emil brun is the son of a shoemaker from karlsruhe. instead of following the family trade, emil went to school to become a paleontologist. also an avid cartoonist, emil ended up writing childrens books about dinosaurs before he was swept up by the war. brun was assigned to frundsberg in 1944, just as the division was arriving from the eastern front. emil is a skilled hunter and is ruthless on the battlefield, he is one of the few remaining who still believe germany will win the war.