here's some of the basic firearms issued to German troops, from the second Franco-Prussian war in 1913 to the current year of 1920.1. German Light Infantryman
here we have a German soldier circa early 1914, wearing an armored face-plate which was starting to be issued that year. it was basically a modified welding mask made to fit in conjunction with a helmet.
weapon names that end with a * are marked as fictional.A. Gewehr 98
the standard issue primary weapon for the Germans, and a rifle that's seen all over the world. (basically the AK of its time)B. Gewehr 14*
made in 1914 it was an improvement from the M96 Kavallerie Karabiner which quickly fell out of favor amongst the troops during the opening stages of the war. it's basically the Mauser C96's firing mechanism sized up to fit onto a rifle chassis and shoot 7.92×57mm Gewehr 98 rounds, it hold 8 bullets in its internal magazine. C. M96 Kavallerie Karabiner
a Mauser C96 variant meant to play as a carbine, it had a permanently affixed wooden stock, forend, and an elongated barrel. it quickly grew unpopular as it just couldn't fulfill its role as carbine, it was phased out of military service by late 1913, and replaced by the Gewehr 14 the year later. D. MP-13*
made just before the war, it was basically a trimmed down, and downsized MG-08. in comparison to the future MP-18, the MP-13 is heavy, and a little too big but that was good enough at the time, and it was a welcome piece of kit in trench fighting. for others though, its size and weight made other machine-pistols, like the Mauser Schnellfeuer, or Lange Pistole 08, still viable. by mid 1917 Germany sold most of its stock of Mp-13s to the Americas.
it also contributed to the development of the MG-08/15 light machine-gun in 1915 upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
the first submachinegun that fit the bill quite alright.F. Mauser C96
just like the Gewehr 98, the Mauser C96 and its many variants enjoy popularity all over the world. G. Luger P08
the iconic pistol of the German army.UPDATE
- just added a few more bits and pieces, and fixed it up a bit more to have it on par with another drawing of the same make.