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Jaeger Light Infantry Recon Squad
Okw jaegerlightinf portrait
Army Oberkommando West
Men per Squad 4
Received Accuracy 80%
Production Cost 300Icon Manpower Small 300 8Icon PopCap Small 8
Reinforce Cost 38Icon Manpower Small 38


Jaeger Light Infantry Recon Squad is the elite infltration troops of the Oberkommando West's Scavenge Doctrine in Company of Heroes 2. They appear by infiltrating an empty neutral building through the Jaeger Light Infantry call in ability. If the target is not an empty building, they will spawn near the base similar to other call-in. Jaeger Light Infantry excels in ambushing, flanking and harassing the enemy's supply line.

Jaeger Light Infantry Recon Squad has sight range of 50 (compare to most other infantry 35). Like Obersoldaten, Jaeger Light Infantry Recon Squads can booby trap territory points.


Jaeger Light Infantry Recon Squad squad is armed with 3x Kar98k bolt-action rifles and a scoped G43 semi-automatic rifle. The scoped G43 has the ability to kill infantry with less than 75% health. With these rifles the squad is effective against other infantry at long range.


Infiltration Grenade Assault

  • Costs 15Icon Munitions Small 15
  • Cooldown: 120s

Each member of the squad will throw a Model 24 "Potato Masher" grenade at the target location. This ability cooldown only ticks when out of combat.

Hold Fire

  • Costs Nothing

Use while stealthed to avoid detection.

Booby Trap Capture Point

  • Costs 50Icon Munitions Small 50
  • Requirements: Capture Point is owned and in supply.

Create a Booby Trap at the capture point. The trap triggers when enemy tries to recapture. Notes: the trap won't trigger if a friendly squad is also on the point with the enemy squad, as they can't recapture it.


  • Costs 10Icon Munitions Small 10
  • Duration: 5s

The unit will move very quickly for a short period of time. Weapons cannot be fired while moving.

Thorough Scavenge

  • Costs Nothing

Scavenge the target wreck, vehicles or team weapon. Wrecked vehicles or team weapon gives 5Icon Fuel Small 5 and 15Icon Munitions Small 15. Abandon vehicles gives 15Icon Fuel Small 15 and 36Icon Munitions Small 36.

Field First Aid

  • Costs 20Icon Munitions Small 20

This ability will heal another squad. Cannot be used on self.


Jaeger Light Infantry Recon Squad has no upgrade.


Veterancy 1 - Unlocks the 'Field First Aid' ability

Veterancy 2 - -29% received accuracy, passive cloak

Veterancy 3 - +40% accuracy

Veterancy 4 - +14.3% weapon range

Veterancy 5 - -25% weapon cooldown, -29% received accuracy


Jaeger Light Infantry excels in ambushing, flanking and harassing the enemy's supply line.

Spawning from a neutral building is extremely useful in decap-ing the enemy's cut-off point and flanking weapon team.

Ambushing needs a bit of preparation. First setup booby trap on an important point, then position the squad cloaked nearby. When an enemy squad tries to decap it, the trap should cause heavy damage. Any survivor can be easily dealt with the G43 snipe.