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.

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After a pretty smooth release of v3.0, we are releasing a patch to even further polish up the mod. The patch addresses some gameplay bugs and imbalances, fixes some language errors and improves some campaign missions. Additionally, it includes major AI improvements and bug fixes, rebalancing of AI resource bonuses.

Posted by AGameAnx on Mar 24th, 2013

Visit the download section on moddb here to download the patch. Additional mirrors will be available later on as we upload the patch archive to them.
Full changelog:

Quote:Languages:
- Fixed reported typos.
- Improved unclear descriptions of units, abilities and upgrades.

Global Balance Changes:
- Turret Machine Guns firing arc decreased from 360° (180° to both sides) to 120° (60° to both sides). This makes it slightly easier to flank tanks and vehicles with a turret mounted Machine Gun.

American:
- Fixed a bug where the M4 'Assault' Sherman could not target Bunkers and other Structures.
- Turret M2hb .50cal HMGs weapon tables fixed. This is a flat nerf for the weapon, as it had a way too high DPS at all ranges.
- M2 60mm Mortar Setup time increased from 1.5s to 2.4s, to match all other mortars.
- M26 Pershings come no longer with a Tank Commander by default. An upgrade which also gives the same modifiers as all Tank Commanders can now be purchased individually for each tank.

Commonwealth:
- Added a special Campaign-only Canadian Infantry squad to the Headquarters Command Truck, who can be deployed in certain missions. This squad is more similar to the Infantry Section:
* Three upgrades available: Flamethrower, Bren Light Machine Gun or a Boys AT Rifle.
* The ability to throw Grenades and Sprint.
- Fixed a bug where the Tetrach was unable to fire its main gun after upgrading the Littlejohn Adapter.
- Fixed the missing Flamethrower for the Canadian Infantry.
- PIAT reliability at medium and long ranges has been increased.

Wehrmacht:
- Fixed a bug where the Sturmhaubitze 42 could not target Bunkers and other Structures.

Panzer Elite:
- 81mm Gr.34 Mortar Halftrack setup time increased from 2.2s to 2.4s, to match all other mortars.

Campaign:
- Liberation of Caen: M01 Authie
* Increased initial munition count to 600
* Decreased emplacement build time from 0.5 of original build time to 0.35
- Liberation of Caen: M03 Carpiquet
* Fixed missing Canadian Infantry in the Headquarters Command Truck
- Liberation of Caen: M04 Carpiquet: The Airfield
* Fixed missing Canadian Infantry in the Headquarters Command Truck

AI:
- Crucial AI attack priority logic improvements for Easy, Medium and Hard AI
- Fixed an important bug where AI would stop controlling its units
- AI reinforcing is now controlled manually through scar making AI not waste any time reinforcing its units
- Improved heavy weapon setup logic
- Improved early game attack logic slightly
- Improved axis AI logic for purchasing pak38
- Slightly improved AI artillery targeting logic (preventing AI from targeting single squads too often)
- Decreased priority for some AI point types to prevent it from clumping units
- Removed low priority markers from all the maps to prevent potential issues with them (they weren't placed properly)
- Decreased Assault Sherman priority
- Decreased Fuel bonuses
- Increased Munition bonuses to match manpower bonuses
- Slightly changed 3rd level of production purchase logic, eliminating the cases where the upgrade would switch back and forth

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TheSoldier
TheSoldier Mar 24 2013, 11:24am says:

Hell yes! :D

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Ursidey
Ursidey Mar 24 2013, 11:26am says:

Good news ;-)

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roman9441
roman9441 Mar 26 2013, 3:57am says:

Very good

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Wingflierx
Wingflierx Apr 27 2013, 3:53pm says:

I found a bug for the Panzer Elite faction:

In the Kampfgruppe Companie building, there is an upgrade called "Field Craft".

It says it gives the ability of Infanitry Halftracks to capture territory points while infantry are inside.

Unfortunately it doesn't actually work. Please fix.

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AGameAnx Author
AGameAnx May 8 2013, 6:56am replied:

Thanks man, I'll pass it on to Celestial as soon as I get the chance. Hopefully he won't mind fixing this small bug, or maybe we'll just change the description :P

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bingo12345
bingo12345 Jul 20 2013, 5:41am says:

BUG

foxhole mg direction can't be changed

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bingo12345
bingo12345 Jul 20 2013, 4:46pm says:

AI improvement is so amazing.

but sometimes birit's trucks do nothing.

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