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News Files and Mods 27 July 2022, 15:35

author: Adrian Werner

Company of Heroes: Battle of the Bulge Mod 4.0 Introduces German Campaign

The developers of the exquisite Battle of the Bulge mod for Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts have broken a years-long silence. The new version of the project offers, among other things, a German single-player campaign.

Enthusiasts of Company of Heroes await the release of the third installment of the series, but in the meantime many fans do not stop working on mods for the first installment. The latest fruit of this is version 4.0 of the excellent modification called Battle of the Bulge for Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts.

We waited a long time for the new build. The previous one, numbered 3.5, was released back in 2013 and most players had lost hope that the project would be further developed.

  1. Battle of the Bulge - download the mod from our FTP server (the authors have given us permission to host a mirror)
  2. Battle of the Bulge on ModDB

What is Battle of the Bulge and why is it so cool

Recall that the mod recreates battles in Belgium and Luxembourg during the winter period from December 1944 to January 1945. To this end, dozens of new maps and units were prepared and gameplay mechanics were heavily rebalanced. On top of this, the level of realism of the virtual skirmishes has been significantly increased.

One of the most important changes is a significant increase in the importance of logistics during battles, as with the mod all units need to replenish ammunition and fuel supplies. Armored clashes have also gained in realism, thanks to the implementation of real strength for armor, among other things.

Company of Heroes: Battle of the Bulge - what's new in version 4.0

Company of Heroes: Battle of the Bulge Mod 4.0 Introduces German Campaign - picture #1
New units added in version 4.0 of the mod.

Version 4.0 of the mod brings many new features, including:

  1. Single-player campaign for German troops. It is not yet completed (for now it contains five maps) and more missions will be introduced in future updates;
  2. More than a dozen new units;
  3. Improved gameplay realism and unit balance;
  4. Improved graphics - virtually all models, both of characters and objects in the environment, have been noticeably beautified. Maps have also been filled with many new elements, including vegetation;
  5. Larger-scale battles;
  6. Improved optimization.

Importantly, the German campaign is only the beginning. After all, further plans include the development of a campaign for American troops. So everything indicates that after long years of silence the mod's authors are back for good, and we can expect many more updates in the future.

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