Welcome to Company of Heroes: Eastern Front!

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 a full Soviet faction packed with unique and exciting units to the existing armie as well as the rugged Ostheer - a unique new Axis faction who was designed from the ground up to counter the Soviets s - a feat never before achieved in the Company of Heroes world.

We are constantly working to improve Eastern Front; our dedicated and experienced development team has worked on the mod for three years, and we don't intend to stop yet. The future will bring new campaigns, new reward units, further game mechanics and an overall better experience.

Special thanks to everybody who made this mod possible, including our supporters.

Extra Special Thanks to Christian Werner von Schlippenbach and Loran Dennis Kornis, much admired fellow modders who contributed so much. May you Rest in Peace friends.


Before downloading Eastern Front, please ensure that you have Company of Heroes patched to 2.700, this is vital as the mod relies on certain features from this latest patch. All future updates will be applied automatically through the Launcher.

Download EASTERN FRONT (Full) v2.30

-Does NOT require an existing Eastern Front install-

-Requires Company of Heroes ver. 2.700.2.42-

NOTE #1: Relic integrated Steamworks on Company of Heroes and turned off
the old servers since May 7th, 2013, this means the retail version is no
longer officially supported by them, so from now on, Eastern Front
can be played only with the new Steam version of CoH which
appears listed as "Company of Heroes (New Steam Version)"
in your Steam library. You can add your old CoH key in
Steam, for more information please read this.

NOTE #2: Eastern Front mod can be played in any CoH game
that is updated up to version 2.602. But you need to
install the compatibility fix for 2.602 in order to
not get a crash. If you install this fix in any
other version of CoH that is not 2.602
your mod will crash. We do not
support development for this
version of EF, so play
it at your own risk.

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19 comments by blackbishop on Jul 4th, 2015

Hello comrades!

This weekend we will disclose the second reward command tree and it will be for Soviets, and it is about some former units that now will come as support, I was considering to just name the announcement "The Return of the Forgotten", but Rommel came with a good name for the tree. Hope you like it!


1 CP: Mechanized Assault Tactics

Unlocks body armor for Ingenery squads and gives them the Advanced Repair ability. When one squad is upgraded, it gains more HP, armour, and four PPSH-41 submachine guns for close combat. They can no longer be ordered to build advanced structures but are still able to build defensive structures.

3 CP: Tank Riders (500 MP)

Deploys a BT-7 tank which comes with a squad of Sturmovies on it. The BT-7 will have the "Tank Rider" ability/perk just like the T-34 tanks or the SU-85/SU-100 self-propelled guns, but unlike them heavy concentrated machine gun fire on the rear of the BT-7 can damage this unit due to its armour. This tank can (tentatively) be upgraded by the player into a BT-7a. The squad provided will be the same than a Sturmovie-upgraded Ingenery squad.

This is just a placeholder picture

This is just a placeholder picture

3 CP: KV-85 Command Tank (700 MP)

Equipped with the same gun as the T-34/85, this tank's role is to support other tanks and give them better stats when they are close (works similar to Command Squad vet Off/Def bonuses). Due to how rare these tanks were, it is limited to one at the same time. If possible, this unit would have a DShK upgrade for the cupola.


1 CP: Artillery flare (50 MU)

Debuffs enemy units in the area of effect. It is the one that used to be in Urban Combat Strategy command tree, but was replaced by the smoke barrage.

3 CP: SU-122 (600 MP)

The old SU-122 will return in this tree, but with the new model. So the commander will be able to be upgraded as well as cage armour (just like the SU-85 or the SU-100). However there’s only a limited amount that can be allocated to the battlefield at the same time.

3 CP: IL-2 Rocket Run (200 MU)

Allows the commander to request for an IL-2 Sturmovik to fire it's load at a given target. Unlike the US bombing run, the IL-2 will shoot 8 rockets in the target direction.

We haven't started to work with the BT-7 and the new KV-85 tanks, thus, their lack of screenshots. If you have any comment or tip please let us know.

See you next week!
Archaic Entertainment Team

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Eastern Front 2.30 FULL

Eastern Front 2.30 FULL

Sep 7, 2014 Full Version 160 comments

Latest Version! [REQUIRES COMPANY OF HEROES PATCH 2.700 / "New Steam Version"] Eastern Front ver. 2.30 'Pre-Steam'

Eastern Front Compatibility Patch for CoH 2.602

Eastern Front Compatibility Patch for CoH 2.602

Mar 13, 2014 Patch 59 comments

If you don't want to play EF in the old 2.602 version, just avoid this patch.



Jul 6, 2013 Full Version 212 comments

Latest Version! [REQUIRES COMPANY OF HEROES PATCH 2.700 / "New Steam Version"] Eastern Front Patch 2.10 'Ostheer'



May 15, 2013 Full Version 63 comments

Latest Version! [REQUIRES COMPANY OF HEROES PATCH 2.700 / "New Steam Version"] Eastern Front Patch 1.80 'Doped Cope'



Nov 21, 2012 Full Version 85 comments

[REQUIRES COMPANY OF HEROES PATCH 2.602] Eastern Front Patch 1.70 'Red October'

Download the Eastern Front Soundtrack

Download the Eastern Front Soundtrack

Apr 3, 2012 Music 13 comments

The long waited Eastern Front OST is now released! It includes Ostheer compositions as well, everything made by our Composer Alex Cottrell.

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chs94 Jul 4 2015, 12:43pm says:

As things stand?

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SpanishInquisition Jul 4 2015, 6:58am says:

Finally my forefathers (the romanians) get some love in a videogame!

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Guest Jul 3 2015, 8:39pm says:

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rauzy Jul 2 2015, 4:48pm says:

you are giving special attention to AI bots? Because it and always very ****, specifically with the Soviet Union.

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blackbishop Creator
blackbishop Jul 4 2015, 3:48pm replied:

No. We don't have a permanent AI coder, so the AI doesn't get a lot of changes.

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rauzy Jul 4 2015, 9:52pm replied:

I do not understand!

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rauzy Jul 4 2015, 9:32pm replied:

why ?

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blackbishop Creator
blackbishop Jul 5 2015, 1:52am replied:

That's simple I'm afraid, if we don't have an AI coder atm(ie: someone who works in the AI part of the game), we can't tweak the AI. If you mean why we don't have an AI coder, it is because it is very difficult to get one, specially because COH modding interest is decreasing.

Robotnik helps us from time to time when he's available.

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DarrenMarshall Jul 1 2015, 7:08am says:

Italian Command Tree Final Version.

Italian Command Tree (3.0)

- Frontline Defense

2CP Anti-Tank Reserve Group (250MP)
When the frontline are colapsing due to a enemy tank attack you can call in the AT Reserve Group. Composing by two L40 and a squad of italians pioneer who armed with panzerbuchse had the ability to construct AT-Roadblocks and AT-Mines.

2CP "Macchi M.C.202" Strafing Run (150MU)
The Italian's Fighter will attack the enemy with a devastating strafing run.

3CP Heavy Defense Support (800MP)
Call in the support of one L6/40 Tank (Who can be upgraded with armoured skirts) and a Beutepanzer T-34/76 with 2 "Bersaglieri" squad, these soldiers are the elite of Italian Army, armed with Carcano Mod.38 (Can be upgraded to Breda M30), AT Granade and Hand Granade. They had a special ability called "Carica dei Bersaglieri", this ability will be active for 30 seconds, the squad will be able to move very rapidly and can't suffer suppression fire.

- Behind the front

2CP Secured supply lines (200MP)
With the italians protecting the supply lines in the behind, the frontline can recive more supplies than before. This ability will increase by 50% MU and Fuel for 2 minute.

2CP "Battle of Isbuscenskij" (100MP)
The heroic battle of Isbuscenskij see the italians cavalry charge and defeate the soviets. The news of this heroic battle will grow the morale of troops. All troops recive a bonus for 30 seconds and they can't suffer suppression fire.

3CP Italian Off-Map Artillery (300MU)
The big italians artillery behind the front will destroy the enemy positions. 30 Seconds of artillery bombing on the indicated point of the field.

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gigiilmatto Jul 4 2015, 3:31am replied:

The Army proposed by DarrenMarshall is interesting. I hope that the developers take into account.

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dom777 Jul 3 2015, 1:13pm replied:

how about the alpini?

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DarrenMarshall Jul 3 2015, 2:00pm replied:

Maybe they can be added in the heavy defense support, 1 squad of Bersaglieri and 1 squad of Alpini.
GUYS IF YOU WANT A REWARD DOCTRINE WITH THE ITALIANS YOU MUST WROTE HERE. Ask to modding team to approve my command tree.

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wrogumiastbram Jul 3 2015, 6:02am replied:

Did italians had so bad tanks, that they have to use soviet ones?

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DarrenMarshall Jul 3 2015, 8:47am replied:

The tanks used on the eastern front by the italians were: L3/35 (Light Scout Tank), L6/40 (Medium Tank used as infantry support) and the L40 (An Anti-Tanks Tank) the other tanks were used on the african front (Like M13 and M14) to fight the british armored forces.
A heavy tank were projected, called P26/40 but will be used only by the Whermacht in the italian front.

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wrogumiastbram Jul 4 2015, 4:36am replied:

And what about Semovente 105/25? Or other seomoventes?

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Stogie83 Jul 2 2015, 2:54pm replied:

Sorry, i´m a bit confused, is this a wishlist of yours or will the Italians be added some time?
Cause, Italians would be a great addition! (Bersaglieri!!!!!!)

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DarrenMarshall Jul 3 2015, 8:48am replied:

It is a proposal for the modding team, i hope they will use my idea.

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Creeper[FIN] Jul 3 2015, 7:05pm replied:

it would be cool if Finns and Italians would get seperated Command trees if the devs decide to make them.

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gigiilmatto Jul 2 2015, 4:33am replied:

Interesting. I am interested in the development of this project.

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Highest Rated (35 agree) 10/10

For those who know what Company of Heroes is, I will just review what the Eastern Front mods does. Overview: This mods adds the Soviet Union and soon the Ostheer, or the East Germany Army, to the Company of heroes game. You can still play the other factions, so there isn't a need to panic about not being able to play the Us or the Wermacht. Gameplay: Playing as the Soviets can be both fun and difficult. You begin the game with no engineers, and upgrades cost both fuel and ammo, so you can do what…

Jan 21 2010, 9:23am by moraman

Lowest Rated (24 agree) 3/10

Simply, the Soviet faction is crap, the infantry is weak and costs too much, and if you actually can manage to play a game online your bound to get pwned by any other faction, even the US could kick the Soviet's ass easily if you could put them against each other. ------------------------------------------------ Update: Id be happy if they properly balanced their own units. Jagdtigers that are weaker than King Tigers, over expensive upgrades and units, units that aren't equal to the resources they…

Jan 21 2010, 5:07pm by ComradeWinston

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