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Hitlerjugend Platoon (GE827) 

Hitlerjugend Platoon (GE827)
Includes 33 metal figures - Command Panzerfaust SMG team, six Panzerfaust teams, one small base & six medium bases.

The Hitlerjugend ('Hitler Youth') was the youth organization of the Nazi Party, a paramilitary organization for boys aged 14 to 18. As the Soviets approached Berlin, Hitlerjugend were organised into fighting units. 

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Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie
The culmination of Flames Of War’s Late-war period, the Berlin intelligence handbook focuses on the Soviet assault on the German capital city of Berlin, the battles to encircle it, and the final desperate defence by the by the rag-tag German forces.

Learn more about the German forces in Berlin here...
Berlin
A Brigade of Panzerfaust-armed Hitlerjugend was even sent out from the city to take part in the Battle for the Seelow Heights. Members were stationed behind the lines in tank-hunter teams to intercept Soviet tank breakthroughs. Hitlerjugend tank-hunting teams proved very effective, destroying large numbers of Red Army tanks.
Panzerfaust teams
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Command Panzerfaust SMG team 
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During the Battle of Berlin, the Hitlerjugend were under the command of Reichsjugendführer Artur Axmann. Although the city commander, General Helmuth Weidling, ordered Axmann to disband the Hitler Youth combat formations, in the confusion this order was never carried out. They formed a part of the last line of defence for the city, and were reportedly among the fiercest fighters, at the cost of extremely heavy casualties.
  Young and enthusiastic, the Hitlerjugend fought with great courage. A Hitlerjugend Platoon is rated Fearless Conscript. Fearless Conscript
The Hitlerjugend Platoon in Flames Of War
  Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes 
Panzerfaust team 4"/10cm 1 12 5+ Tank assault 6

Tank Terrors

The boys of the Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth) were often armed with little more than a Panzerfaust anti-tank grenade launcher. However, they proved themselves ferocious defenders of the Fatherland, knocking out Red Army tanks from short range with the fearlessness and disregard for danger that can only be found in the young.

Panzerfaust teams from a Hitlerjugend Platoon that moved in the Movement Step can shoot in the Shooting Step, unlike other Panzerfaust teams.

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Painting the Hitlerjugend Platoon

Fighting troops of the Hitlerjugend mostly wore the winter uniform, consisting of a jacket and long pants in very dark blue. 
Hitlerjugend Platoon (GE827)

Hitlerjugend Platoon (GE827)

Basecoat the uniform with a mix of Luftwaffe Uniform and Black.

Hitlerjugend Platoon (GE827)

Wash liberally with Manstein Shade to produce shading
and definition.
 

Hitlerjugend Platoon (GE827)

Highlight edges and raised areas with pure Luftwaffe Blue.

Hitlerjugend Armbands 

Paint the white stripe about one-third the width of the band, with a wider patch for the insignia. Don’t try to paint a tiny swastika - a small blob of Panzer Grey or Black will suffice.

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Aaron based the Hitlerjugend Platoon to match the theme of street fighting in Berlin.

The Plastic Bases: Urban Rubble set (XX106) gives you plenty of easy options for basing your Berlin force.

Plastic Bases: Urban Rubble (XX106)


Last Updated On Monday, February 25, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront