Germany's armed forces in World War II were arguably the best-trained,
equipped and motivated of all the major powers – understandably so in a
nation geared to rearmament and aggression to its neighbours. Within
these powerful forces emerged another force, the Waffen-SS, who were
formed initially as armed bodyguards to Adolf Hitler himself, but later
became a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.
Tough, often lavishly equipped and politically indoctrinated, SS troops
formed over 38 divisions and numerous other regimental and
battalion-sized units, totaling nearly a million men under arms. Their
armoured units won many plaudits for their actions, and although
relationships between regular army units and the Waffen-SS were
sometimes strained, most SS units fought courageously, sometimes
ferociously, against great odds until the wars end in Berlin, 1945.
There are many examples of SS troops fighting well and within the bounds
of what we can call 'civilised war', but too many incidents of brutality
occured for most people's tastes.
Warlord Games presents some of Germany's toughest troops, eager to close
with their enemies and put their training and equipment to the test...
Uncompromising and well-equipped, the soldiers of the Waffen-SS struck
fear into the heart of many of their Allied opponents. Clad in their
trademark camouflaged uniforms and displaying a tenacity and zeal
bordering on the fanatical the Waffen-SS were a dangerous opponent in
both attack and defence.
6-man Command Squad: 1x Officer, 1x NCO with MP40 SMG, 1x 2-man radio
team with rifles, 1x Medic, 1x rifleman
9-man squad: 2x NCOs with MP40 SMGs, 1x 2-man MG42 LMG team, 5x riflemen
1x 81mm mortar with 3 crew
2x men with StG44 assault rifles