From the folks at Relic!
Letter from the Producer: Elbe Day Update
April 25th 1945 marked the meeting of the Eastern and Western Fronts at Torgau on the Elbe river approximately 140km southwest of Berlin. The Soviet Army, covering hundreds of kilometers in the final few months of the war had pushed their way past and around Berlin, where they finally linked up with the Western Allied forces rapidly moving east from the beaches of Normandy and the forests of Belgium. While mostly symbolic, the meeting was an important reminder of the vital alliance between the Allied forces that helped end German aggression and finally bring to an end nearly 6 years of war in Europe.
To commemorate Elbe Day, we’re releasing two new Commanders, and they’re free for all players. Each of the Commanders introduces a preview unit from the upcoming release of Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies.
The Soviet Lend Lease Commander calls in an iconic Sherman tank to the battlefield. The Sherman was the primary battle tank used by the Western Allies and one of several vehicles the Soviet army had access to through the Lend Lease program with the United States.
The German Mobile Defense Doctrine Commander calls in the mobile Puma, an armored car equipped with a 50mm canon. The Puma is an 8 wheel vehicle who’s speed and versatility made it an ideal for scouting and reconnaissance missions.
In addition to the free Commanders , we are also releasing the Elbe Day Update containing a number of balance changes and game improvements to help us build momentum towards the June release of Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies.
The studio is excited to share our vision for the next phase of Company of Heroes 2, and are pleased we can offer you this sneak peak of two units from the Western Front.
Stay tuned for more details on the Western Front Armies in the coming weeks.
- Greg Wilson, Executive Producer Company of Heroes 2
They also sent along the change log. See attached document!