Mechanized infantry are equipped and trained to fight with armoured vehicles.
Mechanized infantry include German gepanzert panzergrenadiers, US armoured infantry and Commonwealth infantry equipped with universal carriers or half-tracks.
There is no need to track a mechanized infantry’s mounted status. As combat commander your job is to order the armoured infantry into combat. The mechanized infantry’s commander then deploys his troops as he sees fit.
Mechanized Infantry Statistics
Mechanized infantry are listed as a platoon, plus their armoured carrier. E. G. Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Platoon with 251/1 SPW.
Movement: Mechanized Infantry move at Average Speed. They move at Fast Speed when using Rapid Deployment.
Reliability: Mechanized infantry are subject to vehicle break-downs. A unit’s reliability is determined by its transport vehicle.
Reaction Dice: Mechanized infantry gain a Reaction Dice bonus from their armoured carrier.
Rapid Deployment: Mechanized infantry can use Rapid Deployment.
Targeting Mechanized Infantry
Mechanized infantry are targeted with FP and cannot be targeted with AT fire even though transported in armoured vehicles. Their transports are part of the infantry unit and cannot be targeted separately. If the infantry are Dispersed, the transports are also Dispersed.