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Jääkäri Platoon (FI703)

Jääkäri Platoon (FI703) Jääkäri Platoon (FI703)
Finnish Light Infantry Platoon
and Kapteeni Lauri Törni


The Jääkäri were Finland’s elite light infantry. The Jääkäri troops were initially Finnish volunteers served with the Germans, training as Jägers (elite light infantry), during World War One as the Royal Prussian 27th Jäger Battalion. They fought on the northern flank of the eastern front from 1916.

 Left: Lauri Törni

At the outbreak of the Civil War in Finland Jägers were released from German service and 2,000 volunteers were soon fighting to put down the communists.

Their contribution to the White victory and Finnish independence was critical. They provided crucial leadership and training to the mostly green troops of the Civil War.

Jääkäri Platoon (FI703) 
Jääkäri Platoon (FI703) The Jääkäri continued their role as elite light infantry during the Winter and Continuation Wars.

The Jääkäri (yay-kah-ree, or hunters) scout ahead and provide flank security.
Many Finnish soldiers are hunters and woodsmen, familiar with the country and completely at home in it.


Many Finnish soldiers are hunters and woodsmen, familiar with the country and completely at home in it. Their ability to advance silently and undetected is remarkable. They are aggressively led and their role is as much assault as reconnaissance.
Jääkäri Platoon (FI703)
Jääkäri Platoon (FI703)

In Flames Of War

A Jääkäri Platoons are Reconnaissance platoons and can use all the Reconnaissance rules in Flames Of War. Jääkäri are Rifle teams can be upgraded to SMG teams.
The command team can also be upgraded to a Close-defence SMG team with Tank Assault 4.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Dion Holswich

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Jääkäri Platoon (FI703) Jääkäri Platoon (FI703)
Jääkäri Platoon (FI703) Jääkäri Platoon (FI703)
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Jääkäri Platoon (FI703)


Last Updated On Thursday, August 27, 2009 by Blake at Battlefront