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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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Ostheer is now released! We hope you enjoy this amazing new German Faction.

Posted by Rizz@EasternFront on Jul 6th, 2013


Hello comrades!

Today is a special day because our new second faction, that is the third axis faction in Eastern Front mod, is now released. It is named Ostheer and represents the German armies that fought on the East campaign. We have being working on this project almost five years, and built it from scratch so everyone on the team hopes that you like the result.



The Ostheer features a complete new faction with new Command Trees, units and abilities that is designed to fight against the Red Army, we have spent the last months in the beta tweaking and tuning stats, so we expect the balance in this release is suitable for good gameplay and tactics. Thanks to all the balancers and beta testers that helped us to reach this state, your help is really appreciated.


On the AI department, Ostheer has a basic AI coding, because our AI coder had an accident he could no longer continue to help us, so don't expect improvements yet because you will be disappointed. However, props to Robotnik for assisting us with the Ostheer AI.

As usual, there are things that we would like to polish more before release, but there would be more time to do that in the coming months. For now the Soviets will use their usual vehicle and building assets, except for the ones you have seen in the screenshots we have shown and except for the machine gun nest, which uses a new asset more close to what we wanted to depict in the original version. Ostheer has many tweaks left to do, but we will do it in the coming months. You can expect from us that we continue to support the mod as usual so, if you see something inaccurate you can be sure we already have it in our TODO list ;)... however, feel free to report it, we never know when we could forget something.

Action in Königsberg Action in Königsberg

Action in Königsberg Action in Königsberg

Action in Königsberg

About the foreign troops intended to be part of Ostheer, this are old news though, but they are no longer part of a call-in in the support tree. We will release them as a reward faction(or a new faction a bit similar to Ostheer, but that depends of the changes we want to apply) so do not despair comrades! We really have a good selection of weapons for them and they are ready, so you will see them use their weapons and only seldom use of German equipment. In example, we have the Panceltoro 44M that Hungarians will use against their enemies, it is about the same caliber than the US bazooka, but it shouldn't be underestimated ;).


About the Soviet faction, most of the factions feels the same, however, there were some changes made to make the gameplay more dynamic and to give players more choice about what tactic to use, you will see what we are talking about when you play as Soviet. Now, for the upcoming soviet models, we have the new SU85, SU122, IS2, SU76 and the T34 variants(76 and 85) being worked on. As you can imagine it is a lot of work, that's why they aren't finished for 2.0 but we expect to have them in the coming months.



We also have removed some units from the reward panel: IS3 and Royal Marine Commandos; IS3 model is not ours, but we are also discussing what we should do with it, because not everyone is happy with this unit. Also, not everyone was happy with RMC either, because it hadn't a place in Eastern Front mod because you know, it is about the Eastern Front and Brits have nothing to do with them... however our reason to remove them is that they are not balanced in their current state, and that could break the experience of players with this new release, which is what we want to avoid. We intend to add a poll soon about what we could do with RMC, internally Devs have discussed this and we got our feedback so we want to know what the Eastern Front players would like we do with them, so far we have three choices: 1) Remove them, 2) Keep them as it, 3) Make a new faction with them(because will be easier to balance then)... but we will talk more about this process later.

We are also working on the campaigns, you could say half of the active team members are working on Ostheer and the other half in the Campaigns... this doesn't mean there is a lot of people around though ;). You could count them with your fingers :). Still progress is being made.

So, here we expect everyone enjoy this release, and hope everyone looks forward for the future updates and announcements that involve the community :). Thanks to all the people involved in this release and thanks to the community for waiting us all this time for this moment!

Thanks for downloading and continue to enjoy,

Eastern Front Development Team

Download Location can be found here!

Comments  (0 - 50 of 67)
Guest
Guest Jul 6 2013, 10:45pm said:

Honestly, I'm enjoying this mod more than CoH 2, it just feels more complete and really has more variety. Keep up the fantastic work, I'm looking forward to more!

+24 votes     reply to
TheSoldier
TheSoldier Jul 8 2013, 9:23am replied:

No ****, this mod has been in development for a helluva lot longer than CoH2 has. XD

+14 votes     reply to
CadianConscript
CadianConscript Jul 9 2013, 9:50am replied:

Stop craping all over CoH2. Or you have forgotten the vanilla CoH? Only 2 factions, no mods to spice it up? Sound familiar? Jeez guys, what the hell is wrong with you? Have some patience, the game have just been released, give it some time to grow as the vanilla CoH did.

+14 votes     reply to
FokkerDrII
FokkerDrII Jul 10 2013, 9:21am replied:

I wouldn´t play CoH Vanilla without mods. I regret buying CoH 2

-1 votes     reply to
CadianConscript
CadianConscript Jul 11 2013, 9:34am replied:

Oh, the kids nowadays...

+16 votes     reply to
willychong8921
willychong8921 Jul 15 2013, 2:14am replied:

You say it man! XD

+4 votes     reply to
KuyaNexus
KuyaNexus Aug 4 2013, 3:39am replied:

^Ramen.

+1 vote     reply to
thunder19hun
thunder19hun Aug 4 2013, 7:33pm replied:

Lol....they had 4 years to design COH 2 and failed (we have a beta+campaign+TOW). They'll need another 4 years to make it a game.

+1 vote     reply to
Revy106
Revy106 Jul 7 2013, 1:02am said:

yep same here CoH 2 is good....ish but it just seems a lot more bright and colourful with no real care to your troops compared to the first one heh

+11 votes     reply to
willychong8921
willychong8921 Jul 15 2013, 2:25am replied:

The story is kinda crap, its fun though, cause it really really tough to go through the campaign.

What bugs me is that, the Russian Journalist is as "American" as he can get.

[Spoiler Alert]
Its ok to lost nearly 70 men to take out one Tiger on the Western Front, but capturing one in tact while losing 40 or less is not worth it...... I just don't understand his point, he felt like sacrifice can be avoided, but how??? I wish they could just made the story simpler, and let him go, instead of shooting each other to make one feel right.
[Spoiler End]

Wish there is a German campaign, cause using them in Skirmish, missions and Multiplayer are fun! :D

+3 votes     reply to
Haze221
Haze221 Jul 7 2013, 2:54am said:

It's not working!

+2 votes     reply to
Walki
Walki Jul 7 2013, 4:56am replied:

What's your problem? Does the game not start when you press "Play"?

+3 votes     reply to
Haze221
Haze221 Jul 7 2013, 6:59am replied:

Now its working but with lots of bugs e.g.: Branderburg squad have'nt got weapon.
Sory from my english.

+2 votes     reply to
generalbert
generalbert Jul 8 2013, 2:59pm replied:

Hey there, im haveing this problem, it does not load up at all after the play button is pressed, i am connected to the internet and useing the new steam version of the game and i cant understand why it wont work

+1 vote     reply to
blackbishop
blackbishop Jul 8 2013, 3:17pm replied:

@generalbert
Most likely you installed it in the wrong folder.

Easternfront.org

+1 vote     reply to
generalbert
generalbert Jul 8 2013, 3:31pm replied:

it is in the Company Of Heroes Relaunch folder but when i press play it pops up with a steam box for about half a second and then that is it, nothing else happens

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generalbert
generalbert Jul 8 2013, 3:38pm replied:

it also says that im not connected to the internet, but i am?

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Walki
Walki Jul 8 2013, 4:09pm replied:

Look for a 'Company of Heroes' folder INSIDE your 'Company of Heroes Relaunch' folder and move everything from it into the 'Company of Heroes Relaunch' folder. Our current launcher had an unfortunate issue, if you picked the path in the installation, it simply attached 'Company of Heroes' to it. This will be fixed in the next patch though.

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generalbert
generalbert Jul 8 2013, 6:21pm replied:

thanks got it fixed now

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Guest
Guest Jul 7 2013, 5:26pm replied:

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Guest
Guest Jul 7 2013, 10:01am said:

I completed the installation unfortunately it now crashes whenever I start a match making the mod unplayable

+2 votes     reply to
Walki
Walki Jul 7 2013, 10:22am replied:

What CoH version are you using? Retail or Steam?

+2 votes     reply to
Guest
Guest Jul 7 2013, 10:39am said:

I'm using the retail anthology

+2 votes     reply to
blackbishop
blackbishop Jul 7 2013, 12:38pm replied:

EF is only compatible with the new Steam version.

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Guest
Guest Jul 8 2013, 11:22am replied:

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Demascus
Demascus Jul 8 2013, 7:02pm replied:

:( is there anyway to download a patch to that version?

+1 vote     reply to
willychong8921
willychong8921 Jul 9 2013, 5:51pm replied:

Use your retail password to get the New Steam version, download the entire game via Steam, may take some time but it's worth it.

+1 vote     reply to
Guest
Guest Jul 8 2013, 6:32am said:

Well, the waiting was worth. Thanks a lot to all of you : dev, mappers, IA creator...etc, for the hard work you did to release this masterpiece.

+3 votes     reply to
Nkarpovich
Nkarpovich Jul 8 2013, 4:57pm said:

...does this only require opposing fronts? or should i pick up tales of valor as well?

+1 vote     reply to
Bugeen
Bugeen Jul 8 2013, 5:35pm said:

I don't like soviet AI it keeps spamming only light tanks and SU-76s.
Ostheer AI is OK for me.
Anyway excellent work.

+2 votes     reply to
-SRB-Knez
-SRB-Knez Jul 9 2013, 7:37am said:

Great mod guys.I realy want to play as soviet.

+2 votes     reply to
daninho
daninho Jul 9 2013, 10:26am said:

Great work on this update, but How I can play Sturmtiger, it's only let me call Brummbär.I cannot enable it at Reward units sections screen(only vanilla COH steam installed , Should I install OF and TOV too?)

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diablo109
diablo109 Jul 9 2013, 12:57pm said:

Hello I really enjoy this mod but now I'm having an issue. Out of nowhere the EF launcher stopped working when I click on it it immediately crashes. So I uninstalled the mod and tried to re-install the latest version on the new steam version of company of heroes, but now when installing it claims it can't "write\" the EF Launcher.exe and I have to abort the installation any ideas on whats wrong?

+1 vote     reply to
Devastator_Blitz
Devastator_Blitz Jul 9 2013, 4:24pm said:

v2.700 as well? my version is 2.602 but when I click to start the game it's a mistake relic.exe stopped working .. what's wrong? really wanted to play this mod: (

+1 vote     reply to
Walki
Walki Jul 10 2013, 8:20am replied:

You have to update to the latest version and then launch it via Steam.

+1 vote     reply to
Devastator_Blitz
Devastator_Blitz Jul 10 2013, 1:14pm replied:

okay I have done this already'm playing congratulations for the work! I liked it a lot!

+1 vote     reply to
coltsfan95jdh
coltsfan95jdh Jul 9 2013, 4:39pm said:

Balance issue: 1 IS-2 destroyed by 1 PzII Luchs.

+1 vote     reply to
blackbishop
blackbishop Jul 9 2013, 6:06pm replied:

@coltsfan95jdh
Replay or never happened ;).

+2 votes     reply to
flexerca
flexerca Jul 9 2013, 6:25pm said:

Hi, I have a problem. I have a new Steam 2.700 version, but problem appears during instalation. I have 2 screenshots of a error: Dropbox.com
Please help

+1 vote     reply to
blackbishop
blackbishop Jul 9 2013, 8:24pm replied:

@flexerca
The first screenshot(EF error.png) happens because windows hasn't released the EF files mentioned in the error message or you don't have permission to write them. Due to the type of file probably it is the second one.

About your second screenshot, that can happen because of two things: 1) You haven't played CoH yet although you have installed it OR 2) You have more than one CoH type installed(in example retail and steam) and the registry entry has stored a different CoH path rather than the one you used to install it.

If you need my help to fix them, please add me on Steam as blackbishop86.

+1 vote     reply to
Kestrel1993
Kestrel1993 Jul 10 2013, 7:39am said:

Why in this mod no SU-100?

+1 vote     reply to
Gnostic
Gnostic Jul 10 2013, 4:22pm said:

I have been waiting for this so long and it is everything I had hoped it would be :) I had to do the playercfg.lua workaround for lanplay but the Ostheer are awesome.
Your hard work and dedication to this MOD is greatly appreciated.

+1 vote     reply to
SPIDAMAYUN
SPIDAMAYUN Jul 10 2013, 6:22pm said:

first off this mod is AWESOME! ostheer is a bit complicated but other than that im having tons of fun with it :D just one problem i have. i only got the launcher as a shortcut. how do i make one for the actual game? or does launcher lead to the game? i dont think it does for me because it takes me to a screen which says "would you like to let these files (insert files here) make changes

+1 vote     reply to
blackbishop
blackbishop Jul 10 2013, 11:26pm replied:

@SPIDAMAYUN
Please check this topic:

Easternfront.org

+1 vote     reply to
Devastator_Blitz
Devastator_Blitz Jul 11 2013, 1:25am said:

hello I'm in trouble when I ask the Brandenburger closes the game says that the error .. any solution?

+1 vote     reply to
Devastator_Blitz
Devastator_Blitz Jul 11 2013, 1:27am said:

hello I'm in trouble when I ask paratroopers Brandenburger game closes .. any solution?

+1 vote     reply to
BlindSpot117
BlindSpot117 Jul 11 2013, 6:06pm said:

I have the retail and steam versions of CoH how do i make sure that i am using the steam one?

+1 vote     reply to
BlindSpot117
BlindSpot117 Jul 11 2013, 7:15pm said:

i have unistalled every bit of eastern front and am trying again. do i install it into the steam folder this time???

+1 vote     reply to
blackbishop
blackbishop Jul 12 2013, 12:02pm replied:

@BlindSpot117
You should install EF in the Company of Heroes Relaunch folder, so your path should be something like this(for 32 bits OS):

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Company of Heroes Relaunch

Or this(for 64 bits OS):

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Company of Heroes Relaunch

If you see something like this in the install path:

"...steamapps\common\Company of Heroes Relaunch\Company of Heroes\"

it is wrong and you should fix it. Also, make sure the launcher has the correct directory in it's CoH Directory option in the Settings window.

Remember this CoH appears in Steam's library as Company of Heroes (New Steam Version).

+1 vote     reply to
glassnerd
glassnerd Jan 18 2014, 5:18pm replied:

i have a problem with ostheer when i try to launch it it says this the procedure entry point_lua_type@8 could not be located in the dynamic link library luaconfig.dll.

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