Unit Symbols

The following symbols are used in the game to indicate the unit type on counters.

Headquarters – this is the basic Headquarters icon. The notation at the top of the icon indicates the organization: I for company, II for battalion, III for regiment, X for brigade, XX for division, XXX for corps, and XXXX for army and army group.

Infantry – this is the basic infantry icon. There are variations of this depending on the movement capabilities of the unit. For example, two dots under the icon indicate Motorized Infantry and an oval inside the icon indicates Mechanized Infantry.

Heavy Weapons – this is the icon for a Heavy Weapons unit which may contain machine guns and mortars.

Armor – this is the icon used for tanks of all types.

Artillery – this is the basic icon used for artillery. Variations of this are used depending on the movement type of the unit. For example, two dots under the icon indicate Motorized Artillery, one dot and a short line under the icon indicate artillery in Halftracks, and an oval inside the icon indicates Armored Artillery.

Heavy Artillery/Siege Guns – this is the basic icon for Heavy Artillery and Siege Guns. Variations of this are the same as for normal Artillery.

Infantry Artillery – this is the icon for Artillery units that lack an Indirect Fire capability and thus are used in a support role.

Rockets – this is the basic icon for Rockets. Variations of this are the same as for Artillery based on the movement capabilities of the unit.

Anti-Tank – this is the basic icon for Anti-Tank weapons. Variations of this are the same as for Artillery based on the movement capabilities of the unit and if it is armored.

Engineer – this is the basic icon for Engineers. When an oval occurs inside the icon, it indicates Armored Engineers.

Cavalry – this is the icon for Cavalry.

Recon – this is the basic icon for Recon and differs from the Cavalry symbol by the addition of the two dots underneath. When there are three dots underneath the icon, it indicates an Armored Car unit.

Anti-Aircraft – this is the basic icon for Anti-Aircraft units. Variations of this are the same as for Artillery to indicate the movement capabilities of the unit.

Heavy Anti-Aircraft – this is the icon for Heavy Anti-Aircraft units. While these units have reduced effectiveness against low-flying air units, they have the ability to attack other air units such as air recon and carpet bombers.

Airborne – this is the icon for Airborne units and can include both Parachute and Glider units.

Commando – this is the icon for Commando and Ranger units.

Ski Infantry – this is the icon for Infantry with skis.

Bicycle Infantry – this is the icon for Infantry with bicycles.

Motorcycle Infantry – this is the icon for infantry with motorcycles.

Naval – this is the icon for all ships.

Rail Mode – this icon indicates a unit in Rail Mode and supercedes the normal icon for that unit while in Rail Mode.

Supply Unit – this is the icon for Supply Units.

Guided Missile – this is the icon for Guided Missile units. Variations of this are the same as for Artillery to indicate the movement capabilities of the unit.

Utility or Observation Helicopter – this is the icon for a helicopter unit that is carrying passengers such as Infantry or for an unarmed Recon helicopter.

Attack Helicopter – this is the icon for attack helicopters.