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.
CoH Eastern Front is an awesome mod, the fact that Russia could be added to an already superb game was an awesome idea. I hope this review can settle the minds of the developers who in which they might be thinking that their mod is taking too long, I say 'take your time because best things come last'.
Good mod, but the Soviet faction is not for me. It's right now nerfed against the Germans, who can easily destroy them. I believe the main problem is that the units are overpriced. 50 munitions (under one doctrine choice) to upgrade a Conscript squad with a few extra rifles they are horrible with anyway?
I'm fine with the Conscripts being as weak as they are, but even when I'm playing as Wehrmacht or Panzer Elite I can literally CRUSH all their infantry easily just by spamming Volks or Grenadiers. With a little micro, their Conscripts will miss the molotovs and it will be gg when they keep throwing away the remaining munitions.
However, it is a good, solid mod that had a lot of work put into it. For this, I respect the team who made it. My only recommendations would be to buff the Soviets a little bit and buff the Jagdtiger (it's practically shittier than the Jagdpanther in every way except health even though it's got an amazing cannon). Its damage should be higher.
Can't wait for the Ostheer. I might even change my opinion of the mod alone if the Ostheer are added.
Eastern Front adds an entirely new faction. That is something new and a huge accomplishment! I always wanted a Soviet team in COH. Also, they managed to balance it out evenly with the other factions so they are not sUper ULTRA-PWNAGE 1337 AWESOMENOSS unstoppable, but then again, they are not too weak. This was pretty good. However, the mod keeps alot of the original elements. Even the original penetration system. Some new, realistic eastern front skins for the Germans would have been nice too. Plus I send in two T-34s, a SU-100 and a JS-2 to the german base. A panzer and a panther take out the JS-2, the SU and damages the T-34s. They retreat but get killed off by a stug. I think the Soviet tanks should get a buff, but all-in-all, its a good mod that will please many people.