Back to Basics is a total conversion mod, that not only adds units and abilities but also a new weapon damage and penetration system. This improves gameplay and requires more tactical assaults and defenses. Weapon ranges are also greatly increased and also includes a greatly improved AI. Back to Basics: Battle of the Hegdes adds realism to Company of Heroes, to make it even better. It is compatible with Company of Heroes, Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor, always with the latest patch. You do not have to own all 3 products of the Company of Heroes series to play Back to Basics.
The Panther is one of the best tanks in the war. Though being a very common unit for both the Wehrmacht and Panzer Elite, the Panther will now be buildable from the Panzer Support Kommand, once Panther Support is unlocked at the Headquarters. Panthers can be upgraded with Armor Skirts and a Tank Commander.
The Panther Battlegroup Call-in is a one-time limited ability that grants two veteran 1 Panthers.