The Great War is a modification for Company of Heroes meant to bring the war two decades earlier. This mod focuses on the later years of the First World War. Currently the two teams will be the British Expeditionary Force against the German Empire, however with time the team will try and bring some more nations in, such as France and Austria-Hungary. This mod will focus or realism but keep the game balanced enough to make it enjoyable. Things to look for in the mod are the famous artillery strikes and the infamous gas attacks. Trenches will provide vital cover for infantry while tanks will roll over the battlefield and instil fear into the enemy troops.

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Tac0 Dec 13 2011 says:

...Batter up!!

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Talic Dec 14 2011 says:

Do they automaticly start waving their batons and hitting with rifles when getting too close?

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don_durandal Dec 14 2011 replied:


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Wamadahama Mar 14 2012 says:

Why not change it to spades?

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don_durandal Mar 17 2012 replied:

Done already. Germans use their entrenching tool in melee, while the British use clubs.

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1US_Shermanator-87 Mar 28 2012 says:

They also use their rifle butts?!

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Cpt.Soldier Sep 1 2012 says:

what happeend to bayonets?

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Sturminfantrist Sep 29 2012 says:

will be German stormtrooper with body armor in Game?

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don_durandal Oct 13 2012 replied:

No, that would be silly. WW1 German assault troops NEVER wore body armour in combat, ever (apart from steel helmets that is). The Sturmbataillon Rohr tested the Sappenpanzer before the Verdun offensive in 1916, and found the drawbacks far outweighed the advantages. It weighted between 9 and 11kg, was uncomfortable and prevented shouldering a rifle for firing; in return it only protected against shrapnel (it didn’t stop bullets unless fired beyond 500m). It was useless for units relying on their mobility, like Stormtroopers. The Sappenpanzer was only used by sentries and mg-gunners in fixed positions.

So no, we will not sacrifice historical accuracy for “rule of cool”. Depictions of Sturmtruppen wearing armour are inaccurate and unrealistic.

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alien104 Nov 26 2012 says:

What are those British soldiers,masks and everything?

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stedge Feb 23 2013 replied:

i believe the developers on the team making this mod called them "Trench Raiders"

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Frenchy56 Mar 23 2013 replied:

I believe you are replying to a comment that is one year old.

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