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Jaeger Battalion 4

ARMA 3 - WW2 unit

Prior to the Winter War, Jaeger Battalion 4 was stationed along river Vuoksi in Karelian isthmus. When compared to normal infantry units the Jaegers consisted of younger conscripts and career personnel and thus received better equipment and demanding tasks.

Jaeger troops were trained to master fighting as ski infantry in Winter and Bicycle infantry in the summer. Battalion's logistics and support units were also extensively motorized as an unique aspect for any frontline unit.

Jaeger Battalion 4 earned itself an legendary reputation in Ladoga Karelia and numerous other fronts the battalion served in as it was directly under the high command. End of the Winter War saw the battalion reposition to the island of Santahamina in Helsinki. Maintaining the honour guard for the President was among their tasks. President Kyösti Kallio died when he inspected the 1st Company of the Jaeger Battalion 4 when doing his last inspection prior to retiring. The First company was then nicknamed as the Life-Guard-Company.

The peace wasn't for long, the Continuation War started just year later in June 1941. The Jaeger Battalion 4 was subordinated along with 2nd, 3rd and 5th in the 1st Jaeger Brigade commanded by Colonel Ruben Lagus. This formation was the only unit to have organic tank support in the form of Armored Battalion. The size of this elite formation grew by 1942 and Armored Division was born.

Continuation war took heavy toll to the battalion and it spearheaded the advance first in Aunus front and later was among the Finnish counterattacks in Kuuterselkä and Portinhoika in summer 1944. Severely depleted battalion also fought along the river Vuoksi at Vuosalmi.

Continuation war didn't see the end of the service for the battalion, instead it was part of the III Corps which had the task of pushing the German forces out of Lapland.
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