Rear Echelon Troops
Portrait Rear Echelon
Army United States Army
Role Support Infantry
Men per Squad 4
Unit Cost 200Icon Manpower COH2 Small.png 200
5Icon PopCap COH2 Small.png 5
Upkeep per Minute -7Icon Manpower COH2 Small.png -7
Produced By Barracks
Cost to Reinforce 25Icon Manpower COH2 Small.png 25
1Icon PopCap COH2 Small.png 1
Health per Man 80Icon Health Small.png 80
Basic Weapon 4x M1 Carbine
Open Weapon Slots 2


Overview Edit

Rear Echelon Troops are the engineer and support infantry of the United States Forces. They are immediately avaliable from the Barracks. They can build a variety of defensive structures and repair vehicles and structures for the United States Forces.


Rear Echelon squads are equipped with 4x M1 Carbines by default, with another added once the squad reaches the third veterancy level and gains another model. While they have a high rate of fire, they have low stationary accuracy and even lower moving accuracy. However, against larger light armor targets, such as the OKW‘s Kubelwagen, they can deal a surprising amount of damage.

Like other US infantry, their weapon slots can be filled with any combination of BARs, Bazookas, and/or one M1919 .30 cal LMG if it is available to the chosen commander.

Equipping BARs and Bazookas can boost the anti-infantry and anti-vehicle effectiveness respectively. However, due to the poor base anti-infantry of the rear echelon troops, BARs and M1919 LMGs are not usually recommended. If you do decide to equip these weapons, though, then the suppression of their Volley Fire ability will be greatly increased, turning a normally lackluster ability into a potentially very useful one.

Because they are not generally used as main line units, Rear Echelons are often upgraded with the Hazard Removal Package and then given a Bazooka, replacing their mediocre anti-infantry capability with mine detection and passable light anti-tank capability.

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Veterancy Edit

Veterancy1 CoH2 Level 1 Veterancy:
  • +20% accuracy
Veterancy2 CoH2 Level 2 Veterancy:
  • +50% repair speed , -23% received accuracy, -20% weapon cooldown
Veterancy3 CoH2 Level 3 Veterancy:
  • Increases the squad's size to 5

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