TW32CP06 depicts a Stormtrooper of the Angriffdivision, Kaiserschlacht (Spring Offensive) 1918
Stormtroopers were specialist soldiers of the German Army in World War I. In the last years of the war, Stoßtruppen (“Shock troops” or “Thrust Troops”) were trained to fight with “infiltration tactics”, part of the Germans’ new method of attack on enemy trenches. Men trained in these methods were known in Germany as Sturmmann (literally “storm man” but usually translated as “stormtrooper”), formed into companies of Sturmtruppen (“assault troops”, more often and less exactly “storm troops”). The infiltration tactics of the stormtroopers are still in use today, in one form or another. Other armies have also used the term “assault troops”, “shock troops” or fireteams for specialist soldiers who perform the infiltration tasks of stormtroopers.*
Sculpted by Nino Pizzichemi, this figure is from an iconic image of World War One and is perfectly complimented by our diorama base of a German trench section (TW32DIO1) which is shown in these images but not included. Box art is by Oliver Kovacs.
Two heads included, one with gas mask and one without (see the inset in the main image).
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Please note that the figures are supplied unpainted and require assembly. This product is not suitable for children under the age of 16.