16 Feb 2021, 20:12 PMCoHHistory
I am a very old Company of Heroes fan and recently found myself reminiscing with an old friend about the earliest days of Company of Heroes. After hours of fondly remembering the pros we used to watch, the matches we enjoyed played, and the bugs we loved to hate, I was motivated by the power of nostalgia to seek out some videos or commentaries of those early games. Unfortunately, I found that most were unavailable, and had disappeared along with filefront and mediafire.
Rather than be deterred, I decided to use my considerable freetime (thanks COVID-19) to dig out my Company of Heroes disk, install from version 1.0 and rewatch and recast some of the most iconic games of all time. Episode 1 is now available on youtube. It charts an early post-release battle between th15 (Terror Doctrine) and Archit3ct (Armor Company) on Angoville.
You can expect large scale tank battles (featuring the original Tiger Ace and main gun-equipped Sherman Calliope), infantry sniping panzerfausts, bugged mines, Observation Posts galore, and rifleman squads with 3 BARs!
I realise there is likely a very small and very niche audience for this, but if such an audience exists I'm sure some of you will be here!
Some of us are still around and remember when relic was king of rts.