Mot-Schützen Kompanie

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The Nationale Volksarmee was regarded as the best trained of the Warsaw Pact client states, including both their NCOs and officers who were considered to be a cut above their lesser motivated allies. Constructed on a base of communist diehards and reformed ex-Wehrmacht veterans the NVA combined the traditions of a German Army with battletested Soviet doctrine. Armed with their older MPi KM (AKM) rifles the Mot-Schützen lack the added firepower of the under-barrel grenade launcher of their soviet comrades (reflected in the stats). Though they were known for a greater usage of RPKs in the SAW role (not reflected in the stats).

In Team Yankee[edit]

The Stat Card

Like any PACT army, the East Germans have a tendency towards hoards of men and machines and the Mot-Schützen Kompanie is no different. They are functionally identical to Soviet motorized rifles with identical point costs. However, they gain 4+ skill and drop to 4+ rally: expect them to pass orders most of the time, but are more vulnerable to pinning.

The two fundamental parts of your unit is the AKM Teams and your RPG-7 teams, but weapon teams make this unit more interesting. For 1 point each, you can take: an AGS-17 grenade launcher team, up to two Spigot ATGM teams and/or one Gremlin MANPAD team.

Points cost for motorschutzen are identical to Soviet motor rifles, including the cost of transports.

IRL[edit]

Mot-Schützen Kompanie BTR.jpg

One of the smaller armies of the Warsaw Pact the NVA maintained a high level of readiness like their Soviet comrades in the GSFG garrison, ready to mobilize for war within hours, and remember Berlin was split right in half with western armed forces behind the border in east German territory. If war started the first order of business was wiping those troops off the map as-fast-as-possible so they don't cause trouble. In the event of war, the NVA was to be placed directly into the 5 Soviet Armies of the GSFG, as opposed to their larger allies Poland and Czechoslovakia who would have their own Army size formations.

East German Forces in Team Yankee
Tanks: T55AM2 - T-72M
Transports: BTR-60 - BMP-1 - BMP-2
Troops: Mot-Schützen Kompanie - Hind Assault Landing Company
Artillery: 2S1 Carnation - BM-21 Hail
Anti-Aircraft: ZSU 23-4 Shilka - SA-13 Gopher - SA9 Gaskin
Tank Hunters: Spandrel
Recon: BMP-1 OP - BRDM-2
Aircraft: MI-24 Hind
Soviet Support: SU-25 Frogfoot