Der Ost Front was developed using Real Red as a starting point. Many areas of DOF are moderations to the changes that Real Red made to cc3. For example, Tanks get "tracked" less often than in RR but more often than standard cc3. Similarly the effectiveness of "HE" ammunition is in between that of Real Red and original cc3. There are new graphics added, some from PJ2, Englander, WF and others. DOF has an balanced mix of historical accurracy and playability.
DOF: Der Ost Front
A Close Combat III Mod by ArmeeGruppeSud
Plugin Version (version 2)
Compatibilty conversion to Cross of Iron by CSO SimTek (December 2006)
Der Ost Front was developed using Real Red as a starting point. Many areas of DOF are moderations to the changes that Real Red made to cc3. For example, Tanks get "tracked" less often than in RR but more often than standard cc3. Similarly the effectiveness of "HE" ammunition is in between that of Real Red and original cc3. There are new graphics added, some from PJ2, Englander, WF and others.
DOF has an balanced mix of historical accurracy and playability.
DOF was primarily designed for those who wants to play big campaigns against their favorite human opponent. DOF has campaign operations for both multiplayer (Z00-Z43) and single player (X00-X40) campaigns.
All DOF operations are based on actual historical operations fought in different seasons of world war 2. The 41 DOF campaign operations use 115 maps including all the original CC3 maps. 36 operations are attacked both ways on 18 map sets. DOF Campaign OPs are ALL 15day, 5 map Operations. In a DOF style campaign I recently finished playing against a friend, there were over 9,000 dead and wounded and over 400 tanks destroyed in the combined German and Russian losses.
Comparitive Historical accuracy in availabilities
Much testing has been done on the effects of the the numbers that determine unit availabilities. Also much research on historical numbers. DOF has the most historically accurate comparitive tank availabilities of any east front mod yet. Availabilities for the super tanks are low. For example, there are 3 TIGER 1s available, an SS Tiger 1, a Wehrmacht Tiger 1 and a Wehrmacht Kommand Tiger 1. They are all set on the lowest availability level(1). The SS Tiger starts in winter 1943, the Wehrmacht in Spring 1943 and the Kommand Tiger at Kursk in summer 1943.
There are 2 models of Russian 76.2mm ATG (F22 and ZiS3). There are 5 German infantry field support guns also useful for AT defence (7.5cmIG, 15cm IG, 10.5cm leFH, 12.8cm K40, and the 15cm sFH/43). The Russians also have the 107mm 1910/1930 field gun along with the 122mm and 152mm field guns.
There are 6 T34s; obr.40, obr.41, obr.42, obr.43, T34/85 and OT.
There are 6 models of PzKpfw IV (D,F,F2.G.H and J)
Also 6 models of PzKpfw III (G,H,J,L,N and the FT)
There are 2 models of the Tiger 1, "E" and "H/E"
(the "H/E" is used exclusively for the Kommand Tiger1)
There are all 3 models of Panther (D, A and G)
All these different models are distinguishable by their graphics
DOF has a few Novel ideas in it, like being able to upgrade your Snipers into Group/Platoon Leaders. Mortar teams can upgrade to either halftracks or AntiTank and field guns. Greater flexibility when refitting units is a major feature of DOF. Not only can you upgrade units, but you can often downgrade them to a cheaper unit when requisition points are low. You will be able to spend every last point. The Russians even have a 1 dollar man lol.
Probably the best part of DOF is the sound mod. CC3 has never sounded so good. All automatic weapons now have sounds that correspond with the number of rounds actually fired. When a machinegun fires 5 rounds, you will actually hear 5 rounds. Most AT guns not only have quicker loading times than tank guns, but have their own distinctive sound. Yep, you bet! You will know, by the sound, if its a Russian 76mm ATG or IG that is firing from the woods and that its not a T34's or KV's 76 gun. Likewise, you will know that its a 88Flack or PaK43 AT gun and not a Tiger, Jagdpanther or Elefant. But, Aha, the Nashorn's 88, being open topped, sounds like the 88Flack and PaK43! The same can be said for the German 7.5cm and 5cm calibres. The Panther's L/70 gun has a sound distinct from all other German 7.5cm guns.
New Campaigns for Der Ost Front
Grand Campaign (maps included in this plugin to play the first operation)
A Last Hurrah
Drive on Stalingrad
Enemy at the Gates
Hammer and Anvil
Ravaging the Bear
Reich on the Rocks
Revenge of the Bear
Stemming the Tide
The default Campaign Operations (X00-X41) can be used for both single and multiplayer.
Recommended playing conditions.
For Multiplayer, play timed battle set for 20 minutes.
For Singleplayer, play timed battle set for 12 minutes.
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