3rd Armored (SD2)

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3rd Armored
Spearhead
3rd armored division.png
Division data
TypeArmored
Nation
Commander
3rd Com.png

Leroy Watson
Income
Phase APhase BPhase C
70105150

3rd Armored (SD2) is an Allied Armored division in Steel Division II, available as part of the Back to War pack.

Suffering for weeks in "hedgerow hell" and the heavy fighting for Saint-Lô, the "Spearhead" finally broke into rolling country with Operation Cobra. From then, true to its nickname, the 3rd Armoured engaged in a race towards the Seine, capturing tens of thousands of German troops in the process.

Leading his heavy division through the Cotentin's 'hedgerow hell', Watson had to adapt and develop new tactics to fight in such a close environment. A WW1 infantry veteran, Watson transferred to the forming armoured forces in the Interwar, rising to command of his own armoured regiment in 1940. Given command of 3rd Armoured Division, he led it through the Normandy campaign, especially the vicious fighting in the bocage and for Saint-Lô. Afterwards, he played a major part in the American breakthrough out of bocage country and in the battle of Falaise. Yet, he was soon to be demoted and stripped of his command by Eisenhower for having let a major tank and truck jam develop behind the lines. But by the end of the war, he had recovered his general’s stars and was back leading an infantry division.

Real world composition[edit source]

  • Headquarters Company
  • Service Company
  • Combat Command A
  • Combat Command B
  • 36th Armored Infantry Regiment
  • 32d Armored Regiment
  • 33d Armored Regiment
  • 23d Armored Engineer Battalion
  • 83d Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 143d Armored Signal Co
  • 3d Armored Division Artillery
  • 391st Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  • 67th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  • 54th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  • 3d Armored Division Trains
  • 3d Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
  • Supply Battalion
  • 45th Armored Medical Battalion
  • Military Police Platoon

Battlegroup[edit source]

Activation Points Battlegroup slots
Recon Inf Tank Sup AT AA Art Air Defense
Total 5 5 10 8 5 4 5 4 4
1 AP 2 2 5 4 1 1 2 2
2 2 2 3 3 2 1 1 1
3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
4 1 1 1

Available units[edit source]

Recon[edit source]

Unit Cost Cards Phase A Phase B Phase C
Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png
Scout small us sd2.png

Recon

15 [2] 4 3 2 8 6 4 12 9 6
Jeep hmg us sd2.png

Jeep .50 (US)

20 [2] 4 6 12 8
Scout us sd2.png

Scouts (US)

20 [3] 3 2 6 4 9 6
Stuart m5a1 50 us sd2.png

M5A1 Recon

40 [1] 4 3 2 8 6 4 12 9 6
M8 greyhound us sd2.png

M8

40 [3] 4 3 2 8 6 4 12 9 6

Infantry[edit source]

Unit Cost Cards Phase A Phase B Phase C
Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png
Rifle ldr arm early us sd2.png

Arm. Leader

25 [1] 2 1 4 2 6 3
Rifle arm early us sd2.png

Arm. Rifles

25 [2] 9 6 3 15 10 5 27 18 9
Engineers arm us sd2.png

Engineers (US)

25 [2] 5 4 3 10 8 6 15 12 9
Rifle ldr arm late us sd2.png

Arm. Leader (SMG)

30 [1] 2 1 4 2 6 3
Rifle arm lmg early us sd2.png

Arm. LMG Rifles

30 [1] 6 4 2 12 8 4 18 12 6
Rifle arm late us sd2.png

Arm. Rifles (BAR)

30 [1] 9 6 3 15 10 5 27 18 9
Engineer ldr us sd2.png

Eng. Leader (US)

30 [1] 3 2 1

Tank[edit source]

Unit Cost Cards Phase A Phase B Phase C
Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png
Stuart m5a1 command us sd2.png

CMD M5A1

30 [1] 2 1 4 2 6 3
Stuart m5a1 us sd2.png

M5A1

30 [3] 8 6 4 16 12 8 24 18 12
Sherman m4a1 cmd sd2.png

CMD M4A1

50 [2] 2 1 4 2 6 3
Sherman m4a1 us sd2.png

M4A1

50 [4] 6 4 2 12 8 4 18 12 6
Sherman m4a375w us sd2.png

M4A3(75)W

60 [2] 10 7 5 15 11 7
M4a1 76 us sd2.png

M4A1(76)

70 [2] 4 3 2 8 6 4 12 9 6
Sherman m4a1 cmd sd2.png

M4A1(76) CMD

70 [1] 1 2 1 3 1
Sherman jumbo sd2.png

M4A3E2 Jumbo

110 [2] 2 1 4 2 1 6 3 1

Support[edit source]

Unit Cost Cards Phase A Phase B Phase C
Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png
Flamethrower us sd2.png

Heavy Flamethrower

15 [1] 6 5 4 12 10 8 18 15 12
Hmg m1917 browning us sd2.png

M1917 HMG

25 [3] 5 4 3 10 8 6 15 12 9
Mmg m1919 rangers us sd2.png

M1919 MMG

25 [3] 6 4 2 12 8 4 20 13 7
M8 greyhound cmd us sd2.png

CMD M8

30 [1] 2 1 4 2
Scott us sd2.png

M8 Scott

35 [1] 5 4 3 10 8 6 15 12 9
Truck gmc us sd2.png

GMC Supply

40 [3] 2 4 6
Halftrack m2 supply us sd2.png

M2 HT Supply

40 [1] 2 4 6
Hmg m2hb us sd2.png

M2HB HMG

40 [3] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3
Commander us sd2.png

Commander (US)

75 [1] 1
M4 105 us sd2.png

M4(105)

80 [1] 2 1 4 3 1 8 5 3
M20 command car us sd2.png

M20 Commander

90 [1] 1
Sherman m4a375w us sd2.png

M4A3(105)W

90 [1] 4 3 1 8 5 3
Sherman m4 co us sd2.png

M4(75)W Commander

145 [1] 1

Anti-tank[edit source]

Unit Cost Cards Phase A Phase B Phase C
Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png
Bazooka us sd2.png

Bazooka (US)

25 [4] 8 6 4 16 12 8 24 18 12
Canon 6pdr us sd2.png

M1 Gun 57mm

45 [3] 4 3 2 8 6 4 12 9 6
M10a1 wolverine us sd2.png

M10A1 Destroyer

55 [2] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3
Canon 76mm us sd2.png

M5 Gun 76mm

65 [4] 2 1 1 4 2 1 6 3 2

Anti-air[edit source]

Unit Cost Cards Phase A Phase B Phase C
Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png
Halftrack m16 aa us sd2.png

M16 MGMC

80 [1] 2 1 4 2 1 8 4 2
Dca bofors us sd2.png

Bofors (US)

90 [1] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3
Halftrack m15 aa us sd2.png

M15 CGMC

90 [2] 1 2 1 4 2 1

Artillery[edit source]

Unit Cost Cards Phase A Phase B Phase C
Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png
Rifle ldr arm early us sd2.png

Artillery CMD (US)

20 [1] 2 1 4 2 6 3
Mortier 60mm us sd2.png

Mortar 60mm

40 [3] 8 6 14 11 20 15
Halftrack m3a1 op us sd2.png

HT M3A1 OP (105mm)

90 [1] 1 2 3
Halftrack m21 mortier us sd2.png

M21 MMC

90 [3] 4 3 2 6 4 3 8 6 4
Priest us sd2.png

M7 HMC

105 [6] 2 1 1 4 2 1 6 3 2
Sherman m4a1op us sd2.png

M4A1 OP (155mm)

140 [3] 1 2 3
Howz longtom 155mm us sd2.png

M1A1 155mm Long Tom

140 [3] 1 2 1 4 2 1
Sherman calliope sd2.png

M4A3(W) Calliope

150 [1] 1 2 1 4 2 1

Air[edit source]

Unit Cost Cards Phase A Phase B Phase C
Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png
L2 grasshopper us sd2.png

Piper L-4 Recon Plane (US)

10 [1] 6 4 9 6
F6c mustang us sd2.png

F-6C Recon Plane

75 [2] 1 2 1 4 2
Marauder b26b 450 us sd2.png

B-26B Heavy Bomber 45kg

120 [2] 1 3 1 6 3 1
P51d mustang us sd2.png

P-51D-5 Dogfighter

145 [3] 2 1 4 2 1 8 4 2
Marauder b26b 45 us sd2.png

B-26B Heavy Bomber 450kg

150 [2] 1 2 1
P51d 110 mustang us sd2.png

P-51 D-5 Light Bomber 110kg

150 [1] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3
P51d 450 mustang us sd2.png

P-51D-5 Heavy Bomber 450kg

170 [2] 1 2 1 4 2 1

Defense[edit source]

Unit Cost Cards Phase A Phase B Phase C
Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png Vet0.png Vet1.png Vet2.png
Defense barbeles sd2.png

Barbed wire

0 [1] 3000
Defense nid mitrailleuse sd2.png

Gun pit

0 [2] 6
Defense tranchees sd2.png

Trenches

0 [2] 1500
Defense bunker mg sd2.png

Bunker HMG .30

5 [3] 3 2
Defense bunker mg sd2.png

Bunker HMG .50

15 [2] 2 1 1