Crates can contain many things, some of which are worthless, some of which can really help. Crates can contain one of seven things:
- things that give 1-3 TPs
- detailed orders
- weapon manuals
- letters from home
- field manuals
- a random soldier
If a crate falls into the hands of the Germans, it will cause them to instantly spawn another wave with no TP for you.
The Detailed Orders crates lower your logical wave counter by 15 waves, but they can't make your counter go below 0.
When a crate explodes, lots of props will come out: Teddy bears, Tooth-brushes, plastic Xmas Trees, papers, apples, bananas, socks and pants.
Enjoy the fireworks!
All crates give the soldier who opened it, 3 XP. So you can send a soldier which needs exp for it, like Frenchies (if you want a Legion d'Honneur ribbon or if you want to send them to sabotage), Medics (with more exp, they heal faster), and finally, Officers.
You can get the I Like Pie Ribbon in a random crate.