Wargame: AirLand Battle

Wargame: AirLand Battle

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Nation Decks and Prototypes Index (*Updated v1621*)
By Epideme
This guide is a brief overview of what bonuses and prototypes you get when making a national deck. Scrolling through the armory to find what is and isn't a prototype is a long and slightly irritating endeavour, so here I have listed how many activation points bonus and what prototypes each nation gets.

Last Update:
Version: v1621
Released: 17/11/2016

Including DLC 1 (Vox Populi)
Including DLC 2 (Magna Carta)

v1621 appears to be the final version of Airland Battle, so this guide is likely in its final form and can be considered completed.
 
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Introduction
This guide is probably more useful for those who've played the game a little bit (though no reason why it wouldn't help a newbie). It's not really a 'guide' as such, rather just a list of the bonuses and prototypes you get for each of the nations when building a national deck. I figured it'd be a hell of a lot easier to just look at a guide than scroll through the armory to find out what is and isn't a prototype.

If you have any suggestions, or spot a mistake, feel free to leave a message on my steam profile to let me know.
...At a Glance
Nation
Activation Points Bonus
Number of Prototype Units
US
+2
15
UK
+6
6
FR
+5
10
FRG
+5
11
CAN
+9
5
DEN
+10
5
SWE
+7
8
NOR
+10
4
GDR
+9
7

USSR
+1
23

POL
+7
5
CZ
+7
8
US Prototypes (United States of America)
For the following sections, i have listed all the prototypes for each nation by unit, with any infantry they can carry in square brackets, and the unit type in bold.

  • M113A3 [ATGM Dragon II, Assault Engineers, LAAD Redeye, LAAD Stinger, Rifleman] (INF)
  • M2A1 Bradley IFV [Mountaineers, LAAD Redeye, LAAD Stinger] (INF)
  • M1097 Avenger (SUP)
  • M109A6 Paladin (SUP)
  • M8 AGS (TNK)
  • Super M60 (TNK)
  • MBT-70 (TNK)
  • M3A1 Bradley CFV (REC)
  • M966 Humvee TOW 2 (VHC)
  • AH-1W Supercobra (HEL)
  • AH-64 Apache (HEL)
  • F-117 Nighthawk (PLA)
  • F-15C Eagle (PLA)
  • F-15E Strike Eagle (PLA)
  • F-18A/C Hornet (PLA)
UK Prototypes (United Kingdom)
  • FV510 Warrior [Fusiliers] (INF)
  • Lynx AH.7 20mm [Fusiliers, LAAD Javelin, LAAD Blowpipe, ATGM Milan, Paratroopers, Royal Marines, Green Jackets, SAS] (INF)
  • FV434 Falcon (SUP)
  • Challenger 1 Mk. 2 (TNK)
  • Harrier GR.5 (PLA)
  • Tornado Adv F3 (PLA)
FR Prototypes (France)
  • Réservistes (INF)
  • AMX-30 Roland 2 (SUP)
  • VLRA Mistral (SUP)
  • AMX-30B2 Brennus (TNK)
  • AMX-32 (TNK)
  • AMX-40 (TNK)
  • PUMA 330H Cassiopee (HEL)
  • Gazelle 341F Celtic (HEL)
  • Mirage 2000C RD1 (PLA)
  • Mirage F1CT (PLA)
FRG Prototypes (West Germany)
  • Heimatschutzen (INF)
  • Marder 1A3 [Panzergrenadiere] (INF)
  • Flakpanzer Gepard A1 (SUP)
  • KPz 70 Keiler (TNK)
  • Leopard 1A5 (TNK)
  • SpPz LUCHS A1 (REC)
  • Marder VTS1 (VHC)
  • Wiesel 1 Mk.20 (VHC)
  • Wiesel 1 TOW (VHC)
  • Bo 105P/PAH-1A1 (HEL)
  • F-4F ICE (PLA)
CAN Prototypes (Canada)
  • Highlanders (INF)
  • Javelin G/L (INF)
  • M113 ADATS (SUP)
  • Chimera (VHC)
  • M113 TUA (VHC)
DEN Prototypes (Denmark)
  • Haer Hjemmevaernet (INF)
  • M/92 Vildkat [Dragonerne, LLRkt Hamlet, Livgarden, Spejderne, Jaegers] (VHC)
  • M/113A1 I-TOW (VHC)
  • Vildkat (VHC)
  • F-16 Block 15 (PLA)
SWE Prototypes (Sweden)
  • Hemvarnsman (INF)
  • Lvgrp RBS 90 (INF)
  • Pvgrp RBS 56 (INF)
  • STRF 9040 [Kustjagare, Pansarskytte, Pvgrp RBS 56, Lvgrp RBS 70, Lbgrp RBS 90] (INF)
  • VEAK 40 (SUP)
  • STRV 103C (TNK)
  • PVHKP 9A (HEL)
  • AJS 37 Viggen (PLA)
NOR Prototypes (Norway)
  • LHV (INF)
  • Fallskjermjeger (INF)
  • NOAH (SUP)
  • NM142 (VHC)
GDR Prototypes (East Germany)
  • Reserveschutzen (INF)
  • THS Mi-35P [FJB-40, Kommando-Aufklarer] (INF)
  • GW-SFL Tundscha 120mm (SUP)
  • KPz T-55AM2PB (TNK)
  • KPz T-72M (TNK)
  • KPz T-72M1 (TNK)
  • MiG 29 9-13 (PLA)
USSR Prototypes (Russia)
  • T-80UK (LOG)
  • BTR-80 [Morskaya Pehota, Motostrelki, PTUR Konkurs, PZRK Igla, PZRK Strela-3, Sapery, PTUR Faktoriya, Spetsnaz, Razvedka, Spetsnaz VMF] (INF)
  • BMP-2 obr 1986 [Motostrelki] (INF)
  • BMP-3 [Motostrelki] (INF)
  • 2K22M Tunguska (SUP)
  • 2S19 MSTA-S (SUP)
  • 2S23 NONA-SVK (SUP)
  • BM-30 Smerch (SUP)
  • PT-90 (TNK)
  • BMP-685 (TNK)
  • T-80A (TNK)
  • T-80U (TNK)
  • PT-85 (REC)
  • BTR-70 ZHALO (VHC)
  • 2S15 NOROV (VHC)
  • BMPT (VHC)
  • TOS-1 Buratino (VHC)
  • KA-50 Akula (HEL)
  • Mi-28 (HEL)
  • MiG-25BM (PLA)
  • MiG-29M (PLA)
  • MiG-31M (PLA)
  • Su-25T (PLA)
POL Prototypes (Poland)
  • Promet [Strzelcy Podhalanscy, Niebieskie Berety, PPK Fagot, Saperzy, PPZR Strzala-2, Piechota Zmech., Zwiadocy] (INF)
  • BWP-2 [PPZR Strzala-2, Piechota Zmech.] (INF)
  • BWP-2D [PPZR Strzala-2, Piechota Zmech.] (INF)
  • Hibneryt ZUR-23-2S (SUP)
  • T-72 WILK (TNK)
CZ Prototypes (Czechoslovakia)
  • OT-62 Vydra I [PTRS Fagot, Motostrelci, Pancerovnici, Zeniste, PLRK Strela-2, Pruzkumnici, PTRS Konkurs] (INF)
  • OT-62 Vydra II [PTRS Fagot, Motostrelci, Pancerovnici, Zeniste, PLRK Strela-2, Pruzkumnici, PTRS Konkurs] (INF)
  • Strop 1 (SUP)
  • Strop 2 (SUP)
  • T-55AM2B (TNK)
  • T-62cz (TNK)
  • T-72M1M (TNK)
  • BPzV Svatava (REC)
Glossary: Nation Codes
Seeing as each country seems to have a few different codes which get referred to differently in change logs / older change logs / the game itself / various other media. I thought I'd stick in a table just to make it clear what code is referring to what nation.

Nation
Acronym
Other Acronyms I've seen used
United States of America
US
USA
United Kingdom
UK
GB; GBR
France
FR
FRA
West Germany
FRG
RFA; GER; W.GER
Canada
CAN
-
Denmark
DEN
DK
Sweden
SWE
-
Norway
NOR
-
East Germany
GDR
RDA; E.GER
Russia
USSR
Soviet (not really an acronym, I know)
Poland
POL
P
Czechoslovakia
CZ
Cz; CSSR; CS
Glossary: Unit Type Codes
Code
Meaning
LOG
Logisitics (Command Vehicles and Supply)
INF
Infantry (and the transports that carry them)
SUP
Support (Artillery, Anti-Air, Mortars etc.)
TNK
Tanks
VHC
Vehicle (Tank Destroyers and other assorted vehicle mounted systems)
REC
Recon (Units with ability to see long-distances)
HEL
Helicopters
PLA
Planes (Jets)
Author's Comments / Tips for Newbies
If you are new to national deck building, and have no particular preference, it's probably best starting with either US or USSR (depending on whether you prefer NATO or PACT). Both of these nations aren't overly restricted on units, especially Russia, who have enough prototypes to build a deck of prototypes alone. The US have the F-117 Nighthawk, which is the only excellent stealth plane in the game, and carries one majorly destructive bomb with it. I have seen a friend who uses a US deck, score 907 points in a single Nighthawk bomb.

Hopefully, that guide has been some help, even if just to save a few minutes scrolling through the 800 or so units in the armory.

Epideme

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14 Comments
Pyschopanzer Feb 19, 2015 @ 5:27am 
amazing guide
MacAttack Feb 4, 2014 @ 6:07pm 
GREAT!
Theramenes Jan 31, 2014 @ 8:47am 
Great job,i can see that you have put a lot of efford in this and i must say that you really helped me
Epideme  [author] Dec 10, 2013 @ 9:21pm 
I could add a quick key to the abbreviations that may make it a bit clearer for those new to Airland Battle?

Thanks for all the nice comments guys, it is very much appreciated, I promise i'll update it soon :)
=CAW=aldarions-lament Dec 10, 2013 @ 5:00pm 
Great job you set this out in a very logical way even if the names and abreviations might confuse the heck out of noobies
Bert2008 Aug 6, 2013 @ 7:23am 
very helpful
Michael Aug 1, 2013 @ 10:08am 
Erhmhegerd helful,thanks mate.
Anthony Jul 3, 2013 @ 6:58am 
interestin :D
Dimonay Jun 25, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
I really wonder why they gave USA/USSR the most prototyps ingame.
They really did not need it
MrRillz Jun 23, 2013 @ 4:53am 
Ta