Wilkommen to the Axis Units-Main Page of reenactor.Net!
Yes Virginia, they DO reenact WWII! WWII is one of, if not THE fastest growing aspects of the reenacting hobby. And of course, if you reenact WWII, you're gonna to need have Axis reenactors--otherwise it'd kinda be like playing "hide and seek" by yourself; you can do it, but it ain't gonna be much fun!
Die Wehrmacht (literally "defense force") was the name of the unified armed forces of Germany from 1935 to 1945. It consisted of the Wehrmacht Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe (air force). The Waffen-SS, an initially small paramilitary section of Heinrich Himmler's Allgemeine SS that grew to nearly a million strong during World War II, was not officially part of the Wehrmacht, but subject to OKW, OKH, as well as Field Command. Thus, the Waffen-SS was, de facto, a fourth branch of the Wehrmacht.
What They're Not
And.. before you ask, No, we are NOT Nazis, in fact, Axis reenacting units usually stress their apolitical nature. If you're looking for a place to spread political ideas and rascist BS, go somewhere else -- you're not welcome here!
How to Find a Unit
So, how does it work? Well, linking from this page, you will find other pages branching off; one for each of the services in the German Military: Das Heer, Die Luftwaffe, Die Kriegsmarine and last, but not least, Die Waffen-SS plus we have separate pages for both the "Other Axis units (such as Japanese, Finnish, Romanian, Hungary, etc.)and a" "Women's Impressions page."
If you find a problem in this time/area or would like your unit listed please feel free to e-mail the WW2 T/A webmasters: Harry Coombs or Rob Haught.
Alas... over the last couple of years, the Axis Units Page had grown to pages and pages long and so, we have been forced to break it down into separate pages for each branch of service. It had gotten so huge and so massive mainly because we have been adding a lot of new WWII Axis reenacting units lately. I guess all this growth is good!