German 71st “Kleeblatt” Division

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The 71st Infantry Division of the German Wehrmacht distinguished itself in the heavy fighting for the Moginot Line in the 1940 campaign for France (Case Red). For the successful assault and seizure of the Verdun Forts the division was named “Die Glückhafte”, 4 members received the Knights Cross. 1940/41 the 71st was designated Lehr-Division or demonstration division in the Königsbruck military training area.

Our story of the 5.Kp / II. / InfReg 194 starts in June 1941 when the 71st was transferred to 6th Army of Army Group Center to take part in Operation Barbarossa. The campaign will end in February 1943 when the remnants of the 71st surrendered in Stalingrad.

GERMAN INFANTRY COMPANY 1939-8/43 [US# 55/38]
Leader × 3; 4-6-7 × 12; 2-4-7 × 2; 1-2-7 × 6; HMG; MMG; LMG × 4; 50mm MTR × 3; ATR × 3

The starting OOB from SASL and the current OOB

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Current Campaign Game Victory Points 3 CGVP

  1. Mission:   Niemstow, Poland, June 1941 “Search and Destroy” Balkenkreuz 1944 ¦ +1 CGVP
  2. Mission:   Ksawerowska, Ukraine, July 1941 “Pockets” Balkenkreuz 1944 ¦ +1 CGVP
  3. Mission:   Kiew, Ukraine, August 1941 “Block Party” Balkenkreuz 1944 ¦ +1 CGVP

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