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Ostheer is now released! We hope you enjoy this amazing new German Faction.

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Hello comrades!

Today is a special day because our new second faction, that is the third axis faction in Eastern Front mod, is now released. It is named Ostheer and represents the German armies that fought on the East campaign. We have being working on this project almost five years, and built it from scratch so everyone on the team hopes that you like the result.



The Ostheer features a complete new faction with new Command Trees, units and abilities that is designed to fight against the Red Army, we have spent the last months in the beta tweaking and tuning stats, so we expect the balance in this release is suitable for good gameplay and tactics. Thanks to all the balancers and beta testers that helped us to reach this state, your help is really appreciated.


On the AI department, Ostheer has a basic AI coding, because our AI coder had an accident he could no longer continue to help us, so don't expect improvements yet because you will be disappointed. However, props to Robotnik for assisting us with the Ostheer AI.

As usual, there are things that we would like to polish more before release, but there would be more time to do that in the coming months. For now the Soviets will use their usual vehicle and building assets, except for the ones you have seen in the screenshots we have shown and except for the machine gun nest, which uses a new asset more close to what we wanted to depict in the original version. Ostheer has many tweaks left to do, but we will do it in the coming months. You can expect from us that we continue to support the mod as usual so, if you see something inaccurate you can be sure we already have it in our TODO list ;)... however, feel free to report it, we never know when we could forget something.

Action in Königsberg Action in Königsberg

Action in Königsberg Action in Königsberg

Action in Königsberg

About the foreign troops intended to be part of Ostheer, this are old news though, but they are no longer part of a call-in in the support tree. We will release them as a reward faction(or a new faction a bit similar to Ostheer, but that depends of the changes we want to apply) so do not despair comrades! We really have a good selection of weapons for them and they are ready, so you will see them use their weapons and only seldom use of German equipment. In example, we have the Panceltoro 44M that Hungarians will use against their enemies, it is about the same caliber than the US bazooka, but it shouldn't be underestimated ;).


About the Soviet faction, most of the factions feels the same, however, there were some changes made to make the gameplay more dynamic and to give players more choice about what tactic to use, you will see what we are talking about when you play as Soviet. Now, for the upcoming soviet models, we have the new SU85, SU122, IS2, SU76 and the T34 variants(76 and 85) being worked on. As you can imagine it is a lot of work, that's why they aren't finished for 2.0 but we expect to have them in the coming months.



We also have removed some units from the reward panel: IS3 and Royal Marine Commandos; IS3 model is not ours, but we are also discussing what we should do with it, because not everyone is happy with this unit. Also, not everyone was happy with RMC either, because it hadn't a place in Eastern Front mod because you know, it is about the Eastern Front and Brits have nothing to do with them... however our reason to remove them is that they are not balanced in their current state, and that could break the experience of players with this new release, which is what we want to avoid. We intend to add a poll soon about what we could do with RMC, internally Devs have discussed this and we got our feedback so we want to know what the Eastern Front players would like we do with them, so far we have three choices: 1) Remove them, 2) Keep them as it, 3) Make a new faction with them(because will be easier to balance then)... but we will talk more about this process later.

We are also working on the campaigns, you could say half of the active team members are working on Ostheer and the other half in the Campaigns... this doesn't mean there is a lot of people around though ;). You could count them with your fingers :). Still progress is being made.

So, here we expect everyone enjoy this release, and hope everyone looks forward for the future updates and announcements that involve the community :). Thanks to all the people involved in this release and thanks to the community for waiting us all this time for this moment!

Thanks for downloading and continue to enjoy,

Eastern Front Development Team

Download Location can be found here!

Comments  (0 - 50 of 67)
Guest
Guest

Honestly, I'm enjoying this mod more than CoH 2, it just feels more complete and really has more variety. Keep up the fantastic work, I'm looking forward to more!

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TheSoldier
TheSoldier

No ****, this mod has been in development for a helluva lot longer than CoH2 has. XD

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CadianConscript
CadianConscript

Stop craping all over CoH2. Or you have forgotten the vanilla CoH? Only 2 factions, no mods to spice it up? Sound familiar? Jeez guys, what the hell is wrong with you? Have some patience, the game have just been released, give it some time to grow as the vanilla CoH did.

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FokkerDrII
FokkerDrII

I wouldn´t play CoH Vanilla without mods. I regret buying CoH 2

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CadianConscript
CadianConscript

Oh, the kids nowadays...

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willychong8921
willychong8921

You say it man! XD

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KuyaNexus
KuyaNexus

^Ramen.

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thunder19hun
thunder19hun

Lol....they had 4 years to design COH 2 and failed (we have a beta+campaign+TOW). They'll need another 4 years to make it a game.

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Revy106
Revy106

yep same here CoH 2 is good....ish but it just seems a lot more bright and colourful with no real care to your troops compared to the first one heh

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willychong8921
willychong8921

The story is kinda crap, its fun though, cause it really really tough to go through the campaign.

What bugs me is that, the Russian Journalist is as "American" as he can get.

[Spoiler Alert]
Its ok to lost nearly 70 men to take out one Tiger on the Western Front, but capturing one in tact while losing 40 or less is not worth it...... I just don't understand his point, he felt like sacrifice can be avoided, but how??? I wish they could just made the story simpler, and let him go, instead of shooting each other to make one feel right.
[Spoiler End]

Wish there is a German campaign, cause using them in Skirmish, missions and Multiplayer are fun! :D

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Haze221
Haze221

It's not working!

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Walki
Walki

What's your problem? Does the game not start when you press "Play"?

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Haze221
Haze221

Now its working but with lots of bugs e.g.: Branderburg squad have'nt got weapon.
Sory from my english.

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generalbert
generalbert

Hey there, im haveing this problem, it does not load up at all after the play button is pressed, i am connected to the internet and useing the new steam version of the game and i cant understand why it wont work

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blackbishop
blackbishop

@generalbert
Most likely you installed it in the wrong folder.

Easternfront.org

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generalbert
generalbert

it is in the Company Of Heroes Relaunch folder but when i press play it pops up with a steam box for about half a second and then that is it, nothing else happens

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generalbert
generalbert

it also says that im not connected to the internet, but i am?

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Walki
Walki

Look for a 'Company of Heroes' folder INSIDE your 'Company of Heroes Relaunch' folder and move everything from it into the 'Company of Heroes Relaunch' folder. Our current launcher had an unfortunate issue, if you picked the path in the installation, it simply attached 'Company of Heroes' to it. This will be fixed in the next patch though.

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generalbert
generalbert

thanks got it fixed now

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Guest
Guest

I completed the installation unfortunately it now crashes whenever I start a match making the mod unplayable

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Walki
Walki

What CoH version are you using? Retail or Steam?

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Guest
Guest

I'm using the retail anthology

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blackbishop
blackbishop

EF is only compatible with the new Steam version.

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Demascus
Demascus

:( is there anyway to download a patch to that version?

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willychong8921
willychong8921

Use your retail password to get the New Steam version, download the entire game via Steam, may take some time but it's worth it.

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Guest
Guest

Well, the waiting was worth. Thanks a lot to all of you : dev, mappers, IA creator...etc, for the hard work you did to release this masterpiece.

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Nkarpovich
Nkarpovich

...does this only require opposing fronts? or should i pick up tales of valor as well?

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Bugeen
Bugeen

I don't like soviet AI it keeps spamming only light tanks and SU-76s.
Ostheer AI is OK for me.
Anyway excellent work.

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Knez
Knez

Great mod guys.I realy want to play as soviet.

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daninho
daninho

Great work on this update, but How I can play Sturmtiger, it's only let me call Brummbär.I cannot enable it at Reward units sections screen(only vanilla COH steam installed , Should I install OF and TOV too?)

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diablo109
diablo109

Hello I really enjoy this mod but now I'm having an issue. Out of nowhere the EF launcher stopped working when I click on it it immediately crashes. So I uninstalled the mod and tried to re-install the latest version on the new steam version of company of heroes, but now when installing it claims it can't "write\" the EF Launcher.exe and I have to abort the installation any ideas on whats wrong?

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ErwinRommel-
ErwinRommel-

v2.700 as well? my version is 2.602 but when I click to start the game it's a mistake relic.exe stopped working .. what's wrong? really wanted to play this mod: (

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Walki
Walki

You have to update to the latest version and then launch it via Steam.

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ErwinRommel-
ErwinRommel-

okay I have done this already'm playing congratulations for the work! I liked it a lot!

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coltsfan95jdh
coltsfan95jdh

Balance issue: 1 IS-2 destroyed by 1 PzII Luchs.

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blackbishop
blackbishop

@coltsfan95jdh
Replay or never happened ;).

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flexerca
flexerca

Hi, I have a problem. I have a new Steam 2.700 version, but problem appears during instalation. I have 2 screenshots of a error: Dropbox.com
Please help

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blackbishop
blackbishop

@flexerca
The first screenshot(EF error.png) happens because windows hasn't released the EF files mentioned in the error message or you don't have permission to write them. Due to the type of file probably it is the second one.

About your second screenshot, that can happen because of two things: 1) You haven't played CoH yet although you have installed it OR 2) You have more than one CoH type installed(in example retail and steam) and the registry entry has stored a different CoH path rather than the one you used to install it.

If you need my help to fix them, please add me on Steam as blackbishop86.

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Kestrel1993
Kestrel1993

Why in this mod no SU-100?

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Gnostic
Gnostic

I have been waiting for this so long and it is everything I had hoped it would be :) I had to do the playercfg.lua workaround for lanplay but the Ostheer are awesome.
Your hard work and dedication to this MOD is greatly appreciated.

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SPIDAMAYUN
SPIDAMAYUN

first off this mod is AWESOME! ostheer is a bit complicated but other than that im having tons of fun with it :D just one problem i have. i only got the launcher as a shortcut. how do i make one for the actual game? or does launcher lead to the game? i dont think it does for me because it takes me to a screen which says "would you like to let these files (insert files here) make changes

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blackbishop
blackbishop

@SPIDAMAYUN
Please check this topic:

Easternfront.org

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ErwinRommel-
ErwinRommel-

hello I'm in trouble when I ask the Brandenburger closes the game says that the error .. any solution?

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ErwinRommel-
ErwinRommel-

hello I'm in trouble when I ask paratroopers Brandenburger game closes .. any solution?

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BlindSpot117
BlindSpot117

I have the retail and steam versions of CoH how do i make sure that i am using the steam one?

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BlindSpot117
BlindSpot117

i have unistalled every bit of eastern front and am trying again. do i install it into the steam folder this time???

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blackbishop
blackbishop

@BlindSpot117
You should install EF in the Company of Heroes Relaunch folder, so your path should be something like this(for 32 bits OS):

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Company of Heroes Relaunch

Or this(for 64 bits OS):

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Company of Heroes Relaunch

If you see something like this in the install path:

"...steamapps\common\Company of Heroes Relaunch\Company of Heroes\"

it is wrong and you should fix it. Also, make sure the launcher has the correct directory in it's CoH Directory option in the Settings window.

Remember this CoH appears in Steam's library as Company of Heroes (New Steam Version).

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glassnerd
glassnerd

i have a problem with ostheer when i try to launch it it says this the procedure entry point_lua_type@8 could not be located in the dynamic link library luaconfig.dll.

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