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Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.9 - 8/29/2017 2:08:31 PM   
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Hello all.

v1.9 adds proper insignia for several US Combat Engineer Battalions as well as a touched up version of the SHAEF insignia. Every US Combat Engineer Battalion in the game is covered, although many of them are generic. Work to find the proper insignias continue. The (+) version of the 504th US Parachute regiment insignia was missing from the game, so added here as well.

(Please note that the v1.7 content and earlier has been removed from this addon since it is now part of the main game itself.)

Install instructions are included inside the archive, downloadable via the Dropbox link in the bottom of this post. When you go to that page there may be a small delay before the download button appears. Enjoy.

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Download from this dropbox page:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/oy3eaazrll6j5cs/Darojax%20Unit%20Insignia%20Addon%20V1.9.zip?dl=0

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.0 - 8/29/2017 2:56:22 PM   
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Very good work, this is an impressive project.

I haven't looked at this site in about ten years, but when I was making Combat Mission uniform mods I found the information here extremely useful.

I'm sure you already know about it, but just in case:

http://www.wwiidaybyday.com/

What I liked about it was that the site was being constantly updated whenever new research turned up another shoulder patch, and there was a section for identifying mystery insignia.

I think this site also used to have a collection of military license plates at one point (it was very easy to tell from the letters on the license plate which branch of the armed forces a unit belonged to).

Being about the German army and airforce the site is auf Deutsch, but I don't think it's too hard to use if you don't know any German.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.0 - 8/29/2017 2:59:20 PM   
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I did not know about this site, very helpful thanks!

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.0 - 8/29/2017 3:06:28 PM   
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Big thanks you.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.0 - 8/29/2017 3:14:10 PM   
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I haven't looked into this recently, but my hazy recollection is that the U.S. 1rst, 2nd, and 3rd Armor divisions didn't have any text under their triangular symbols during this period. I think this was added in after WW II or the Korean War. So unless you can document that the "Hell on Wheels" part of the 2nd Armor division patch was in use during the early '40's, you should probably show the patch as a simple triangle with the division number, somewhat like the tank battalions.


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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.0 - 8/29/2017 3:53:14 PM   
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From what I can tell you're probably right.

However, these 3 insignias already exist in the vanilla game. With the exception of minor tuning (removing jaggies, sharpening etc), I've decided not to make any major alterations to already existing vanilla game insignias in order to keep things simple.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.0 - 8/29/2017 4:33:01 PM   
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Darojax - I've deleted those threads as requested.

Also on the Insignia some are not 100% historical - Mea Culpa. I took a choice to balance eye candy with history. Some have the swastika removed to ensure no laws are broken and some have been modified along similar lines. The German HQs with the Battenberg Cake pattern are similar to those Ed Williams (Volcano Man) did for his HPS mods - I've never seen a historical example but I like them.

I thought it was easier to delete than create.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 8/30/2017 5:54:31 PM   
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8th BR Army added, which now completes the 15th (AAI) BR Army Group at the beginning of the Battleground Italy scenario.

Red Lancer's collection of German Stug unit insignias (almost all battalions and brigades throughout the war) have been added as well. They are planned to be added in a future WitW patch, but he was so kind to let us get them in advance.

First post in the thread updated with v1.1 collage and attached file.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 9/24/2017 5:03:11 AM   
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Hi all.

Several insignias added:

11th Hussars British Armoured Car Regiment
Royal Scots Greys British Armoured Car Regiment
117th US Cavalry Squadron
Expeditionary Free French Corps
1er + 2e + 5e + 7e Spahis Free French Recce Regiments
7e + 8e RCA Free French Tank Destroyer Regiments
I Canadian Corps (update)
1st Canadian Armoured Car Regiment
6th Canadian Anti-Tank Regiment

Updated to v1.2, downloadable zip file updated in the first post of this thread.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 10/23/2017 4:08:04 PM   
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many infantry and static divisions,the hermann goering division,the smarch brigade,army corps,air units and many other german units have not insignia.
there are also allied units without insignia and almost all the italian army their units do not have insignia in the main campaign.
we expect a new update
excellent work,in my opinion is a importan aspect,give more immersion and historicity to the game,thanks.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 10/23/2017 4:46:20 PM   
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Thanks!


Here's another batch of unit insignias along with fixes for existing vanilla insignias that were not linked to units in certain scenarios (Italian units mainly).

v1.3 zip archive updated in the first post of this thread:

1st US Ranger Battalion
19th & 20th US Combat Engineer Battalion
58th US SP Field Artillery Battalion
1st Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Multiple BR Artillery & AAA Regiments
Coloniale du Levant & Maroc FF Artillery Regiments
Constantine March FF DMC Infantry Division
1st Carpathian Lancers PO Armoured Car Regiment
1st SA Infantry Division
3rd SA Armoured Car Regiment
9th AUS Infantry Division
Various fixes (Italian units mainly)

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 10/23/2017 5:17:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Georgy Zhukov

many infantry and static divisions,the hermann goering division,the smarch brigade,army corps,air units and many other german units have not insignia.
there are also allied units without insignia and almost all the italian army their units do not have insignia in the main campaign.
we expect a new update
excellent work,in my opinion is a importan aspect,give more immersion and historicity to the game,thanks.


If you know of a unit insignia that are not in the game then please let us know so we can add them. Hats off to Darojax for his improvements.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 10/24/2017 2:50:56 AM   
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i liked the update in the Italian divisions to be practically finished,only units of regiments or battalions remain.
i only miss the insignia of the 5 cosseria infantry división,but looking for the insignia if in another update you want to add to the división.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:5th_Infantry_Division_%22Cosseria%22_Collar_Insignia.png



it is hard work, there are still many divisions of German infantry and static without a badge and a division of renown as the herman goering has no badge in the main campaign.
we are still waiting for more updates,congratulation by this work,thanks.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 10/26/2017 3:19:02 AM   
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The Hermann Göring Panzer Division insignia does actually exist in the game, but at the start of the grand campaign scenario the unit is in a reduced state and has a minus inside parenthesis symbol (-) after it's name, thus the existing insignia does not link.

I've updated the insignia addon to v1.3.1 and added a fix for the Hermann Göring PzDiv, and also added the collar insignia for the Italian 5th 'Cosseria' Division, thanks for providing this image. Updated zip package in the first post of this thread.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 10/28/2017 4:26:50 PM   
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an emblematic division as the hermann goering needed its insignia,good work.
i could see that the Italian infantry division piacenza has no insignia,also these german divisions have no insignia,708 infantry división,343 infantry división,155 reserve panzer división,348 static división,18 luftwaffe field división,all static infantry división in germany,16 luftwaffe field división,i have to see if the divisions of the Russian front some have no insignia.
thanks for the dedication to this subject.


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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 10/28/2017 4:48:20 PM   
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I should have been clearer - the main reason for missing insignia is that I can't find what they look like. (A few more have been added for WitE2 but I haven't had the time to back check them against WitW.) If you can find examples then please post a picture and we can add them.


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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 10/29/2017 5:37:35 AM   
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Italian 103rd 'Piacenza' Division does have a collar insignia in the game (works in some scenarios), but same issue as with HG PzDiv.

The fix will be in update 1.4.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 10/29/2017 7:06:34 AM   
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o7

The following insignias added for v1.4:

* Inns of Court BR Armoured Car Regiment
* Lovat Scouts BR Mountain Battalion
* All British Field Artillery Regiments
* 1st & 2nd Libyan Arab Force
* 645th US Tank Destroyer Battalion (SP)
* 18th CA Armoured Car Regiment
* All Canadian Artillery, Anti-tank and Anti-Aircraft Regiments (same insignia for all)
* All Canadian Engineer Battalions (same insignia for all)
* Corps FF Franc d'Afrique Infantry Regiment
* 4e Spahis Moroccan FF Recce Regiment
* de Choc FF Commando Battalion
* Marine FF et du Pacifique Infantry Battalion
* Fix for showing already existing insignia for Italian 103rd 'Piacenza' Division in all scenarios (hopefully).



Downloadable zip file in first post of thread has been updated.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 10/29/2017 2:22:38 PM   
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wonderful work,thanks.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 11/4/2017 2:25:57 PM   
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o7 lads

Another update, here's v1.5:

* 504th US Parachute Regiment
* 48th US Combat Engineer Battalion
* 235th US Combat Engineer Battalion
* 310th US Combat Engineer Battalion
* 141st US Field Artillery Battalion
* 173rd US Field Artillery Battalion
* 194th US Field Artillery Battalion
* 938th US Field Artillery Battalion
* 986th US Field Artillery Battalion
* 43rd Motorized IN Gurkha Brigade
* Mediterranean SA Engineer Battalion
* Group de Canoniers-Marins FF Artillery Battalion
* 1st AI Motorized Group
* HG Kampfgruppe Ewert (HG PzDv Insignia)
* 1st Luftwaffe Jaeger Brigade
* 47th GE Airlanding Brigade
* 52nd Panzer Battalion
* Afrika Panzergrenadier Regiment
* German-Arab Lehr Infantry Battalion
* 1st 'Bafile' Ital. Commando Battalion
* 2nd 'Grado' Ital. Commando Battalion
* Italian Division insignias from the upcoming "Gary Grigsby's War in the East 2", done by Red Lancer.
* Various fixes and adjustments.






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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 11/5/2017 12:27:00 AM   
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there are still some Italian divisions without the new insignia.
congratulation for this new update,thanks.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 11/5/2017 4:09:59 AM   
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Ah yes, you are right, Georgy. Could you do me a favour and make a list of the missing ones? I'll do my best to find them.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 12/13/2017 5:35:06 PM   
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Here is update 1.6. The following units have their insignias added/adjusted:

* II PO Corps
* 1st BR Armoured Division (new design)
* 4th BR Mixed Infantry Division (adjusted design)
* 8th BR Armoured Brigade (slight enhancement)
* 146th BR Field Artillery Regiment (unique badge)
* All British Medium Artillery Regiments
* 88th US Infantry Division (slight enhancement)
* 636th US Tank Destroyer Battalion (SP) (unique insignia)
* 645th US Tank Destroyer Battalion (SP) (unique insignia)
* 62nd US SP Field Artillery Battalion
* 106th SP US AA Auto-Wpns Battalion
* 433rd US AA Auto-Wpns Battalion
* 439th US AA Auto-Wpns Battalion
* 62nd US Coastal AA Battalion
* 68th US Coastal AA Battalion
* 209th US Coastal AA Battalion
* 213th US Coastal AA Battalion
* 12th USAAF PR Sqn
* 60th USAAF TR Grp
* 97th USAAF LB Grp




Downloadable zip archive is available in the first post of the thread.


Merry Christmas!

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 12/13/2017 7:47:24 PM   
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Great - thanks!

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 12/14/2017 8:19:16 AM   
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congratulation by this new update.
this is an immersive work for the player to have the insignia of each unit of the game,in addition to being historically correct,thanks.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 12/14/2017 12:15:10 PM   
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Red Lancer informed me the new 1st BR Armoured Division insignia present in the 1.6 version is incorrect, it wasn't created until 1982.

New addon version 1.6.1 replaces it with the old vanilla insignia. Downloadable in first post.

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.1 - 3/23/2018 1:51:38 AM   
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Update 1.7 released. The following units have been given insignias:

* Tactical Air Force (finally found in a photo of an old ashtray with the TAF insignia on it)
* 306th USAAF Level Bomber Group
* 482nd USAAF Level Bomber Group
* 709th US Tank Battalion
* 2nd through 5th US Ranger Battalions
* 69th US SP Field Artillery Battalion
* 67th US Coastal AA Battalion
* 167th US AAA Gun Battalion
* 20th US Combat Engineer Battalion
* 112th US Combat Engineer Battalion
* 146th US Combat Engineer Battalion
* 254th US Combat Engineer Battalion
* Engineer Rail Group MTO Service (US Engineer Corps insignia)
* Generic patch for many US AA Battalions (unable to find a distinctive unit insigna)
* Generic patch with battalion numeral for many US Combat Engineer Battalions (unable to find distinctive unit insignia)
* Generic patch for several US Engineer Ground Service Regiments (unable to find distinctive unit insignia)
* I Corps BR Royal Engineer Battalion
* de France FF Commando Battalion
* Group de Canonniers-Marins FF Artillery Battalion
* Groupe d'Afrique FF Commando Battalion


In total 71 insignias added. All units of the Allied 15th Army Group in the beginning of the Grand Campaign scenario now has an insignia, from the Army Group HQ down to every Battalion.



Dropbox download link in the bottom of the first post in this thread. Hope you will enjoy!

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.7 - 6/8/2018 1:47:44 PM   
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thank you very nice and handy

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.8 - 10/3/2018 1:52:54 PM   
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Hello all.

Updated to v1.8.

All US Combat Engineer Battalions have been added.
All other units have been removed from the addon since they are now part of the main game.

Enjoy!

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RE: Darojax Unit Insignia Addon v1.8 - 10/7/2018 12:51:34 PM   
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Update:

I have been able to find many more of the real US Combat Engineer Battalion insiginas. Currently working on them and will update this addon with real life replacements for several of the currently generic insignias asap.

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