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General data
Deployment cost30
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2x MP 40 (9mm PB)
Accuracy: 9/10
Rate of fire: 171 r/m
High Explosive: 6
Range: 100m

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7x Karabiner 98K (7.92mm)
Accuracy: 7/10
Rate of fire: 100 r/m
High Explosive: 2
Range: 300m

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Leichtes MG 42 (7.92mm)
Accuracy: 5/10
Rate of fire: 352 r/m
High Explosive: 8
Range: 400m

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Gebalte Ladung (Frag)
Rate of fire: 2 r/m
High Explosive: 22 (10m AoE)
Range: 100m

Squad strength10
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Mobility and detection
Speed18 km/h

Pionier is a German Infantry unit.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Pionier units are combat engineers of the German war machine, and represent a ferocious close combat unit - as long as no armor is around, of course. Pioniers represent a middle ground that has both close range firepower, and the ability to combat long range opponents. Each German Division have a Pionier-Bataillon organic to the Division. A Grenadier Regiment has a Pioneer Platoon in the Regimental Headquarters while the Panzergrenadier Regiment has a Pioneer Company.

12. SS-Panzer had SS Pioneer Battalion 12 with two motorized companies and one armored company.

21. Panzer had Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 220 with two companies in half-tracks and one more motorized.

716. Infanterie had Pionier-Bataillon 716 with two companies of Pioneers.

Panzer-Lehr had Panzer-Lehr-Pionier-Bataillon 130 with two Armored companies of Pioneers and one motorized company.

Pionier-Bataillon 191 of the 91. Luftlande only had two companies of Pioneers

352. Infanterie had Pionier-Bataillon 352 with three companies of Pioneers.

17. SS-Panzergrenadier had SS-Pionier-Bataillon 17.

Panzer Pionier Bataillon 675 served in 116. Panzer.

9. Panzer had Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 86 with one armored pioneer company and two motorized company.

2. Panzer had Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 38 with one armored pioneer company and two motorized company.

SS-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 1 served with 1. SS-Panzer.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

One strategy is to hide them inside a building supported by IG 18s and anti tank weapons. You can also hide them in a forest near a road where they can use their grenades to ambush advancing units. Generally, they should be used in towns, forests, and other close-range engagements, as their HE grenade makes them far more useful than Pz.Grenadiers and most other German units in 100m engagements. Click here to add a strategy!

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