The original Red Orchestra was one of the greatest games of all time creating the most realistic combat seen in any game. Now with Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad, we hope to see the groundbreaking gameplay mechanics once again. I created this group so all the fans of RO can get hyped up together before release.

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[] Team has been doing the preparations for December 6th. Finland celebrates today for its independency but we'll be announcing the making of Continuation War modification for Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad.

Posted by tman29th on Dec 6th, 2011

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Through Red Orchestra's existence there's been popular demand for this. Yet none has volunteered to take up on the task. Well, it's about time someone does. Yes, we at are making it. December 6th is Finland's Independence Day but it's also a day, when in 1941 Great Britain declared war against Finland when the most intense battles were going on at the...

Karelian Front - Continuation War Modification for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad!

Karelian Front and History

Continuation War was fought between Finland and the Soviet Union in '41-'44. The war ended in Finland's defeat. Our goal is to create a historically accurate total conversion modification for RO2, without forgetting the fun gameplay. The team behind the mod is so far Finnish with varying modding experience: some working in the gaming industry, some have done mods before in RO and for other games, and some are totally green. Good mix of people, eager to stop the long lasting outcry for this mod.


Why did we choose Continuation War over maybe a better known Winter War? So it wouldn't be just 24/7 winter maps and to have more variation in the battles. Leaves us more options to choose from. This front saw also fair share of guerilla tactics so it leaves us room to develope something new, perhaps. Fight in the fields of Karelian Isthmus, forests of Ladoga and swamps of East Karelia! You can study the history behind the real events that took place in 1941-1944. Also, our history department will be providing the community a historical article every month, focusing on 3 subjects; - events and battles - weapons, gear and vehicles - characters of war. You can post a request about a subject to cover or ask questions and discuss history at the Historical Discussion -section of the forums.


(Notice, this isn't full list of everything - just some to arouse appetite)

  • Legendary Finnish weapons such as "Suomi" M/31 Submachine gun and M/27 "Pystykorva" bolt-action rifle
  • AT-weaponary including Molotov cocktails and panzerfausts & panzershrecks
  • You won't be seeing automatic weapons in this front as much as you may have seen in RO2
  • Infantry and combined arms maps
  • Improvements to bandage system
  • No heroes, no levels, no unlocks
  • Authentic voices - meaning Finnish: "vittusaatanaperkele" and Russian: "руки вверх финский солдат" etc.
  • More colourful chat (text)

Want to help?

At the moment we've got about a-20-men-team behind the mod and we're still recruiting for all the areas. If you want to help out, you can read more about applying HERE. If you want to throw out ideas, discuss or give us feedback, drop a line at We listen the community concerns.

Release date

Don't expect us to finish among the first. Let's play other mods like Rising Storm, In Country: Vietnam and Iron Europe first. Maybe after that is our turn... ;)

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  • Check out what's new, discuss, give us feedback!

  • Support the mod by joining the group and invite your friends! Special events in the future exclusively in Steam group.

  • Track the mod, discuss and give us feedback! Exclusive releases via this page. So be sure to track it!

  • Become a fan and make the RO2 community known among your friends. Exclusive information/releases via our FB page.

  • All the trailers straight from YouTube - SUBSCRIBE!

Also, you can chat with the mod team and the fellow players in our IRC channel, #karelianfront @ QuakeNet. Click the link to join the chat! Alternatively you can download IRC client like ChatZilla, mIRC or Irssi for example.

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TheTommy Dec 6 2011, 10:09pm says:

Might want to change the name...... Coming out of the closet means calling yourself Gay in certain countries. Looks cool though :D

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