Gear Krieg Axis

PzKpf IV “Loki”

Loki Ausf C Walker (DP9s Gear Krieg range)

Fallschirmjäger secure a desert dwelling supported by a Loki Walker (DP9s Gear Krieg range)


PzKpf V “Walküre”

Walküre Ausf A and Loki Ausf B walker in ground mode (DP9s Gear Krieg range)

German Walküre walker in the North African desert

PzKpf VI “Thor”

PzKpf VI Ausführung F “Thor” (DP9s Gear Krieg range)

Thor Walker (DP9s Gear Krieg range)

PzKpf VII “Uller”

Uller Walker (DP9s Gear Krieg range)

PzKpf VI Ausführung E Thor (by DP 9; Crewman by Peter Pig) with Maus (by Peter Pig; Crewman and laser by DP9)

Uller Walker (DP9s Gear Krieg range)

German Raketentruppe (DP9s Gear Krieg range)

German Zombietrupp (DP9s Gear Krieg range)

German Supersoldiers by Eureka minis, Panther by Peter Pig, Thor walker byDP9s Gear Krieg range

German Supersoldiers by Eureka minis


Debuting with the assault on the Maginotline, Robotic Demolition units proved an ideal tool for destroying heavy fortifications safely. Attached to assaulting Pioneer units as specialized auxiliaries, they proved so effective that further development and reorganization was ordered by O.K.H.

German Küchenschabe Team; MG turret by DP9, Spider legs by GZG, Infantry by Peter Pig

Expanded into fully independent formations by 1941, they were used extensively in the opening phase of operation Barbarossa. These engagements saw the first deployment of a new vehiclesized remote drone designated the “Borgward”. About the size of a small car, this tracked vehicle carried a 500kg demolition charge, and was remotely controlled from a modified Pz II tank by either wire or radio control.

German Borgward/ Goliath Team; Infantry and Maus by Peter Pig

As the conflict continued, further development of both the Kuechenschabe (cockroach) and Borgward was undertaken. This development led to vast improvements in the design, with the 1943 Kuechenschabe being far more sophisticated than the primitive machines used against the Maginot line. It was modified to carry a bewildering array of weapons into battle, from chemical sprayers to flamethrowers and machineguns.

German Küchenschabe Team; MG turret by DP9, Spider legs by GZG, Infantry and Maus by Peter Pig

The Borgward was modified to carry larger weapon systems, such as anti-tank lasers and rocket systems. Additionally, the sensor and control systems were vastly improved, allowing the vehicles to be utilized at night, negotiate broken terrain and even right themselves after a fall.

German Küchenschabe Team; Controller by Westwind, Spider legs and body by GZG, Mad Scientist by Artizan

While Kuechenschabe detachments could still be found attached to many Pioneer formations, the larger Borgward demolition vehicles were concentrated into ‘Panzer Funklenk’ units. Used to disperse pockets of heavy resistance without the need for costly Infantry assaults, these units proved highly effective against Russian resistance and to a lesser degree the better equipped Allied formations.


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