NQM Heer Light or Jäger Division
The Original Jäger divisions were veteran troops and should usually be graded as such in NQM. Light divisions were intended to be a more mobile bridge between regular infantry divisions and Gebirgsjäger divisions, being able to operate in close country or urban areas. By 1943, all light divisions had been renamed as Jäger divisions.
CSO Scale in Blue
Divisional HQ including Jäger Signal Battalion and Aufklärungs Battalion
Comd (C3) in Kubelwagen or staff car
Signals Vehicle* (C3)
3 Bicycle Recce (@R1), or Armoured Car (R3)
Ammo truck (L3)
Ambulance truck (L3) some divisions had motorised Ambulance companies, some horse drawn or mixed.
Mule Train (L3) some divisions had motorised transport columns, some horse drawn or mixed.
Feldgendarmerie base (F1)
- A mule mounted radio might not be totally accurate but would make a good base to model.
Jäger Regiment HQ x 2-3 (Usually 2)
Regt Comd, Regt Gun (3.7cm or 7.5cm PaK ) + limber (CS3)
(3 strength 1 bases comprising a single strength 3 Command Support stand in total)
Jäger Battalion x up to 9 but usually 6
Comd + MMG, 81 or 120mm Mortar, HMG (CS3)
3 Rifle (F3)
Jäger Artillery Regiment
RHQ comd (C3)
10.5cm Leichtgeshutz 40 (S3) + limber (L3)
7.5cm Gebirgsgeschutz 36 (S3) + Kettenkrad limber (L3)
10.5cm Leichtgeshutz 40 + limber (S3)
7.5cm Gebirgsgeschutz 36 + Kettenkrad limber (S3)
Gebirgsjäger Flak Kompagnie
2cm Flak may be self-propelled or motorised + integral limber (S3).
The mules just seem to fit in!
Jäger Pak Anti- Tank Battalion
7.5cm Pak 40 may be self-propelled or towed (S3) + Limber (L3)
or StuG (S3) + Limber (L3)
7.5cm Pak 40 may be self-propelled or towed + Limber (S3)
or StuG + Limber (S3) (the Sd Kfz 250/6 leichter Munitionspanzerwagen was the usual ammo carrier for the StuG)
Jäger Pioneer Battalion
Comd + 2 Pioneer bases (E3)
2 Trucks (L3) or 1 with optional Trailer (L3) replacing 1 truck.
Truck + 2 Pioneer bases = 3(@E1)
The following Jäger Divisions were raised. I have briefly recorded where they fought:
1st Ski Jäger formed Autumn 1943 Russia with 2 Regts, 1944 fought in Army Group Centre.
5th Jäger organised with 2 Regts, Russia Feb 1942 Army Group North
8th Jäger – Russia early 1942, Army Group North.
28th Jäger – Russia early 1942, Army Group South.
90th Light – North Africa.
97th Jäger – 1941 Southern Russia UKRAINE, DONETS Basin, KURSK.
99th Jäger – See 7th Mountain Division.
100th Jäger -1941 Southern Russia KHARKOV, STALINGRAD.
101st Jäger – April 1943, Western Greece, Yugoslavia.
114th Jäger – April 1943, Italy.
117th Jäger – April 1943, Greece, Yugoslavia.
118th Jäger – April 1943, Herzgovinia.
164th Light Afrika – Summer 1942 North Africa.
999th Light Afrika – Formed from political prisoners and criminals, March 1943 Tunisia.
- Mitcham, S. W. (1985) Hitler’s Legions, German Army Order of Battle. England, Leo Cooper.
2. Ellis, J. (1988) The World War II Databook. BCA.
- Records of Headquarters, German Army High Command, National Archives Microcopy No. T-78, Roll 398, American Historical Association Committee for the Study of War Documents, Washington, DC., 1960 in http://www.cgsc.edu/CARL/nafziger/944GXAE.pdf [accessed 4/10/2014]
*The General Staff loses units more often than we think. Nobody realised that 11 Field Squadron RE had landed in the Falklands until a couple of days after the event. As for NQM units … you only have to read the blog!