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.
A truly amazing mod. I've played all of the major COH mods, from Eastern Front to Blitzkrieg but this might honestly be my favorite. What makes this mod stand out to such a degree is the way in which it takes the familiar platform of Company of Heroes and makes it new again with a fresh emphasis on large infantry formation tactics and artillery. The sound effects for the rifles and the pistols are very satisfying to listen to. The models and textures for the units are similarly impressive.
I do want to draw special attention to the greatest accomplishment of this mod: The ability to dig proper trenches. This feature was sorely lacking in the original game and it's good to see my dream for this game finally come true.
I am really impressed with this mod and sincerely hope it's developers continue to work on it. I'd love to see what they do with the American Expeditionary Force as well.
This mod is great. The new feel of the mod, with the change in pace to WW1 standards, is refreshing considering how many WW2 RTS games there are. The trench system is great, as it is easy to design impressive trench systems. The focus on infantry/artillery play is also nice, as the vehicles in this mod are extreme late game. That said, this mod has a black sheep;
At the moment I am writing this review, I noticed it causes problems with my Eastern Front Mod for CoH. Now, some might be saying, it could be random. Well, I tried both my EF mod and my EF ostheer beta mod, and both suffer lag issues and crashes. I have an aleinware, so my computer isn't the problem. I suspect that it is in the mod's coding, altering the base CoH game, thus making the EF mod laggy, but it worked twice before.
Overall, an excellent mod, but due to the possibility of hurting other mods out there, I have to give it an 8/10.
A very professional, well designed and executed mod, The Great War 1918 provides a look at the "war to end all wars" while remaining a strategically challenging and competitive design. Total conversions are always impressive, but the execution of TGW is outstanding.