Ita. Freiwillige

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Ita. Freiwillige
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General data
Deployment cost30
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2x Beretta M38 (9mm PB)
Accuracy: 9/10
Rate of fire: 171 r/m
High Explosive: 6
Range: 100m

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6x Karabiner 98K (7.92mm)
Accuracy: 7/10
Rate of fire: 85 r/m
High Explosive: 2
Range: 300m

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Leichtes MG 34 (7.92mm)
Accuracy: 5/10
Rate of fire: 187 r/m
High Explosive: 4
Range: 400m

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Panzerfaust 60 (149mm HEAT)
Accuracy: 10/10
Rate of fire: 6 r/m
Armor Piercing: Breaching (always penetrates)
Range: 150m

Squad strength9 Heavy
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Mobility and detection
Speed18 km/h

Ita. Freiwillige is a German Infantry unit. The Italisches Freiwillige can be considered as the elite infantry of the 716. Infanterie, being the only infantry unit besides the Gren. Führer and the Pion. Führer to boast any experience. They are the only divisional troops equipped with man-portable anti-tank weaponry (save for the two-man Panzerschreck squad and the recon fusilier squad), making them valuable phase B and phase C units to commit in battle.

Overview[edit | edit source]

As part of its core force, the 716. Infanterie-Division included a number of former Italian Bersaglieri who volunteered for service in Heer units, continuing their service to the Axis under the swastika. Indeed, the German static division employed a large number of foreign troops ("volunteers", though the Bersaglieri actually did willingly fight under the German banner) as well as conscripts deemed unfit for service.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Ital. Freiwillige are great for bolstering defences, adding vital AT firepower and combat prowess to the usual composition of Osttruppen, leader units and MG34s. The Freiwillige are one of the few infantry units to possess one-star and two-star veterancy, as most of the division is composed of conscripts and more or less unwilling foreign soldiers. The Italian troops are thus the most powerful soldiers available in the division, and they should be put to good use.

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