The next chapter in the groundbreaking real-time strategy franchise from critically acclaimed studio Relic Entertainment. This standalone game features two unique armies with full length campaigns. Players will experience fast-paced dynamic tactics like never before, in two of the most brutal World War II campaigns ever fought.

Take command of the tenacious British 2nd Army in the vicious battle for Caen, France, or lead the German Panzer Elite as they struggle to repel the largest airborne invasion in history.

With two intensely cinematic campaigns, mission persistence, improved vehicle AI and weather effects that directly impact the battlefield, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts supports DirectX 10 and is fully compatible with the original Company of Heroes. Battle online with these two all-new armies and a total of four playable armies - allowing players to wage the ultimate war for Fortress Europe.

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About Company of Heroes: Eastern Front with 25 comments by blackbishop on Mar 17th, 2014

Hello comrades,

It is time to talk about some of the upcoming changes for the Soviet and Ostheer factions in Eastern Front. Since we couldn't release our previous patch due to the issues with Company of Heroes updates, we continued working and improving the build, so we have now what we think it is more balanced and enjoyable to play rather than in previous versions. We will start talking about Soviets.

One of the big changes of the Soviet army, is the removal of the upgrades in the Support Barracks used to unlock the units, now they require additional buildings to be unlocked. We also replaced the ZiS-2 anti tank gun with the ZiS-3, because the latter was more common and the ZiS-2 is a much stronger AT gun and having the most powerful AT gun (zis-2) available so early in the game just looks/feels strange... so the ZiS-3 was a better choice. However, would that mean the end of the appereance of the ZiS-2 in Eastern Front mod? We don't think so.


ZiS-3 will be the regular anti tank gun that you can recruit from the Support Barracks. ZiS-2 now is a special unit for the Propaganda War Strategy Command Tree. You can get it unlocking the second right-hand side upgrade on that tree, and it will replace the ZiS-3. If you have several ZiS-3 units on the field, they will remain as it, but you can pay some resources to convert them into ZiS-2. If you recrew a lost ZiS-3 as Soviet player, you can upgrade it as well.

The Tank Hall also got some tweaks, being the most important ones: getting a third upgrade in order to unlock the mighty IS-2 and you can now use T-34/85 and SU-100 in the same match. We are still working to get the new models onboard, we hope to get the T-60 and the T-70 to replace the old models when this new patch rolls out.

Conscripts also got a boost, they now can recrew heavy weapons, although you surely know how delicate they are, so it is up to you how to use it in your favor. The Commissar call-in was also removed, in it's place you now get an ability that let you select a Conscript squad and convert it into the Shtrafnie squad(whose squad leader is equipped with a PPD-34 submachine gun).


And now, the last change to report about the Soviet Army... is that they now can use Heavy Machine guns. Yes, you are not dreaming nor drunk.

We tried several workarounds for blob suppression weapons based off vehicles, but all of them are gimmicky and do not work right.

  • First try was the Ford GPA, which doesnt work because it's destroyed by frontal assault with SMGs, fausts, schreck hits and Hafthohlladung as it's immobile while in suppression mode.
  • Second was T90 with lockdown, also doesnt work properly because it's also suffering the same problems as above.
  • Third is suppression with Red banner Strelky with DP28. Also doesn't work because it limits strategy. Always Red Banners + DP28 or you'll loose to lategame Axis blobs - without suppression they can just run through your army, much like the old USA rangerspam when they had no exhaust effect after "Fire Up", just that Axis do not even need it because Soviets can't suppress.

This is something that soviets already suffer from since a very long time. Only chance to fix this seems to be by adding a hmg type weapon to them... and so we did.


However, this weapon, the SG-43 Goryunov, it is just a temporal replacement as a heavy machine gun team. Our real goal is to finish this one:


Meanwhile, we will remain using the placeholder(Credits to DMz). There are more subtle changes for Soviets, but that will be for another time. For now let's talk about Ostheer...

The Sturmpioniers now get Gewehrs 41 when purchasing their combat upgrade.


Landser squads can now get three MP40 instead of a MKB42(W)


Or two Panzerbüchse 39 anti tank rifles.


Ostheer can now produce mortar teams when selecting the Support pool.


Panzerfusiliers no longer get MP40/IIs, they can get now MG-34s.


Jägers no longer have Gewehr 43 as upgrade; they don't have MP44s, but they use something similar...


The Support Army Troops tree no longer gives you either Wespe or

 Panzer 38t, you now get a Panzerjager squad with a Luchs light tank for support.

(Wespe is it's own call-in at the end of the tree and Panzerjagers are no longer available as regular unit)

First new unit: the Skirmish Commander, only one available at the field, just like the Soviet Command Squad... however both use different abilities.



Second new unit: Bombardier Team, composed of one soldier equipped with a Granatbüchse 39 and two more using MP40s. Replaces the LMG Team.


Thanks for your support,

Archaic Entertainment Team

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Yeoldewar_2
Yeoldewar_2 May 7 2012, 11:09am says:

To any thinking that coh2 gonna be good throw that illusion away right now do you all remember Dow2 relic was like hey you all know that cool feature you wanted well yeah we added it but what they didn't tell us is they removed a lot of features that defined rts and dow1 and they made Dow2 sound much better than I is because its a steaming pile also im pretty sure I can guarantee that it when coh2 comes out the only two armies will be Russia and Germany so be weary of coh2 I doubt it will be as good as it is now but if it is I'll be the first to say Im hypocryt but I doubt it will be great most likely be mediocre this is just a message to try stop the bandwagoning of oh it's a sequel it's gonna be way better and if you disagree don't karma ***** leave a comment stating why

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AwayPeskyFlies
AwayPeskyFlies May 8 2012, 12:15pm replied:

graphics engine and physics look nice, i just hope relic improves there modeling and actually incorporate realistic factors into the game, unlike in vcoh. it also keeps talking about nazi's left and right in every article. So i'm hoping they include elite SS unlike the there counter parts the KCH. That'd be nice if people look at it from a mature perspectice and not automatically thinking about the totenkopf that ran the camps and/or get extremely offended over nothing.

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Kibs
Kibs May 4 2012, 2:32pm says: +2 votes     reply to comment
Euphoria_21
Euphoria_21 May 3 2012, 9:55pm says:

COMPANY OF HEROES 2 IS COMING OUT 2013 :D

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Beardface56
Beardface56 May 1 2012, 6:41pm says:

mass effect mod for company of heroes

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Yeoldewar_2
Yeoldewar_2 Apr 7 2012, 10:59pm says:

for all WOT fans who like COH voice files there is a vioce mod that adds german tank crew mans vioces for your tank crews vioce so you'll hear things like "Crack him open his armors like paper!!!!!!!!!!!!" instead of classics like "penetration" have fun.

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chambers94
chambers94 Apr 3 2012, 2:38pm says:

i carnt get into the mods

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vipersting
vipersting Mar 18 2012, 12:48am says:

will there be a new nhc mod release?

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willychong8921
willychong8921 Feb 20 2012, 9:59am says:

Finally, after all these years I got Tales of Valor!!! Now replay the moment Volks fight the Russian in Lenigrad in his mighty Tiger Tank

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AwayPeskyFlies
AwayPeskyFlies Feb 27 2012, 12:38pm replied:

let me weld you a medal champ

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