What is "Europe at War"?
EaW is a historical mod for Company of Heroes that adds new battlefronts with new commander trees, abilities, units, vehicles and weapons for each, representing in the best way, as far as possible, historical accuracy, to immerse players in a much more realistic gaming experience. Situated on a Western theatre from the warm sands of north africa, italian battlefields, beaches of Normandy, Dutch Tulip fields and the defensive lines of the Rhine in germany. (may be considered a "5 in 1" mod )

Command the 8th British Army or Rommel's DAK. three new doctrines for each army and new real units prepared for combat in the desert.
Tanks and anti-tank can yield the maximum in the great plains of sand, but we must not neglect the sky: the RAF and the Luftwaffe are in constant fight for the air domain.

Allied troops landed in Italy from sea and air. During this long campaign the Allied and Axis forces fought fiercely for every hill and every village. The companies just have very few heavy tanks due to the mountainous terrain. The defense, aviation and artillery are imposed.

The paratroopers were sent far from their objectives and scattered, even so achieved most of its objectives. Landing troops took heavy losses on the beaches but finally forced the withdrawal of the defenders. Hedges became death traps for the infantry and Shermans. The German anti-tank and machine guns were hiding in any corner. The Luftwaffe was almost nonexistent and allied air supremacy makes the difference against the powerful axis tanks.

What at first seemed a perfect plan became hell for the Men of the XXX corps. The paratroopers met their targets quite effectively, but were isolated from the armored support, fighting with heavy casualties until run out of ammo. The only American troops (82nd &101st; airborne) are dropped more near and could join the British tanks, but the German ambushes on Highway 69 delayed the progress and finally stopped the offensive.

The Patton and Montgomery armies prepare to cross the Rhine, trying to secure the bridges, using boats and floating bridges. Gathered ammunition, soldiers and tanks. The artillery constantly bombard the opposite river bank, while the German divisions were entrenched to resist attack. The axis used the remains of the Luftwaffe, artillery and V1 rockets to try to destroy the remagen bridge, but without success. At this stage were used late tanks like the Jagdtiger, the M26 pershing or the T26E1 Super pershing.


●More realistic damage system.
●New units and vehicles for all armies.
●Giant commander trees. (16 upgrades)
●32 different commander trees.
●5 different battlefronts - Africa, Italy, Normandy, Holland, Germany.
●Different commander trees and units for each battlefront.
●Many new abilities
●New skins for all units.
●Extended range system. The stationary vehicles increases their range.
●100% compatible with single player campaings.
●New coop missions.
●New game modes:
•Annihilate with PoW
•Annihilate with different population cap
•Infantry combat
•Infantry combat with victoy points
•Infantry combat with PoW
•Tank wars
•Tankwars with victory points
•Quick Start
•Quick Start with Vic. Points
●Removed transparency effects
●Historical accuracy improved
●New sounds and fx effects
●Increased zoom out
●New veterancy system for british troops
●New vet symbols

Allows you to enjoy new experiences of game: is 100% compatible with the
single-player campaigns, including the CoH: Joint operations
cooperative missions and is playable in online multiplayer.


Some things imported from the Blitzkrieg mod and BotB mod
surrender mod by wilko, Muad`Dib, Berse.



Codding support:


New 3D models by:

@Loran Korn - R.I.P.
@inukshuk (weapons)
@MrScruff -R.I.P.

*Ju-52 by MrScruff - R.I.P, animated by Tankdestroyer.
*Dfs230 glider model from "The Battle of crete".(Thank you!!!)
*FA 223 Drache model from JointOps mod


Some skins from Realistic skin pack (v1-v2-v4-v6)

MrScruff - R.I.P.
VanAdrian (medical ju52, some desert skins), new team member. Welcome!

Mapping & custom missions:


Special thanks to eliw00d and inukshuk for their hard work modeling.

Personal assistants and advisers:
Halftrack -
historical adviser
Twitchy - balance and beta testing

German by Haltrack
Italian by HarstockITA and deathangel99
Chinesse by saukopf
French by Airborne974

HAMLET12111SPAIN (A good friend)

ModDB site assistant:

Join to CoH: Europe At War group on steam to play with other EaW fans

Europe At War v6.1.8: Full release (Autoinstaller + hotfix)

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*EaW mod requires CoH New Steam version

*How do I configure my shortcut to play EaW?
-adds this on your CoH shortcut "c\Program files\THQ\Company of heroes\RelicCOH.exe" -mod Europe_At_War
-for new steam version: "...\Steam\SteamApps\common\company of heroes relaunch\RelicCOH.exe" -mod Europe_At_War


open steam, go to your library, open the properties of CoH new steam version, and add the extension " -mod Europe_At_War" into "set launch options".

Warning!!! if the American campaign causes crash to start it, try creating a shortcut from steam:
open steam, go to your library, open the properties of CoH new steam version, and add the extension " -mod Europe_At_War" into "set launch options".

*How to install EaW?
-select your coh directory on the installer or unzip the file on it.
Old relic servers are closed, if you want play online you need download "coh new steam version" and install EaW on this directory.

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5 comments by Dartborne on Oct 30th, 2014

If you know any historical map, or you created one yourself and want to recommend it, leave the link here. A selection of the best will be added in the next patch!

remember the EaW fronts:

  • Africa
  • Italy
  • Normandy
  • Holland (market garden)
  • The Scheldt
  • West Germany

maps should be very detailed!

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HD environmental textures

HD environmental textures

Dec 9, 2014 Skin Pack 11 comments

HD environmental textures selection by Pfuscher. Includes ground HD textures, weapons and environmental elements.

Utah beach

Utah beach

Jan 19, 2014 Multiplayer Map 25 comments

Map for EaW by Henry666. Extract in your CoH directory. Overwrite all. Requires "Europe At War 6.1.8". WILL NOT WORK WITH OTHER MODS.

Europe At War v6.1.8 (Autoinstaller + hotfix)

Europe At War v6.1.8 (Autoinstaller + hotfix)

Nov 7, 2013 Full Version 175 comments

Last version with some visual bugs fixed. Includes autoinstaller. Full version.

6.1.8 beta hotfix - OUTDATED, dont download.

6.1.8 beta hotfix - OUTDATED, dont download.

Oct 13, 2013 Patch 10 comments

hotfix for american tank destroyer missing rgm. extract in your CoH directory. (requires v6.1.6 + 6.1.8 beta)

Europe At War v6.1.8 beta (3rd beta test)-OUTDATED

Europe At War v6.1.8 beta (3rd beta test)-OUTDATED

Mar 23, 2013 Patch 166 comments

requires EaW v6.1.6, extract in your CoH directory.

Europe At War v6.1.6 - OUTDATED, dont download.

Europe At War v6.1.6 - OUTDATED, dont download.

Jul 14, 2012 Full Version 64 comments

Europe At War v6.1.6 - Wellcome to afrika. In July 1942 Egypt was in the first battle of the alemein, where they fought the Axis forces, commanded by...

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Firelord475 Oct 28 2013, 10:15am says:

I seem to have this issue were some games detoriarate, units start turning pink and black holes appear in maps, then a crash. It normally happens on VP game mode

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Dartborne Creator
Dartborne Oct 28 2013, 12:46pm replied:

Reduce your graphic settings

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Firelord475 Oct 28 2013, 8:37pm replied:

What should i specifically turn down, I have Very High FPS so its not a hardware issue as far as i know,

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Mrakos2005 Oct 26 2013, 10:10am says:

Hello comrades

I don't want to bore anybody with this BUT I am very curious about the fantastic performance I get with this mod;

I tried BK mod and many others over the past few years and they all lag... So, I have been testing AI skirmish using a large map >8_p The Rhine< with the following settings;

Audio MED, 64 voices
Environmental reverb' ENABLED
Resolution 1680 x 1050
Shader HIGH
Model detail HIGH
Anti aliasing 2x
Texture detail HIGH
Shadows MED
Reflections HIGH
Post processing ON
Building detail HIGH
Physics HIGH
Tree quality MED
Terrain detail MED
Effects fidelity HIGH
Effects density HIGH
Rain detail LOW
Object scarring ON
Model detail MAX

My hardware setup is;

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 (p651)
ASUS P5K Premium motherboard (Intel P35 (Bearlake-P) + ICH9R)
8 GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-SDRAM PC2 8500
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.4 GHz (0 Stepping, no overclock)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Build 7601

On every other mod (BK mod included) these settings fail miserably - i.e. I get lag/stutter/random CTD etc but with this mod it works like a dream... Firstly, I would like to thank Dartborne (again) for making this mod and secondly, I would like to try to understand why this mod works so well for me.

Any ideas/comments anybody?

Regards, Mrakos2005

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Kaliganforever412 Oct 27 2013, 9:00am replied:

All I can say is I wish that my computer would run the game so well. ._. It runs regular CoH fine, but two out of every three matches I try to start crash before loading, and one half of the ones that do start end up crashing after a little bit.

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bora84 Oct 24 2013, 1:25pm says:

Hi everibody!
I'm in need of assistance, could anybody give me a hand?
I'll provide you some information 'bout the issue:
I'm running windows 7 64bit and i've never had problems playing CoH
i use the relaunched steam version, i.e. 2.700.1
i already installed and played other mods like blitzkrieg without problems
i'm Italian (so pardon me for my english) therefore i play the italian version of CoH, but as i can see Darthborne is spanish, so i guess that it shouldn't be a problem!
i followed that steps to install EAW:
1. Made a clean install of Coh (uninstalled and reinstalled)
2. Downloaded Europe_At_War v6.1.6 english, v6.1.8 beta 3 and the missing_rgm_ hotfix, then installed everithing in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Company of Heroes Relaunch" following the correct order
3. Created a shortcut on my desktop of RelicCOH.exe adding in properties "-mod Europe_At_War"
4. Tried to launch but.. all i have is the yellow relic crash report..

What i noticed during installation of 6.1.6 is that the title on the window reports 6.1.5, while the name of the archive correctly shows 6.1.6... so i tried to download it from everiwhere i found it.. moddb, darthborne official page, eaw official page.. all downloads shows correct file names and then, during installation it tells me that it's installing version 6.1.5 but checking moddb forum/comments i didn't found mention of such issue

Do you have any idea of what could i do to get eaw working? I tried to get in touch with Darthborne but with little success, thank you in advance for your patience, hope to hear from you soon!

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NickBlaster03 Nov 2 2013, 8:45am replied:

Start with a clean copy of new steam relaunch. COH 2.700.1 Then install the EaW v6.1.6 and change the install directory to your steam directory. It should be in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Company of Heroes Relaunch - the installer does say 6.1.5, but that's ok. Once that finishes, find the "Europe_At_War" folder inside your steam directory and paste the "Europe_At_War_v6.1.8_beta3" zip file in the "Europe_AT_War" folder and then select the "Extract Here" option by right clicking on the "Europe_At_War_v6.1.8_beta3" zip file. Next, do the same thing with the "Europe_At_War_missing_rgm_hotfix" file. That's it. I am going to assume that you already know how to create your desktop shortcut. Now take a weeks vacation so that you can enjoy all the great new action that you have just unlocked!!!! Both my 10 year old son and myself love this mod.

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Nomasdoijweq Oct 24 2013, 1:59pm replied:

go into the europe at war folder, then locale, then in italian and eliminate EAW.Spanish.ucs. Enjoy

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bora84 Oct 24 2013, 3:57pm replied:

So in the end that was exactly what i discarted at first.. : )
Thank you very much for support!

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Dartborne Creator
Dartborne Oct 24 2013, 3:07pm replied:

Yep, sorry for the troubles.

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bora84 Oct 24 2013, 4:00pm replied:

You shall not be sorry, you accomplished a really good job and provided the community hours of entertainment! Such minor disguises shouldn't upset anybody.. : )

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Highest Rated (23 agree) 10/10

I gotta say this is easily one the greatest mods for company of heroes it rounds out the game so much you guys did an amazing job with this mod every fan of company of heroes needs this mod

Apr 7 2011, 6:50pm by Maximus4509

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Installation plus que problématique.

Jun 21 2012, 1:37am by Sheemere

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