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Deutsches Heer Training guide
17 Mar 2009
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Deutsches Armee Handbuch:
Ausbildung der Truppen
(Training Handbook of the German Army)
24. Mai, 1914
Generaloberst Johann von Leischmeir,
Chef des Generalstabes
This training manual was written for the purpose of historical accuracy within our Army. Through research and by reading actual Prussian and German drill manuals, I have, to the best of my abilities, composed this guide for which officers and NCOs are to train their troops by.
One key aspect to this new training method is the use of actual German terms and commands. Granted, this system will take some time to fully integrate into our army. However, reactions from troops which I had previously tested some of these commands on resulted in positive feedback. It has been commented on how "authentic" they seemed. I am not pushing for a full German vocabulary to be established within our army, but basic drill will be conducted using German commands. If it appears to be too much for troops to handle, it will be toned back.
This training procedure meant to instill discipline among our men, in the style of Prussian Army conduct.
II. Basic terms to know:
Ja, Herr/Jawohl! : Yes, sir!
Nein, Herr! : No, sir!
Verstanden?/! : Understood?/!
Antreten!: Fall in!
Wegtreten!: Fall out!
Stillgestanden!: Stand at attention!
Ruhrt Euch!: Stand at ease.
Hinlegen! : Lie down! (Prone)
Auf! : Get up!
III. Uniform conduct
Each man in formation will be properly outfitted per the following guidelines:
1.M1907/10 Feldrock uniform for correct rank.
2.M1910 Felmutze (Unless specified to wear Pickelhauben)
3.Field Gear (Only for Field maneuvers/ field training)
4.NO medals/awards (Only exception: Iron Cross 1st class breast badge, if it is a legitimate award ONLY)
5.Gewehr 98 Rifle (Unless specified)
IV. Close Order Drill
(Practice until everyone understands the commands)
The basic start of every drill will be as follows:
The first order of the day is to call for troops to fall into Formation (Antreten). They will fall in to the Right.
Once each man is in formation, Stillgestanden (Attention) is called. At this time, each soldier should be at the position of "Order Arms" (With rifle: Key "H").
If soldiers are being drilled without rifles, "Ruhrt Euch," (At ease) can be used when being addressed by an officer.
While at attention, each trainee is looked over by the Trillmeister( Drill leader) to make sure he is in proper uniform (See Section III.) If he is not, he will step out of formation to fix himself, and return to formation immediately after he has fixed himself.
Wegtreten (Fall out) can be called if the drilling is done for the day, after any course of the training.
V. Manual of Arms
The Drill will continue with the practicing of the Manual of Arms
(Practice until everyone understands commands)
Grundstellung: (The Position of Order Arms, AKA the position the soldiers should already be in)
Das Gewehr...uber!: (Shoulder arms) (Key "J" on the Gewehr 98)
Gewehr...ab!: (Order Arms)(Same as Grundstellung)(Key "H")
Prasentiert das Gewehr!: (Present Arms)(Position of port Arms for lack of better movement) (Key "G")
VI. Basic Movement
Following manual of arms, the practice of faces and movement will commence.
(Practice until everyone knows and understands the commands)
Links...um! : Left Face!
Rechts...um! : Right Face!
Kehrt...um! : About Face! (Always turn to the left, as per German Army custom)
Marsch! : Forward March!
Rechts (Links) Schwenkt...Marsch! : Right (Left) turn...March! (When rounding a corner) (Very rare to use in our basic drills, more for parade use)
Basic Marching terms to consider:
Gleichshritt: The Basic march step
Laufschritt: Double-Time March
VII. Range Commands:
Prasentiert das Gewehr!: (Present Arms!)(Key "G")
Zielen! : (Take Aim!)
Feuer Frei!: (Fire at will!)
VIII. Post Drill Training:
Following basic Drill training, the Training leader will commence to train soldiers in Shooting, Hand to hand combat, or calisthenics.
IX. Ending the training:
Reminder: After every training session is over, line each man up at the original rally point the same was as at the beginning. Then address them on how they did during training. This is when promotions are given, etc. To end the training, each training leader will dismiss the troops via the "Wegtreten" (Fall out) command.
Training leaders are then to report to a General about promotions.
X. Training Leaders:
Training leaders can be anyone with the rank of Unteroffizier and up. Specifically, Non-commissioned officers are to train individual troops in basic drill and combat training, and NCO leadership courses will be explained later in another guide. Officers can also lead trainings, if an NCO cannot, and/or if it is an NCO only training. General officers can lead trainings as well, but their jobs are more to oversee trainings rather than lead them.
XI. Final explanation.
Officers will be expected to know this guide, as well as NCOs who aspire to be Trillmeisters.
ALL Soldiers will be expected to know basic commands.
Upon approval of the High Command, and the Kaiser, this guide will become official.
Generaloberst Johann von Leischmeir,
Chef des Generalstabes.
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