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.
Simply, the Soviet faction is crap, the infantry is weak and costs too much, and if you actually can manage to play a game online your bound to get pwned by any other faction, even the US could kick the Soviet's *** easily if you could put them against each other.
Id be happy if they properly balanced their own units. Jagdtigers that are weaker than King Tigers, over expensive upgrades and units, units that aren't equal to the resources they cost. The the key problem of this mod and single fault is that they raped their own faction by making units weak and overpriced. Oh and the cheating AI's suck too, its like this mod team is out to make their own mod very hard to play, a good example would be the very faction they added with the mod. Don't **** the German faction up that your making or then again please do so the Axis has an equally ****** faction unless you plan on fixing the Soviets. Basically, you can make models/textures but you can't balance your own mod.
This person explains what kills the mod perfectly.
"The mod is top notch, but completely unplayable due to several reasons:
1) "Enhanced" AI
The so-called "enhanced" AI is the biggest issue with this mod. Claiming to add "more intelligent" AI, the mod succeeds only as an advertisement that cheating always prospers. The new AI exhibits faster than normal build times (even for an AI) which allows it to spam more units faster than a normal player, allowing for the enemy to have Panzer IV spams (as well as 90% of the map) before the Soviets even have conscripts on the field. The AI isnt good, it just cheats, plain and simple.
2) Soviets start at a disadvantage
For every other faction in the game, the group starts with a builder squad. The Soviets do not, having to train one as soon as the game starts, but allowing (when facing a good opponant) for quite a disadvantage right off the bat."
Highest Rated (36 agree) 10/10
For those who know what Company of Heroes is, I will just review what the Eastern Front mods does. Overview: This mods adds the Soviet Union and soon the Ostheer, or the East Germany Army, to the Company of heroes game. You can still play the other factions, so there isn't a need to panic about not being able to play the Us or the Wermacht. Gameplay: Playing as the Soviets can be both fun and difficult. You begin the game with no engineers, and upgrades cost both fuel and ammo, so you can do what…
Jan 21 2010 by moraman