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Saturday, January 1, 2022

WW2 German Bicycle Infantry ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ

German bicycle units had been organised as part of cavalry regiments since 1936, and by 1939 all 15 cavalry regiments included partially motorised bicycle battalions, while each infantry division’s reconnaissance battalion included a bicycle troop. For the Blitzkrieg campaigns in Western Europe bicycle-mounted infantry were useful not only as reconnaissance troops but also as infantry support since they could more easily keep up with the fast-moving tanks. Bicycle troops also played a part on the Eastern Front, but the lack of good roads limited their effectiveness, and with the onset of winter they became largely foot soldiers. I have assembled these two bicycle soldiers using Lineol cavalry figures and metal bottle openers that I purchased this Christmas.๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ


  1. Ingenious use of bottle openers and Cavalry figures to make the bicycle troops.

    I found paper clips to do the same job with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

    1. Thank you for sharing this idea ! I will try it.