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.
Unfortunately it is not about a patch or an Ostheer sneaky peaky, but it is still an update, some news about Ostheer and what you can expect on our future patch.
Posted by blackbishop on Jun 5th, 2012
Hello Eastern Front fans!
Long time of not writing something, although we haven't posted too much lately, it doesn't mean we have stopped, just slowed down a little bit(more tha usual), hopefully we can push Ostheer into beta this summer.
Now, to the business, at the moment we are stuck with the T3 and some doctrinal models, but we have more or less finished the units from the Infantry Gruppen Post and Schutzen War Camp, thus we present our latest finished models:
Panzer Kampf Kommand
The last tier building, where most of the armoured force of the Ostheer is built.
One soldier for hole, up to two squads. You will get those on Fortress Doctrine. Textures are WIP.
Finished at last, it is the early production, meaning it doesn't have MGs at all... not that will need them ;).
Another unit that we finished at last, thanks to Halftrack & Tankdestroyer for their support.
But of course, while Ostheer is our main concern, we are still tweaking soviets and also some other things from the vanilla factions! (not redesigning anything, ofc)
Soviet balance vs PE is almost finished, but we are tweaking some things that we think can be improved. Fortunately for Skirmish players, we have two new members of our staff that are working hard to improve EF's AI: Jojorabbit & Otto_Halfhand. They have done too much for EF's AI and we think you'll enjoy it :D!
We have also fixed more bugs from CoH... no more PE halftracks not closing their engine hatches after being fully repaired(last one of the batch, Marder III and KT are already repaired and included in the last patch), no more peskies ghosts of Sdkfz. 222s when locking down the Sdkfz. 223s.
No more Jumbo being the reward unit for the Calliope... wait what? Yes, what you have read is correct, atm in our internal version, the Jumbo doesn't replace the Calliope any longer, that doesn't mean the Jumbo is going to be removed though, just rellocated. US will have a new reward unit the next patch, which unit is and what replaces is still a secret, but probably will like to US players ;). Time to bet guys :D!