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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5 comments by LethalDosage on Jul 1st, 2014

G'day guys.

LethalDosage, the lead developer of Cross of Iron here.

There's been a long silence from us Devs around these parts. In that silence many of you have wondered if the mod's dead, and i think it's about time i made it official.

Cross of Iron is dead.

Sadly work stopped about two years ago due to unresolvable crashes, frustratingly poor AI (and lacking the talent to rewrite script and improve it), CoH's transfer to Steam, and the lack of free time stemming from real life distractions.

Everyone here on the CoI dev team has moved onto other projects, and i've been forced to not only move away from CoH 1 modding, but cut back on gaming in general.

I myself in particular have poured years of constant work into this mod, from it's humble beginnings as a balance and bug-fix mod, to what it currently is. It has truly been a pleasure developing this mod and bringing it to all the CoH players who've tried it and loved it, and i thank you all for sticking with my mod and following it to this quiet end.

Thank you all, and good night.

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Cross of Iron 1.20 Full Setup

Cross of Iron 1.20 Full Setup

May 8, 2011 Full Version 23 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 15 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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Mauritiux Feb 23 2012, 11:43am says:

Does this mod support 2.602 patch because computers AI is VERY lazy ( Im playing on expert difficulty ). He sometimes send one or two snipers on me or one infantry squad but that is all. No challenge at all. Because of this I was forced to uninstall this mod. So will you please fix this in the future?


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LethalDosage Creator
LethalDosage Feb 26 2012, 5:06am replied:

The AI can "die" early in a match, or if a match drags on too long (1hr+). Most mods that don't have custom AI suffer from this, and it's not just this latest patch, it's been a problem for a while. If the AI dies early on, just restart the match.

It's not something that we can easily fix, it requires almost a total reworking of the AI, and i'm afraid we don't have our own AI coder, so serious AI work won't be happening for some time.

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Johndud0 Jan 3 2012, 4:43pm says:

Hey I wanna download this mod but i like the original so much that I dont want to mess up my original files, so is there a button to enable this mod or should i just make a seperate file altogether for this mod and only enable when i play the mod???????

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LethalDosage Creator
LethalDosage Jan 3 2012, 10:26pm replied:

Download the v1.20 full setup, when the .exe is downloaded, run it and follow the prompts in the installer. It should auto-detect the location of the CoH to install it to. Once the installer is finished, it will have installed the mod and placed a shortcut on your desktop. Run the Cross of Iron shortcut to play the mod.

This mod WILL NOT modify any original game files nor interfere with any other mods. You will still be able to play regular CoH any time you like, or any other mods.

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polita123 Dec 26 2011, 7:07am says:

before I download this , what are the main features of this game except from the already mentioned above , and won't this corrupt other mods coz I already have 4 other mods installed

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LethalDosage Creator
LethalDosage Dec 29 2011, 3:44am replied:

No, it's fine with other mods, i currently run Battle of the Bulge, Eastern Front, and Blitzkrieg along with this mod. The main features are custom skins, a variety of different infantry models and skins, so not all soldiers look alike, vastly improving the balance of the game, and building on the standard gameplay. We've hadded a lot more new units, upgrades, abilities, and expanded the doctrines.

But be warned, we do not add any new factions or armies, no new theatres of war, and no hyper-realism or massive scale. Cross of Iron aims to continue the same style of gameplay as as regular CoH, but to fix it, and build upon it.

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Johndud0 Jan 3 2012, 4:47pm replied:

Also I would very appreciate it if you could take time out of your day to give me directions on how to install this patch, im a noob to mods and dont want to mess up original

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polita123 Dec 30 2011, 2:01am replied:

ok . thanks . :)

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assawin Nov 10 2011, 7:41am says:

I was wondering if the cross of iron mod dv will soon be working with coh v 2.602, perhaps a patch so it can get the campaign working properly.

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LethalDosage Creator
LethalDosage Nov 10 2011, 11:10pm replied:

Or goal wasn't ever really to support the campaigns as well as Skirmish and Multiplayer, it just kinda worked out that way. I'm afraid there's nothing we can really do to fix the problems with save games and the campaign. Its something in the game itself that is causing the issues, and no humble modder has ever managed to fix them. That is why many large mods don't support the campaigns.

As far as i know, CoI does work on v2.602 for Skirmish and Multiplayer, i haven't had any issues with it on mu own system, or on the handful of systems used for multiplayer testing. I really don't know why some people have trouble running it, and as i don't have the issues nor does anyone provide information regarding the crashes, i can't even begin to investigate whats causing their problems.

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freezasama Dec 23 2011, 6:45pm replied:

you are planning a future update?

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LethalDosage Creator
LethalDosage Dec 23 2011, 9:49pm replied:

We are, but it's still at least a couple of months off. Right now we're concentrating on fixing the few remaining bugs that we can deal with, and adding a few of the new models that have been released recently.

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assawin Nov 11 2011, 1:07am replied:

I also have no problem with Skirmish and Multiplayer,,but i really love it,,when CoI managed to change the german soldiers model into fallchirmjager model in the single player mission of carentan.But that far as i could go in the campaign lol.

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