The Feldjäger are the Military Police of the Prussian Empire’s army, and as such, their job is to prosecute those who fall foul of military law, usually through summary execution. Their duties also include security, and again, this is usually enforced through summary execution. In fact, everything they do is enforced through summary execution.
It is little wonder they are not particularly liked within the army of the Prussian Empire.
General Gunter Grass has served in the army of the Prussian Empire for twenty years, and as such, has just about seen it all. He has served in all infantry regiments, and has even done a stint in the Feldjager, or military police.
He is currently serving as commander of the Prussian Empire’s Ekk Korps, a regiment of Panzergrenadier (mechanized infantry) that has extensive desert combat experience. The Ekk Korps are currently based in Aegyptus, as the Prussian Empire desires to get their mitts on some of the Pharaoh’s treasures before Blighty does (cue Indiana Jones-esque plot devices here). The current Pharaoh, Cleopatra, is not keen on his presence in her country, but without a decent army, there is not a lot she can do about it. She will just have to hope that the few MI7 agents from Blighty, and ASAG, can do something about it for her.
The Prussian Empire’s army fields several kinds of units, depending on tactical and strategic purposes. One such unit is the Waldhuter, or Rangers.
Waldhuter are essentially a light infantry unit comprising of lightly armed and fast moving troops to gain objectives in the early stages of any campaign. Sometimes Scouts are added to the unit for deep insertion roles.
Each Waldhuter squad should have one Unteroffizier with which to lead it. Even though they tend to operate in loose formation, they do, on occasions, combine themselves into tight rank-and-file squads. The Unteroffizier’s Leadership skill comes into play when using tight squad formations.
The Waldhunter Soldat is your standard squad member, and is lightly armed. They tend to get killed in droves so there is no point spending too much on weaponry and equipment.
The Panzerfaust is a specialist in many Prussian Empire regiments, and as such, is well represented within the Waldhuter. He (or she) is armed with a Panzerfaust anti-tank missile launcher and five rockets.
One in five Waldhuter are trained up as Panzerfaust, and this is represented throughout all squadrons, no matter what their size. So a squad of five Waldhuter will have one Panzerfaust, a squad of ten will have two Panzerfaust, and so on. The only exception to this is a three-man deep insertion unit, made up of Waldhuter Scouts. This kind of unit usually comprises of two Panzerfaust and an Unteroffizier. All three members of a Waldhuter Scout squad will be armed with MP40’s as well as their usual armament.
Von Braun left the Anarcho-Syndicalist Adventurers Guild when his squad was disbanded. So he returned home and looked up his old friend, Gunter Grass, who offered him a job in the Ekk Korps. He persuaded Viktoria to come with him.
Viktoria was formerly a Sharp Shooter within the Anarcho-Syndicalist Adventurer’s Guild before leaving when her squad was disbanded somewhat unceremoniously. Now she has signed up for a stint with the Prussian Empire‘s Ekk Korps, despite being from the Soviet Rusk Republic. Von Braun had quite a lot to do with this, as it was his suggestion that she’d try her luck with the Prussian Army.