Originally posted by Orange@Jun 7 2005, 02:57 PM Allthough I am not overly knowledgable on the quality of the different outfits mentionned in this thread, I will agree that the finnish forces had some of the best infantry of WW2. Also, for what it's worth, I have always heard that the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force(I don't know any of its inner outfit) was held in high regards by Rommel and that their infantry was very fierce and tenacious. [post=35115]Quoted post[/post] Not only did Rommel respect the 2nd New Zealand Division, but so did its adversaries in Italy. Kesselring once signalled, "The Allies are getting serious, they've put in the New Zealanders." One advantage the division had was that "extra" 28th Maori Battalion. After 1942, it had one brigade of tanks, with 18th, 19th, and 20th Battalions converted to armor. By 1945, it had three extra infantry battalions, with 27 Machine-Gun and Divisional Cavalry converted to infantry. Very powerful outfit with high morale and unity.