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 lot of love has been poured out into making this mod and the result is fantastic. This is more than just a re-skin, it changes the whole way the game is played. Squads of soldiers charge through no man's land while being hammered by the nonstop hail of rifle and machinegun fire; the earth-shaking artillery able to pulverize a whole squad with one well-placed shot, the formidable landships providing much needed firepower and cover as they slowly but surely traverse the field strewn with burning metal and the twisted and mangled bodies of soldier; this mod really captures the environment of the Great War. This is a must try for any fan of the series.