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.

Report RSS Second Reward Command Tree: Mechanized Warfare Strategy

Time to post the second planned reward tree for Eastern Front, and this time is for the Red Army... The Return of the Forgotten.

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Hello comrades!

This weekend we will disclose the second reward command tree and it will be for Soviets, and it is about some former units that now will come as support, I was considering to just name the announcement "The Return of the Forgotten", but Rommel came with a good name for the tree. Hope you like it!


LHS - ARMOURED SUPPORT

1 CP: Mechanized Assault Tactics

Unlocks body armor for Ingenery squads and gives them the Advanced Repair ability. When one squad is upgraded, it gains more HP, armour, and four PPSH-41 submachine guns for close combat. They can no longer be ordered to build advanced structures but are still able to build defensive structures.

3 CP: Tank Riders (500 MP)

Deploys a BT-7 tank which comes with a squad of Sturmovies on it. The BT-7 will have the "Tank Rider" ability/perk just like the T-34 tanks or the SU-85/SU-100 self-propelled guns, but unlike them heavy concentrated machine gun fire on the rear of the BT-7 can damage this unit due to its armour. This tank can (tentatively) be upgraded by the player into a BT-7a. The squad provided will be the same than a Sturmovie-upgraded Ingenery squad.

This is just a placeholder picture

This is just a placeholder picture


3 CP: KV-85 Command Tank (700 MP)

Equipped with the same gun as the T-34/85, this tank's role is to support other tanks and give them better stats when they are close (works similar to Command Squad vet Off/Def bonuses). Due to how rare these tanks were, it is limited to one at the same time. If possible, this unit would have a DShK upgrade for the cupola.

RHS - ARTILLERY SUPPORT


1 CP: Artillery flare (50 MU)

Debuffs enemy units in the area of effect. It is the one that used to be in Urban Combat Strategy command tree, but was replaced by the smoke barrage.

3 CP: SU-122 (600 MP)

The old SU-122 will return in this tree, but with the new model. So the commander will be able to be upgraded as well as cage armour (just like the SU-85 or the SU-100). However there’s only a limited amount that can be allocated to the battlefield at the same time.

3 CP: IL-2 Rocket Run (200 MU)

Allows the commander to request for an IL-2 Sturmovik to fire it's load at a given target. Unlike the US bombing run, the IL-2 will shoot 8 rockets in the target direction.


We haven't started to work with the BT-7 and the new KV-85 tanks, thus, their lack of screenshots. If you have any comment or tip please let us know.

See you next week!
Archaic Entertainment Team

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Kriegtooth
Kriegtooth

Nice!

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TheRedMenace_
TheRedMenace_

Beautiful work friend!

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rauzy
rauzy

good texture, hope not to be the ******* blue square , when for play .

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Haze221
Haze221

Did the BT will have ability to use wheels instead of tracks? For better speed in open terrain.

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Schnolf
Schnolf

The earlier BTs did... by the BT-7, they decided it was more trouble than it was worth and removed that feature, but kept the Christie suspension.

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[PhantomStranger]
[PhantomStranger]

Cool! Finally, there is news about the KV-85, also pleased with the news about the possible DShK on the KV-85.On the whole Second Reward Command Tree: Mechanized Warfare Strategy is very cool!!! I can not wait for the patch. I wonder what will be next week? Reward Command Tree for Ostheer?

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

We are still planning what we will do next, it is supposed to be the Hungarian tree, but if we can't agree on it's content we might just post the second Soviet tree, and you will love it... but I don't want to spoil the fun one/two weeks before the announcement :).

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Guest
Guest

Dear God, the spelling errors in the article.

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Killer_midget2
Killer_midget2

They aren't spelling error's, their English just isn't that good because they aren't British (I think, sorry if im wrong)

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@midgetdiver22
Just ignore him, whenever he wants us to fix a spelling error I guess he will let us know by pointing out such error.

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chs94
chs94

the Su-122 reads (Сномим фашнсов) !! Perhaps you meant (Сломим фашистов) !?

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@chs94
Thanks for the heads up!

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burtondrummerNY
burtondrummerNY

Looking forward to seeing your BT-7!

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@burtondrummerNY
Thanks pal :D! I'm looking forward to having it in EF too :). I hope you are doing well in Europe!

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Guest
Guest

Just curious, which tactic of the red army is this doctrine based on?

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@Guest
Soviet deep operations. Breaching tactical defenses for RHS and the mechanized forces to exploit it on the LHS.

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Guest
Guest

Ah ok thx. However you forgot the artillery barrage ;)
As i understand, the artillery flare is there to scare soldiers?

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@Guest
The artillery flare primary use is to weaken the soldiers in the drop area, however, if they choose to flee when used then it is better for you because it is likely they will lose the sector in that skirmish.

We didn't add the artillery barrage ability because we have the SU-122 that works as a mobile artillery unit and to be honest it is more satisfying (to me at least) to have it around as one more vehicle available than just click on the barrage button and let it rain upon your enemies.

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NEEDACODE
NEEDACODE

kv - 2?

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@NEEDACODE
What happen to the KV-2?

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CadianConscript
CadianConscript

BT-7! I've been waiting for this one for a while =)

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Xeno426
Xeno426

So, what tree is this a revision of? Breakthrough Assault Strategy? If so, what happened to the regular KV-1 and ISU-152?

If it's a replacement of the Urban Combat Strategy, what happened to the KV-2, Partisans and Sniper Ace?

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johnaries
johnaries

how to update my 2.30 eastern front version to aquire this new improve update of eastern front teach me how to do update thnx i need an imidiate respond

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johnaries
johnaries

can you teach me
how to patch my 2.30 version to aquire that new units...

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