Welcome back to our third monthly overview!
We have a lot of in-game content to show to you this time, but we're starting out by welcoming another team member.
Wiseone9 will be joining our team as a coder, and is already well-known in multiple Company of Heroes communities. He's been working on modifications like the Specialized Production Mod and the Company of Heroes: World at War mod. Let's give him all a warm welcome!
Next up are the in-game screenshots. Our mod is still a Work In Progress, so you have to keep in mind that not everything is finished yet.
First of all we have the Soldiers to show. The Soldiers are the backbone of the PLA, and are much like the grenadiers. Although having less men in their squad than the Militia, they do have better assault rifles compared with the Militia. The Soldiers can easily be distinguished by their Type 07 camouflage, which is the latest digital camouflage to have entered the PLA. The Soldiers represent the modern day and well-equipped troops from the elite divisions of the People's Liberation Army. They use the QBZ-95 with a scope.
Next up is the Rocket Launcher Team. The Rocket Launcher Team will provide mobile and flexible support against armoured vehicles from the U.S. Army. The squad exists out of three men, two of which are equipped with the Type 69, a Chinese version from the RPG-7. The other soldier is equipped with the Type 56 assault rifle, which is a Chinese version of the AK-47. This squad is ideally suited for hit and run tactics against armoured vehicles, but they cannot stand up against infantry squads.
The Militia squad is much like the Volksgrenadiers. They are cheap, reliable and provide reasonable amount of firepower. Militia squads are equipped with the Type 56 assault rifle, and wear the Type 03 'Plateau' camouflage, which is strongly influenced by the Flecktarn camouflage worn by the German Army. The brown and black camouflage is quite effective in swamps and muddy environments.
Last but not least, we have the builder squad. The squad is much like the Engineers in the original Company of Heroes. They can be upgraded with a flamethrower and the squad consist out of three men. Armed with a QBZ-95 assault rifle, just as the Soldiers, and are the primary builders of the People's Liberation Army. Their camouflage is the Type 99 woodland camouflage, which is similar to the former U.S. Army woodland camouflage, with the most notable difference is the use of an extra tint of green instead of khaki in the pattern.
Many thanks to DemoSS for creating the skins, his hard work has payed off, as you can see in the screenshots.
If you are curious about the lay-out of our factions, you can find the PLA lay-out here and the U.S. Army lay-out here. Don't forget to drop by on our forums, where you can ask questions and discuss the mod.
With that, we would like to close this monthly overview, and we hope you enjoyed the eye candy. Thank you, and see you on moderncombat.blacksandstudio.com