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PiersBrand24 Sep 2018 6:36 a.m. PST

Ernst Tiburzy – "As an ideal example for all brave soldiers, from the thirteen year old Jungvolk volunteers to the old men, was the Königsberger Volkssturm-Bataillonsführer und SA-Hauptsturmführer Ernst Tiburzy. The 34 years old, already seriously wounded East Prussian Tiburzy received the Knight's Cross on February 10, 1945. Tiburzy was the Bataillonsführer of Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/82 in Festung Königsberg. When the Russians made an armoured assault, Tiburzy knocked out a T-34 with a Panzerfaust. When one of his platoon commanders cowardly tried to escape, Tiburzy shot the man, grabbed some new Panzerfäuste and knocked out a further four T-34's. He then personally led his Batallion in a counter-attack on the Russian positions and held his part of the front sector.

In the Wehrmachtsbericht of February 28, 1945, it said that; "the awarding of the Knight's Cross to SA-Hauptsturmführer Tiburzy, commander of a Königsberg Volkssturm Batallion, for the destruction of five Russian tanks".


…and the likely outcome for most of them…

PiersBrand24 Sep 2018 6:36 a.m. PST

Ernst Tiburzy – "As an ideal example for all brave soldiers, from the thirteen year old Jungvolk volunteers to the old men, was the Königsberger Volkssturm-Bataillonsführer und SA-Hauptsturmführer Ernst Tiburzy. The 34 years old, already seriously wounded East Prussian Tiburzy received the Knight's Cross on February 10, 1945. Tiburzy was the Bataillonsführer of Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/82 in Festung Königsberg. When the Russians made an armoured assault, Tiburzy knocked out a T-34 with a Panzerfaust. When one of his platoon commanders cowardly tried to escape, Tiburzy shot the man, grabbed some new Panzerfäuste and knocked out a further four T-34's. He then personally led his Batallion in a counter-attack on the Russian positions and held his part of the front sector.

In the Wehrmachtsbericht of February 28, 1945, it said that; "the awarding of the Knight's Cross to SA-Hauptsturmführer Tiburzy, commander of a Königsberg Volkssturm Batallion, for the destruction of five Russian tanks".


…and the likely outcome for most of them…

Fred Cartwright24 Sep 2018 6:50 a.m. PST

So good you posted it twice! :-) Lovely figures. Have been eyeing up the Offensive Miniatures HJ and Volkssturm. After seeing these I am definitely weakening.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 6:59 a.m. PST

Well done.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 8:22 a.m. PST

Superb!

wrgmr124 Sep 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

Excellent work Piers!

TacticalPainter0124 Sep 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

Great work, I love the POWs, they look suitably disgruntled.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

Very nice work. The armbands are decals, right?

PiersBrand24 Sep 2018 12:07 p.m. PST

No decals… brush painted.

shirleys painting24 Sep 2018 5:10 p.m. PST

Lots of Panzerfaust.

custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 5:51 p.m. PST

Stunning work as always!

Lion in the Stars24 Sep 2018 7:19 p.m. PST

Piers, you forgot the wheelbarrow to cart his brass balls around! evil grin

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