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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Blackjanek Dec 9 2012 says:

I can not view it :/

Nvm, it works now :D
Looking Good

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MrGamerTrainer Dec 9 2012 replied:

Stills has to load or something :/

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horny97 Dec 9 2012 says:


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don_durandal Dec 9 2012 replied:

Surely you’re capable of forming complete sentences?

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Gewalt Nov 22 2014 replied:

You don't understand english well enough. It's not necessary to say an entire sentence when a single word explains enough.

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SCJ Dec 9 2012 says:

Oooh bloody great! Can't wait to see this baby get released! Quick question though, will their be any arty units on either side?

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JustDoIt8 Dec 9 2012 replied:

Look up at their previews:)*Trenches-and-cold-steel*

They have artillery,tanks and armoured vehicles. Awesome mod! I've been tracking it since last Christmas and this video is more than enough for me to see that mod has progressed over the year.Hope the release is well on its way.

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SCJ Dec 10 2012 replied:

Ah thanks alot mate!!

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Kimplin Dec 9 2012 says:

i want this mod. I really do.

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volchonok Dec 9 2012 says:

Nice review. Can't wait to see the German army gameplay.

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madneil9998 Dec 9 2012 says:

this looks awesome

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Curtis323 Dec 9 2012 says:

Almost thought this mod was dead

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Mr.Nuke Dec 9 2012 says:

most of the units will have advantages in defense rather than offense, like the real war right?

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Woozle Dec 9 2012 says:


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Shwepps Dec 10 2012 says:

Is there any release date?

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Drag0 Dec 10 2012 says:

You guys should do voice-overs for germans :D

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal Dec 10 2012 replied:

Should we? Perhaps...
CAN we? Heck no! You don't realise the amount of work required just to do one unit's complete speech pack. For instance vanilla Sappers speech consists of 2'470 separate sounds and 337 hex code files to tie the sounds to events.

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Drag0 Dec 10 2012 replied:

I was just kidding :P

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swelund Dec 10 2012 says:

Those tanks had a maximum speed of about 6 km/h, they should go slower than they do in the video, the car was also really fast. Other than that it was nice to see gameplay, you've come a good way, keep it up ! :)

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don_durandal Dec 10 2012 replied:

The tank speeds are fine and accurate, and will be kept as such. The ingame un-modified speed of the Mk IV is half that of infantry. Speed is terrain dependant in CoH; all vehicles have increased speed on roads (as in the video). The video’s choppiness might be why it seems that it’s driving faster than it actually is, and I apologize for that (had trouble with compressing the original).

The Rolls-Royce armoured car could drive at 70km/h on roads. The ingame road speed is lower than that (and it receives massive speed penalties when off road).

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rmtexan Dec 10 2012 says:

I can't imagine the amount of work it took to get to this point. This looks amazing! This will be worth the wait!

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willychong8921 Dec 11 2012 says:

Keep up, i'm rooting for you and the mod for Mod of the Year!

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Nebelung13 Dec 20 2012 says:

Been tracking this mod for a long time, good to see results!


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Fry_Kickstart Feb 21 2014 says:

Ich finde euren Dialekt echt zum quieken! Vorallem da man ganz eindeutig hört woher ihr kommt. ;-)
Falls ihr in Zukunft weitere Videos aufnehmt dann macht bitte VORHER einen Mirko- / Aufnahme-Check. Einer der Sprecher ist eindeutig zu leise!
BTW: Danke für die Mod!

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This video will present the basic gameplay elements of the mod. It was made by the dev team's balancers, Killar and Donthateme, using the German localisation of the mod's beta.

Part 1: British Expeditionary Force
Part 2: German Imperial Army

(this is based on a beta version of the mod. Some bugs may remain, and gameplay elements are subject to change until release)

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Dec 9th, 2012
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