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Osttruppen Squad Icon COH2 Ostheer
Osttruppen Squad
Ostrruppen Squad picture COH2 Ostheer
Osttruppen looking out over a bridge
Army Wehrmacht Ostheer
Role Basic/Relief infantry
Men per Squad 6
Unit Cost 200CoH2 Manpower Icon 200
6CoH2 Population Icon 6
Upkeep per Minute -9CoH2 Manpower Icon −9
Prereq. Osttruppen Doctrine
Festung Support Doctrine
Lightning War Doctrine
Defensive Doctrine (Community) (CoH2)
Produced By Call-in
Cost to Reinforce 16CoH2 Manpower Icon 16
Health per Man 80Icon Health Small 80
Basic Weapon 6x Kar98k
Firing Range 35
Sight Range 35
Open Weapon Slots 1
Max. Speed 2.8 m/s
Produces (1)
Icons building german bunker
Bunker
  • Defensive position providing Cover Heavy Heavy Cover for infantry units.
  • Costs: 150CoH2 Manpower Icon 150
  • Can upgrade to MG Emplacement, Healing Station or Reinforcement Point for 60CoH2 Munition Icon 60.


Icons building german slit trench
Trench
  • Defensive position providing Cover Heavy Heavy Cover for infantry units.
  • Doctrinal ability
  • Costs: Free
Abilities (2)
Icons ability german panzerfaust
Fire Panzerfaust
  • Fire a short-range anti-tank weapon at enemy vehicles.
  • Costs: 25CoH2 Munition Icon 25


Icons ability german medkit
Field First Aid
  • Heal target friendly squad.
  • Requires: Veteran 1
  • Cost: 20CoH2 Munition Icon 20

Osttruppen is an infantry squad in Company of Heroes 2 for the Wehrmacht. A doctrinal unit available to certain commanders, Osttruppen are composed of 6 man squads that are among the cheapest infantry squads in the game. They are evenly matched with Conscripts on an equal fight but lose to most other allied infantry. They are only effective when in cover at long range while adequately supported.

Overview[]

History[]

Wehrmacht Osttruppen Portrait

Osttruppen (historically as Ostlegionen, "Eastern Legions") are a unit of Georgian, Azeri, Armenian, Dagestani, Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Uzbek soldiers conscripted for Wehrmacht service. Historically they were foreign formations from occupied territories of the Soviet Union and were formed by the Germans as foreign infantry legions.

Based on the shoulder sleeve identification patch in their uniforms in-game, these Osttruppen units are from the Russian Liberation Army (ROA, POA in Cyrillic), a collaborationist armed force commanded by General Andrey Vlasov, a Red Army general and a turncoat, and was composed of local Russians in occupied Soviet territories, Red Army prisoners, White Emigrés, and Russian Civil War veterans. A few of these Russian Osttruppen also saw combat in France in 1944. Despite being historically experienced soldiers, they are a relief infantry with abilities akin to Volksgrenadiers and Soviet Conscripts, with little combat training, and rely on large numbers and good support to be effective in-game.

Production[]

Icons building german bunker Bunker[]

  • Cost 150CoH2 Manpower Icon 150
  • Requires friendly and connected territory.
  • Build Time: 20 seconds

Osttruppen can construct an empty Bunker, giving Cover Heavy Heavy Cover for the squad inside it. An empty bunker can be upgraded to a MG Emplacement, Healing Station or Reinforcement Point for 60CoH2 Munition Icon 60

MG Emplacements are generally placed on the map covering points, lanes of attack or other important areas. Healing Stations station three medics that heal friendly infantry in its vicinity. These are most commonly placed at your HQ or retreat point to heal infantry that is reinforcing. Reinforcement Points can reinforce nearby infantry and are a good way to keep pressure on your opponent by circumventing the need to retreat to your HQ.

Icons building german slit trench Trench[]

The Trench is much like the Bunker, as it provides Cover Heavy Heavy Cover in a rough slit in the ground. The Trench has no upgrades, it can only be used as cover for infantry inside it. Often placed at important points or areas where heavy fighting can be expected.

The Trench requires no resources to build.

Abilities[]

Icons ability german panzerfaust Fire Panzerfaust[]

  • Cost 25CoH2 Munition Icon 25 to activate
  • Activation: Select Vehicle/Building (Enemy)
  • Cooldown: 15 seconds

Osttruppen can fire a short-range Panzerfaust anti-tank warhead at at enemy vehicles. If it brings the target vehicle below 75% HP, it will cause engine damage. This is an extremely useful ability because engine damage brings the enemy vehicle to a crawl. Unable to move at normal speed, the vehicle exposes itself to your anti-tank weapons or tanks. It can give you time to bring in your anti-tank forces or if that is already the case the vehicle is unable to move out of harms way.

Light vehicles that roam the battlefield in the early game will instantly receive engine damage because of their low overal health. Bigger vehicles like tanks can survive a Panzerfaust with no engine damage, so make sure you damage the vehicle beforehand or bring in another squad that can fire another Panzerfaust. Behemoths like the ISU-152 or the IS-2 with their thick frontal armor may even need three or more Panzerfausts before they can be stopped.

Panzerfausts can also be targeted on buildings or munitions/fuel caches, although this does not do very much damage.

Remember that acces to the panzerfaust is unlocked when you build the Infanterie Kompanie. When your strategy is to start with Osttruppen and no Grenadiers, keep in mind that you don't have acces to the panzerfaust when you don't build the Infantry Kompanie.

Icons ability german medkit Field First Aid[]

  • Requires Veteran 1
  • Cost 20CoH2 Munition Icon 20 to activate
  • Cooldown: 45 seconds

German infantry almost all have access to the Field First Aid kit. This ability unlocks itself after reaching Veterancy 1. Using this ability allows the player to heal both the squad with the unlocked ability as well as other friendly squads. Using this ability requires units to stay still for 5 seconds before they begin being healed.

When you heal another squad, they have to be next to each other and it takes 5 seconds to complete the ability. After that healing takes place over a short period of time. Be careful when you use this ability, as it takes both squads out of combat!

Veterancy[]

Veterancy1 CoH2 Level 1 Veterancy:
  • Unlock the 'Field First Aid' ability
Veterancy2 CoH2 Level 2 Veterancy:
  • +40% weapon accuracy
  • -25% recharge time for Panzerfaust
Veterancy3 CoH2 Level 3 Veterancy:
  • -20% weapon cooldown
  • -28.5% received accuracy
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