Welcome to Back to Basics!
Back to Basics is a free conversion mod for Company of Heroes and its expansions, that besides having new units, abilities, upgrades and commander trees, also has a new weapon damage and penetration system. This improves gameplay and requires more tactical assaults and defenses, thus creating a more difficult and interesting Gameplay. The idea behind it is that we wanted to achieve a weapon system that is more lethal, making battles less static while still making it somewhat forgiving for the player to lose squads or vehicles.
Cover can make the difference between life and death for Infantry Squads, and obviously Rifles and Semi-automatic weapons are best at medium to long range while Sub Machine Guns excel at fighting in close combat. Heavy and Light Machine Guns serve as all range support weapons.
Vehicle Combat is more realistic and less static as well. While Back to Basics doesn’t have one shot kills in tank to tank combat, there are much more critical hits involved. All in all, Vehicle Combat requires much more attention as damages are quite lethal.
Artillery serves the role as long range support weapon which is able to blast through any defensive position. However we changed it that Artillery only damages vehicles on really close to direct hits, it no longer will penetrate Tank armor with splash damage that easily, this is the same against entrenched Infantry.
All weapon and engine sounds have been modified as well to sound less ‘flat’ or boring, as well as that the tracer beams have been reworked to look much better.
On top of everything, Back to Basics includes one of the smartest AI's out there, being much smarter in purchasing and using units, building defenses, using cover and holding territory.
Back to Basics: Battle of the Hedges adds a harder difficulty to Company of Heroes, making it more challenging to play. It is compatible with Company of Heroes, Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor, always with the latest patch. You do not have to own all 3 products of the Company of Heroes series to play Back to Basics.
Special Thanks to everyone who made this mod possible, including our
fans and players.
Downloading Back to Basics
Before downloading Back to Basics, please make sure that
you patched Company of Heroes to v2.602, this is important
as the mod is build on this version.