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Engineer Brigade

This artical refers to Enginner Brigades in the HOI2 expansions Doomsday and Armageddon. Refer to the end of the article for other versions of HOI2

Engineer Brigades help crossing rivers, making the process quicker and reducing disorganisation.

Model Default ORG Morale Air Attack Air Def. Soft Attack Hard Attack Tough-
ness
Defens-
iveness
Soft-
ness
  Cost Build-
time
Man-
power
Max Speed Supply Cons. Fuel Cons. Supp. Transp. Weight Upgrade Time Factor Upgrade Cost Factor Speed Cap Art Speed Cap Eng Speed Cap AT Speed Cap AA
Engineer             3 5     4 45 2.5 0.5 0.12 0.1     0.5 1.0        

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Effects

  • Engineer Brigades add +20 to River Crossing, thus reducing the combat penalty for attacking across a river by 20 (eg INF goes from -50 to -30)
  • When an Engineer Brigade is included in combat (i.e. Attacking) against an enemy province the damage to Infrastructure is increased.
  • Engineer Brigades are the only Brigade that provides a speed increase.

Technology

Rear Area Supply Dumps (1936)

Activates Engineer Brigade, giving the ability to produce them

Assault Breakthrough (1944)

Reduces the cost of building a Engineer Brigade by (-5)

Attritional Containment Doctrine (1942)

Reduces the cost of building a Engineer Brigade by (-5)

Infiltration Assault Doctrine (1942)

Increases the night move of a Engineer Brigade by (10)
Increases the night attack of a Engineer Brigade by (10)
Increases the night defence of a Engineer Brigade by (10)

Infiltration in Depth (1943)

Increases the night move of a Engineer Brigade by (40)
Increases the night attack of a Engineer Brigade by (40)
Increases the night defence of a Engineer Brigade by (40)

Industry

Small Arms Assembly Line

Reduces the time of building a Engineer Brigade (-10)

Division

The following are the list of Divisions that can have Engineer Brigades attached, and some notes on thier effects.

  • Armoured Division, Engineers are usually seen as only useful to Type I. as a speed increase.
  • Light Armoured Division, Engineers are rarely attached
  • Cavalry Division, Engineers are never attached. They never increase the speed CAV types and the other advantages are negligable or useless.
  • HQ Division, Engineers are never attached. They never increase the speed and the other advantages are negligable or useless.
  • Infantry Division, Engineers are most useful to Type I. to III. They remain slightly useful to all INF Types
  • Motorized Division, Engineers are rarely attached, the speed increase is negligable.
  • Mechanized Division, Engineers are rarely attached, the speed increase is negligable.
  • Garrison Division, UNKNOWN what effect.
  • Mountain Division, Engineers are useful for Type I. Mountain Divisions, as they increase their speed. They do not increase the speed for any other Mountain Division.
  • Marine Division, Engineers are rarely attached, there are usually better Brigades to attach. Speed being the not greatly useful to Marines

Engineer Brigade (HOI2)

Notes

The Brigade Strategy Guide lists Engineer Brigades as useless. This guide is ment to be a little more expansive.

  • Engineers are percieved poorly, mainly due to thier high manpower cost (2.5), also Toughness and Defensiveness do little in combat.
An example being that four Infantry Divisions with Engineers cost the same in manpower as five Infantry Divisions. Five Infantry Divisions are generally seen as much more useful.