Eastern Front is a free mod for Company of Heroes. Following the ethos of mimicking a Relic Entertainment expansion pack, Eastern Front has succeeded in adding two full new factions, the Soviet Red Army and the German Ostheer, packed with unique and exciting units to the existing armies - a feat never before achieved in the Company of Heroes world.
[REQUIRES COMPANY OF HEROES PATCH 2.601] Released on the 1st anniversary of the initial Eastern Front release, the 1.30 & 1.31 updates brings a lot of new goodies to the Eastern Front.
27th March 2011 - Now also with new music!
The 1.30 Patch is a huge update. For starters our very own team member, Cope fixed the hardcoded bug known as "The Recrew Bug" or "Strawman Bug". This allows Soviet to Recrew Heavy Weapons, such as MGs, AT-guns and even the dangerous FlaK 88s.
Following up is another highly anticipated new features, the Royal Commandos Marine Brigade (RMC). The RMC is an optional "Reward Faction", activated like a reward unit and alters the tech tree and a lot of units in the Commonwealth Faction. For more information on what it changes, please see the changelog, where detailed information about the RMC is available.
On top of these already large inclusions, we have also added some additional balance from the upcoming Company of Heroes Patch, done major balance changes to the Soviets and added some new maps. On top this, we have added a special new style of solo-play, The Red Tide/Blitzkrieg challenge. It's the first of hopefully many challenges. The idea of challenges comes from Company of Heroes Online, where Relic plans to add a lot of them.