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Panzergrenadiers...
« on: 05-04-2009, 06:04:52 »
Ok, i always see players with tags that say Pzr. or Pzg. or pzgdr. Im guessing that's Panzergrenadier. What the hell makes Panzergrenadiers so special that everyone wants to have a Panzergrenadier clan??!! I know Fallschirmjager was paratroopers Gebirgjagers were mountain troops and the Waffen SS were "Elites."  What the hell is a Panzergrenadier?!
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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #1 on: 05-04-2009, 06:04:38 »
I believe, if my memory strikes me correct...panzergrenadiers are mounted troops that fight alongside Panzer tanks.

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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #2 on: 05-04-2009, 06:04:03 »
Mounted troops like this...



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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #3 on: 05-04-2009, 07:04:27 »
Panzergrenaiders... Grenadiers seems to be Heavy Infantry. Now.. Heavy Mechanized Infantry fighting whit Panzers..

There are.. grenadiers, Granaderos...


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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #4 on: 05-04-2009, 11:04:37 »
Panzergrenadiers are the infantry from panzer divisions. Their tasks are to keep enemy infantry away from the panzers, supporting the panzers by taking enemy tanks out, clearing out infantry resistance and capturing small villages where it's too dangerous for panzers to go inside. With fast charges they usually mount on the tanks to use it as a taxi but ofcourse they also got Blitz's, 251's and all the other tin cans.
Theres way more to tell about but just a simple basic.

Though I have no idea why everyone wants to be panzergrenadier. They where the second line units of the panzer divisions. To help the panzers.
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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #5 on: 05-04-2009, 12:04:25 »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL4l1cyVVCc

Because they were just manly!  :P
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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #6 on: 05-04-2009, 13:04:40 »
I think an other reason for all the panzergrenadier clans is that they have a valid, realistic excuse why their clan plays both infantery and tank combat.  So they get the ebst of both worlds sort of. :p

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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #7 on: 05-04-2009, 14:04:51 »
"Weder Mensch, noch Tier, es ist ein Panzergrenadier"
Apart from the fact that the word sounds cool, they were the fellas who were mechanized unlike the bigger part of the Wehrmacht. So, instead of walking they had armoured half-tracks etc. and were directly fighting with the tanks. Their job was also to occupy the enemy positions, once the Panzers blitzed through them.
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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #8 on: 05-04-2009, 15:04:11 »
Were there not times the Panzergrenadiers would fight as infantry units only ?

 

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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #9 on: 05-04-2009, 15:04:07 »
Yes, when they lost their transport.

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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #10 on: 05-04-2009, 16:04:44 »
But then they were still cool because they´re so manly.

(I guess one of the main reason people pick that word as clan-name is because it sounds so cool. It combines "Panzer" and "Grenadier", words that must sound awesome for a non-German speaker :D)
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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #11 on: 05-04-2009, 18:04:41 »
Even for a german it sounds great, and i think Panzergrenadiere had to be awesome in fight.

Sry for my bad english.

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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #12 on: 05-04-2009, 19:04:20 »
Well in fact, that's the reason.
In 1942, this panzer infantry (Schützen Regiments) was renamed Panzergrenadiere to give a moral boost to the soldiers using historical reference.

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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #13 on: 05-04-2009, 19:04:12 »
The Infanterie was named Grenadier (and later Volksgrenadier) for the same reason.

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Re: Panzergrenadiers...
« Reply #14 on: 05-04-2009, 20:04:55 »
Same reason everyone makes an Allied airborne clan. Specialism...or...something.