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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funamushi Jul 14 2012, 6:21pm says:

ive installed it but in the desktop shorcut i enter it an the gameplay is the same as in the original company of heroes

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LethalDosage Aug 22 2012, 4:18am replied:

Are you using the Shortcut added to your Desktop by the installer, or the standard CoH shortcut? Cross of Iron does not alter the original game in any way, you have to use the Cross of Iron shortcut to start it.

Also, make sure you are logged into your computer as Administrator, have permission rights to install things, and are running both the mod's installer and the mod's shortcut as Administrator.

Furthermore, open up the location you installed the mod to, and make sure that there is a Cross_of_Iron or CoI_mod_Dev folder, and associated .module files installed there, and not into a compatability folder.

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crazychameleon Aug 20 2012, 8:37am replied:

are you sure is the symbol a cross? if it isn't you are not playing it. If it is is the start screen background a picture? are you sure? the doctrins are really expanded

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LethalDosage Jul 24 2012, 7:39am replied:

Did you use the Cross of Iron shortcut created by the installer?

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assawin May 26 2012, 2:15am says:

Is it possible to make it 100% compatible with SP without crashes?.
Im stucking in Carentan mission..

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LethalDosage May 26 2012, 5:11am replied:

Not really. All mods become un-useable in SP when they've been heavily modded. No one knows what causes half of the errors, and it's certainly beyond our abilities to track them down and fix the bad code. The issues with saving and loading save-games and data from previous missions (like Carentan) can't be fixed by modders.

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ARaemon May 23 2012, 8:55pm says:

Hey why is it when i try the CoI mod 1.20 on windows 7 64bit laptop when i open the setup it just crasshes and then just that.. :(, but the 1.0.0 it works, ok i set it up but when i start the cross of iron nothing works please HELP!!!

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LethalDosage May 25 2012, 5:23am replied:

Immediately after it happens, go into Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes\ and copy the Warnings.log, and email it to cross.of.iron.mod(at)
(but replace (at) with the @ symbol)

along with as much detail regarding what stage of loading/playing the mod as you can.

That'll allow us to start to investigate the issue and hopefully fix it.

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LethalDosage Apr 22 2012, 12:46am replied:

You need to have the game patched up to v2.601 or v2.602 (the latest version), but otherwise yes, you can. However, if you don't also own Opposing Fronts or Tales of Valor you will only be able to play with the original factions that you have access to in CoH.

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marcin_maziarz Apr 23 2012, 5:15pm replied:


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