Literally translated to "storm troop", Sturmtruppen were heavily armed and armored assault soldiers used primarily in World War I by Germany to lead an attack on an enemy trench line. Oftentimes advancing under cover of poison gas, sturmtruppen used not only Mauser rifles, but MP-18 submachine guns, pistols, flamethrowers, and even clubs.
A sturmtruppe might carry eight to ten grenades, while the ordinary soldier had none.
by Paul Nowak August 17, 2006
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A medium German shock assault trooper who uses the world's first "true assault rifle." Best portrayed in Day of Defeat.
Dag, yo! That sturmtruppe popped me twice right in my chesticles!
by Scrotexyak November 10, 2004