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.
The dev team made a fantastic work on the units models, they are wonderful, detailed, it's really nice to see.
However it stops there. Balance is incredibly bad.
Infantry is useless against infantry. Also useless against medium tanks, even behind heavy cover they get OS one by one while missing their shots.
Tanks, any tank regardless of the faction is a shell-sponge.
You want a good mod ? Get Blitzkrieg.
"pseudo realistic damage/penetration", " pseudo realistic axis fanboy stuff" (words of one of the devs talking about BK).
Maybe, but it brings strategy. You know why ? In EF, I don't need to bother scouting area for my tanks. I send them, I see AT cannons in the vincinity, "oh snap !", they take some hits, I send them back to base, they move backwards while taking some shots and I just have to repair them to send them back.
In BK, if you don't scout the area, you gonna lose your tanks. Because they can't take more than 2-3 hits.
If the possibility of bringing down bigger and heavier armies with fewer numbers isn't strategy, I don't know how to call this.
I got rid of 4 Stuarts just with a single armored car with 28 mm cannon. Just because I flanked them inside a village.
"Oh you must be an axis fanboy". Don't worry, also take down panzers with one Staghound just hitting target's rear.
You just can't even OS a jeep with a panther in EF.
Highest Rated (36 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 by moraman