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23. Panzer-Division "Eiffelturm"

Who are we?

We are a professional Arma 3 realism unit portraying the 23rd Panzer Division, Panzergrenadier-Regiment.128 and their combat actions throughout the second world war. We also portray other Wehrmacht units such as the 79. Infanterie-Division during our Stalingrad and Kuban campaign. With our current manpower, we operate at a company level with over 70 members, hoping to expand to over 80 in the near future. With unit leadership and other members having years of experience in Wehrmacht realism, we aim to deliver the most professional, accurate and realistic portrayal of a Wehrmacht company in the second world war.

 

What we offer?

We take pride in our historical accuracy, and aim to offer the most authentic realism experience to someone who wishes to join our ranks. As well as realistic combat, we structure and operate our group as Wehrmacht units would have been historically. This encompasses ranks, tactics, tactical commands, radio procedures, uniforms, medals, weaponry, and most importantly camaraderie. With years of friendship between members of the unit and our diverse, international collection of individuals, you will be welcomed into a stable, active and friendly community to bond with. With a team of dedicated unit developers and permission from mod creators, we are the most customized and specialized ArmA 3 WW2 unit created with development in all areas of the gameplay experience. This includes completely custom maps, vehicles, uniforms and even artillery pieces for all theatres and time periods as well as special uniforms for individuals who have earned a combination of awards.

 

Primary Language: English & German

German is utilized to increase the immersion and historical authenticity of the events.

- During trainings and operations, primary communication is done with English. (85-90% of communication)

- Tactical movements and commands are given in German. (10-15% of communication)

 

Combat billets

Entry level combat billets is where all speculative members of the unit begin their time with the 23. Panzer-Division:

- Mechanized Infanterie - High Demand

 

Graduate level combat billets (You may progress to their different paths within the Kompanie when you graduate Rekrut Schule and reach Panzergrenadier):

Specialized Gruppe Roles (MG-Gunner, MG-Assistant, Assistant stretcher bearer, Grenadier, Rifleman)

- Tornisterfunktrupp (Funker - Radioman)

- Kompanie & Zugtrupp's (Melder - Messenger) Sanitätstrupp (Sanitäter - Medic)

- Panzer Crewman - (Gunner, Radioman, Driver)

All billets are subject to availability within the Kompanie and those who are best fit for the role.

 

Requirements to Join

Age

16+: Accept if met current Criteria.

15-: Accept if met any of the following:

- Friends with a current standing member of the unit.

- Previous experience in a realism/mil-sim/reenactment unit.

- Show above average levels of maturity for their age.

- Show an interest in developing their current understanding and learning more about the Wehrmacht and what we do as a whole.

 

Technical

Must have a legal copy of Arma 3.

Must have a working microphone.

Must have or be able to have Teamspeak 3 VoIP program installed.

Must be able to use Push to talk on Teamspeak 3 while in game.

Must be willing to download mods off of Arma3Sync and utilize ACRE2 

 

Schedule

Attendance to main Sunday events and Saturday trainings is 100% mandatory. If real life bars you from attending you are able to write in a Leave of Absence to inform that Unit that you cannot attend:

- Kompanie Operations, PvP's, & Trainings: Sunday, 2:00PM EST (19:00 GMT)

- 1. Zug und Panzerzug (1st Platoon 4th Platoon(Tanks)) Training: Saturday, 2:00PM EST (19:00 GMT)

- Aufklärungstrupp (Reconnaissance Troop) Training: Thursday, 6:30PM EST (11:30 GMT)

 

Contact & Media

Join our Discord below and fill out an application if this sounds interesting to you. If you're still thinking about it how about taking a look at our YouTube channel.

Discord: http://discord.gg/YvMJQ57

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaleJudge

Steam: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/23PanzerDivision-public

 

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Schöne Grüße!

 

This week the men of the 23. Panzer-Division participated in the Battle of Monte Cassino portraying the 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division that held the abbey. Polish II Corp attacked the Abbey throughout the day as the supply lines were thin and the men held on. Sadly due to the never ending waves of Polish soldiers the frontline broke before an organized retreat could have been organized. Of the 50 men that came 3 escaped alive with 10 being captured alive and numerous others wounded with their fate to the British. After the fall of Monte Cassino the men portraying 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division retreat to the Caesar C Line due to the fall of the Winter Line.

 

This weekend On 21.March.2021 the 23. Panzer-Divison has plans to participate in a PvP against the British Red Devils Unit as apart of the Italian campaign. The Saturday before will be dedicated to training new Rekruts to get up to speed in their skills as well as training the regulars to be adjusted to PvP scenarios.

 

If you have any questions about or the 23rd Panzer Division or perhaps consider joining, join the Discord, If you want to see more, check out the YouTube channel of the above videos.

Watch this space for weekly updates to our Italian campaign!

Dran, Drauf, Drüber!

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Schöne Grüße!

 

It's been awhile since the last update here and a lot has happened. The 23rd Panzer-Division completed all of it's objectives while portraying 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division in the Italian peninsula before pulling out to the next defensive line. Sadly the PvP against Red Devils did not occur due to scheduling errors and instead 5GVKD was asked if they were willing to come and both sides had to prepare with 2 weeks starting from scratch. Appended above are the two POVs from the 23rd Panzer-Division during the 5GVKD Ostfront PvP. The PvP was a victory for the 23rd Panzer-Division, if the numbers were more even on both sides it would've been up in the air.

 

This week on 12.April.2021 starts the Ausbildung period in Romania! (Rumänien Ausbildung). The 23rd Panzer-Division is railed to the Romanian city of Jassi to train amongst Romanian division. The 23rd Panzer-Division is working alongside the Romanians to train up the 1st Romanian Armoured Division. Lights are to be turned off after sunset as Soviet planes are able to fly over the lines. There's no better time to join the 23rd Panzer-Division than NOW to participate in the training period and be prepared for the Romanian campaign.

Dran, Drauf, Drüber!

 

Discord: http://discord.gg/YvMJQ57

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Schöne Grüße!

 

The 23rd Panzer-Division is entering it's final weeks of Ausbildung in the Romanian countryside (Rumänien Ausbildung) with no more than 1 or 2 weeks remaining before the official start of the Romanian Bridgehead campaign. Rekrut Klasse 002 and 003 recently graduated with 10 total Rekruts being promoted to the Rank of Panzergrenadier (Private) with 13 concurrent Rekruts still conducting Rekrut Schule to be fully integrated into the 23rd Panzer-Division. Recently in the 23rd Panzer-Division 1. Zug "Berg" (1st Platoon Berg) is expanding to include 4. Gruppe (4th Squad) under the leadership of Gefreiter (Lance Corporal) Riegelmann and assisted by Gefreiter Kohler to make room for incoming Rekruts. 

 

It's never too late to join the 23rd Panzer-Division as we are always accepting Rekruts that want to partake in the re enacting. No matter how young or old, experienced or new, and regardless of timezone you are in the 23rd Panzer-Divison is always accepting. There's no better time to join the 23rd Panzer-Division than NOW to participate in the training period and be prepared for the Romanian campaign.

 

Dran, Drauf, Drüber!

 

Discord: http://discord.gg/YvMJQ57

 

Below are some recent screenshots taken by various members within the 23rd Panzer-Division.
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1. Zug "Berg" conducting an assault through a forest. Center close 2. Gruppe "Schmidt" deploys their infantry in front of their halftrack. Center far 1. Mittlere Panzer-Zug "Kreidelheim" deploys a Panther tank on the road. Image from Weiss

 

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1. Kompanie "Keppler" forms up for a ceremony a tradition of promoting members within the 23rd Panzer-Division for over 10 years since it's inception in 2010 back in Red Orchestra. Image from Zeus

 

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Aufklärungstrupp "Strauß" deploys in their Sd.Kfz.221 ahead of the Kompanie scouting the path forward. Image from Zeus.

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Schöne Grüße!,

 

Dran, Drauf, Drüber!

 

Hauptmann (Captain) Keppler and Hauptfeldwebel Landrik (Company First Sergeant (U.S.)), are called back to Battalion-Stab for an emergency meeting. Partisan activity has been emboldened in the area around Lassy as 1. Kompanie "Keppler" continues anti-partisan activities and training in the rear line. Red Army aircraft were spotted flying over the forward assembly point before the Gruppe level trainings raising alarm but it was just a fluke. Rumors spread about the impending Sowjet assault on the Romanian theatre which would bring the 23rd Panzer-Division out of it's rear line training close to the front into action as a full Kampfgruppe ready to assist where ever needed. 

 

Signal has it's first volmue released on May 1st, 2021 and captures the Arma 3 WW2 community by storm and other communities due to the high quality and interesting events that the 23rd Panzer-Division does.

 

4./ Gruppe "Riegelmann" continues to grow as more promising applicants join as Rekruts to begin their training to be full fledged members of the community. May 15th, 2021 training is changed to a Finnish side mission to allow for a day of relaxation before the Sunday campaign day.

 

It's never too late to join the 23rd Panzer-Division as we are always accepting Rekruts that want to partake in the re enacting. No matter how young or old, experienced or new, and regardless of timezone you are in the 23rd Panzer-Divison is always accepting.

 

Discord: http://discord.gg/YvMJQ57

 

Unit Media:

Gefreiter Weiss: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCfLlNt_rw-HW9NCQYeFRg

 

Fahnrich Berg: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaleJudge

 

Below is Signal a magazine that will be released on the 1st of every month made by volunteers from inside the unit and compiled together by Uffz. Beck. Words from Uffz. Beck

"Hi, this is a new magazine for the unit, highlighting what we do as a unit as well as the historical context to our campaigns. We hope to make it a monthly release."

 

 

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Schöne Grüße!,

 

Since Kampfgruppe "Keppler" has been pulled to the frontline as a fulltime Alarm-Abteilung sometime in the Spring of 1944 on the Romanian Front, conditions have been worsening but the Panzergrenadiere of the 23rd Panzer-Division continue to fight on!

 

(May 16th, 2021)

The first assignment as a Kampfgruppe had the 23rd Panzer-Division reinforcement a forward position held by Grenadier-Regiment 208 of the 79. Infanterie-Division. At this position was Stanca Castle surrounded by forests that break into open terrain on the Soviet end. Kampfgruppe "Keppler" was tasked with probing the woods and villages assumedly held by Soviet forces North of the Castle town.

 

(May 23rd, 2021)

A day later there was a report of a break in the line between Grenadier-Regiment 208 and Grenadier-Regiment 226. Kampfgruppe "Keppler" would move Eastwards from Stanca Castle (Schloss Stanca) towards Wilhelm's Dorf (Galaiesti). The Kampfgruppe would be mopping up any Soviet incursions in the woods between the positions and attempt to counter attack back into Wilhelm's Dorf to seal the hole in the line.

 

(May 30th, 2021)

Kampfgruppe "Keppler" took some time off at their Assembly point in Vulturi 3km from the frontline screened by the 79. Infanterie-Division. Here The Kampfgruppe would recover but a day after the events at Wilhelm's Dorf the Kampfgruppe was sent again once more into the fray! Steeled by the successful sealing of the frontline a day prior Kampfgruppe "Keppler" maneuvered towards the Golaiesti Wald (Forest) south of Wilhelm's Dorf. Here they conducted defensive fighting in the woods to combat a Soviet push down the main highway towards the city of Jassy. After numerous hours of fighting the Kampfgruppe mounted up and assaulted conducting a brief raid across the line causing some damage before returning back to the 5. Romanian-Kavallerie-Division's HQ 

 

Abteilung Karte (Battalion Map) of the frontline in the Jassy Sector:

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Below is our second iteration of Signal. This month covers the opening events of the combat days as a Kampfgruppe (Battle Group) "Keppler" moves up to be a full time (Alarm Battalion) Alarm-Abteilung on the frontline as well as the ending phase of the Romanian Ausbildung (Training Phase).

 

Want more detailed news about the action of the 23rd Panzer-Division? Join the Discord.

Discord:http://discord.gg/YvMJQ57

 

Want to see first hand combat footage? Look no further than the Unit's two Youtube channels!

Unit Media:

Gefreiter Weiss:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCfLlNt_rw-HW9NCQYeFRg

Oberfahnrich Berg:https://www.youtube.com/user/PaleJudge

 

Dran, Drauf, Drüber!

 

Ferdinand Weiss

Gefreiter u. MG-Hilfschütze

1. Zug "Berg", 2. Gruppe "Schmidt"

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Schöne Grüße!,

 

(June 6th, 2021):

The 23rd Panzer-Division takes a break in their historical campaign in the Eastern front to celebrate D-day. That Sunday the unit was divided primarily between German and American slots to re enact Dropzone "A" where elements of the 502nd PIR Pathfinders setup forward beacons on June 5th, 1944.

 

(June 13th, 2021):

Over the past few weeks the western flank of the combined Wehrmacht Romanian frontline has been pushed by the 5th Soviet Motorized Corp. Kampfgruppe "Keppler" is once again sent into the fray to counterattack at Wilhelm's Dorf when a Soviet Mechanized incursion supported by tanks broke the front threatening elements of Grenadier-Regiment 226. Heavy fighting occured in the forests East and South of Wilhelm's Dorf while elements of Kampfgruppe "Bock" and "Biedermann" screen Kampfgruppe "Keppler's" Left flank. Kampfgruppe "Keppler" Successfully retook Wilhelm's Dorf and occupied woods North West of the position but failed to make any further brekathrough towards Petresti.

 

(June 20th, 2021):

Kampfgruppe "Keppler" is sent Nordliche to the town of Mihail Kogalniceanu to plug the line between the 79th Infanterie-Division and 10th Romanian Mountain-Division. The day was bloody as the Kampfgruppe had to pull back 4 km south from the line to Hill 226 South of Popricani. An entire Sowjetisch Panzer Kampfgruppe accompanied by Mechanized and Motorized Infanterie broke through the line pushing all German and Romanian troops in the area back. The fighting on Hill 226 was bloody and positions were almost overrun when a Sowjetisch incursion on the right flank of KG "Keppler" almost swept the entire line.

 

A total of 23 Soldaten were killed at the end of the day's action and 2 were wounded.

 

Thank you to the Graf-Maximus's RKKA re enactment project for taking part in our mission on June 13th and 20th!

 

Abteilung Karte (Battalion Map) of the frontline in the Jassy Sector:

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Upcoming:

The 23rd Panzer-Division will have another 1-2 missions in the Romanian theatre before switching to the Western front to participate in the Normandiefront. On June 20th Graf-Maximus's RKKA re enactment project will once again come portray OPFOR units to increase immersion within our historical campaign. Stay tuned for more and join the Discord or subscribe to the Unit Media channels in order to stay on top of updates!

 

Want more detailed news about the action of the 23rd Panzer-Division? Join the Discord.

Discord: http://discord.gg/YvMJQ57

 

Want to see first hand combat footage? Look no further than the Unit's two Youtube channels!

Unit Media:

Gefreiter Weiss: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCfLlNt_rw-HW9NCQYeFRg

Oberfahnrich Berg: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaleJudge

 

Dran, Drauf, Drüber!

 

Ferdinand Weiss

Gefreiter u. MG-Hilfschütze

1. Zug "Berg", 2. Gruppe "Schmidt"

 

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(June 27th, 2021):

Hours after the events in Punkt Michael (June 20th, 2021) Kampfgruppe "Keppler only had a few hours of respite as other Kampfgruppe elements of the 23rd move forward reinforcing their left flank and elements of the 79th Infanterie Division occupy their old positions. The Kampfgruppe was situated overlooking 'Paula Dorf' in the center with orders to dig in and await further instruction as an alarm abteilung to counter attack in the morning. Soviet armor and infantry was expected to gather at the town of Tiganasi before advancing down the rog to Stanca Castle. 

 

The evening was filled with consistent Soviet artillery strikes, armored assaults, and infantry breakthroughs. The right flank of Kampfgruppe "Keppler" where elements of the 79th Infanterie-Division 

 

(July 4th, 2021):

Days later Kampfgruppe "Keppler" is sent to the far Eastern part of the flank to support Kampfgruppe "Bock" and "Bidermann" during an assault. Kampfgruppe "Bock" on the left flank was tasked with taking the Flugplatz (Airfield) which was recently taken by elements of the 5. Guards Panzer-Korp. Kampfgruppe "Bidermann" on the far right flank was to attack Northward cutting off a logistical road 2km away from the front buying time for Bock. Kampfgruppe "Keppler" in the center was suppose to cut off the Soviet rear line logistics by assaulting North of the town of Elizavetovca (Radio name Potsdam) and securing a crossroad. 

 

Fighting in the woods south of Elizavetovca was deadly as Panzergrenadiers had to quickly dismount from their SPWs while under fire to attack Soviet positions deep in the woods where it would be difficult for SPWs to maneuver. After securing the forest south of Elizavetovca with a few amount of causalities the Kampfgruppe regrouped and reorganized. After taking incoming Artillery fire, Kampfgruppe "Keppler" assault through Elizavetovca which was leveled 10 minutes before using artillery from Magda. Elizavetovca was over watched by Anti-tank guns and Machineguns which fired upon the Kampfgruppe as they advanced. 4. Gruppe "Riegelmann" lost their beute SPW.

 

Upcoming:

The 23rd Panzer-Division will have another 1-2 missions followed by an awards and promotion ceremony before entering into a short training phase. The next operational theatre we will be heading to will be in central Poland. The Unit has not yet been decided nor the specific battle but the 23rd Panzer-Division will be in the midst of Operation Bagration. Stay tuned for more and join the Discord or subscribe to the Unit Media channels in order to stay on top of updates!

 

Want more detailed news about the action of the 23rd Panzer-Division? Join the Discord.

Discord: http://discord.gg/YvMJQ57

 

Want to see first hand combat footage? Look no further than the Unit's two Youtube channels!

Unit Media:

Gefreiter Weiss: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCfLlNt_rw-HW9NCQYeFRg

Oberfahnrich Berg: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaleJudge

 

Dran, Drauf, Drüber!

 

Ferdinand Weiss

Gefreiter u. MG-Hilfschütze

1. Zug "Berg", 2. Gruppe "Schmidt"

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(July 11th, 2021):

Kampfgruppe "Keppler" has a bit of respite as they are pulled back into the Romanian city of Jassy as the line is stabilized, for now. The soldaten of Kampfgruppe "Keppler" are summoned for an awards and promotions ceremony for the valiant actions of the Panzergrenadiere that have served throughout the campaign. A total of 43 Kreuzzug Gegen Den Kommunismus (Prut) were handed out to members of the Kampfgruppe for their service around Jassy. All members were issued a citation paper that came with their award pinned on the top right as seen below.

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Later on after the ceremony a short inter unit PvP was conducted and recorded by yours truly

 

(July 18th, 2021):

The 23. Panzer-Division enters it's Ausbildung phase (Training phase) before the start of the Operation Bagration 1944 campaign in Poland. The 23. Panzer-Division will be portraying itself during the summer and autumn battles in 1944 as army group center was attacked across the front. The Kampfgruppe will be equipped with Panthers and Sturmgeschütz III Assault guns to fight against the Soviet Panzerkorps mostly outfitted with T-34-85s.

 

Upcoming:

The 23. Panzer-Division is currently in their Ausbildung phase, there is no better time than NOW to join the unit and partake in historical re enactment to be prepared for the upcoming Operation Bagration campaign. Attendance to the Ausbildung will sharpen the skills of the Soldaten and improve the cohesion of the Kampfgruppe as a whole before it enters the frontline again.

 

Want more detailed news about the action of the 23rd Panzer-Division? Join the Discord.

Discord:http://discord.gg/YvMJQ57

 

Want to see first hand combat footage? Look no further than the Unit's two Youtube channels!

Unit Media:

Gefreiter Weiss:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCfLlNt_rw-HW9NCQYeFRg

Oberfahnrich Berg:https://www.youtube.com/user/PaleJudge

 

Dran, Drauf, Drüber!

 

Ferdinand Weiss

Gefreiter u. MG-Hilfschütze

1. Zug "Berg", 2. Gruppe "Schmidt"

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Schöne Grüße!,

 

Training:

The Month of August and July for the 23. Panzer-Division was filled with training to prepare for the upcoming Operation Bagration campaign. Sunday campaign missions were replaced with Kompanie level exercises for the time begin to sharpen skills of the community in preparation for a increased spike in difficulty.

 

Signal:

August's iteration of signal was created and released with the monthly special covering Uniform awards and decorations for custom uniforms. You can read more about it on the Unit's Discord in the dedicated signal channel.

 

Upcoming:

The 23. Panzer-Division is beginning another campaign cycle. The Division was redeployed by train to Poland in the midst of Operation Bagration 1944 to restablize the line. The next campaign will begin on Sunday August 22nd. The fighting was done near the Vistula river attempting to push back the Soviet bridgeheads with the support of the 24. and 1. Panzer-Divisions. Check out the campaign road map for more information on other campaigns.

 

Screenshot Gallery:

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Unteroffizier Junkermann speaking to Soldaten of Panzergrenadier Regiment.126 about the terrain ahead while elements of Kampfgruppe "Keppler" move forward onto their objective.

 

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Panzergrenadiers await the order for 'Angriff' or Attack in their Halftracks while artillery drops on the objective only 200 meters ahead of them. StuG III support is in the secondary line acting as on call Anti-tank fire.

 

Want more detailed news about the action of the 23rd Panzer-Division? Join the Discord.

Discord: http://discord.gg/YvMJQ57

 

Want to see first hand combat footage? Look no further than the Unit's two Youtube channels!

Unit Media:

Gefreiter Weiss: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCfLlNt_rw-HW9NCQYeFRg

Oberfahnrich Berg: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaleJudge

 

Dran, Drauf, Drüber!

 

Ferdinand Weiss

Gefreiter u. MG-Hilfschütze

1. Zug "Berg", 2. Gruppe "Schmidt"

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