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 22 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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Erwin-Rommel Jan 11 2013, 5:27am says:

Are there any new versions comming or is this mod "complete"?

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LethalDosage Jan 13 2013, 5:15am replied:

I'm afraid to say that while we do have a "Dev" version, development has stalled. So this is a semi-"final" version, until we get around to packaging up the Dev version.

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Erwin-Rommel Jan 13 2013, 12:22pm replied:

oh ok, thanks^^

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AFG Dec 22 2012, 6:26am says:

Hello good people of the internet i am new to CoH mods so if anyone could give me a guide to what are the best/worst mods in the CoH community that would be awesome thnx.

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LethalDosage Dec 22 2012, 9:09pm replied:

Good mods to try would be (in no particular order);
Eastern Front
Modern Combat
Battle of the Bulge
Cross of Iron
Battle of Crete

They should all have pages up on ModDB somewhere.

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Punitor Dec 18 2012, 11:45am says:

Is it possible to play this mod with a cracked version of CoH? :$

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LethalDosage Dec 21 2012, 9:50pm replied:

We don't support piracy, or encourage people to play pirated copies of CoH. Considering the CoH Anthology pack is about $20 at the moment, just go out and buy it and support a great company!

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Volsky Dec 17 2012, 11:15pm says:

Lethal, would you be able to throw up a screen of the DD Sherman? I found the 'Unused Relic Stuff' thread on relicnews, where the DD was mentioned (and as being in CoI), but sadly most of the images there are no longer hosted.

The mod, I must say, looks fantastic. Very well put together!

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LethalDosage Dec 21 2012, 9:49pm replied:

I'm afraid the DD Sherman was an unfinished model we threw in for a while, while attempted to add other amphibious craft and boats. I'm sad to say that due to how Relic coded water, it simply wasn't possible to code units that could pass through both "impassible" water and drive on land, at least not while also driving straight through all other impassible objects like buildings and cliffs.

That, combined with the fact that the model was unfinished and very poorly skinned resulted in us removing it some time ago. I do believe the vehicle is still in the mod's folders, just not available ingame. You should still be able to view the vehicle in Worldbuilder.

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LethalDosage Dec 2 2012, 3:45am replied:

Yes it can.

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