Includes two Stoss Platoons each with Stosskompanie HQ team, Seven Mauser pistols, one MG 08/15 teams, one Flame-thrower team, four Maxim MG 08 HMG teams, one 7.6cm Minenwefer, two 7.62cm Infantry guns, two 7.7cm FK96 n.A. guns, two A7V tanks and one Sniper team.
Developed as a response to trench warfare, Stosstruppen (Assault Troops) were trained in the use of infiltration tactics combined with speed and mobility in order to move past enemy strongpoints and attack rear areas such as supply dumps, headquarters, and artillery emplacements. While the Stoss may be most identified with the German offensives made in 1918, the concept was developed much earlier in the war.
In an attack, the Stosskompanie would move out in front of the main body of troops and bypass enemy strong points that were left for regular troops to contend with. Once in the enemy’s rear area, Stosstruppen would create mayhem, disrupting communications and preventing the enemy from mounting a counterattack.
The Formation Command Mauser Pistol Team
The Mauser Pistol Team
The MG 08/15 Team
The Flame Thrower Team
The Maxim MG 08 HMG team
The 7.6cm Minenwerfer Team
The 7.62cm Infantry Guns
The 7.7cm Artillery Guns
The A7V Tank
The Sniper Team
The Steiner’s Strosstruppen Army Deal in Great War
Unit cards for the Steiner’s Strosstruppen Army Deal are contained in the Great War German Unit Card pack (GGE901)…