Eastern Front is a free mod for Company of Heroes. Following the ethos of mimicking a Relic Entertainment expansion pack, Eastern Front has succeeded in adding two full new factions, the Soviet Red Army and the German Ostheer, packed with unique and exciting units to the existing armies - a feat never before achieved in the Company of Heroes world.

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After almost six months of silence, the new version is ready to be downloaded!

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Hello comrades,

It has been a long time since the last announcement we posted. After several months of silence, yet working non-stop in the shadows, we prepare the release of the new version. A lot of things have happened so let's begin with the bad news so we save all the good stuff for the end...


Steam Greenlight

At the moment we are still working on bringing Eastern Front on Steam. So far we have some build to test, but unfortunately Eastern Front cannot run as a Steam game at the moment. Thankfully Relic is helping us with this and they have supported us during all the Greenlight process. Let's hope they bring good news to us soon :).

New Models

We are still working on some of the missing models for Ostheer and Soviets, hopefully we will have them for the Steam version. Which new models we are talking about? The new T-70, T-60, T-34/76, T-34/85, SU-85, SU-100, SU-76 and Katyusha. We have other models to fix but these ones have priority.

Now let's focus on the rest of the announcement on the good news!

Changes for this version

As we said in our previous announcement, the Soviet and Ostheer armies got several changes for balance's sake, in our internal test the gameplay was improved, so we hope you can agree with us. We decided to call this version internally the "Pre-Steam" version, because it will be the last version we release only in ModDB. As such, it is intended to be like a beta of what the Steam version will be, and you shold expect some stuff not properly finished so, please report anything odd you find so we can fix it for the Steam version. This version already works with the latest version on Steam.

The ZiS-3 field gun will be added in the Support Barracks replacing the ZiS-2, while the former will be unlocked when picking up the Propaganda Strategy Tactics Tree second upgrade in the right hand side.

The Commissar call-in was replaced by a "Commissar" upgrade. When you unlock it on your Propaganda Strategy tree, it will enable an ability that allows you to select and instantly upgrade a conscript squad into a Shtrafnie squad. This new squad gets three PPD-38 submachine guns, increasing their firepower in close combat. Regular Conscripts also got an improvement so early game combat against enemy units is better. The most easily things to spot in this new version are:

  • The Soviet army now has a SG-43 Goryunov as heavy machine gun and anti-blob asset. It can be recruited from the Support Barracks. Thanks to DMz for the new model!
  • The Mortar team also got a new mortar model, courtesy of The Soldier and DMz.
  • The new Mustering Tent, Armoury and Support Barracks models are completely done, thanks to Burro and Walki.
  • The T-34 series now have an additional upgrade: you can replace it's hull mounted machine gun with an ATO-42 flamethrower.





And for the Ostheer army, they also had several improvements, first of all some units were reallocated to another tier and some Command Tree abilities were modified. There is no medic halftrack for Ostheer (at least in this version) and the veterancy has been tweaked according to the feedback received and our internal tests as well. We have changed some infantry squad upgrades to other type of infantry units to create a better gameplay as well, in example: No more light MG 34 team, but Panzerfusiliers can now purchase these ones instead of the submachine upgrade and Landsers now use the MP40/II and at the moment they get the squad leader after they get the MP 40 upgrade(that will change for the Steam version to "when they get Seargant Promotion"); Jagers no longer get the MP 44(or StG 44 as it is known as well) or Gewehr rifles, but now they get a Mkb42(H) that is customized to do both weapon's job.

The Support Army Troops command tree received several changes: the first ability available at the left hand side is a medic kit airdrop. These will be airdropped just like paratrooper units are and you need to "capture" them before using them and they have a fixed time of use before they are depleted and "die"; they can be targeted by the enemy to avoid giving a break to some injured infantry troops or can be captured if the opponent manages to get to the landing zone first and then it will heal the enemy infantry until it is depleted or destroyed. Wespe now comes in it's own call-in at the end of the Support Army Tree, and the Luchs was removed from the Schutzen War Camp along with the Panzerjägers from the Infantry Gefechts Kommand and are now available as group call-in in the second upgrade in this very tree in the right hand side. The Ostheer Halftrack also got some visual improvements and we have a new Elefant model(which still needs to be scaled up btw), but you will see this by yourself soon. Now, we also present a small gallery of screenshots with some visible changes they got:







About the incoming models, we have some pictures of the new T-60:


Once we have more to show, I'll post them here.

Hopefully, they will be finished before we sort out everything on Steam.

Download here! | Mirror 1 | Mirror 2 | Changelog

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Compatibility Patch for 2.602 (READ INSTRUCTIONS)


At the moment we only have a full installer version, so the launcher is not going to detect it. We will add the mirrors as soon as we can.

Thanks for downloading and continue to enjoy,

Archaic Entertainment Team

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SYKZS
SYKZS

Good.

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Guest
Guest

"critical error" again and again. Needed new fixed patch

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dArCReAvEr
dArCReAvEr

Happens most of the time when playing on "Ultra" texture Setting and/or with no popcap mode. Try Setting texture Details to "high" and do not Play no popcap mode.
In case you have further question I advise you to post on our technical Support Forum:
Easternfront.org
greetings

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CadianConscript
CadianConscript

OMG! Is that a t-60 with a 20mm cannon?

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BurroDiablo Creator
BurroDiablo

It is indeed. Had a rate of fire on par with most machine guns, hopefully we can capture that rather than copying the slow burst of the German 20mm.

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Guest
Guest

800 RPM FTW

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CadianConscript
CadianConscript

Nice! What role will it fulfill? AA and anti-infantry like the Wirbelwind?

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@CadianConscript
It will replace the T-90, so yes, it will fill that role :).

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[PhantomStranger]
[PhantomStranger]

NOOOOOOOOOOOO! You are about to remove the T-90?

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Seems more like an meat cleaver to me.

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[PhantomStranger]
[PhantomStranger]

Why do not you add Sturmtiger?

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@Стрелок
Because it is not time to release it.

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Niklausse28
Niklausse28

OHhhhh well,it looks cool

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willychong8921
willychong8921

Top Notch work :D, although failed multiple times to download the mod, I finally manage to get the complete download!

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@willychong8921
Thanks :). Have you used the mirrors?

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justinpatrick1011
justinpatrick1011

I get crashed so often in this version, but i finally solved it by downloading the previous one.

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@justinpatrick1011
Then it means you don't have the latest version of Steam and there is nothign we can do about it... just like I suspected from your earlier post in the 2.300 download page.

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yerfdude
yerfdude

OK,where can I find a complete download for EF ostheer for 2.602 non steam COH,am going to start again

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@yerfdude
There is not such thing. You need to download the latest full installer and then install the compatibility patch for 2.602.

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yerfdude
yerfdude

finally got this to work properly,fantastic mod,extremely well done,thanks

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Guest
Guest

how long people with low donwload speed will have to wait until they will be able to download it directly from the launcher?

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@Guest
We don't have plans to make a patch of this version. I suggest you download it from the mirrors. Mega has always good download speed and you can resume it later. I recommend using JDownloader as well.

So far we are working fixing the bugs reported to make the new patch for this full installer.

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Cossack-HD
Cossack-HD

Please dont use Я letter for R. Я is pronounced as "yea" and its painfull to read for all people who speak Russian and similar languages.

I suggest to write "Восточный Фронт" on your logo and english "Eastern Ftont" underneath it.

I hope you undeyeastand what I mean by "painfull" to yead.

Singulayeaity is a teyeayeaiple example. That game even has Я letteyea for R in the HUD elements.

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BurroDiablo Creator
BurroDiablo

Half of this stuff is on lost PSD's and busted hard drives, so instead of asking me just to turn the letters around you're actually asking me to redesign the entire logo? Sigh... I'll add it to the bottom of my 'to-do' list, it should be ready by 2025.

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dArCReAvEr
dArCReAvEr

lol

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Red-Jackal
Red-Jackal

That Soviet Mortar, Is the only weapon in the whole mod that feels slightly unbalanced for the Axis team. Also do you guys plan to add that mortar trail to it when it fires?, that'd be cool i haven't commented in years but keep up the good work!

P.S I Really Miss the IS-3 Tank

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@Red-Jackal
It would be cool and I'll do it :). Nice idea.

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Red-Jackal
Red-Jackal

By the way what are the advantages of this mod going on Steam Greenlight? What are the pros and cons? I don't think this question been mentioned a lot, but thanks!

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@Red-Jackal
There are no cons, the pros are that you won't need to update it and you don't need to worry about installing it in a wrong path.

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Battlemeister
Battlemeister

sorry, but the current release is borderline unplayable. some times i can (rarely) play for over an hour with my friends without a single problems, most of the time the game CTD's 2-35 minutes in. the content is awesome, but until the stability issues are fixed, id recommend holding back and waiting for the next patch/ hotfix

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dArCReAvEr
dArCReAvEr

Do you play annihilation/no pop cap mode?

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

Either that or he just has the shader settings on Ultra or he just got the compatibility patch wrong.

Anyway, without evidence there is nothing we can do about it. If there is something we can do about it posting it in the forums would be good.

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Alma123
Alma123

Is there a soviet rifleman squad with winter coats in this version?

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Walki Creator
Walki

No, we didn't add winter skins.

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Alma123
Alma123

Hey thanks again for answering me

Why not, you know what i mean right? you just need to use one of the crew models and add some ammo pounches and you are done, in this way both armys will have winter coats squads, not just the germans, this will make the mod so cool and it will also add realism, by the way this is one of the best mods i'v ever seen for CoH

Will you do it for the next version?

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