Normandy '44: European Theater combines a higher level of realism with a more elaborate doctrine system, which incorporates almost 50 different military units that took part in the period of Jun-Sept 1944. This spectrum ranges from divisions of free Polish and French units serving under the main allied armies to volunteers from the Eastern Front that served in the German Wehrmacht. This is only a small portion of the doctrine variety however, as we feature numerous well known units of all factions as well. The mod also features numerous new abilities and custom made units each with a completely revamped size and structure. Between custom made units and structures with historically correct skins, Normandy '44 offers over 150 NEW UNITS, making for an almost endless variety of different scenarios and unit actions. Combined these factors provide for an experience unlike any other mod for CoH!
The American M2 half track was reconnaissance staple for the American army in every theater of operations in WWII. It was also fielded by Great Britain and the Soviet Union through the Lend Lease Act. The M2 half track could haul it's 9 ton armored body at up to 40 mph making it ideal for armored reconnaissance. It was armed with a Browning M2HB .50 Caliber Machine Gun and a rear mounted Browning M1919A4 .30 caliber machine gun. The M2 half track is available with the US Armored Doctrine, the US Airborne Doctrine and the US Infantry Doctrine. Respectively under the 65th Armored FAB under the 4th Infantry Division, the 745th Tank Battalion under the 1st Infantry Division, the 66th Armor Regiment under the 101st AB, the 899th Tank Destroyers under the 82nd AB and various elements of the US 2nd Armored Division and the Free French 2e Division Blindee. It will also tentatively be in v2.0 under various British and Soviet units. Please remember all this data is tentative and may change for the final release of v2.0.