The Axis was in need of power armor after several conflicts against the Allies were decided upon by their, at the time, new personal battle suits worn by such squads as the Grim Reapers and Tank Busters. Axis commanders demanded research on similar suits that would turn their men into walking tanks. Schwer armor was the creation of these demands. The Axis armor proved to be far heavier and less mobile than the flight capable XM-22 armor of the Allies. However, Schwer armor also boasted far more protective capability of the wearer which Axis generals more than happy to equip their rapidly dwindling supple of fighting men.
This article with review the stats and weapons of the Heavy Recon Grenadiers now known as the Panzers in Dust Battlefield. It will also cover the Axis Heavy Grenadier Platoon which the Heavy Recon Grenadiers can be part of. Additionally, I will review the Axis hero that may join this squad. I will also cover the roles and some tactics I think the Heavy Recon Grenadiers can best be used for. Finally, I want to give my general thoughts and opinions about this particular squad as they compared to both Axis and other bloc’s units.