One thing that really stands out to me with ATD2 is that there is a lot more detail put into the OOB. For example I think in the original ATD (if i recall correctly) each pz div was basically the same - had 4 units total (1 recon, 1 inf, 2 pz). In the current ATD each pz division has between about 7 and 11 units. Some have 1 pz gr reg w/ halftracks, some 1 mot reg, some 2 mot reg. Some have 1 or 2 pz bns, some have 3 pz bns. Various units have different numbers of max steps. For example some pz bns have 2 steps, some 3. And of course their equipment is different (pz II, III, etc). All have a recon (Aufklarung) bn. They also have some sort of artillery unit(s) as part of the pz division, etc. And the various divisions are quite different in terms of quality, equipment, and overall OOB.
For example 20 pz div has 11 units including 2 pz gr regiments (1 is 2 steps, 1 is 3 steps) neither is half-tracks, 3 pz bns (2x pz II, 1x pz III), 2 mot AA bns, 1 pz jgr bn, 1 aufklarung bn, 1 pioneer bn, 1 half-track towed artillery bn - 150mm. That's a big division.
The 18 mot div is much smaller with 6 units: 2 trucked mot inf reg, 1 aufklarung bn, 1 pz jgr bn, 1 towed 150mm howitzer bn, 1 pioneer bn. Most mot divs have a pz bn though.
A typical Wermacht infantry division is 7 units organized similar to the 18 mot div, but with 3 infantry regiments.
It adds a lot of historical flavor to have such closely researched OOBs. I haven't studied the Soviet OOB in detail yet but it looks quite improved also, less generic.
For example I had a look at the 24 infantry division, part of 13th Army. This is one of the few elite Soviet units and has 8 units to compose the full division. It's a very strong division. Other Soviet divisions are much smaller in terms of TO&E (4 units) and start at reduced strength.
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