No airborne forces.
No mixing of allied infantry from different
countries (you can mix rifle infantry and engineers though).
Less than 10% of allied forces were airborne.
Hence it was “normal” to encounter leg infantry. While cross
attachments of tanks from the different nations did occur at the
battalion level, infantry was rarely cross attached at the
No airborne (Fallschirmjäger), Mountain
(Gebirgsjäger), or Volksgrenadier.
No mixing of infantry types (i.e. Sturmkompanie, Rifle 44,
Panzergrenadier) unless a company's worth is purchased, i.e. 1 Coy
Rifle 44, 1 Coy Panzer Grenadier. Up to 1 Platoon of pioneers can
be purchased per company of other troops.
Less then 10% of axis forces were airborne or
mountain. It is unlikely that Volksgrenadier Divisions were ever
formed and equipped as noted, and should be conscript or green if
SS troops are included as they frequently
made up up to 1/3 of the forces in an area (Normandy and the
Ardennes for example) and were frequently encountered in battle by
As a general rule tanks and vehicles have to be
bought as a minimum of two of each type. Such as 2 Shermans (any
version, including 105's and crocs), 2 Panthers (any turreted
version), 2 PzIVs (any turreted version), 2 Priests, 2 Stu (any
version ie 1 StuG and 1 StuH), 2 Tigers (any turreted version).
Exceptions are explicitly noted below.
Doctrinally tanks and vehicles operate in
platoons (3-5 vehicles in WW2) of one type. As a minimum a pair of
tanks may be assigned to support a company, and both of these
would come from the same platoon. Typical allied tank platoons had
one to four 76mm or 17pdr armed tanks with the rest being 75mm
tanks. German platoons frequently mixed versions of a tank, but
the base model was almost always the same. It was “normal” for an
infantry battalion to be assigned a company of tanks, or an
infantry brigade a battalion of tanks. It was rare for a company
or battalion to be assigned tanks of different types, this would
normally only occur for two reasons.
1. The tank Battalion supporting a Brigade
had light (for example Stuart) and medium tanks (for example
Sherman) (common in Allied tank Battalions). For the Germans
reconnaissance companies frequently included a platoon of medium
tanks supporting armored cars and PZ II’s, and a late war German
armored division had one Panther Battalion and one PZ IV
battalion, with Jagdpanzers used in the anti-tank battalion.
2. The force is the advance (van) guard,
flank guard or rear guard. Doctrinally advance, flank and rear
guards were often heavily task organized with a mix of a company
of infantry, a platoon of tanks, a platoon of armored cars and
sometimes detachment of self propelled artillery.
FireFlys's (Sherman with 17Pdr) can be used as a
pair with any other Sherman or Cromwell tank (ie 1 Firefly and 1
Challengers can be used with Cromwells.
WASP flamethower carriers can be bought at no
more than 1 per company of infantry ( ie 3 coy of infantry and you
can buy up to 3 WASPS).
Any allied scout or armored car can be mixed
with any other scout or armored car, but a pair still has to be
Hetzer cannot be used prior to December 1944.
JagdPanzer IV, Jagdpanther and JadgTigers do not
count as part of a pair with their turreted versions. They must be
bought as pairs of their own type (i.e. 2 x JagdPanzer IV).
No German Halftrack mounted AA guns. Tank
mounted AA guns (Ostwind and Wirbelwind) are ok.
German halftracks cannot be mixed, you either
buy 250 variants or 251 variants.
1 x SPW 251/9 (75mm halftrack) per 3 x SPW 251/1
halftracks. (i.e. you need to buy 3 SPW 251/1's before you can get
a second SPW 251/9)
1 x SPW 250/8 (75mm halftrack) per 3 other 250
series halftracks (i.e. you need to buy 3 250/1/9's before you can
get a second 250/8).
1 x Puma per two other German armored cars (i.e.
you need to buy two other armored car variants before you can buy
a second Puma).