Caesar Miniatures 1/72 WWII German Panzergrenadiers (Ardennes 1944)
Although the name Panzergrenadiere was coined in the early 1940s, the concept of infantry working in conjunction with armour was much older. It tended to refer to both motorised divisions and the infantry in Panzer divisions, but in both cases they enjoyed an advantage over those divisions that continued to rely on horse-drawn transport throughout the war.
The offensive in the Ardennes in late 1944 was the last major attempt by the Germans to win the war on the Western front. By this time the long war had taken a heavy toll of the infantry, and their appearance had changed considerably as practicality increasingly dictated their uniform, particularly with the growth of camouflage. Since the Ardennes campaign took place in winter, participating troops would be expected to have warm clothing, and by this late stage some new weapons were appearing, so all these factors influence what we might expect from a set such as this.
21 Unpainted Figures, 9 poses New in the Box. Set HB02 from Caesar Miniatures
Average Height: 23 mm