For Crossfire, I’ve got several battalions spread across several periods, so I needed a way to distinguish the battalions on my Stand Labels as part of Unit Identification in Crossfire. Every battalion has a code.
In general I’ve given units that I use a lot codes that are unique across nations within a period (e.g. G = WW2 German Grenadier; R = WW2 Russian Rifle).
Specialist troops have a code that is common across nations and/or periods (e.g. A = Army level Artillery; X = Reconnaissance). The reason for this is so that opponents are unlikely to have troops on table with the same battalion code.
I gave army level artillery for all nations and periods the code A so that the FO stand out and to distinguish them from FO embedded in battalions.
Here are the battalion codes:
|Code||WW2||1936 Spanish Civil War||Rif Wars||1948 Arab Israeli||1961 Portuguese Colonial War|
|B||Berber Tribes, i.e. Riffi, Djebalan, Gomaran||Bedouin, Arab Irregulars (use Rif Wars)||Commandos with Brown berets|
|C||Carlist Requetes and Navarese Brigades||Cazadores with Camo cap|
|E||Engineer||Engineer||Engineers, signallers, and supply||Engineer||Engineer|
|G||German Grenadier and Spanish “Guripas”||Paramilitary, i.e. Civil Guard and Assault Guards||Paratrooper with Green berets|
|H||Horse, Cavalry||Horse, Cavalry||Horse, Cavalry||Horse, Cavalry|
|I||Italian||Italian Infantry Battalion or Cohort||Israeli||Insurgents|
|J||Gerbirgsjaeger||Jordanian Arab Legion||Insurgents|
|K||Kiwi (and British)||Abd-el-Krim’s Beni Urriaguel Regulars||British or Egyptian (use WW2 Kiwi)||Insurgents|
|L||Late War German Grenadier||4th Bandera of the Legion||4th Bandera of the Legion (use SCW)||Lebanese|
|M||Russian Motorised Rifle (i.e. SMG)||Militia||Militia|
|N||Russian Naval Infantry||Marines (Naval Infanry), i.e. Fuzileiros|
|P||Republican Popular Army; 56th/2nd/42nd (Commune de Paris)|
|R||Russian Rifle||Regular Army||Later Conscripts (use SCW)|
|S||Waffen SS Panzer Grenadier||Early Conscripts in Solar Helmet||Syrian|
|T||2nd Tabor of Regulares of Tetuán||2nd Tabor of Regulares of Tetuán (use SCW)|
|U||Unarmed men, women and children||Unarmed men, women and children||Unarmed men, women and children||Unarmed men, women and children||Unarmed men, women and children|
|W||Winter uniform||Regular Army, winter uniform|
|Y||Yanks||GE and GEP with yellow berets|