Unit traits distinguish various units on the battlefield, noting their special abilities or gameplay properties. These are visible in the armory below their information panel and distinguished by icons. The unit icon will also have their most important traits prominently displayed in the corner.

Steel Division II

Ground units

Icon Name Description Notes
Spec amphibie sd2.png AMPHIBIOUS This unit is amphibious and is therefore able to « swim » across rivers.
Spec offmap sd2.png ARTILLERY OBSERVER This unit is as a Forward Artillery Observer, commanding off-map fire missions.It can call-in powerful strikes in its vicinity, delayed by the mission's parameters. Each observer has a maximum range at which they can call in artillery strikes. After they are expended, they become a second-rate recon unit.
Spec commandement sd2.png LEADER This unit is a platoon leader squad. An officer improves the resilience and fighting abilities of nearby units.

Units close to a leader have their experience increased by one level, won't surrender, perform normally even when behind enemy lines, and receive only half the suppression.

Spec super commandement sd2.png COMMANDER This unit is a commander. As a senior officer, he improves the resilience and fighting abilities of nearby units, but also helps coordinating units over the radio net.

Units close to a commander have their experience increased by two level, won't surrender, perform normally even when behind enemy lines, and receive only half the suppression. Leaders in radio range are also boosted by one experience level.

Spec discipline sd2.png DISCIPLINE Friendly units within range of this squad won't surrender (moreover, all penalties in the case of Disheartened troops are removed).
Spec decourage sd2.png DISHEARTENED This unit is made up either of raw conscripts, war-weary or unwilling soldiers. It will fight as any other, but will take +25% suppression damage as regular troops. Penalties can be effectively negated by a leader unit or discipline.
Spec fanatic sd2.png FANATICAL This type of unit has achieved a reputation for ferocity and fanaticism on the battlefield and will never surrender.
Spec flamme sd2.png FLAMER This unit carries a flamethrower, a weapon able to wipe out an entire squad in a moment, and terrorise the survivors.Its range is very limited.A flamethrower can engage an armoured unit, but with much lesser effect.
Spec tir indirect sd2.png INDIRECT FIRE This unit is able to fire HE & smoke shells at any point within its range, even without line of sight and over obstacles.
Spec radio sd2.png RADIO This unit has a radio, making it possible for it to use corrected shot. These two are tied together. Spotters can only relay coordinates when in radio range of artillery units.
Spec radio sd2.png SPOTTER This unit is as an Artillery Spotter, correcting fire missions.It can improve targeting time & dispersion of friendly artillery units firing within its radio range.
Spec commando.png RAIDERS This type of unit (paratroopers, commandos, mountaineers, ...) is used to operate isolated from the army's main body. This unit doesn't suffer suppression malus when behind enemy lines. Moreover, it will normally recover suppression as if within friendly lines.
Spec reconnaissance sd2.png RECON This unit is specialised in reconnaissance: it can spot an enemy unit from further away than regular troops, and identify it quicker.Recon troops don't affect the frontline, nor are they affected by morale penalties in enemy territory.
Spec suicide sd2.png REMOTE-CONTROL EXPLOSIVE This unit doesn't have a pilot, being remotely-controlled by an operator instead. Having no crew, it can't be pinned by enemy fire and will detonated itself either on order, when reaching a destination or a target, suiciding in a major explosion.
Spec cluster 1 sd2.png SMOKELAYER This unit is equipped with smoke bombs, harmless to the enemy but generating a large smoke screen.
Spec ravitaillement sd2.png SUPPLY This vehicle carries ammunition to resupply and repair units within 150m range when at full stop. Supply vehicles can also be used as transport vehicles.
Spec at 1 sd2.png TANK BUSTER This unit  is armed with anti-tank weapons that are incredibly effective against all manner of armored targets.

Air units

Icon Name Description Notes
Spec bombes 1 sd2.png LIGHT BOMBER This plane carries up to 250kg of bombs.
Spec bombes 2 sd2.png MEDIUM BOMBER This plane carries between 250 & 500kg of bombs.
Spec bombes 3 sd2.png HEAVY BOMBER This plane carries over 500kg of bombs.
Spec cluster 1 sd2.png CLUSTER (AP) This unit is armed with armor piercing cluster bombs. Small ordnance dropped "en masse" and designed to take out vehicles groups and tanks.
Spec cluster 1 sd2.png CLUSTER (HE) This plane is armed with high explosive cluster bombs, small ordnances dropped "en masse" and designed to take out larger infantry or light vehicles groups. Although deadly against unarmored targets, they are mostly ineffective against armored ones. Choose your targets well.
Spec straffing sd2.png CLOSE AIR-SUPPORT This plane is armed with a lot of heavy machine-guns.It is a dedicated dive-attack plane against infantry & unarmored targets.Some of the guns on flexible turrets on the belly & back can be used to engaged enemy planes.
Spec canon sd2.png DOGFIGHTER This plane is armed with machine-guns and/or 20mm cannons.It is dedicated to engage and shoot down enemy planes.Guns can be used against ground targets in a strafing run, but will only be effective against the lightest enemy units.
Spec roquettes 1 sd2.png LIGHT ROCKET This plane is armed with small calibre rockets to engage ground targets.Efficient against infantry & soft-skin vehicles, they can still deal some damage to light armoured ones.
Spec roquettes 2 sd2.png MEDIUM ROCKET This plane is armed with medium calibre rockets to engage ground targets.Very efficient against infantry & soft-skin vehicles, they can still deal some damage to light armoured ones.
Spec roquettes 3 sd2.png ANTITANK ROCKET This plane is armed with anti-tank rockets to engage armoured vehicles. Efficient against vehicles, they are less usefull against infantry.
Spec reconnaissance sd2.png RECON This unit is specialised in reconnaissance: it can spot an enemy unit from further away than regular troops, and identify it quicker.Recon troops don't affect the frontline, nor are they affected by morale penalties in enemy territory.
Spec at 1 sd2.png TANK BUSTER This unit  is armed with anti-tank weapons that are incredibly effective against all manner of armored targets.

Steel Division: Normandy 44

Ground units

Icon Name Description Notes
Para wing.png AIRBORNE Unlike other troops, airborne units (identified by their wings) don't suffer morale penalties if surrounded in enemy territory.
Spec amphibie.png AMPHIBIOUS This unit is amphibious and is therefore able to « swim » across rivers.
Spec radio.png ARTILLERY OBSERVER This unit is as a Forward Artillery Observer, commanding off-map fire missions. It can call-in powerful strikes in its vicinity, delayed by the mission's parameters. Each observer has a maximum range at which they can call in artillery strikes. After they are expended, they become a second-rate recon unit.
Spec commandement.png LEADER Military leader. Allied units within a leader's area of effect receive the following benefits:


· +1 experience level


· incoming suppression damage is halved


· do not surrender


· are not affected by morale penalties even if isolated behind enemy lines.


A leader unit's own experience level effects the range of its aura: 200m/250m/300m

Spec decourage.png DISHEARTENED This unit is made up either of raw conscripts, war-weary or unwilling soldiers. It will fight as any other, but will take +25% suppression damage as regular troops. Penalties can be effectively negated by a leader unit or discipline.
Spec flamme.png FLAMER This unit carries a flamethrower, a weapon able to wipe out an entire squad in a moment, and terrorise the survivors.Its range is very limited.A flamethrower can engage an armoured unit, but with much lesser effect.
Spec tir indirect.png INDIRECT FIRE This unit is able to fire HE & smoke shells at any point within its range, even without line of sight and over obstacles.
Spec reconnaissance.png RECON This unit is specialized in reconnaissance and  it can spot an enemy unit from further away than regular troops, and identify it quicker. Recon troops don't affect the frontline, nor are they affected by morale penalties in enemy territory.
Spec suicide.png REMOTE-CONTROL EXPLOSIVE This unit doesn't have a pilot, being remotely-controlled by an operator instead. Having no crew, it can't be pinned by enemy fire and will detonated itself either on order, when reaching a destination or a target, suiciding in a major explosion.
Spec fumigene.png SMOKELAYER This unit is equipped with smoke bombs, harmless to the enemy but generating a large smoke screen.
Spec ravitaillement.png SUPPLY This vehicle carries ammunition to resupply and repair units within 150m range when at full stop. Supply vehicles can also be used as transport vehicles.
Spec at 1 sd2.png TANK BUSTER This unit  is armed with anti-tank weapons that are incredibly effective against all manner of armored targets.

Air units

Icon Name Description Notes
Spec bombes 1.png LIGHT BOMBER This plane carries up to 250kg of bombs.
Spec bombes 2.png MEDIUM BOMBER This plane carries between 250 & 500kg of bombs.
Spec bombes 3.png HEAVY BOMBER This plane carries over 500kg of bombs.
Spec straffing.png CLOSE AIR-SUPPORT This plane is armed with a lot of heavy machine guns. It is a dedicated dive-attack plane effective against infantry and unarmored targets. Most of the weapons mounted on the turrets on the belly and rear can be used to engage enemy planes.
Spec canon.png DOGFIGHTER This plane is armed with machine-guns and/or 20mm cannons.It is dedicated to engage and shoot down enemy planes.Guns can be used against ground targets in a strafing run, but will only be effective against the lightest enemy units.
Spec flamme.png NAPALM BOMBS This plane is equipped with napalm bombs, designed to destroy infantry and light vehicles while denying large areas to the enemy.
Spec roquettes 1.png LIGHT ROCKET This plane is armed with small calibre rockets to engage ground targets.Efficient against infantry & soft-skin vehicles, they can still deal some damage to light armoured ones.
Spec roquettes 2.png MEDIUM ROCKET This plane is armed with medium calibre rockets to engage ground targets.Very efficient against infantry & soft-skin vehicles, they can still deal some damage to light armoured ones.
Spec roquettes 3.png ANTITANK ROCKET This plane is armed with anti-tank rockets to engage armoured vehicles. Efficient against infantry & soft-skin vehicles, they can still deal some damage to light armoured ones.
Spec reconnaissance.png RECON This unit is specialized in reconnaissance and  it can spot an enemy unit from further away than regular troops, and identify it quicker. Recon troops don't affect the frontline, nor are they affected by morale penalties in enemy territory.
Spec at 1 sd2.png TANK BUSTER This unit  is armed with anti-tank weapons that are incredibly effective against all manner of armored targets.
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