Cross of Iron is a Company of Heroes (CoH) mod that’s main aim is to balance the four factions in the game and their respective doctrines.

Its secondary aim is that of historical accuracy, but without making severe compromises in gameplay.
One of the main features of this mod is that it intends to do the above without making major gameplay changes to the original CoH experience, so no one-hit-kill AT shots or huge-range Howitzers.

A very important feature of Cross of Iron is tailoring the units, abilities and upgrades to be more specific for each Army Doctrine, balancing cons with pros, while also adding some new build options.

As examples, the fearsome Knight’s Cross Holders are now available only to the Wehrmacht Terror Doctrine in order to give them a better late-game infantry unit and more incentive to play with, while the Panther needs an extra 'phase' in order to unlock it and the US receive an AT Bazooka Squad to better counter Axis armour.

Another important feature would be the usage of High-Quality community skins that better differentiate one 'army' from the other as well as make the game more immersive, with different camos and accessories. These HQ skins carry on to the SP Campaigns as well.

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21 comments by Captain828 on May 8th, 2011

Cross of Iron 1.20 is now available for download!

The much expected Cross of Iron 1.20 is here and brings with it expanded doctrines for all the factions in CoH as well as some new units.

Since I've already covered most of the new units in this version of Cross of Iron in a previous news post, I'll concentrate on presenting the new doctrine abilities.

All twelve doctrines have now received a third column and some of them have been rebalanced as well, with some old abilities being moved from one column to another and even had their Command Point cost changed to better integrate the new options.

As such, the new doctrine trees look like this:

US Infantry Company US Airborne Company US Armour Company

New US Army Commander Abilities:
Infantry Company: Anti-personnel Mines, Bofors 40mm Emplacement, Sherman 105mm
Airborne Company: .50CAL MG Nest Emplacement, 75mm Pack Howitzer Paradrop, M36 TD Battle Group
Armour Company: Heavy Engineers, Sherman 'Jumbo', M36b1 Tank Destroyer

British Royal Artillery Support British Glider-borne Support British Royal Engineers Support

New British Commonwealth Commander Abilities:
Royal Artillery Support: Canadian Infantry, Counter Battery, M10 'Achilles' Tank Destroyer
Glider-borne Support: Typhoon Air Recon, Typhoon Rocket Strike, Glider-dropped 6pdr AT Gun
Royal Engineers Support: Flamethrower Sappers, M3 T48 TD, Panther 'Cuckoo' Support

Wehrmacht Defensive Doctrine Wehrmacht Blitzkrieg Doctrine Wehrmacht Terror Doctrine

New Wehrmacht Commander Abilities:
Defensive Doctrine: Gebirgsjager Mountain Troops, Jagdpanzer IV L/48 TD, Off-map Kampfgruppe
Blitzkrieg Doctrine: Schwimmwagen, FW190 Strafe, Wespe 105mm Self-propelled Artillery
Terror Doctrine: Incendiary Traps, 75mm LeIG 18 Infantry Gun, Ostfront Veterans

Waffen-SS Scorched Earth Tactics Waffen-SS Luftwaffe Tactics Waffen-SS Tank Destroyer Tactics

New Waffen-SS Commander Abilities:
Scorched Earth Tactics: Panzer IV Munitions, SdKfz 251/16 Flamethrower HT, LeFH 18 105mm Howitzer
Luftwaffe Tactics: Butterfly Bombs, Fallschirmjager Command Post, Ju-87 Stuka Strike
Tank Destroyer Tactics: SdKfz 251/7 Pioneer HT, SdKfz 250/8 Heavy HT, Grille M Assault Gun

You can download the new full version from:

NOTE: Company of Heroes must be patched to version 2.601!

Please direct any feedback regarding the current release version to cross.of.iron.mod [AT] gmail [DOT] com

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Cross of Iron 1.20 Full Setup

Cross of Iron 1.20 Full Setup

May 8, 2011 Full Version 21 comments

The full setup for Cross of Iron 1.20. Enjoy and don't forget to send us your feedback.

Cross of Iron 1.10.1 Hotfix

Cross of Iron 1.10.1 Hotfix

Aug 23, 2010 Patch 3 comments

A hotfix for the CoI 1.10 release. You will need Cross of Iron 1.10 installed.

Cross of Iron 1.10 Full Setup

Cross of Iron 1.10 Full Setup

Aug 17, 2010 Full Version 14 comments

The full setup for Cross of Iron 1.10. Enjoy and don't forget to send us your feedback.

Cross of Iron 1.00 Full Setup

Cross of Iron 1.00 Full Setup

Nov 6, 2009 Full Version 14 comments

The initial Cross of Iron 1.00 full release. Enjoy!

Cross of Iron Teaser Trailer

Cross of Iron Teaser Trailer

Oct 15, 2009 Trailers 2 comments

Cross of Iron Teaser Trailer in full HD glory. Bitrate: 8mbps; Resolution: 1280x720p H264 (1.31 Aspect Ratio); Audio: 192kbps AAC+v2

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userz Mar 24 2014, 5:39pm says:

so my game crash when i try to load a saved game AND it crashes on British Camp level 4 I think. the mission you try to defend the hill 122 the after you take the airfield. any fix for that :( I really like the mod.

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Elizabeth_Lestrad Mar 18 2014, 12:43pm says: Online

Haven't played skirmish yet. I've only been playing the campaigns but I have been enjoying it so far. One thing I am curious about is that all the ability trees are fine but the tiger ace tree is screwed up. I say its weird mostly because every mod I've played that's compatible with the campaigns seems to have this issue.

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EasyCompanyofFrance Feb 27 2014, 4:27am says:

Hi all i have a question .
this mod is compatible of windows 8 and 8.1 ?? thx you

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C&CFans Feb 21 2014, 9:34am says:

when i play sometiime it said Cannot create dump file error 0
any tip?

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Camerous Feb 4 2014, 2:04pm says:

anybody else getting runtime errors trying to install this on the steam version...

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SgtMcMaster Jan 19 2014, 9:20pm says:

Wow! Awesome Mod guys! I just finished a game and it was amazing! No lag witch is awesome!

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Ravenhirio Dec 15 2013, 11:28am says:

I have a suggestion for the COI Team if they can add Stug III, or maybe replace the Stug IV as a reward unit, i really liked that tank. Thanks in advance ^_^.

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LCH98 Dec 19 2013, 11:20am replied:

Hey would it be possible to add a "no popcap" mode into this mod?

It's pretty much the only negative thing i have found so far.

(on a side note, why can flamethrowers not destroy hedgerows? I have tried, it works in most other mods (bc realism))

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nevermoon Jan 12 2014, 9:24am replied:

about your "no pop cap" I suggest you to use a trainer :)

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LCH98 Jan 12 2014, 3:14pm replied:

Sorry sir, i do not fully understand the meaning of the word 'trainer' in that sentance, unless you suggest bringing in Ash Ketchum.

Thank you for your reply anyhow.

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