| "Drang von Osten" |
Set in the Future
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
Gustav Pfeil was a wachtmeister in the German military in the 2040s, serving with the Forty-First Panzergrenadiers. He participated in the German-led offensive into Russia in 2041 to fight the People's Liberation Army of China. Within a two years, that offensive had been halted, and Pfeil found himself in a long retreat back west into Ukraine.
Under rocket fire, Pfeil and Gefreiter Jürgen Sack were able to successfully cross the Trubezh and make their way to Kiev, surviving a shell landing on the barge evacuating them. They made contact with German military police occupying a farm house. After they explained themselves to the satisfaction of the head MP, he directed them to a Kampfgruppe. They were intercepted by a pair of Norwegian troops. A Norwegian named Olaf led them to a field kitchen further down the road. The two Germans ate with Norwegians, Danes, and Swedes. When the position came under attack, Pfeil received an injury to the thigh. Sack began initial treatment. A Danish medic arrived, and Sack and the Norwegian agreed to act as stretcher carriers. They successfully carried Pfeil to a medical tent.