Regiment 1 Panzergrenadier 1 Motorized Panzer 1 Motorized
(2 Panzer Battalions) Regiment Artillery Regiment Engineering Battalion
(1 Armored battalion and 2 (4 Artillery Battalions and 1 SP
Motorized Infantry Battalion) Artillery Battalion)
1 Recon Battalion 1 Grenadier Regiment 1 Panzer FLAK Battalion 1 Self Propelled HQ
(3 Motorized Infantry Battalions) Company
1 Self Propelled Anti Tank
Battalion
1 Assault Gun Battalion
2 Medium Armor Battalions 1 Armored Battalion 1 SP Artillery Battalion
1 Light Armor Battalion 1 Rocket Battalion
1 TD Battalion
1 Infantry Support Battalion
5 Armored Battalions 6 Infantry Battalion 6 Artillery Battalions

SS Panzergrenadier Division:

Armored Components Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Assault Gun Battalion 1st Grenadier Regiment 1 Motorized PG Artillery 1 Motorized
(3 Motorized Infantry Battalions) Regiment Engineering Battalion
(4 Artillery Battalions)
1 Recon Battalion 2nd Grenadier Regiment 1 PG FLAK Battalion 1 Armored HQ
(3 Motorized Infantry Battalions) Company
1 Self Propelled Anti Tank 2 Panzergrenadier 1 SP Artillery Battalion
Battalion Battalion
1 Light Armor Battalion 2 Armored Battalion 1 SP Artillery Battalion
1 TD Battalion 1 Rocket Battalion
1 Infantry Support Battalion
3 Armored Battalions 8 Infantry Battalions 6 Artillery Battalions

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PanzerGrenadier Regiments 1943 - 1944

PANZERGRENADIER REGIMENTS WITH PANZER DIVISIONS

* Panzergrenadier or Grenadier Regiments attached to Panzer Divisions were Gepanzert. *

Panzergrenadier Regiment (Gepanzert):


> Armored Infantry Regiment 1943

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Battalion 1 Battalion 1 Motorized Artillery 1 Sapper Company
Company
1 Armored HQ
Company
• The armored company had half-tracks instead of trucks.

Grenadier Regiment (Gepanzert):


> Motorized Infantry Regiment 1943

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Motorized Battalion 1 Motorized Artillery 1 Sapper Company
Company
1 Infantry Battalion 1 Motorized HQ
(foot) Company

Regimental Companies:

Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4


HQ Company (2) KKs RECON (1) sctn FLAME (1) Eng AT (3) 75mm gun COMMO (1) sctn
(3) Maultier sctn (3) trck
Gun (2) KKs ART (2) 75mm gun ART (2) 75mm gun ART (2) 75mm gun
(3) Maultier (2) trck (2) trck (2) trck
Company (2) Maultier (2) Maultier (2) Maultier
Sapper (2) HMG (4) sctns (4) sctns (3) sctns (3) sctns
(3) 81mm Mtr (4) trcks (4) trcks (3) trcks (3) trcks
Company (4) trcks

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PanzerGrenadier Regiments 1943 - 1944

PANZERGRENADIER REGIMENTS WITH PANZERGRENADIER DIVISIONS

* Panzergrenadier or Grenadier Regiments attached to Panzergrenadier Divisions were Motorized. *

Panzergrenadier Regiment (Motorized):


> Armored Infantry Regiment 1943

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.

• There were no armored infantry attached to a PG Division.


• The sole exception could have been an armored infantry company (s) attached to the division acting
as a recon force in place of or conjunction to the recon battalion.

Grenadier Regiment (Motorized):


> Motorized Infantry Regiment 1943

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.


2 Motorized Battalion 1 Motorized Artillery 1 Sapper Company
Company
1 Infantry Battalion 1 Motorized HQ
(foot) Company

Regimental Companies:

Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4


HQ Company (2) KKs RECON (1) sctn FLAME (1) Eng AT (3) 75mm gun COMMO (1) sctn
(3) Maultier sctn (3) trck
Gun (2) KKs ART (2) 75mm gun ART (2) 75mm gun ART (2) 75mm gun
(3) Maultier (2) trck (2) trck (2) trck
Company (2) Maultier (2) Maultier (2) Maultier
Sapper (2) HMG (4) sctns (4) sctns (3) sctns (3) sctns
(3) 81mm Mtr (4) trcks (4) trcks (3) trcks (3) trcks
Company (4) trcks

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PanzerGrenadier Regiments 1944 - 1945

PANZERGRENADIER REGIMENTS WITH PANZER DIVISIONS

* Panzergrenadier or Grenadier Regiments attached to Panzer Divisions were Gepanzert. *

Panzergrenadier Regiment (Gepanzert):


> Armored Infantry Regiment 1944

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Battalion 1 Battalion 1 Self Propelled 1 Armored HQ
Artillery Company Company
1 Panzer FLAK
Company
• The armored company had half-tracks instead of trucks.

Grenadier Regiment (Gepanzert):


> Motorized Infantry Regiment 1944

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Motorized Battalion 1 Self Propelled 1 Motorized HQ
Artillery Company Company
1 Infantry Battalion 1 Panzer FLAK
(foot) Company
• The Self Propelled Artillery company could be towed. As the war progresses (into 1945) these
companies had towed artillery pieces (trucks) for the lack of tracked vehicles.

Regimental Companies:

Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4


HQ Company (2) KKs RECON (1) sctn COMMO (1) sctn AT (3) 75mm gun
(2) Maultier (3) trck
FLAK Company (2) KKs (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA
(4) trck (4) trck (4) trck
Self Propelled (3) KKs (2) 150mm SP (2) 150mm SP (2) 150mm SP (3) Maultier
Gun Company
Towed Gun (4) KKs ART (2) 150mm ART (2) 150mm ART (2) 150mm gun (3) Maultier
gun gun (2) trck
Company (2) trck (2) trck
• Approximately 1/3 of PG regiments had the FLAK company.

PANZERGRENADIER REGIMENTS WITH PANZERGRENADIER DIVISIONS

* Panzergrenadier or Grenadier Regiments attached to Panzergrenadier Divisions were Motorized. *

Panzergrenadier Regiment (Motorized):

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> Armored Infantry Regiment 1944

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.

• There were no armored infantry attached to a PG Division.


• The sole exception could have been an armored infantry company (s) attached to the division acting
as a recon force inplace of or conjunction to the recon battalion.

Grenadier Regiment (Motorized):


> Motorized Infantry Regiment 1944

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.


2 Motorized Battalion 1 Motorized Artillery 1 Motorized HQ
Company Company
1 Infantry Battalion 1 Panzer FLAK
(foot) Company

Regimental Companies:

Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4


HQ Company (2) KKs RECON (1) sctn COMMO (1) sctn AT (3) 75mm gun
(3) Maultier (3) trck
FLAK Company (2) KKs (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA
(4) trck (4) trck (4) trck
Gun Company (3) KKs ART (2) 75mm gun ART (2) 75mm gun ART (2) 75mm gun
(3) Maultier (2) trck (2) trck (2) trck
(2) Maultier (2) Maultier (2) Maultier
• Approximately 1/3 of PG regiments had the FLAK company.

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SS Panzergrenadier Regiments 1944 - 1945

SS PANZERGRENADIER REGIMENTS WITH SS PANZER DIVISIONS

* Panzergrenadier or Grenadier Regiments attached to Panzer Divisions were Gepanzert. *

SS Panzergrenadier Regiment (Gepanzert):


> Armored Infantry Regiment 1944

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.


1 Battalion 2 Battalion 1 Self Propelled 1 Self Propelled Tank
Artillery Company Destroyer Company
1 Panzer FLAK 1 Armored HQ Company
Company

• The armored company had half-tracks instead of trucks.

SS Grenadier Regiment (Gepanzert):


> Motorized Infantry Regiment 1944

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.


3 Battalion 1 Self Propelled 1 Self Propelled Tank
Artillery Company Destroyer Company
1 Panzer FLAK 1 Motorized HQ Company
Company

Regimental Companies:

Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4


HQ Company (2) KKs RECON (1) sctn COMMO (1) sctn
(3) Maultier
FLAK Company (2) KKs (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA
(4) trck (4) trck (4) trck
Self Propelled Gun (3) KKs (2) 150mm SP (2) 150mm SP (2) 150mm SP (3) Maultier
Company
Self Propelled Anti- (2) JgPzs (4) JgPzs (4) JgPzs (4) JgPzs
Tank Company
• Approximately ½ of SS PG regiments had the FLAK company.

SS PANZERGRENADIER REGIMENTS WITH SS PANZERGRENADIER DIVISIONS

* Panzergrenadier or Grenadier Regiments attached to Panzergrenadier Divisions were Motorized. *

SS Panzergrenadier Regiment (Motorized):


> Armored Infantry Regiment 1944

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Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.

• There were 2 armored infantry battalions attached to a SS PG Division.

SS Grenadier Regiment (Motorized):


> Motorized Infantry Regiment 1944

Armored Infantry Motorized Infantry Artillery Misc.


3 Battalion 1 Self Propelled 1 Self Propelled Tank
Artillery Company Destroyer Company
1 Panzer FLAK 1 Motorized HQ Company
Company

Regimental Companies:

Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4


HQ Company (2) KKs RECON (1) sctn COMMO (1) sctn
(3) Maultier
FLAK Company (2) KKs (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA
(4) trck (4) trck (4) trck
Self Propelled Gun (3) KKs (2) 150mm SP (2) 150mm SP (2) 150mm SP (3) Maultier
Company
Self Propelled Anti- (2) JgPzs (4) JgPzs (4) JgPzs (4) JgPzs
Tank Company
• Approximately ½ of SS PG regiments had the FLAK company.

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Panzergrenadier Battalion 1943 - 1945

• Fundamentally the infantry battalion did not change from year to year. The regimental
attachments (companies) changed, but the battalion structure did not. Additionally, there additions and
subtractions of the number of battalions per regiment and division.

• The battalions (Infantry or Engineers) or Abteilung (all other units) were designated in two manners:
with Roman Numerals such I Battalion, II Battalion, etc. if they were part of a regiment; or they were
numbered with Arabic Numerals such as 102nd Battalion, 355th Abteilung, etc. if they were independent
(usually implies attachment to a Corp. or Army, etc.).

• The companies, unlike there American and British counterparts (who used letters), were designated
with Arabic Numerals such as 1st Company, 2nd Company, etc..

Panzergrenadier Battalion 1943

Battalio Company HQ Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4 Platoon 5


n Unit
HQ 1 sctn SIGNAL 1 sctn
(1) HT (2) HT
1 Rifle 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (3) HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) HT (4) HT (4) HT (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with other
(2) SPW 251/10 platoons
(2) HT
2 Rifle 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (3) HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) HT (4) HT (4) HT (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with other
(2) SPW 251/10 platoons
(2) HT
3 Rifle 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (3) HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) HT (4) HT (4) HT (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with other
(2) SPW 251/10 platoons
(2) HT
4 - Weapons 1 sctn IG (2) 75mm IG (2) 75mm SP IG (6) SPW AT (3) 75mm Gun SAPPER (3) Eng.
(2) KKs Art Art 251/9 (2) trck Sctns
(2) HTs (2) HTs (3) HT, (1) trck
• KK is Kubelwagen,
• Trck is a 21/2 ton truck, towed indicates a truck is integral to the unit (it is towing the gun).
• HT refers to Half-tracks. These corresponded to SPW 250s and SPW 251s. All other s will be
specifically designated.
• SPW 251/9 is a variant of the SPW 215/10. I believe (could be mistaken) it is 57mm Art piece on a
SPW 251 chassis. E-Mail clarifications, they would be appreciated.
• IG means Infantry Gun.
• The second IG platoon in the Weapons Company was supposed to be 120mm Heavy Mtrs, but
typically it remained IGs.
• A second Sapper (Engineering) platoon in the Weapons Company was in ½ of the battalions.

Infantry and Gun Unit Strength Chart

Unit Inf. Eng. HMG 81mm 120mm AT AT Art 75mm HTs Trucks
Sctns Sctns Mtr Mtr Tms 75mm Tubes
Guns
Platoon 4 3 4
Compan 12 3 2 4 14
y

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Battalion 38 3 9 6 12 3 10 52 3

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Panzergrenadier Battalion 1944

Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4 Platoon 5


HQ 1 sctn (1) trk SIGNAL (1) sctn
(2) trk
1 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2)HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) HT (4) HT (4) HT (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with
(2) HT other platoons
2 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2)HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) HT (4) HT (4) HT (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with
(2) HT other platoons
3 RIFLE 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2)HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) HT (4) HT (4) HT (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with
(2) HT other platoons
4 - WEAPONS 1 sctn MTR (2) 120mm AT (3) 75mm
(1) trck Mtr Gun
(2) Trcks (2) trck

Infantry and Gun Unit Strength Chart

Unit Inf. Eng. HMG 81mm 120mm AT AT Art 75mm HTs Trucks
Sctns Sctns Mtr Mtr Tms 75mm Tubes
Guns
Platoon 4 4
Compan 12 2 2 4 14
y
Battalion 39 6 6 2 12 3 42 8

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Grenadier Battalion 1943

Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4 Platoon 5


HQ 1 sctn SIGNAL 1 sctn
(1) trck (2) trck
1 Rifle 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) trck (4) trck (4) trck (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with other
(2) trck platoons
2 Rifle 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) trck (4) trck (4) trck (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with other
(2) trck platoons
3 Rifle 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) trck (4) trck (4) trck (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with other
(2) trck platoons
4 - Weapons 1 sctn MTR (2) 120mm Mtr AT (3) 75mm Gun (2) Maultier
(2) KKs (2) Trcks (3) trck
• KK is Kubelwagen,

Infantry and Gun Unit Strength Chart

Unit Inf. Eng. HMG 81mm 120mm AT AT Art 75mm HTs Trucks
Sctns Sctns Mtr Mtr Tms 75mm Tubes
Guns
Platoon 4 4
Compan 12 2 2 4 14
y
Battalion 38 6 6 2 12 3 50

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Grenadier Battalion 1944

Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4 Platoon 5


HQ 1 sctn SIGNAL 1 sctn
(1) trck (2) trck
1 Rifle 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (1) HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) trck (4) trck (4) trck (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with other
(2) trck platoons
2 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (1) HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) trck (4) trck (4) trck (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with other
(2) trck platoons
3 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (1) HMG (4) AT Tms
(4) trck (4) trck (4) trck (2) 81mm Mtr dispersed with other
(2) trck platoons
4 - Weapons 1 sctn MTR (2) 120mm Mtr AT (3) 75mm Gun
(2) KKs (2) Trcks (3) trck
• KK is Kubelwagen,

Infantry and Gun Unit Strength Chart

Unit Inf. Eng. HMG 81mm 120mm AT AT Art 75mm HTs Trucks
Sctns Sctns Mtr Mtr Tms 75mm Tubes
Guns
Platoon 4 4
Compan 12 1 2 4 14
y
Battalion 38 3 6 2 12 3 50

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Volksgrenadier Regiment
Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4 Attached
HQ comp (2) KK COMMO (2) trk Recon (6) KK
Gun comp Lt. (2) 75mm Art Lt. (2) 75mm Art Med (2) 105mm Hvy (2) 150mm
Art Art
AT comp 1 sctn (2) 57mm Gun (2) 75mm Gun
(towed)
I Infantry HQ 1 sctn (1) trk COMMO 1 sctn,
(2) trk
1 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) HMG, AT Tms (4)
(2) 81mm mtr
2 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) HMG, AT Tms (4)
(2) 81mm mtr
3 RIFLE 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) HMG, AT Tms (4)
(2) 81mm mtr
4 - WEAPONS 1 sctn MTR (2) 81mm AT (3) 75mm
Mtr (towed) Gun (towed)
II Infantry HQ 1 sctn (1) trk COMMO 1 sctn,
(2) trk
1 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) HMG, AT Tms (4)
(2) 81mm mtr
2 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) HMG, AT Tms (4)
(2) 81mm mtr
3 RIFLE 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) HMG, AT Tms (4)
(2) 81mm mtr
4 - WEAPONS 1 sctn MTR (2) 81mm AT (3) 75mm
Mtr (towed) Gun (towed)

Infantry and Gun Unit Strength Chart

Unit Sctns HMG 81mm AT Tms AT Guns Art


Mtr Tubes
Platoon 4 0 0 0 0 0
Compan 12 2 2 4 0 0
y
Battalion 39 6 8 12 3 0
Regimen 79 12 16 24 10 8
t

SP Design Notes VG Regiment:

See PG Regiment.

VG Divisional Structure was:

Division 1st VG Regiment


2nd VG Regiment
3rd VG Regiment
1 VG FA Regiment
1 Infantry Recon Battalion
1 VG AT Battalion
1 VG Engineering Battalion

• This structure is consistent with VG Divisions from 1944 to 1945.

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Fallschirmjager Regiment
Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4 Attached
HQ comp (2) KK
AT comp (towed) (3) 57mm Gun (3) 57mm Gun (3) 75mm Gun
MTR comp (towed) (2) 81mm mtr (2) 120mm
mtr
I Parachute HQ 1 sctn (1) trk COMMO 1
sctn, (2) trk
1 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) MMG, AT Tms (3)
(1) 81mm mtr
2 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) MMG, AT Tms (3)
(1) 81mm mtr
3 RIFLE 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) MMG, AT Tms (3)
(1) 81mm mtr
4 - WEAPONS 1 sctn MTR (2) 81mm HVY (2) HMG AT Tms (3)
Mtr (towed)
II Parachute HQ 1 sctn (1) trk COMMO 1
sctn, (2) trk
1 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) MMG, AT Tms (3)
(1) 81mm mtr
2 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) MMG, AT Tms (3)
(1) 81mm mtr
3 RIFLE 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) MMG, AT Tms (3)
(1) 81mm mtr
4 - WEAPONS 1 sctn MTR (2) 81mm HVY (2) HMG AT Tms (3)
Mtr (towed)
III Parachute HQ 1 sctn (1) trk COMMO 1
sctn, (2) trk
1 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) MMG, AT Tms (3)
(1) 81mm mtr
2 SMG 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) MMG, AT Tms (3)
(1) 81mm mtr
3 RIFLE 4 sctns 4 sctns 4 sctns HVY (2) MMG, AT Tms (3)
(1) 81mm mtr
4 - WEAPONS 1 sctn MTR (2) 81mm HVY (2) HMG AT Tms (3)
Mtr (towed)

Infantry and Gun Unit Strength Chart

Unit Sctns MMG HMG 81mm 120mm AT Tms AT Guns


Mtr Mtr
Platoon 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Compan 12 2 0 1 0 3 0
y
Battalion 38 6 2 5 0 12 0
Regimen 115 18 6 17 2 36 9
t

FJ Divisional Structure was:

Division 1st FJ Regiment


2nd FJ Regiment
3rd FJ Regiment
1 FJ FA Regiment
1 Infantry Recon Battalion
1 FJ Mtr Battalion
1 FJ AA Battalion
1 FJ AT Battalion
1 FJ Mobile Engineering Battalion

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FLAK Units

FLAK Battalion - Volksgrenadier (VG)


Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (2) KK SIGNAL
Battery 1 2 sctns Lt. (4) 20mm Hvy (4) 80mm
AA AA
Battery 2 2 sctns Lt. (4) 20mm Hvy (4) 80mm
AA AA
Battery 3 2 sctns Lt. (4) 20mm Hvy (4) 80mm
AA AA
Battery 4 2 sctns (6) Wirbelwind
(Light)
• All AA guns had trucks to transport them.
• During 1944 the Wirbelwind was replacing the Ostwind. Thus Ostwinds could be found in FLAK
battalions.
• The organization above is 1944.
• 1943 organization had a 3rd section attached to each battery. It was another light section.
• The 1942 and into 1943 organization had the 4th battery as Half-tracks with 20AA guns mounted on
them instead of Wirbelwinds or Ostwinds. Thus the 4th battery had 4 sections of 3 HTs .

FLAK Battalion - Panzergrenadier (PG)


Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (2) KK SIGNAL
Battery 1 (Heavy) 2 sctns Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm
AA AA AA
Battery 2 (Heavy) 2 sctns Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm
AA AA AA

FLAK Battalion - Fallschirmjager (FJ)


Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (2) KK SIGNAL
Battery 1 2 sctns Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm
AA AA AA
(Heavy)
Battery 2 2 sctns Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm
AA AA AA
(Heavy)
Battery 3 (Light) 2 sctns (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA
Battery 4 (Light) 2 sctns (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA

FLAK Battalion - Panzer


Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (2) KK SIGNAL
Battery 1 2 sctns Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm
AA AA AA
(Heavy)
Battery 2 2 sctns Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm
AA AA AA
(Heavy)
Battery 3 (Light) 2 sctns (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA

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FLAK Battalion - Fallschirmjager (FJ)
Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (2) KK SIGNAL
Battery 1 2 sctns Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm
AA AA AA
(Heavy)
Battery 2 2 sctns Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm
AA AA AA
(Heavy)
Battery 3 2 sctns Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm Hvy (2) 88mm
AA AA AA
(Heavy)
Battery 4 (Light) 2 sctns (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA (4) 20mm AA

VG FLAK Gun Unit Strength Chart


Unit Sctns 20mm 88mm Quad Total
AA AA 20mm
Section 0 4 4 6
Battery 2 4 4 6
Battalion 8 12 12 6 30

PG FLAK Gun Unit Strength Chart


Unit Sctns 88mm Total
AA
Section 0 2
Battery 2 6
Battalion 4 12 12

FJ FLAK Gun Unit Strength Chart


Unit Sctns 20mm 88mm Total
AA AA
Section 0 4 2
Battery 2 12 6
Battalion 8 24 12 36

Panzer FLAK Gun Unit Strength Chart


Unit Sctns 20mm 88mm Total
AA AA
Section 0 4 2
Battery 2 12 6
Battalion 6 12 12 24

SS Panzer FLAK Gun Unit Strength Chart


Unit Sctns 20mm 88mm Total
AA AA
Section 0 4 2
Battery 2 12 6
Battalion 8 12 18 30

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Sturmgeschutz Units

Sturmgeschutz Battalion (Assault Gun)


Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3
HQ comp (2) KK
1st Assault comp (2) Stg H42 (5) Stg H42 (5) Stg H42
2nd Assault (2) Stg III (5) Stg III (5) Stg III
comp
3rd Assault (2) Stg III (5) Stg III (5) Stg III
comp
• The Stg IIIs could be Stg H42s, Brumbar, Sig33.
• Some assault gun units used Pz IIIs instead of assault guns. This was more frequent on the Eastern
Front.
• This configuration was typical of battalions attached to infantry divisions.

Vehicle Unit Strength Chart


Unit Assault
Guns
Platoon 5
Compan 12
y
Battalion 40

Sturmgeschutz Brigade (Assault Gun)


Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3
HQ comp (2) KK (2) Stg III
1st Assault comp (2) Stg H42 (4) Stg III (4) Stg III (4) Stg III
2nd Assault (2) Stg III (4) Stg III (4) Stg III (4) Stg III
comp
3rd Assault (2) Stg III (4) Stg III (4) Stg III (4) Stg III
comp
• This configuration was typical of independent brigades.
• Most Assault Gun Brigades had 42 vehicles while in the AO.

Vehicle Unit Strength Chart


Unit Assault
Guns
Platoon 4
Compan 14
y
Battalion 44

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Panzerjager Units 1944 (Anti-Tank)

Self Propelled: Panzerjager Abteilung (Tank Destroyer


Battalion)
<Attached to Panzer or Panzergrenadier Divisions - Self Propelled Anti-Tank>
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3
HQ comp (2) KK
1st TD (towed) (2) HTs (4) 75mm AT (4) 75mm AT (4) 75mm AT
Guns Guns Guns
comp
2nd TD comp (2) JP IVs (4) JP IVs (4) JP IVs (4) JP IVs
3rd TD comp (2) JP IVs (4) JP IVs (4) JP IVs (4) JP IVs
• The AT guns are all towed by trucks.
• Tank Destroyers could be Hetzer, Marder II or III.
• This configuration was typical of battalions attached to armored divisions.
• Many of these units were understrength as reinforcement went to independent brigades.
• The 1st SS PJ Battalion only had 2 platoons per company with 4 tanks per platoon.

Vehicle and Gun Unit Strength Chart


Unit PJs AT Total
Guns Guns
Platoon 4 4
Compan 14 14
y
Battalion 30 14 44

Towed: Panzerjager Abteilung (Anti-Tank Battalion)


<Attached to Infantry Divisions - Towed Anti-Tank>
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3
HQ comp (2) KK
1st SP AT comp (2) JP IVs (4) JP IVs (4) JP IVs (4) JP IVs
2 AT (towed)
nd (3) 75mm AT (3) 75mm AT (3) 75mm AT
Guns Guns Guns
comp
3 AA (towed)
rd (3) 37mm AT (3) 37mm AT (3) 37mm AT
Guns Guns Guns
comp
• The AT guns are all towed by trucks.
• Tank Destroyers could be Hetzer, Marder II or III.
• This configuration was typical of battalions attached to Infantry divisions.

Vehicle and Gun Unit Strength Chart


Unit JPs AT Total
Guns Guns
Platoon 4 3
Compan 14 9
y
Battalion 14 18 32

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Panzerjager Units 1943 (Anti-Tank)

Panzerjager Abteilung (Tank Destroyer Battalion)


<Attached to Panzer Divisions -Self Propelled Anti-Tank>
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3
HQ comp (2) KK SIGNAL AA (3) Sdkfz (3) Marder II
10/4
1st AT comp (2) Marder II (4) Marder II (4) Marder II (4) Marder II
2nd AT comp (2) Marder II (4) Marder II (4) Marder II (4) Marder II
3rd AT comp (2) Marder II (4) Marder II (4) Marder II (4) Marder II
• Tank Destroyers could be PzJagd 38, Marder I or II.
• This configuration was attached to armored divisions.

Vehicle Unit Strength Chart


Unit JPs
Platoon 4
Compan 14
y
Battalion 45

Panzerjager Abteilung (Tank Destroyer Battalion)


<Attached to Panzergrenadier Divisions - Self Propelled Anti-Tank>
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
HQ comp (2) KK SIGNAL (3) Marder II
1st SP TD comp (2) Marder II (4) Marder II (4) Marder II (4) Marder II
2 AT (towed)
nd (2) AT 75mm (2) AT 75mm (2) AT 75mm
Gun Gun Gun
comp
3 AA comp
rd (3) Sdkfz 10/4 (3) Sdkfz 10/4 (3) Sdkfz 10/4 (3) Sdkfz 10/4
• Tank Destroyers could be PzJagd 38, Marder I or II.
• This configuration was attached to armored divisions.

Vehicle and Gun Unit Strength Chart


Unit PJs AT AA HTs Total
Guns Guns
Platoon 4 2 3
Compan 14 6 12
y
Battalion 14 6 12 32

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Schwere Panzerjager Units 1944 (Anti-Tank)

Self Propelled: Schwere Panzerjager Brigade (Heavy Tank Destroyer


Battalion)
<Attached to Panzer or Panzergrenadier Divisions - Self Propelled Anti-Tank>
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3
HQ comp (2) HTs (2) JpP IV/70
1st HTD comp (2) Jag V (4) Jag V (4) Jag V reserve
2nd TD comp (2) JpP IV/70 (4) JpP IV/70 (4) JpP IV/70 reserve
3rd TD comp (2) JpP IV/70 (4) JpP IV/70 (4) JpP IV/70 reserve
• Tank Destroyers could be Hetzer, Jagdpanthers, Jagdtiger, JPz IV/70, or Stg IV.
• These units were always independent brigades attached to groups.
• Reserve is a vehicleless unit. It served as a personnel pool.
• The SP-HTD (Self Propelled-Heavy Tank Destroyer) forces in AO were 519th HTD with Panzer Lehr,
559th HTD with the 12th SS Panzer Division, and two other Towed HTD battalions.
• The original configuration should have 5 vehicles per platoon, but as the end of 1944 approached
reinforcements were unavailable.

Vehicle Unit Strength Chart


Unit JpP/70 Jag V Total
Guns
Platoon 4 4
Compan 10 10
y
Battalion 10 22 32

Towed: Schwere Panzerjager Brigade (Heavy Tank Destroyer Battalion)


<Attached to Infantry Divisions - Towed Anti-Tank>
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3
HQ comp (2) HTs
1st SP AT comp (2) Stg IIIs (4) Stg IIIs (4) Stg IIIs reserve
2nd AT (towed) (2) 88mm AT (4) 88mm AT (4) 88mm AT reserve
Guns Guns Guns
comp
3 AA (towed)
rd (2) 88mm AT (4) 88mm AT (4) 88mm AT reserve
Guns Guns Guns
comp
• The AT guns are all towed by trucks.
• Tank Destroyers could be Hetzer Marder III.
• This configuration was attached to Infantry divisions.

Vehicle and Gun Unit Strength Chart


Unit JPs AT Total
Guns Guns
Platoon 4 4
Compan 10 10
y
Battalion 10 20 32

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Panzer Units 1944 (Armored)

Organization Time frame


Panzer Regiment Late 1944 Nov 1944 - 1945
Panzer Regiment Mid 1944 July 1944 - Nov 1944
Panzer Regiment Early 1944 – Western Jan 1944 - July 1944
Front
Panzer Regiment Early 1944 - Eastern Jan 1944 - July 1944
Front
Panzer Regiment Late 1943 Oct 1943 to 1944
Panzer Regiment 1942 to Early 1943 1942 to Oct 1943
Panzer Regiment 1944 - 1945 – 1944
Organizational
• The time frames are relative.

Panzer Regiment 1944 - 1945 - Organizational


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Panzer HQ comp (2) KK ENG (4) sctns SIGNAL (2) AA (3) Sdfz AA (3) Sdfz 10/4
sctns 10/4
1st Pz comp (2) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs reserve
2nd Pz comp (2) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs reserve
3rd Pz comp (2) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs reserve
4th Pz comp (2) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs reserve

II Panzer HQ comp (2) KK ENG (4) sctns SIGNAL (2) AA (3) Sdfz AA (3) Sdfz 10/4
sctns 10/4
1st Pz comp (2) Pz Ivs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs
reserve
2 Pz comp
nd (2) Pz Ivs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
3rd Pz comp (2) Pz Ivs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
4 Pz comp
th (2) Pz Ivs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve

• This is the “on paper” organization.


• The organization of Panzer regiments should have conformed to this, but the lack of resources
“created” different field variants.
• There are a number of variants, please see additional charts.
• Ideally as of early 1944, all Panzer battalions should be Panthers Pz Vs. However this never
occurred.

Panzer Divisional Structure was:


Division Panzer 1944 + Panzer 1943 - 1944 SS Panzer 1944 +
1 Panzer Regiment 1 Panzer Regiment 1 Panzer Regiment
1 Panzeraufklarungs Battalion 1 Mobile Infantry (VG) Regiment 1 Panzeraufklarungs Battalion
1 Mobile Infantry (VG) Regiment 1 PG Regiment 1 Sturmgeschutz Battalion
1 PG Regiment 1 Panzer Field Artillery Regiment 1 SS Grenadier Regiment
1 Panzerjager (SP) Battalion 1 Panzer FLAK Battalion 1 SS PG Regiment
1 Panzer Field Artillery Regiment 1 Engineering Battalion 1 Panzerjager (SP) Battalion
1 Panzer FLAK Battalion 1 Panzeraufklarungs Battalion 1 SS Panzer Field Artillery Regiment

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1 Engineering Battalion 1 Sturmgeschutz Battalion 1 SS Panzer FLAK Battalion
1 Panzer FA SP Company 1 Engineering Battalion

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Panzer Units 1944 (Armored)

Panzer Regiment Late 1944


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Panzer HQ comp (2) KK SIGNAL (2) sctns
1st Pz comp (2) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs reserve
2 Pz comp
nd (2) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs reserve
3 Pz comp
rd (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
4 Pz comp
th (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve

II Panzer HQ comp (2) KK


1st Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs
2 Pz comp
nd (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs

• The II Panzer battalion was being refitted. Therefore it was not operational.
• This set up is typical of from Nov 1944 to the end of the war. Often the I battalion was called a mixed
panzer battalion.
• SS panzer battalions had 5 tanks per platoon. Similarly they operated with a single battalion.

Panzer Regiment Mid 1944


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Panzer HQ comp (2) KK AA (3) Sdfz SIGNAL (2)
10/4 sctns
1st Pz comp (2) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs
2nd Pz comp (2) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs
3rd Pz comp (2) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs (4) Pz Vs
4th Pz comp reserve reserve reserve

II Panzer HQ comp (2) KK AA (3) Sdfz SIGNAL (2)


10/4 sctns
1st Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs
2 Pz comp
nd (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs
3 Pz comp
rd (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs
4 Pz comp
th reserve reserve reserve

• This is the typical organization before the heavy fighting in the Summer and Fall of 1944. Essentially
this is a good transition from Early 1944 to Late 1944. At any one time, many Panzer Regiments
were in flux between Late1944 and Mid 1944 - Field organizations.
• SS panzer battalions had 5 tanks per platoon. They also “lost” the 4th panzer company per battalion.

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Panzer Units 1944 (Armored)

Panzer Regiment Early 1944 Western Front


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Panzer HQ comp (2) KK ENG (4) sctns SIGNAL (2) AA (3) Sdfz AA (3) Sdfz 10/4
sctns 10/4
1st Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
2nd Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
3rd Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
4th Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve

II Panzer HQ comp (2) KK ENG (4) sctns SIGNAL (2) AA (3) Sdfz AA (3) Sdfz 10/4
sctns 10/4
1st Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
2 Pz comp
nd (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
3 Pz comp
rd (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
4 Pz comp
th (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve

• The Pz IVs were being replaced by Pz Vs. Consequently, a number of Panzer Regiment had Pz Vs
as one of the battalions.
• SS panzer battalions had 5 tanks per platoon. In other words, they maintained the original 1943
platoon organization. However the only had 3 platoons versus the 1943 concept of 4 platoons per
company.
• SS panzer Regiment had 1 battalion of Pz IVs and the other Pz Vs.

Panzer Regiment Early 1944 - Eastern Front


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Panzer HQ comp (2) KK ENG (4) sctns SIGNAL (2) AA (3) Sdfz
sctns 10/4
1st Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
2nd Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
3rd Hvy Pz comp (2) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs reserve
4th Hvy Pz comp (2) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs reserve

II Panzer HQ comp (2) KK ENG (4) sctns SIGNAL (2) AA (3) Sdfz
sctns 10/4
1st Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
2 Pz comp
nd (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs reserve
3 Pz comp
rd (2) Pz IIIs (4) Pz IIIs (4) Pz IIIs (4) Pz IIIs reserve
4 Pz comp
th (2) Pz IIIs (4) Pz IIIs (4) Pz IIIs (4) Pz IIIs reserve

• The Pz IVs were being replaced by Pz Vs. Consequently, the second battalions were transferred west
to be refitted. Note, their equipment typically stayed and formed Light Panzer Battalions of mixed Pz
IVs and Pz IIIs and only the personnel went west. This meant the personnel were not as experienced
as the I Panzer battalion.
• A consequence of reduced Panzer strength within a battalion resulted in Heavy companies being
directly incorporate into the panzer battalions. Entirely dependent upon the unit, there could be 1 or 2
Heavy companies. This was unusual because heavy units were historically formed into separate
battalions (brigades) and attached to corps or armies.

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Panzer Units 1943 (Armored)

Panzer Regiment Late 1943


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Panzer HQ comp (2) KK ENG (4) sctns SIGNAL (2) AA (3) Sdfz AA (3) Sdfz 10/4
sctns 10/4
1st Light Pz comp (2) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs reserve
2nd Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs reserve
3rd Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs reserve
4th Hvy Pz comp (2) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs reserve

II Panzer HQ comp (2) KK ENG (4) sctns SIGNAL (2) AA (3) Sdfz AA (3) Sdfz 10/4
sctns 10/4
1st Light Pz comp (2) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs reserve
2 Pz comp
nd (2) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs reserve
3 Pz comp
rd (2) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs reserve
4 Hvy Pz comp
th (2) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs reserve

• The battalions frequently had mixes of Pz IIIs and Pz IVs. The Pz IIIs were “supposed” to have been
replaced, but losses of Pz IVs forced many panzer units to continue using Pz IIIs. They were
employed as a Light or Recon tank company.
• The battalions were operationally used in kampfgruppe. The emergence of superior Soviet tanks,
forced the battalions to integrate a Heavy tank company directly into the battalion instead of operating
as a support or special unit.
• By the end of 1943 many of the battalions did not have enough vehicles to field a 4th platoon per
company. This became an operational reserve.

Panzer Regiment 1942 to Late 1943


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Panzer HQ comp (2) KK ENG (4) sctns SIGNAL (2) AA (3) Sdfz AA (3) Sdfz 10/4
sctns 10/4
1st Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs
2nd Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs
3rd Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs
4th Pz comp (2) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs (5) Pz IVs

II Panzer HQ comp (2) KK ENG (4) sctns SIGNAL (2) AA (3) Sdfz AA (3) Sdfz 10/4
sctns 10/4
1st Pz comp (2) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs
2nd Pz comp (2) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs
3 Pz comp
rd (2) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs
4 Pz comp
th (2) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs (5) Pz IIIs

• The Tigers or Pz VIEs were organized in separate battalions.

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Panzer Unit Strengths

Panzer Regiment 1944 - 1945 - Organizational


Unit Pz IV Pz V Sdfz Total
10/4 Guns
Platoon 4 4 0
Compan 14 14 0
y
Battalion 56 56 6 56
Regimen 56 56 12 112
t

SS Panzer Regiment 1944 - 1945 - Organizational


Unit Pz IV Pz V Sdfz Total
10/4 Guns
Platoon 5 5 0
Compan 17 17 0
y
Battalion 68 68 6 68
Regimen 68 68 12 136
t

Panzer Regiment Late 1944


Unit Pz IV Pz V Total
Guns
Platoon 4 4
Compan 14 14
y
Battalion 42 42 42
Regimen 42 42 42
t

SS Panzer Regiment Late 1944


Unit Pz IV Pz V Total
Guns
Platoon 5 5
Compan 17 17
y
Battalion 68 68 68
Regimen 68 68 68
t

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Panzer Unit Strengths

Panzer Regiment Mid 1944


Unit Pz IV Pz V Sdfz Total
10/4 Guns
Platoon 4 4 0
Compan 14 14 0
y
Battalion 42 42 3 42
Regimen 42 42 6 84
t

SS Panzer Regiment Mid 1944


Unit Pz IV Pz V Sdfz Total
10/4 Guns
Platoon 5 5 0
Compan 17 17 0
y
Battalion 51 51 3 51
Regimen 51 51 6 102
t

Panzer Regiment Early 1944 - Western Front


Unit Pz IV Sdfz Total
10/4 Guns
Platoon 4 0
Compan 14 0
y
Battalion 56 6 56
Regimen 102 12 102
t

SS Panzer Regiment Early 1944 - Western Front


Unit Pz V Pz IV Sdfz Total
10/4 Guns
Platoon 5 5 0
Compan 17 17 0
y
Battalion 68 68 6 68
Regimen 68 68 12 136
t

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Panzer Unit Strengths

Panzer Regiment Early 1944 - Eastern Front


Unit Pz IV Pz III Pz VIEs Sdfz Total
10/4 Guns
Platoon 4 4 4 0
Company 14 14 14 0
Battalion 28 28 3 56
Battalion 28 28 3 56
(Light)
Regiment 56 28 28 6 102

Panzer Regiment Late 1943


Unit Pz IV Pz III Pz VIEs Sdfz Total
10/4 Guns
Platoon 5 5 4 0
Company 17 17 14 0
Battalion 34 17 14 6 65
Regiment 68 34 28 12 130

Panzer Regiment 1942 to Late 1943


Unit Pz IV Pz III Sdfz Total
10/4 Guns
Platoon 5 5 0
Company 22 22 0
Battalion 88 88 6 88
Regiment 88 88 12 176

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Schwere Panzer Units (Heavy Armored)

Schwere Panzer Brigade 1945


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Hvy Panzer HQ comp (2) HTs (2) SMG sctns
1st Hvy Pz comp (2) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) SMG sctns
2 Hvy Pz comp
nd (2) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) SMG sctns
3 Hvy Pz comp
rd (1) SMG sctn reserve reserve reserve
4 Hvy Pz comp
th

• The infantry sections were truck transported except the HQ sections which had HTs.

Schwere Panzer Brigade Late 1944 - Western Front


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Hvy Panzer HQ comp (2) HTs (2) SMG sctns
1st Hvy Pz comp (4) Pz VIBs (4) Pz VIBs (4) Pz VIBs (2) SMG sctn
2 Hvy Pz comp
nd (4) Pz VIBs (4) Pz VIBs (4) Pz VIBs (2) SMG sctn
3 Hvy Pz comp
rd (4) Pz VIBs (4) Pz VIBs (4) Pz VIBs (2) SMG sctn
4 Hvy Pz comp
th (1) SMG sctn reserve reserve reserve

• The infantry sections had HTs. Essentially the Armored Infantry acted as recon elements for the
Tigers.
• Pz VIBs were King Tigers. They were used exclusively on the Western Front. Note the Russians did
fight against them, but it was when they “reached the borders of Germany i.e. the war was not in the
“real East” anymore.
• A similar brigade could have Pz VIEs or the normal Tiger tank.
• There were 3 Schwere Panzer Brigades in the AO: the 501st SPB with the 1st SS Panzer Division, the
506th SPB attached directly to the 15th Army and the 301st SPB with the 47th VG division. The 501st and
506th were King Tiger brigades (Pz VIBs) and the 301st was a Tiger brigade (Pz VIE).. As far as I can
tell, the only SPB to see action was the 501st SPB with the 1st SS (KG Peiper). The entire brigade was
lost (damage and abandoned with Peiper’s encirclement and retreat).
• Typical SPB strength in the AO was 25-35 tanks.
• Late 1944 indicates from September / October 1944.

Schwere Panzer Brigade Late 1944 - Eastern Front


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Hvy Panzer HQ comp (2) HTs (2) SMG sctns
1st Hvy Pz comp (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (2) SMG sctn
2nd Hvy Pz comp (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (2) SMG sctn
3 Hvy Pz comp
rd (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (2) SMG sctn
4 Hvy Pz comp
th (1) SMG sctn reserve reserve reserve

• The infantry sections had HTs. Essentially the Armored Infantry acted as recon elements for the
Tigers.
• The Pz VIEs were normal Tigers.

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Schwere Panzer Units (Heavy Armored)

Schwere Panzer Brigade 1944


Battalion Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
I Hvy Panzer HQ comp (2) HTs (2) Pz IVs
1st Hvy Pz comp (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs reserve
2 Hvy Pz comp
nd (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs reserve
3 Hvy Pz comp
rd (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs (4) Pz VIEs reserve
4 Recon Pz comp
th (2) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (4) Pz IVs (2) SMG sctn (2) SMG sctn

• The infantry sections had HTs. Essentially the Pz IVs and Armored Infantry acted as recon elements
for the Tigers.

Schwere Panzer Brigade 1945


Unit Pz VIEs SMG HTs Total
sctns Guns
Platoon 4 0 0
Company 10 4 0
Battalion 20 11 2 20

Schwere Panzer Brigade Late 1944 - Western Front


Unit Pz VIBs SMG HTs Total
sctns Guns
Platoon 4 0 0
Company 12 2 2
Battalion 36 9 9 36

Schwere Panzer Brigade Late 1944 - Eastern Front


Unit Pz VIEs SMG HTs Total
sctns Guns
Platoon 4 0 0
Company 12 2 2
Battalion 36 9 9 36

Schwere Panzer Brigade 1944


Unit Pz VIEs Pz IVs SMG HTs Total
sctns Guns
Platoon 4 4 0 0
Company 12 10 0 0
Battalion 36 12 4 6 48

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Engineering Battalion
Engineering Battalion
> Armored or Motorized
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
HQ comp (2) KKs SIGNAL (1) sctn 2 sctns (2) HTs
(2) HTs
Armored comp 1 sctn (2) 120mm Mtr 3 sctns, 1 w/ 3 sctns, 1 3 sctns, 1
(2) HTs HMG w/MMG w/MMG
Motorized comp 1 sctn (2) 120mm Mtr 3 sctns, 1 w/ 3 sctns, 1 3 sctns, 1
(2) HTs HMG w/MMG w/MMG
Heavy Motorized 1 sctn SIGNAL (1) sctn MTR (2) 81mm HMG (2) HMG,
(2) trcks mtr, (1) sctn (1) sctn
comp
Bridging comp Various not
described
• The armored company was transported in HTs. The motorized companies were transported in
trucks. All of the units were mobile (trucks or HTs). Note unlike their American counterparts (who
were either motorized or armored (HTs)) German Engineering units had both trucks and HTs.
• These units were attached to divisions. They rarely acted alone or were independent of other units.
• Sappers and Pioneers are engineering style units. However, they did not have the heavier equipment
an actual engineering battalion would possess (like bridging equipment). Sappers units allowed other
units to organically possess mine clears, demolition’s, etc.
• Note as the war dragged on, there were Engineering Battalions designated as Motorized or Armored.
The Armored Battalions had the above formation, the Motorized used all trucks.

Engineering Battalion
Unit Sctns MMG HMG Mtr
Platoon 3 0 0 0
Company 9 2 1 2
Battalion 27 4 4 6

Volksgrenadier Engineering Battalion


Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
HQ comp (2) KKs SIGNAL (1) sctn 2 sctns (2) HTs
(2) HTs
1st Motorized comp 1 sctn (2) 120mm Mtr 3 sctns, 1 w/ 3 sctns, 1 3 sctns, 1
(2) HTs HMG w/MMG w/MMG
2nd Motorized comp 1 sctn (2) 120mm Mtr 3 sctns, 1 w/ 3 sctns, 1 3 sctns, 1
(2) HTs HMG w/MMG w/MMG
3rd Heavy Motorized 1 sctn SIGNAL (1) sctn MTR (2) 81mm HMG (2) HMG,
(2) trcks mtr, (1) sctn (1) sctn
comp
• The motorized companies were transported in trucks or motorcycles. All of the units were mobile.
• These units were attached to VG Divisions.

VG Engineering Battalion
Unit Sctns MMG HMG Mtr
Platoon 3 0 0 0
Company 9 2 1 2
Battalion 27 4 4 6
Aufklarsungs (Reconnaissance) Battalion

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Aufklarungs Battalion 1942 - 1943
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
HQ comp (2) KKs COMMO (1) AC (6)
sctn (2) HTs
1st AC comp 1 sctn (1) AC (6) AC (6) AC (6) AC (6)
HT
2nd AC comp 1 sctn (1) AC (6) AC (6) AC (6) AC (6)
HT
Recon comp 1 sctn (1) MTR (2) 120mm (3) sctns, (3) HTs (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3)
HT Mtr, (2) HTs HTs HTs
Heavy Recon comp 1 sctn (1) AT (3) 75mm ART (3) 75mm AC (6) w/ guns ENG (4) sctns,
HT AT Guns Art Guns (4) HTs
• AC is armored car.
• Note ACs can be substituted by Lynxes, Pz IIIs, etc.

Grenadier Aufklarungs Battalion 1943 - 1944


> Infantry Recon
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
HQ comp (2) KKs COMMO (1) AC (6)
sctn (2) HTs
1st Recon comp 1 sctn (1) Pz III (4) Pz III (4) Pz III (4) Pz III (4)
HT
2nd Recon comp 1 sctn (1) Pz III (4) Pz III (4) Pz III (4) Pz III (4)
HT
3rd Recon comp 1 sctn (1) MTR (2) 120mm (3) sctns, (3) HTs (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3)
HT Mtr, (2) HTs HTs HTs
Heavy Recon comp 1 sctn (1) AT (3) 75mm ART (3) 75mm AC (6) w/ guns ENG (4) sctns,
HT AT Guns Art Guns (4) HTs
• This is a generic unit. The vehicle production in Germany was focused on heavier units not ACs.
Consequently, ACs became scarce. However, there were abundant Pz IIIs from the Panzer unit
upgrades to Pz IVs. These began to replace the ACs as the standard heavy recon unit.

Panzergrenadier Aufklarungs Battalion 1943 - 1944


> Armored Infantry Recon
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4 Platoon 5
HQ comp (2) KKs SIGNAL (1) sctn
(2) HTs
AC comp (2) KKs (4) SdKfz222, (4) SdKfz222, (2) (4) SdKfz222, HVY (4)
(2) SdKfz231 SdKfz231 (2) SdKfz231 SdKfz243, (2)
SdKfz231
1st VW Recon comp (2) mtrccls RADIO (1) VW (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) HVY (2) HMG,
VWs VWs VWs (1) 81mm Mtr,
(3) trcks
2nd VW Recon comp (2) mtrccls RADIO (1) VW (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) HVY (2) HMG,
VWs VWs VWs (1) 81mm Mtr,
(3) trcks
3rd VW Recon comp (2) mtrccls RADIO (1) VW (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) HVY (2) HMG,
VWs VWs VWs (1) 81mm Mtr,
(3) trcks
4th Heavy VW comp 1 sctn (1) AT (3) 75mm ART (2) 75mm ENG (3) sctns,
HT AT Guns Art Guns (3) HTs
• This was the recon element for a PG Division. Mtrccls are motorcycles. VW is Volkswagen mini-truck.
KK, VW, motorcycles, or even light trucks could be found in these units. Basically anything that was
light, small and fast was used to transport troops.

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Aufklarsungs (Reconnaissance) Battalion
Panzer Aufklarungs Battalion 1943 - 1944
> Armored Recon
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
HQ comp (2) KKs COMMO (1) AC (6) SdKfz222
sctn (2) HTs
1st AC comp (2) KKs (4) SdKfz222, (4) SdKfz222, (2) (4) SdKfz222, HVY (4)
(2) SdKfz231 SdKfz231 (2) SdKfz231 SdKfz243, (2)
SdKfz231
2nd AC comp (2) KKs (6) SdKfz222 (6) SdKfz222 (6) SdKfz222 (6) SdKfz222
1st Armored Recon (2) KKs (3) recon sctns, (3) recon sctns, (3) recon sctns, MTR (2) 81mm
(3) HTs (3) HTs (3) HTs Mtr, (2) HTs
comp
2nd Armored Recon (2) KKs (3) recon sctns, (3) recon sctns, (3) recon sctns, MTR (2) 81mm
(3) HTs (3) HTs (3) HTs Mtr, (2) HTs
comp
3rd Heavy Armored (2) HTs ART (3) 75mm HVY (6) AT (3) 75mm AT ENG (3) sctns,
Art Guns, (3) SPW251/10 Guns (3) HTs
Recon comp SPW251/10
• This was the recon element for a Panzer Division.
• Mtrccls are motorcycles. VW is Volkswagen mini-truck. KK, VW, motorcycles, or even light trucks
could be found in these units. Basically anything that was light, small and fast was used to transport.
• All ATs and ARTs are truck transported.
• In many cases, there was a 2nd Eng. platoon for the Heavy Armored Recon company.

Fusilier (Grenadier) Aufklarungs Battalion 1944 - 1945


>Light Infantry or Recon Infantry
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
HQ comp (2) KKs COMMO (1)
sctn (2) trck
1st Recon comp 1 sctn (1) (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3)
trck trcks trcks trcks trcks
2nd Recon comp 1 sctn (1) (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3)
trck trcks trcks trcks trcks
3rd Heavy Recon 1 sctn (1) (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) HTs (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3)
HT HTs HTs HTs
comp
Wpns comp 1 sctn (1) MTR (4) 81mm MTR (4) 120mm
trck Mtr, (4) trcks Mtr, (4) trcks
• These units were used as the mobile elements of VG Divisions. They were light packed and typically
had greater speed than normal infantry (beside the mobility). Often they had more ammunition and
heavier squad weapons to act as assault troops.

Panzer Aufklarungs Battalion 1944 - 1945


> Armored Recon
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Platoon 2 Platoon 3 Platoon 4
HQ comp (2) KKs COMMO (1) sctn (2) HT
AC comp 1 sctn (1) AC (8) AC (8)
HT
1st Armored 1 sctn (1) (3) sctns, (3) HTs (3) sctns, (3) HTs (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) HTs
HT HTs
Recon comp
2nd Armored 1 sctn (1) (3) sctns, (3) HTs (3) sctns, (3) HTs (3) sctns, (3) (3) sctns, (3) HTs
HT HTs
Recon comp
3rd Wpns comp 1 sctn (1) MTR (4) 81mm Mtr, (4) MTR (4) 120mm Mtr, (4)
HT HT HT

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Aufklarsungs (Reconnaissance) Battalion
Aufklarungs Battalion 1942 - 1943
Unit Sctns AC AT ART Mtr
Platoon 3 6 0 0 0
Company 10 24 0 0 0
Battalion 18 60 3 3 2

Grenadier Aufklarungs Battalion 1943 - 1944


> Infantry Recon

Unit Sctns AC Pz III AT ART Mtr


Platoon 3 0 4 0 0 0
Company 10 0 16 0 0 0
Battalion 18 12 32 3 3 2

Panzergrenadier Aufklarungs Battalion 1943 - 1944


> Armored Infantry Recon

Unit Sctns AC AT ART 81mm Mtr HMG


Platoon 3 6 0 0 0 0
Company 9 24 0 0 1 2
Battalion 31 24 2 2 3 6

Panzer Aufklarungs Battalion 1943 - 1944


> Armored Recon

Unit Sctns AC AT SP AT ART Mtr HMG


Platoon 3 6 0 0 0 0 0
Company 9 24 0 0 0 2 0
Battalion 22 54 3 9 3 4 0

Fusilier (Grenadier) Aufklarungs Battalion 1944 - 1945


>Light Infantry or Recon Infantry

Unit Sctns 81mm Mtr 120mm Mtr HT Truck


Platoon 3 0 0 0 0
Company 12 0 0 0 0
Battalion 41 4 4 13 37

Panzer Aufklarungs Battalion 1944 - 1945


> Armored Recon

Unit Sctns AC 81mm Mtr 120mm Mtr HT Truck


Platoon 3 8 0 0 0 0
Company 13 16 0 0 0 0
Battalion 29 16 4 4 43 0

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Field Artillery Regiments 1943 - 1944

• There are 3 battalion formation types for 1943 and 6 battalion formation types for
1944+. Consequently, I defined the regimental formation and then delineated the
battalion organization.

Panzergrenadierartillerie Regiment : 1943 - 1944


> 1943 Motorized Infantry Field Artillery Regiment

Regiment
HQ comp
1st Light Howitzer Battalion
2nd Light Howitzer Battalion
3rd Mixed Howitzer Battalion

Panzerartillerie Regiment : 1943 - 1944


> 1943 Armored Field Artillery Regiment

Regiment
HQ comp
1st Light Howitzer Battalion
2nd Mixed Howitzer Battalion
3rd Self Propelled Battalion

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Field Artillery Regiments 1944+

Panzergrenadierartillerie Regiment : 1944+


> 1944 Motorized Infantry Field Artillery Regiment

Regiment
HQ comp
1st Light Howitzer Battalion
2nd Medium Howitzer Battalion
3rd Self Propelled Battalion

Panzerartillerie Regiment : 1944+


> 1944 Armored Field Artillery Regiment

Regiment
HQ comp
1st Light Howitzer Battalion
2nd Medium Howitzer Battalion
3rd Self Propelled Battalion

SS Panzerartillerie Regiment : 1944+


> 1944 SS Armored Field Artillery Regiment

Regiment
HQ comp
1st Light Howitzer Battalion
2nd Medium Howitzer Battalion
3rd Heavy Howitzer Battalion
4th Self Propelled Battalion
5th Rocket Battalion

Fallschirmjagerartillerie Regiment : 1944+


> 1944 Parachute Field Artillery Regiment

Regiment
HQ comp
1st Light Howitzer Battalion
2nd Light Howitzer Battalion
3rd Medium Howitzer Battalion

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Field Artillery Regiments 1944+

Volksgrenadierartillerie Regiment : 1944+


> 1944 Infantry Field Artillery Regiment

Regiment
HQ comp
1st Light Cannon Battalion
2nd Light Howitzer Battalion
2nd Light Howitzer Battalion
4th Medium Howitzer Battalion

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Field Artillery Battalions 1943 - 1944

Leichte Panzerartillerie Abteilung : 1943 - 1944


> 1943 Light Field Artillery Battalion (Motorized)
Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (2) trcks COMMO (2) trck EVAL (2) trck SIGNAL (2) trck
1st Battery 1 sctn (1) HT COMMO (1) trck (2) 105mm Art, (2) HTs (2) 105mm Art, (2)
HTs
2nd Battery 1 sctn (1) HT COMMO (1) trck (2) 105mm Art, (2) HTs (2) 105mm Art, (2)
HTs
3rd Battery 1 sctn (1) HT COMMO (1) trck (2) 105mm Art, (2) HTs (2) 105mm Art, (2)
HTs

Leichte Panzerartillerie Abteilung : 1943 - 1944


> 1943 Light Field Artillery Battalion (Motorized)

Unit HT trck 105mm Total Guns


Battery 2 1 2
Company 5 1 4
Battalion 15 11 12 12

Gemischte Panzerartillerie Abteilung : 1943 - 1944


> 1943 Mixed Field Artillery Battalion (Motorized)
Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (2) trcks COMMO (2) trck EVAL (2) trck SIGNAL (2) trck
1st Heavy Battery 1 sctn (1) HT COMMO (1) trck (2) 150mm Art, (2) HTs (2) 150mm Art, (2)
HTs
2nd Heavy Battery 1 sctn (1) HT COMMO (1) trck (2) 150mm Art, (2) HTs (2) 150mm Art, (2)
HTs
3rd Medium Battery 1 sctn (1) HT COMMO (1) trck (2) 100mm Art, (2) HTs (2) 100mm Art, (2)
HTs

Gemischte Panzerartillerie Abteilung : 1943 - 1944


> 1943 Mixed Field Artillery Battalion (Motorized)

Unit HT trck 100mm 150mm Total Guns


Battery 2 1 2 2
Company 5 1 4 4
Battalion 15 11 4 8 12

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Field Artillery Battalions 1943 - 1944

Panzerartillerie Abteilung : 1943 - 1944


> 1943 Self Propelled Field Artillery Battalion
Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (2) trcks COMMO (2) trck EVAL (2) trck SIGNAL (2) trck
1st Light SP Battery 1 sctn (1) COMMO (1) HT (3) 105mm SP (3) 105mm SP
HT
2nd Light SP Battery 1 sctn (1) COMMO (1) HT (3) 105mm SP (3) 105mm SP
HT
3rd Heavy SP Battery 1 sctn (1) COMMO (1) HT (3) 150mm SP (3) 150mm SP
HT

Panzerartillerie Abteilung : 1943 - 1944


> 1943 Self Propelled Field Artillery Battalion

Unit HT trck 105mm 150mm SP Total Guns


SP
Battery 2 3 3
Company 2 6 6
Battalion 6 8 12 6 18

Other Units : 1943 - 1944

• Please Note: I did not have information regarding infantry artillery, Fallschirmjager
artillery, etc. for 1943. My suspicion, from other formations, is these units were
formed like the above with one exception: There piece was transported by truck not
half-track. In general all armored (panzer) artillery was transported by half-track.

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Field Artillery Battalions 1944+

• Originally Panzer Artillery was transported by half-tracks not trucks. However with
vehicle shortages, most units began using truck transport, except for the for the
heavier guns.
• Additionally, the Germans frequently used captured equipment to augment and “fill
out” there artillery units.

Leichte Feldkanone Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Light Field Cannon Battalion (motorized)
Company HQ Unit Platoon 1 Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (1) trcks COMMO (1) trck EVAL (1) trck SIGNAL (1) trck
1st Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 75mm Art, (2) trcks (2) 75mm Art, (2) (2) 75mm Art, (2) trcks
trcks
2nd Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 75mm Art, (2) trcks (2) 75mm Art, (2) (2) 75mm Art, (2) trcks
trcks
3rd Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 75mm Art, (2) trcks (2) 75mm Art, (2) (2) 75mm Art, (2) trcks
trcks
4th Battery Service Service Service Service

Leichte Feldkanone Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Light Field Cannon Battalion (motorized)

Unit HT trck 75mm Total Guns


Battery 0 2 2
Company 0 7 6
Battalion 0 25 18 18

Leichte Feldhaubitze Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Light Field Howitzer Battalion (motorized)
Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (1) trcks COMMO (1) trck EVAL (1) trck SIGNAL (1) trck
1st Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 105mm Art, (2) trcks (2) 105mm Art, (2)
trcks
2nd Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 105mm Art, (2) trcks (2) 105mm Art, (2)
trcks
3rd Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 105mm Art, (2) trcks (2) 105mm Art, (2)
trcks
4th Battery Service Service Service

Leichte Feldhaubitze Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Light Field Howitzer Battalion (motorized)

Unit HT trck 105mm Total Guns


Battery 0 2 2
Company 0 5 4
Battalion 0 19 12 12

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Field Artillery Battalions 1944+

Gemischte Feldhaubitze Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Medium Field Howitzer Battalion (motorized)
Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (1) trcks COMMO (1) trck EVAL (1) trck SIGNAL (1) trck
1st Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 150mm Art, (2) trcks (2) 150mm Art, (2)
trcks
2nd Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 150mm Art, (2) trcks (2) 150mm Art, (2)
trcks
3rd Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 150mm Art, (2) trcks (2) 150mm Art, (2)
trcks
4th Battery Service Service Service

Gemischte Feldhaubitze Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Medium Field Howitzer Battalion (motorized)

Unit HT trck 150mm Total Guns


Battery 0 2 2
Company 0 5 4
Battalion 0 19 12 12

Schwere Feldhaubitze Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Heavy Field Howitzer Battalion (motorized)
Company HQ Unit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (1) trcks COMMO (1) trck EVAL (1) trck SIGNAL (1) trck
1st Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 210mm Art, (2) HT (2) 210mm Art, (2) HT
2nd Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 210mm Art, (2) HT (2) 210mm Art, (2) HT
3rd Battery (1) KK COMMO (1) trck (2) 300mm Art, (2) HT (2) 300mm Art, (2) HT
4th Battery Service Service Service

Schwere Feldhaubitze Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Heavy Field Howitzer Battalion (motorized)

Unit HT trck 210mm 300mm Total Guns


Battery 2 2 2
Company 6 1 4 4
Battalion 18 7 8 4 12

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Field Artillery Battalions 1944+

Panzerartillerie Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Self Propelled Field Artillery Battalion
Company HQ Unit Commo Plt Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (2) trcks COMMO (2) trck EVAL (2) trck
1st Light SP Battery 1 sctn (1) COMMO (1) HT (2) 105mm SP (2) 105mm SP (2) 105mm SP
HT
2nd Heavy SP Battery 1 sctn (1) COMMO (1) HT (2) 150mm SP (2) 150mm SP (2) 150mm SP
HT

Panzerartillerie Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Self Propelled Field Artillery Battalion

Unit HT trck 105mm 150mm SP Total Guns


SP
Battery 1 2 2
Company 2 6 6
Battalion 4 6 6 6 12

Nebelwerfer Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Rocket Artillery Battalion
Company HQ Unit Commo Plt Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
HQ comp (1) KK COMMO (2) trck EVAL (2) trck
1st Werfer Battery (2) Trcks COMMO (1) trck (2) 10 tube Werfer (2) 10 tube (2) 10 tube
Werfer Werfer
2nd Werfer Battery (2) Trcks COMMO (1) trck (2) 10 tube Werfer (2) 10 tube (2) 10 tube
Werfer Werfer
3rd Werfer Battery (2) Trcks COMMO (1) trck (2) 10 tube Werfer (2) 10 tube (2) 10 tube
Werfer Werfer
4th Werfer Battery service service service

Panzerartillerie Abteilung : 1944+


> 1944 Self Propelled Field Artillery Battalion

Unit HT trck Werfer Total Launchers


Battery 2
Company 3 6
Battalion 13 18 18

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Field Artillery Battalions 1944+

• The next two formations are unique. They provided a corp level defense of artillery support and fire
suppression. This type of mass bombardment (its capability) became essential as Germany fought a
defense war. Large artillery strikes can and did break up attacks. However ammunition became a
severe problem. Additionally these units were typically “static” or bodenstandige units. They were
the firepower of entrenchment and siege defense.
• As Hitler declared areas as “Felster Platzen” (last stand areas). The German Army began
entrenching in areas and fighting (as ordered) to the last man (supposedly). Although this tactic lost
was idiotic, the high command the formed units needed for such tactics. These heavy artillery units
fit the bill.
• Most Neberwerfers were used for smoke (at least initially). The poor accuracy made them only
effective in urban or mass area bombardments: like to take out a entire hill. Unfortunately SP’s
Werfers do not come with smoke. Use the editor and switch them from a HE launch system to a
smoke launch system. They lay great smoke - as they did in reality.

VAK - (Volksartillerie Korp) : 1944+

Korp Battalion
Artillery
Artillery
Artillery
Artillery
Artillery
Artillery

• Typically these units used heavy artillery such as 170mm, 210mm, 300mm, etc. They used captured
equipment and even 88mm as artillery pieces. It was an havoc artillery group.

VWB - (Volkswerfer Brigade) : 1944+

Regiment Battalion
150mm Artillery
150mm Artillery
210mm Artillery
Nebelwerfer
Maultier Company
Maultier Company

• Maultier’s were Pz II or Pz III platforms with a Nebelwerfer on top. Essentially they were mobile rocket
launchers like the US Calliope. There use was primarily smoke creators. Again, SP does not have
them. You have to “create” them with the editor.
• Additionally, most regiments had several Maultiers attached to the HQ company. I did not include in
them in the formations, but they were there. The Maulteirs were called Panzerwerfer 42s.

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