91. Luftlande is an Axis Infantry division in Steel Division.
Formed as an air transportable division, the 91. Luftlande soon lost its original meaning and was moved to Normandy as a regular infantry division. Reinforced with so many units to add muscle power, it ended up fighting the Allies as a motley assortment of regular infantrymen, French training tanks, elite paratroopers, and assault guns…
A mere colonel, with mostly staff positions behind him, and taking command of a division in the middle of a battle, König gave a good account of himself, his division forming the core of the fighting retreat towards Cherbourg.
A WW1 veteran, König returned to civilian life after the war, rejoining the army only in 1937.
Serving with the 246. Infantry Division, he fought in France and stood there in garrison duty for two years before being transferred to the Eastern Front with his division.
In late 1943, he was given command of an ad hoc combat troop gathering remnants of several understrength regiments, then called back in Army Reserve to wait for a new posting.
He didn't have to wait long, for less than a week later, with the D-Day just unfolding, the first general officer casualty of the campaign (Gen. Falley) placed him in command of the 91. Luftlande.
In Phase A, 91. Luftlande can sacrifice second-rate troops & infantry tanks without a second thought to hold the line, all the while striking elsewhere with elite troops.
It loses its edge in Phase B & C, although the division can rely on the massive and versatile support of the Luftwaffe.
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