Rugged, determined and a combined arms force: this is what you can expect from this Late War German Infantry list.

This is a list designed and chosen for its versatility in dealing with a various range of threats. The Late War German Infantry list has a strong core with plenty of support options to suit most tastes. This force is Confident Veteran. It can be found in the Flames of War V3 rulebook and is available for free on www.EasyArmy.com.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Grenadierkompanie (Heer)

Grenadier HQ

The HQ choice is obvious and the anti-tank upgrades for both are a no-brainer. 5 points each for Panzerknacker (Tank assault 5 and can move and shoot) or 10 points each for Panzerfaust (Tank assault 6 but can’t move and shoot). In our case we will go with Panzerfaust.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Grenadierkompanie (Heer)

Grenadier Platoon

Next come the combat platoons. These are the mainstay of your force. Luckily the Grenadier Platoon is an excellent choice in its own, even if you were not forced to take it. Again we’re going to upgrade the Command Squad to a Panzerfaust SMG team for 10 points. We’re also going to take both our combat platoons at full strength with 3 squads each totaling 6 Rifle/MG teams. This is of utmost importance. Unless the points sink is too great for a full strength platoon you are always going to buy your squads up to maximum size.

We’re now looking at our support options. Since this is an Infantry list it will defend most of the time (unless fighting other Infantry companies). With that in mind our next choices are purely defensive.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Grenadierkompanie (Heer)

Grenadier Machine-Gun Platoon

The Machine-Gun platoon gives us 4 MG42 HMG teams that can provide a hail of bullets in defense or in cover of our assaults. There’s not much that can take that amount of firepower and not be pinned down. We’re going to select the full strength options of 2 Sections.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Grenadierkompanie (Heer)

Grenadier Mortar Platoon

Against any enemy heavy hitter mortars while not being able to actually destroy them can provide smoke cover and force the enemy guns to move or be unable (or heavily penalized) to shoot. This actually makes the enemy pour less fire into your troops as moving units lose ROF. The best example would be an enemy heavy tank. Although almost immune to most weapons it can’t do much if it’s smoked up and can’t shoot. We can choose to select either 3 sections of 2 8cm mortars each or 2 sections of 2 12cm mortars. The 8cm can lay down smoke barrages however the 12cm has greater range and superior firepower. We’re going to go with the heavier variant (4 12cm mortars).

Flames of War 1000 points LW Grenadierkompanie (Heer)

Grenadier Infantry Gun Platoon

When in need of heavy fire support the Infantry Gun platoon doesn’t disappoint. We can choose between the 7.5cm leIG18 guns or their upgraded cousins, the 15cm sIG33 guns. The section comprises of 2 artillery pieces. As bigger is best we select the 15cm sIG33 option which does have a respectable 13 AT rating also and Bunker Buster (any team hit directly by the gun gets no save). When firing bombardments it also has greater range then the 7.5cm.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Grenadierkompanie (Heer)

Grenadier Anti-tank Platoon

Our last support choice (for the given points) is the Anti-tank platoon. Featuring the famous 7.5cm PaK40 gun this is the main way that you can insure enemy tanks will stay away from your objectives (if you can plant this guys close to them). You can select either 2 or 3 guns for the platoon and given their AT of 12 it’s safer to go with maximum size.

We are now done and we can recap our choices:

Grenadier HQ – 65 points
Upgraded both HQ teams from SMG to SMG Panzerfaust.

Grenadier Platoon – 165 points
3 Grenadier Squads
Upgraded the HQ team from SMG to SMG Panzerfaust.

Grenadier Platoon – 165 points
3 Grenadier Squads
Upgraded the HQ team from SMG to SMG Panzerfaust.

Grenadier Machine-gun Platoon – 135 points
2 Machine-gun Sections

Grenadier Mortar Platoon – 165 points
2 12cm sGW43 Sections

Grenadier Infantry Gun Platoon – 145 points
Upgraded to 15cm sIG33 guns.

Grenadier Anti-tank Gun Platoon – 155 points
3 7.5cm PaK40 Anti-tank gun Sections

Total: 995 points

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