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8th Indian Infantry is an Allied B-rated Infantry division in Steel Division II, available in the Tribute to the Liberation of Italy pack. The 8th Indian (Infantry) Division was raised in 1940 in the mountainous north of India and fielded British, Indian, and Nepalese (Gurkha) infantry. Known for its mountain warfare training, it was no surprise the formation was sent to the Italian front, where it acquitted itself well from 1943 onwards.

The battlegroup’s main features are its Indian and Gurkha troops, which deploy in larger squads with the Raider trait, but at the expense of handheld AT weapons. The renowned Gurkhas are considered fanatical and receive extra SMGs. Tank support is provided by elements from the Canadian 1st Armoured Brigade, fielding Sherman V, as well as a few Crusader Mk.2 SPAAG. Wings in the sky include the deadly Hurricane Mk.IV, with its twin 40mm AT guns.

The 8th Indian (Infantry) Division is a solid battlegroup that feels most comfortable in defensive situations.

Real world composition[]

Battlegroup[]

Activation Points Battlegroup slots
Recon Inf Tank Sup AT AA Art Air Defense
Total 6 10 4 6 7 4 8 8 6
1 AP 2 4 1 2 2 1 4 2
2 3 3 2 2 3 1 2 3
3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2
4 1 1 1 1 1 1

Available units[]

Recon[]

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
Jeep hmg uk sd2.png

Willys HMG (UK)

10 [1] 6 4 12 8
Scout small uk sd2.png

Recce (UK)

15 [1] 4 3 2 8 6 4 12 9 6
Scout gurkhas uk sd2.png

Gurkhas Scout

20 [1] 5 4 3 10 8 6
Scout indian uk sd2.png

Indian Scouts

25 [2] 5 4 3 10 8 6 15 12 9
Rifle uk sd2.png

Scouts (PIAT) (UK)

25 [1] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3
Humber mk4 uk sd2.png

Humber Mk.4

30 [1] 5 3 2 9 6 3 18 12 6
M3 gmc reco uk sd2.png

75mm SP Autocar M3

35 [1] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3

Infantry[]

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
Bren group uk sd2.png

Defence Group (UK)

15 [1] 9 6
Assaultpioneer indian uk sd2.png

Indian Aslt. Pioneers

15 [1] 9 6 3 18 12 6 27 18 9
Field engineers indian uk sd2.png

Indian Field Engineers

15 [1] 9 6 3 18 12 6 27 18 9
Engineer leader indian uk sd2.png

Indian Engineers Ldr.

20 [1] 3 2
Rifles india uk sd2.png

Indian Rifles

20 [6] 9 6 3 18 12 6 27 18 9
Rifle uk sd2.png

Rifles (UK)

20 [3] 9 6 3 18 12 6 27 18 9
Rifles gurkhas uk sd2.png

Gurkhas Rifles

20 [2] 6 4 12 9 18 13
Rifle leader uk sd2.png

Rifle Leader (UK)

25 [1] 3 2 6 4 9 7
Bren group uk sd2.png

Rifles (PIAT) (UK)

25 [2] 9 6 3 18 12 6 27 18 9
Rifles gurkhas ld uk sd2.png

Gurkhas Rifles Ldr.

30 [1] 3 2
Rifles gurkhas ld uk sd2.png

Indian Rifles Ldr.

30 [2] 3 2 6 4 9 7

Tank[]

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
Sherman m4a4 pol sd2.png

Sherman V (Can)

80 [4] 4 3 7 5 11 8
Sherman m4a4 cmd sa sd2.png

Sherman V CMD (Can)

80 [1] 2 1 4 2

Support[]

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
Mortier 2inch pol sd2.png

Gurkhas 2-in. Mortar

15 [1] 6 4 12 8 18 12
Mortier 2inch pol sd2.png

Indian 2-in. Mortar

15 [5] 6 4 12 8 18 12
Hmg vickers indian uk sd2.png

Indian Vickers HMG

20 [2] 6 4 12 8 18 12
Truck bedford supply uk sd2.png

Bedford Supply (UK)

40 [3] 2 4 6
Rifle leader uk sd2.png

Commander (UK)

110 [1] 1
Daimler dingo uk sd2.png

Indian Dingo

120 [1] 1
Sherman m4a4 co uk sd2.png

Sherman V C.O.

150 [1] 1

Anti-tank[]

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
Piat indian uk sd2.png

Indian PIAT

15 [1] 6 4 2 12 8 4 18 12 6
Canon 6pdr uk sd2.png

Indian 6-pdr 57mm

50 [5] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3
Canon 17pdr uk sd2.png

Indian 17-pdr 76.2mm

80 [5] 2 1 4 2 1 6 3 1

Anti-air[]

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
Crusader aa mk2 can sd2.png

Crusader AA Mk.2 (Can)

60 [1] 2 1 4 2 1 8 4 2
Dca bofors pol sd2.png

Indian Bofors 40mm

90 [6] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3

Artillery[]

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 leader uk sd2.png

Spotters (UK)

15 [1] 3 2 1 6 4 2
Rifle leader uk sd2.png

Artillery CMD (UK)

40 [1] 2 1 4 2 6 3
Mortier 3inch uk sd2.png

Indian 3-in. Mortar 81mm

60 [4] 4 3 8 6 12 9
Mortier 4inch uk sd2.png

Indian 4.2-in. Mortar 107mm

70 [1] 4 3 2 8 6 4 12 9 6
Canon 25pdr uk sd2.png

Indian 25-pdr 87.6mm

75 [6] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3
Howz bl 4 5in sa sd2.png

BL 4.5-inch 114mm

80 [2] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3
Acv ip aop uk sd2.png

ACV-IP AOP (140mm)

135 [1] 1

Air[]

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
Spitfire fr mk ixc sa sd2.png

Spitfire PR. Mk XI Recon Plane

35 [1] 2 1 4 2 1
Baltimore mk v uk sd2.png

Baltimore Mk V Heavy Bomber 113kg

100 [1] 2 1 4 3 1 7 5 3
Hurricane mk iv x2 227 uk sd2.png

Hurricane Mk IV Medium Bomber 227kg

100 [1] 3 2 1 6 4 2 9 6 3
A 20j 5 do boston mk iv uk sd2.png

Boston Mk IV Heavy Bomber 227kg

105 [2] 2 1 4 3 1 7 5 3
Hurricane mk iv x2 40mm vickers uk sd2.png

Hurricane Mk IV Tank Buster

110 [2] 1 2 1 4 2 1
Spitfire mk vb trop fr sd2.png

Spitfire Mk. Vb/trop Dogfighter (Can)

110 [1] 4 3 2 8 6 4 12 9 6
Spitfire mk vb trop ita sd2.png

Spitfire LF Mk. IXc Dogfighter

115 [2] 2 1 4 2 1 8 4 2
Spitfire lf mk viiic x1 227 x2 113 sa sd2.png

Spitfire LF Mk. VIIIc Medium Bomber 227kg (Can)

140 [2] 2 1 4 3 1 7 5 2

Defense[]

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 Vickers

5 [4] 3 2
Defense bunker at sd2.png

Bunker AT 6-pdr

35 [2] 2 1
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