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Demon Knights – Florian Geyer's Waffen SS Cavalry Division

War Park 2021-09-28 15:58

Adapted from War Park Chinese Weibo News Release:


“Wir sind des Geyers schwarzer Haufen, heia hoho, und wollen mit Tyrannen raufen, heia hoho.”

The 8th SS Cavalry Division “Florian Geyer” was a German Waffen SS calvary division during World War 2. It was named after Florian Geyer (1490–1525) who was a Franconian nobleman and legendary leader who led the Black Company during the German Peasants War of 1524-1525. (For Chinese, in order to better comprehend, it can perhaps be compared to "Chen Sheng Wuguang Infantry Division" or "Hong Xiuquan Cavalry Division”.)

In February 1943, Field Marshal Model commanded Operation Büffel to withdraw the German troops on the Eastern Front on a large scale from the "Lezhev Meat Grinder". The 8th Cavalry Division of the SS, with other units, carried out "clearance operations" in the Lezhev area, to limit the possibility of guerrilla activities in the rear of the line and allowed operations of "Büffel" to proceed smoothly.

At the Battle of Kursk, due to the tight resources in the southern part of the eastern front, the division was transferred to the Dnieper region to reinforce the German retreat. In October 1943, the division was transferred to Hungary, during which time after, it was transferred to Croatia. In April 1944, due to the crisis in the western Ukraine region in the southern part of the eastern front, the division was transferred back to Hungary to participate in the defensive operations of the Transylvania region of Romania.

During the Siege of Budapest in December 1944, the 8th SS Cavalry Division was ordered to defend Budapest. Being completely

surrounded by Soviet and Romanian forces, the division was completely destroyed during the siege. Its last commander, Rumohr, committed suicide with a gun, and only a few hundred of their men broke through the siege and returned to the German lines.

For the month of Sept 2021, War Park releases six autumn-winter camouflage miniatures of this SS cavalry.


KU069-KU074 SS Calvary Set

KU069 German Calvary Officer

KU070 German Calvary Soldier 1

KU071 German Calvary Soldier 2

KU072 German Calvary Soldier 3

KU073 German Calvary Soldier 4

KU074 German Calvary Soldier 5

Original Chinese Weibo text follows:

恶魔骑士——“佛洛里安·盖耶”骑兵师

战争公园2021-09-28 15:58


我们是身着黑衣的盖尔士兵,嗨呀吼吼

我们要铲除贵族,踏平残暴,嗨呀吼吼

——《我们是盖叶的黑色部队》


8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer——武装党卫军第八“佛洛里安·盖耶”骑兵师,该部队拥有一个一眼就知道其所崇尚精神的称号——“佛洛里安·盖耶”。“佛洛里安·盖耶”为1524至1525年德国农民战争的一位传奇性的领袖和骑士。便于理解,可以理解为“陈胜吴广步兵师”或者“洪秀全骑兵师”。


武装党卫军第八“佛洛里安·盖耶”骑兵师成立于1942年,虽然名为骑兵师,但绝不同于传统的骑兵部队,可理解为骑马步兵。即依靠战马的机动性行军,作战时则下马以步兵方式作战。SS第8骑兵师的士兵经过了精锐步兵的训练,同时也经历了马术训练。


1943年2月莫德尔元帅为了从东线“勒热夫绞肉机”中大规模撤军,指挥了“水牛行动”。其中党卫队第8骑兵师为主,和其他部队一起在勒热夫地区执行了“清剿行动”,粉碎了防线后方游击队活动的可能性,使“水牛行动”得以顺利进行。

到了库尔斯克战役,由于东线南部的吃紧,该师被调往第聂伯河地区增援德军的大撤退行动。1943年10月,该师被调往匈牙利,期间又被调到克罗地亚作战;1944年4月,由于东线南部西乌克兰地区的危局,该师又被调回匈牙利,参加了在罗马尼亚特兰西瓦尼亚地区的防御战。


1944年12月布达佩斯围城战中,党卫军第8骑兵师奉命守卫布达佩斯,被苏军和罗马尼亚军队合围。这个师在围城战中全军覆没,最后一任指挥官鲁默尔举枪自尽,最后只有数百人突破重围,返回了德军防线。


本月战争公园推出了六款秋冬迷彩罩衫党卫军骑兵。

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