Hi everyone; so it seems that I've hit a colossal snag. The patch to the Steam version of Company of Heroes as far as us modders know at the moment breaks any modification with custom factions.
I will continue to do work on the modification in the short term, but I am afraid there is no point in me releasing anything for Christmas; because it doesn't work now.
I'm very sorry to everyone that was eagerly awaiting this; but at the moment there is nothing I can do about it. I have spoken with other individuals from other teams and at this moment there doesn't seem to be a work around. If there is, I will surely implement it and then release what I have finished as a patch to help stem my inability to give you a Christmas release.
Having said this; I would like to point out that I have recently decided to start making civilization modifications for Civilization 5.
My first modification will be the introduction of the Principality of Gallia, ruled by Archduchess Cordelia of Randgriz. This is a completely fictional faction, based off the series Valkyria Chronicles.
I intend to make more civilizations based on this universe, and then I will most likely move on to more plausible civilizations, or more fictional ones. As far as I'm concerned I'll take requests on this after I have completed the first civilization, because they aren't hard to do.
Please note that this will not contain custom models; as I do not have anyone willing to make them. It will contain custom icons, music, background pictures and text however which all fit the lore of what I am trying to achieve. This setup will be for all modifications I do for Civilization 5.
So while I'm sorry I can't do anything for CoH this christmas that anyone else can play, I hope that someone enjoys Valkyria Chronicles, or at least another faction to play on it and will enjoy that over the holidays.
My deepest most sincere apologies,
PS: For more background information on Valkyria Chronicles, here's a link. Valkyria.wikia.com