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.
Ultimately, whether you decide this mod is a 9/10, or a 10/10 really falls to one reason. Whether or not you're expecting things to be trench-warfare heavy.
I went in expecting a combat system that is parallel to your typical Company of Heroes gameplay, but hoping for a brutal war in which my opponent and I would establish lines, and basically sit in a stalemate until the heavier weapons come out.
What I found was that the mod gave a nice mix of the two. It is possible to entrench yourself deeply, and try to repel invaders - machine guns and flanking taking a far more critical role than in the original CoH, but it's not exactly encouraged. Trenchlines take a long while to set up, and as CoH is played, your opponent is constantly pushes on your points while you're trying to establish defenses, making it far harder to bunker it down into trench v trench with NML in between.
It's still fun, though. The units are nicely balanced, and each nation's doctrines are taken into consideration. It's just not what I was hoping for.
Love the concept of trench warfare (even though there is no trench warfare against AI) and the World War 1 atmosphere, it really gives a whole new perspective to the game. Although there are still some bugs, they can be fixed through time.
A very solid modification, I've been waiting for a WW1 RTS and this delivered, would have hoped for a little more trench warfare but COH is probably incredibly hard to accommodate that so I'm happy! A few bugs but that is more than understandable! Great work!
Oh Oh Oh it's a lovely war! I have been waiting on this mod since it was announced, and boy I was not let down. The models are breath taking, nothing looks like a shoddy re-texture. Unit selection is just right (but if a few more were added I wouldn't complain), the trees are well done with good cards. The vehicles in particular have been pulled off quite nicely, not too OP but definitely a game changer when they get called in. Sure there are a few bugs and balancing issues, that's to be expected it's v1.0! I will take a moment to point out the one thing that I think needs the most attention, the trenches. First off I love 'em and they are great as is, but my infantry never wants to be all the way in them. There's always someone hanging out outside. They also need to be deeper and wider, the real ones were deep enough for men to stand upright. Put a firing step on the side facing the enemy so they have to get up on that to fire. As to them being wider I keep getting my men stuck when I tell them to move down the line and there is a squad in the way. They end up getting out and going all they way around to move what would be five feet. All that aside this is and amazing mod that deserves the support the community is giving it and I hope to see new factions in the future. Amazing job guys!