The German Panzergrenadiers were at the forefront any major Panzer offensive acting as valuable infantry support.

Last vanilla Heer force available to the Germans is the Panzergrenadier company. It deploys a mix of mechanized infantry with various infantry support weapons and Panzer tanks. 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 Panzergrenadierkompanie

Panzergrenadier HQ

First of all allot of players think at Panzergrenadiers as infantry in half-tracks, which is false (at least in FoW V3 book). They are simply Heer soldiers in trucks, without the armored half-tracks that are so famous among wargamers. The HQ choice is pretty simple and clear. We add an anti-tank section for 25 points and upgrade one team to Panzerknacker SMG.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Panzergrenadierkompanie

Panzergrenadier Platoon

For Core we add 2 Panzergrenadier Platoons. Each platoon can have either 2 or 3 Squads (of 2 teams each) and comes with Kfz. 70 trucks. We will take both platoons at full strength and upgrade their HQ to Panzerfaust SMG teams. This will be our backbone for the force but be mindful as that’s a total of just 2 platoons of 7 teams each.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Panzergrenadierkompanie

Panzergrenadier Heavy Platoon

Next we dive in the support section. The Panzergrenadier Heavy platoon is simply ideal for any anti-infantry work that needs to be done. We can take 2 or 4 MG42 teams supported by 2 8cm GW34 mortars. Obviously for the best value this platoon should be taken at full strength.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Panzergrenadierkompanie

Panzergrenadier Anti-tank gun Platoon

For those pesky enemy tanks you can’t go wrong with 3 7.5cm PaK40 guns. If you need to save points you can go down to 2 however this is reliable Anti-tank firepower so you might want to max on it. ROF 2 and Anti-tank 12 means this thing can kill most armor head on.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Panzergrenadierkompanie

Self-Propelled Infantry Gun Platoon

Lastly some added firepower against either infantry or armor. Cheap and quite effective and with a bunker buster gun attached.

To recap:

Panzergrenadierkompanie HQ – 75 points
Upgraded 1 team to SMG Panzerknacker.
Added Anti-tank section.

Panzergrenadier Platoon – 195 points
3 Panzergrenadier Squads.
Upgraded Command MG team to Command Panzerfaust SMG.

Panzergrenadier Platoon – 195 points
3 Panzergrenadier Squads.
Upgraded Command MG team to Command Panzerfaust SMG.

Panzergrenadier Heavy Platoon – 205 points
4 MG 42 teams and 2 8cm GW34 mortar teams.

Panzergrenadier Anti-tank Gun Platoon – 160 points
3 7.5cm PaK 40 guns.
Added Kfz. 15 car and Kfz. 70 trucks.

Self-Propelled Infantry Gun Platoon – 170 points

Total – 1000 points

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