Disclaimer: I feel obligated to say that the depiction of the Sig runes (SS insignia) is not a reflection of my personal political beliefs, and is displayed only for the sake of historical context and accuracy, and lastly (and most importantly) not intended to be offensive in any way, shape or form.
Soviet Combat Engineers:
Historically, STAVKA issued both shock troops and sappers body armor. Also, the insignia for Red Army sappers were crossed hatchets, and these guys needed new emblems anyway. Undamaged.
Soviet Shock Troops:
I personally think that this icon makes the shock troops look 150% more badass.
Soviet Guards Rifles:
The vanilla icons were already close in resemblance to the historical Soviet Guards insignia, so I made it even closer.
For those that prefer their commissar on their own, now decorated with more medals. Undamaged.
Soviet Vehicle Crew:
Another huge thank you goes to RitaRush (I commissioned some parts from her)! Winter portrait soon™. I'll start work on the female version as soon as I figure out what's the best way to implement gender-specific crews in the editor.
They needed a new emblem, historically, the crossed pickaxe and spade was the common engineer/pioneer/sapper insignia. Helmet and tunic tweaked to be more consistent with WFA. Undamaged.
Very few generic soldiers wore a full suit of Splittertarn. Although the vanilla Panzergrenadier and Obersoldaten models are probably the best for the job, Panzerfusilier or Volksgrenadier models still look closer and more accurate without an over-reliance on the Panzergrenadier model. Undamaged.
Snipers, on the other hand, probably had more use for a full suit of Splittertarn. Undamaged.
Jaegers were recognized by their cap badges, but you really can't pin those onto helmets.
German MG42 + MG34 Crews:
OKH had proper MG crew portraits, while OKW didn't. Helmet, tunic and ammo belt for MG-42 tweaked to be more consistent with WFA. Undamaged.
German Panzergrenadiers + Panzerfusiliers
Panzerfusiliers were in practice essentially Panzergrenadiers. Also used the full-camouflage shroud from the Stormtrooper/Vanilla Jaeger models. After all, Stormtrooper models are simply reskinned Panzergrenadiers. This gives OKW's mechanized infantry a similar but distinctively different look from their OKH counterparts. Also, the Panzergrenadiers were missing their gas mask drums in their portraits, so I took the liberty to add them as well. Undamaged.
Come on Relic, the SD weren't front line combat units. Added the SS tab collar, as a blank collar were for SD units, which were basically parallel in function to the Gestapo. Also added an Iron Cross.
Luftwaffe Field Divisions
As internal rivalry between the Luftwaffe and the Heer heated up, Göring requested several land-based Luftwaffe units to be formed. These Luftwaffe Field Divisions saw combat on the Eastern Front, but were relatively poorly prepared for land combat, and easily identified and singled out by their Luftwaffe Feldblau uniforms until they were taken over by the Heer and absorbed into the Volksgrenadier Divisions later in the war.
New symbol, based off of the Wehrmacht Wound Badge
, since many Volksgrenadiers were recovering wounded.
Axis Vehicle Crews
Big thank you to RitaRush for allowing me to use parts of her work
for these guys!
A series of modified weapon icons, some minor tweaks, some major tweaks, in an attempt to make the weapon icons more to-scale with each other as well as more consistent in detail. (such as normal StG vs infrared StG) Some icons are reused or inaccurate (for flamethrowers, Relic just slapped fire in front of a DP-28; PzB39's used the same icon as the PTRS.) so I hand-made some new icons for those weapons.
PS: Big thank you to Osinyagov for unfiltered and undamaged Soviet + OKH portraits!
I will be constantly updating and adding new items to this thread when I have the time.