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.
After seeing how many awards this mod got I felt compelled to try it out. First thing I noticed was all the maps load way slower with Eastern Front installed, going from 15 seconds loads in vanilla to around 2 minutes.
Both the Soviet and Ostheer armies bring new units and doctrines to the table but they both feel weaker than the other 4 forces. The Soviet troops are too fragile and expensive (even my beloved T-34), while the Ostheer AI needs some serious rework as it doesn't know how to use it's own troops.
Aside from the 2 issues I mentioned above the mod is runs well and even comes with winter themed maps to fit the setting. (and the russians speak russian)
This mod is as close to perfection as you can get. Expanding the roster to 6 factions is just awesome.
The Russians are a total joy to play, and feel uniquely balanced for the experience.
The Ostheer are also starting to grow on me too; it's just strange we have so many German factions. It's representative of the setting so I can't argue. Still, having an Italian faction or Japanese Faction would be interesting too. What's here is MORE than impressive, and I am NOT saying I'm either capable nor willing to tackle such a task myself. Just voicing my opinion on having so many German factions.
That strange interlude aside, this mod is very impressive. It was awesome with even just the Russians being added. The recently added Ostheer are just icing on the cake.
Just an awesome mod and stil a good work from the mod side to keep the game up to date even in hard times.
The balancing stuff got also realy good only with some exeption ut those exeptions are compensed by some disadvantages and make it more reliabe to this units being balanced
Impressive work with nice gameplay additions, detailed and balanced new factions and units. In my opinion this mod can be considered as a third CoH expansion.
everything is good in the mod except the katyusha rockets it's kinda of unprofessional job for the texture, and the rockets does not launched vertically so it hits everything in it's way even friendly targets so if you fix this bug you'll have the perfect mod
Eastern Front is the greatest Company of Heroes mod ever created. Polished, balanced, graphically stunning with a new unforgetable AI. The best of the best.
An amazing mod, I highly recommend it for anyone like me, that finds WWII without the Soviets boring.For me, all was well done, presented in a perfect way and I do think it resembles an official DLC. Yes, more things can be added/altered, but this is a mod and always there is room for improvement in mods.
di questa mod mi piace tutto. certo tutto e' migliorabile ma in questa mod si rasenta la perfezione. sono certo che i patiti del settore sapranno aprezzarlo. complimenti.
horrible mistakes that could have been resolved, but at the terrible job of eastern incompetent, ta this crap that always some type of crash, GO **** YOU , MOTHER ******, learn to make a work without errors!
Better than Russians in CoH II.