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.
Previously known as Shocktroopers, as of v4.0 they have been renamed.
"Call-in a squad of Panzerfüsiliers. Panzerfüsiliers are heavy assault infantry capable of dealing with any threat type. Can be equiped with MG42 Light Machine Guns or Panzerschrecks."
Dispite their high cost, Panzerfüsiliers were a bit overpowered, resulting in a small rebalance:
- Panzerfüsilier health decreased by 16%; from 113 to 95 per entity, lowering the squad health from 565 to 475.
- Panzerfüsilier manpower cost decreased from 420 to 400 manpower.
- Panzerfüsiliers received a complete new unit icon, symbol and portrait (their symbol is now the rank insignia of an Obergefreiter).