Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces Summary


Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces Review

The British are coming, and they're packing 17-pounder guns, glider commandos and a lovely flask of hot tea.

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Company of Heroes 2 Master Collection now available on Steam

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Company of Heroes 2 was one of the site's favorite games back in 2013, earning a 9.0/10 score in its review, with the subsequent downloadable content and expansions never earning less than an 8.0/10 score. Now, Sega and Relic Entertainment have released The Master Collection on Steam, which includes the original game plus all of the released content for the game.

Relic talks tactical doctrines in Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces dev diary

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Relic's released another developer diary video for Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces, this time explaining the rationale behind the way the Tommies play.

“We looked at the context of British history in World War 2,” says lead game designer Quinn Duffy, “we looked at their tactical doctrines, and the things they were very, very good at as an army. We looked at historical accounts of them being very effective on the defence. Once they grabbed a piece of ground, it was very rare for them to be pushed off of it.”

Relic introduces new Centaur tank unit in Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces teaser

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The British Forces expansion for Company of Heroes 2 adds a couple of new units into the mix alongside the basic roster that we're familiar with from the first game, and one of them is the Centaur tank.

Which, handily, has just been profiled in a spotlight video from Relic. Packing twin 20mm autocannons housed on a Cromwell chassis, the Centaur can tear through both infantry and aircraft with ease.

Relic introduces the Churchill tank in Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces teaser

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I love the Churchill tank. There's something so... functional about it. No threatening profile, no fancy tricks, just a big old caterpillar track with a metal box plonked on top. Simple and classic.

Or at least I thought that was the case. It turns out that the Churchill that will appear in Company of Heroes 2's upcoming British Forces expansion will come in a number of flavours, all of which are demonstrated in a new video from relic.

SEGA announces multiplayer expansion Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces, launching September 3rd

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This early September the multiplayer for Company of Heroes 2 gets a stiff upper lip with The British Forces expansion, which features 15 new units, six new commanders and eight new multiplayer maps.

Iconic vehicles and even the "multicultural makeup" of the longest serving Allied force will be on shown, and players can adopt more defensive and entrenched techs, or go for fast and hard hitting tactics.

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