Early this morning, following heavy artillery bombardment, a large German force has penetrated US positions in the Ardennes Forest in Belgium and Luxemburg!! Allied High command is hastily rushing reinforcements to the area, to counter the surprise attack and prevent them from crossing Meuse river.

Can you stop the elite of the German panzer divisions, or vice-versa, lead them to victory? Find out.


The new version is delivered as installer version but wont change anything to your original CoH-Files.
Note: This Mod requires the orignal Company of Heroes  (vanilla) and/or ToV and will not run on  Opposing Fronts only.

Battle of the Bulge is a Mod focusing exclusively on the battles in Belgium and Luxemburg, December 44 - January 45.

It converts the Summer/Normandy Scenario of CoH into a winter scenario along with winter Maps, Skins and units.

Lots of emphasize has been laid on the look of the Mod. All skins are as accurate as possible, from uniform detail to unit marking.
EACH soldier in a squad has individual uniforms and equipment.
Occlusion effects, team colors, even territory borders and selection markers have been removed for visual authenticity.

Furthermore, the Mod's aim is to combine CoH game play with more realism and it tries to reflect the battle properly.
Therefore Panzerelite and Brits have been taken off the game ( Brits will show up as doctrine reinforcements, though ).
You can call in battlegroups which have originally taken part, like the 14th Cavalry Group or the infamous Kampfgruppe Peiper.
Tons of changes have also been done to unit stats, gameplay and doctrines. The units you can produce depend on the doctrine you choose.

The overall game changes are too many to mention, here are some extracts:

  •  More than 30 completely new winter maps, mostly historical battlegrounds, designed from photos and maps.
  •  some maps even have dynamical weather, which influences units sight range, battle performance and movement speed.
  • Tons of new unit models ( Sturmtiger, Jagdpanzer IV, Panzerwerfer 42, M21 Mortar Halftrack, M36, Sherman Jumbo, Sherman E8, Stug III, FW 190, Me 109 , M5 AT Gun, Pak40, leFH18, M1a1 Pack Howitzer and many, many more)
  • realistical penetration values of Guns and armour, historical movement and turret rotation speed and loading times
  • smoke screens for almost all tanks.
  • New veterancy system: All units gain veterancy by fighting, each vet step increases accuracy, sight range, shortens reload times, decreases inflicted suppression of a unit.
  • special vet abilities
  • dynamical sight range - moving units wont see as far as standing units, cause they have to pay attention to their movement
  • new upgrade system, units can only upgrade when near to HQ or other special buildings.
  • removed unrealistic features, like building bunkers in 30 seconds
  • vehicles give cover for soldiers, tankwrecks cant be crushed and have to be demolished
  • barb wire may damage tires and tracks of vehicles
  • limits on almost every support/armored unit
  • heavy Infantry squads already have a bar / lMG when built.
  • smoke Grenades for Infantry Squads to conceal movement.
  • line Engineer Squads cannot repair tanks or vehicles anymore.
  • Special vehicle repair crews or repair stations have to be used to repair them.
  • and so on and so on - but maybe test it out yourself.

The in-game doctrines have been changed to reflect historical units, read more below:

Airborne Division:
becomes the defensive tree. You have a lot of powerful infantry like airborne infantry, AT-teams and heavy mortars, but only little choice of heavy artillery or vehicles force you to really use airborn tactics - dig in and wait for the Cavalry.
Doctrines will even strenghten your infantries combat value, until you get full air support in the late game.
( note: during the real battle, both US Airborn Divisions were transferred to the battlefield by trucks -
so you wont be able to paradrop in this mod, either. )

Infantry Division:
still well rounded, with good defensive and artillery units, combat engineers and fair armor.
Doctrines give you more production bonuses and send armored combat groups to the battlefield.

Armoured Division:
Like in vCoH, this is the most powerful, but slowest to build Division... but mobile artillery like Priest, and many tanks like the Sherman Easy Eight, Jumbo Sherman and the M36 let you gain the initiative.You will even receive tank reinforcements by the British.

7th Army
Consist of Volksgrenadier and heavy Fallschirmjager Infantry, light artillery and heavy antitank equipment, Mobile units are mostly antitank...the doctrine gives you enhanced defensive options like trenches as well as some armored support.

5th Panzerarmy
The most rounded tree... good Infantry units like Panzergrenadiere, some early ATs, mobile Artillery and fair battle tanks as well as doctrinal refitting options and powerful offmap units like Jagdpanther and Sturmtiger

6th SS Panzerarmy
Focussing on heavy mobile Firepower... mobile artillery units like Hummel and Maultier and the heaviest tank in the game, the Kingtiger, give you full force in your advance.Fanatism boosts your troops fighting spirit and the hidden "Operation Griffon" Teams spread sabotage and confusion behind enemy lines.

One of the the biggest changes is a general elimination of the Point Capture system. Now we use ATC, by AGameAnx which is a script that checks the No. of units in territory, and the faction with most units inside captures the territory after some time. Observation posts have been eliminated, too.
for more info about ATC, -> go here <-

The Credits:

Coding: Halftrack, Panzer Jager, TornadoX
Coding Aid: (with many thanks) Copernicus, Xalibur, Dartbourne, cf_nz
ATC: AGameAnX
AI Coding Help: Sweeten 2142
Suurender Script: Wilco, Muad`Dib, Berse
Maps: Lord van Dalen, Tarlak501, Henry666, Nobody ,Empa,$-texas_$, Regis91, Halftrack, tskross
Skins: Halftack, tomarces, tskross, Mr.Scruff, Lord van Dalen
Skins used: Sig21Surgeon, Georider, GniGruH, Spaulick, Slayerknecht, Daniel_Pufi
UI GFX: Doombringer, Halftrack
SoundFX: LoranKorn,GameRisin, Xalibur
3D Models : Halftrack, Skyward, Inukshuk, Mr.Scruff, 
Animation and OE work: Tankdestroyer, DarkbladeCR, BurtondrummerNY, serg_codmod
CoH Community models: DMz, Beefy^, Eliwood, Tiger 205, Hartkeks, Slayerknecht, Ellipirelli, LoranKorn, AGameAnx, Aidas2 , Gurdy, Inukshuk, Adiya, BurroDiablo
website and forums Admin: Fiffa
PR & Web GFX: tskross
Installer: Luc
"Box Art": Gareth Hector

Translators: Dartbourne, Ursidey ,Saukopf, Hunter_ITA, Bobby_Wan_Kenoby, Pitchy8, Mmaruda, tskross

Betatesters for 3.5:

and all hail goes to the many,many betatesters of the former versions, players, feedbackers,all the helpful people in the CoH modding forums, which are unfortunately too many to mention

*BotB will neither affect your ability to play regular CoH, CoH:OF or CoH:ToV, nor will it affect your ability to play other CoH mods.

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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Battle of the Bulge "Unternehmen Nordwind" released!

5 comments by Halftrack on Jun 12th, 2013


The wait is over, the desperate fight in winter continues:

Battle of the Bulge is back!

Version 3.5 "Unternehmen Nordwind" has been released!


Take the role of either a 7th US Army Commander or of german Heeresgruppe G.
Fight in the dense mountains of the Vosges and Alsace-Lorraine.

In those 6 scenarios you have different doctrine choices and access to
different units which have taken part in the historical battle.

But, as always,  the core mod also was worked at.
New abilities and upgrades, bug- and AI fixes will make your battles even tougher.
New skins and models will make it look more authentic.

- all Units come from offmap
- Troop surrendering now working flawlessly, even in Multiplayer
- gamemode "quickstart" overhauled, throwing you directly into combat
- units in houses become invisible much longer
- soldiers dont leave cover by themselves ( no order necessary anymore )
- 5 new maps, 1 old map re-activated
- many bugs fixed

supported language versions:
chinese, czech, english, french, german ,italian, polish, russian (partly), spanish

This is only a small insight of the new features that BotB 3.5 has to offer.
Better take a look at it yourself.

Or have a detailed look at the changelog, available in the download section.

And of course, there are bugs. Unfortunately. But you can help us getting
rid of them by reporting what you find. Best in our forum here or on our website:

Botb.fiffa.net or Moddb.com


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Battle of the Bulge 3.5 - Documentation

Battle of the Bulge 3.5 - Documentation

Jun 13, 2013 Guides 8 comments

This pdf contains the changelog, credits and troubleshooting guide for the new release. It already is part of the 3.5 download, but we also provide it...

Battle of the Bulge v3.5 -  Unternehmen Nordwind

Battle of the Bulge v3.5 - Unternehmen Nordwind

Jun 12, 2013 Full Version 44 comments

The bitter fighting in the forests of Belgium continues. Both sides have suffered heavy losses and the offensive has lost momentum. But in the night of...

BotB Armor wallpapers

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Here are 10 wallpapers featuring 5 each axis and allied vehicles, the Tiger Morser, Jagdpanzer IV, M4A3E8, Wolverine, M16 and more!! Check out the images...

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chs94
chs94 Apr 22 2014, 7:06am says:

Dear Halftrack! Why can not I find armored Sdkfz 250? if it is not?

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malmborgaj
malmborgaj Apr 18 2014, 8:39am says:

Halftrack the Mg on the back of the Jagdtiger. Is it supposed to be manned or is that a glitch? and the Flak Panzer won't attack aircraft when they fly by is that a glitch or do I need to possible re install

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malmborgaj
malmborgaj Apr 15 2014, 3:00pm says:

Not sure if it's a bug or not. But the Flak Panzer won't attack aircraft when they fly by. Not sure about the other AA stuff just noticed today. Great work though over all really like the Nordwind update you put out for us. Do you think that there may be more infantry skins or units in the future.

Thanks

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malmborgaj
malmborgaj Apr 18 2014, 8:16am replied:

I'm not sure what they have for the damage system specifically. I would say that it is up there, but may not be the same as Blitzkrieg.

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justinslater
justinslater Apr 2 2014, 7:36pm says:

halftrack you got way too many bug issues with this mod since the update like 2 versions of victory point control and you gotta manually take the sectors and on infantry only everything is fine i do not get it it used to be better than this

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Halftrack
Halftrack Apr 4 2014, 2:10pm replied:

its really hard to understand what you want to say.
The mod has different game modes, one is victory points with auto capturing,( ATC) one is with classical point capture (no ATC ) for people who dont like auto-capture.
Thats completely your choice and no bug.

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glassnerd
glassnerd Apr 22 2014, 10:23am replied:

halftrack i have a question. how long would it take to add the british dalmark scout car to the americans. i love that vehicle. it is my favorite scout car. it is in the europe at war mod and it is awesome. go and check it out. anyway great mod. keep up the good work.=)

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thetanker
thetanker Apr 2 2014, 2:50pm says:

In my opinion, the king tigers turret turns a bit too fast, and it moves a bit too fast

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Halftrack
Halftrack Apr 4 2014, 2:08pm replied:

king tiger turret turned quite fast, it was powered by the engine. it the engine gets damaged, the turret turns remarkably slower.

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This Battle of the Bulge Mod is really excellent. I'm totally obsessed with its massive amount of new contents as well as their creators' prudent attitude toward history. When I saw the Peiper combatgroup and Griffen Operation skill, I can't help myself to praise these people finally made a fabulous war game mod based on tremendous details of reality. Great job, guys! Great job. I do love this mod!

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