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.

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10 Gnostic

Jul 11th, 2013 0 people agree 2 people don't

Modding is never a precise art - and creation of wholly new material always unearths new issues. That aside, I think the Eastern Front mod team have given a community of non modders (users who rage or patiently wait just to hit a download link) an experience well worth double or triple the out of box value of the COH series.
What did we receive?
- Dedication: 2 new factions, Patches, Community Support, Continued updates vis-a-vis the changes in COH itself
- Innovation: New tactics, new maps, new units - almost a new game.
What did we expect?
- As usual, more than any of us non-members were willing to implement and playtest.

I am satisfied with an experience that was never going to occur without a dedicated team. Sure, COH2 is a new game that deals with the dead horse of the eastern front and kicks it around. The Close combat series already took it on much better (imho) more than a decade ago.
But adding this theater to the normandy and central european nature of the VCOH has made 4X4 so varied that IT FEELS like a chaotic mess at times - rather than a clinically selected RTS environment with (as of COH vanilla) had only two sides and 6 doctrines.
I think the Soviets are challenging, and having played them all the way to victory through grueling large causality laden matches has taught me that victory is never easy or something that comes without skill. Anyone who thinks the AI is too effective should keep trying - get that ubermicro up and prepare a strategy that allows you the time to buffer enemy advances.
So far the Ostheer give the Axis yet another niche army full of a dazzling array of units, many of which are intended for specific tactics and uses. Knowing what to build and who to support in dynamic real time battles has never been so thrilling.
So ofcourse there are some unusual issues: lag, crashes etc. But nothing gamestopping. So don your fur hats men! AND BATTLE

Bolle78 says
10 Bolle78

Jul 10th, 2013 0 people agree 2 people don't

The new factions are so awesome, it's incredible.

asakill says
10 asakill

Jul 7th, 2013 0 people agree 2 people don't

awsomeness!!

KonradMODS says
10 KonradMODS

Jul 7th, 2013 0 people agree 2 people don't
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good

t87t33 says
10 t87t33

Jul 6th, 2013 0 people agree 2 people don't
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i love it ! we wait this time long long ago,thanks for EF team give me this great mod. keep going man,l will support you forever.

roman9441 says
10 roman9441

Jul 6th, 2013 0 people agree 2 people don't

awesome mod

OrcanHarry says
10 OrcanHarry

Jul 5th, 2013 0 people agree 2 people don't

Fantastic mod, I enjoy the Soviets. I realise that the mod is an on going entity. I would like to see the Soviet AI use the AT guns and Mortars as well as the JS2 Tanks. They also do not appear to use the armoury upgrades.
The expert bots come in a rush and the wife and I have found ourselves pinned in our bases on numerous occasions; especially when and then the Gods open up. The sounds (especially the tank guns) are awesome.
Great work guys, can't wait to give the Ostheer a run.
OrcanHarry and Cazapatra.

henrik64 says
10 henrik64

Jun 17th, 2013 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

Nice game

elitewolf13 says
10 elitewolf13

Jun 3rd, 2013 0 people agree 2 people don't

'cause Company of Heroes without the russians is not Company of heroes

;)

Siege_Chopper says
10 Siege_Chopper

May 18th, 2013 0 people agree 2 people don't

Great mod ;)

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