History VideoGame / CompanyOfHeroes

18th Feb '18 7:36:00 AM FastSkimmer
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** In 2, they have Stens instead, and are no more or less violent than the average tommy squad. Until you pick Anvil and turn them into Heavy Engineers with a slotless machinegun, allowing them to be the only squad in the game with 3 special weapons, and one of the few squads with body armor...
4th Jan '18 2:09:08 PM YT45
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The campaign follows both Able Company of the 29th Infantry Division and Fox Company of the 101st Airborne Division through the Invasion of Normandy, from the D-Day landings to the closing of the Falaise Pocket. The [[Series/BandOfBrothers Band Of Brothers]] TV series has been a major inspiration for the game, even the title comes from a line in the last episode and the last line in the book.

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The campaign follows both Able Company Company, part of the 29th Infantry Division and Fox Company Company, part of the 101st Airborne Division Division[[note]] Which specific regiment each company is part of is not mentioned, as a division is made up of multiple regiments, each of which includes an “A” Company (and B through at least I) plus any independent (i.e. not a component of a regiment/brigade) battalions. All of them would be called “Able Company” based on the phonetic alphabet in use at the time[[/note]] through the Invasion of Normandy, from the D-Day landings to the closing of the Falaise Pocket. The [[Series/BandOfBrothers Band Of Brothers]] TV series has been a major inspiration for the game, even the title comes from a line in the last episode and the last line in the book.
28th Nov '17 5:38:54 PM nombretomado
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** German Snipers in ''2'' with a rank in veterancy can shoot an incendiary explosive "B.- Patronen" round that, in addition to [[OneHitKill killing any one infantryman with one shot]], will stun the squad of the recipient, temporarily stopping them from moving or shooting back.[[note]]The round in real life was very rare and ''officially'' used only for observation and range-finding as firing at personnel with it would be a violation of the Hague Convention. However, snipers on the Eastern Front (where TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar were almost completely ignored by both sides) were authorized to use the B-patronen as an antipersonnel round, pretty much for the reasons depicted - for shock value and to guarantee a one-hit kill.[[/note]]

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** German Snipers in ''2'' with a rank in veterancy can shoot an incendiary explosive "B.- Patronen" round that, in addition to [[OneHitKill killing any one infantryman with one shot]], will stun the squad of the recipient, temporarily stopping them from moving or shooting back.[[note]]The round in real life was very rare and ''officially'' used only for observation and range-finding as firing at personnel with it would be a violation of the Hague Convention. However, snipers on the Eastern Front (where TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar were almost completely ignored by both sides) were authorized to use the B-patronen as an antipersonnel round, pretty much for the reasons depicted - for shock value and to guarantee a one-hit kill.[[/note]]
10th Nov '17 7:58:14 AM BlackSunNocturne
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** This is taken to the logical extreme by ''2'''s downloadable commander, the Oberkommando West Firestorm Doctrine leader. All infantry units get flamethrowers, the Flammpanzer 38 'Hetzer'[[note]]A Hetzer with a Flamethrower[/note]], and an off-map artillery barrage.... with incendiary shells.
14th Sep '17 10:22:47 AM kran96
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** The Welsh Sappers' squad leader from ''2'' descends from South Wales, and often makes remarks about joining the army to avoid ending up in the coal mines of his homeland, like his father and uncle (who has died in these mines). He is labour-oriented (concerning his political orientation) and quite the unionist, even making a comment about how workers are treated by Stalin in the USSR.

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** The Welsh Sappers' squad leader from ''2'' descends from South Wales, and often makes remarks about coal mines, having joining the army to avoid ending up in the coal mines of his homeland, like his father and uncle (who has died in these mines). He is labour-oriented (concerning his political orientation) and quite the unionist, even making a comment about how workers are treated by Stalin in the USSR.
14th Sep '17 10:20:39 AM kran96
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** The Welsh Sappers' squad leader from ''2'' descends from South Wales, and often makes remarks about joining the army to avoid ending up in the coal mines of his homeland, like his father and uncle (who has died in these mines). He is labour-oriented (concerning his political orientation) and quite the unionist, even making a comment about how workers are treated by Stalin in the USSR.
*** Also, his sister is infatuated with an American soldier (a Yank according to his words).


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** Interestingly, the related [[BraveScot Brave Scot]] trope is also played with; while they are quite tough against many anti-infantry weapons (because of their coveted "Soldier" infantry type), they receive ''extra suppression'' from most machine guns' fire, which means they can be more easily made to cower in fear by these weapons.
18th Jul '17 5:05:25 PM TheFarmboy
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* BadassCrew[=/=]EliteMooks: Depending on which side you're on. For the Allies in the first game, the Americans has the Airborne Paratroopers and the Rangers, and the Brtish Commonwealth has the Commandos. For the Axis, the Wehrmacht has the Stormtroopers and Knight's Cross Holders, and the Panzer Elite has the Fallschirmjäger squad.

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* BadassCrew[=/=]EliteMooks: Depending on which side you're on. For the Allies in the first game, the Americans has the Airborne Paratroopers and the Rangers, and the Brtish British Commonwealth has the Commandos. For the Axis, the Wehrmacht has the Stormtroopers and Knight's Cross Holders, and the Panzer Elite has the Fallschirmjäger squad.
18th Jul '17 5:04:51 PM TheFarmboy
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* BadassCrew[=/=]EliteMooks: Depending on which side you're on. In the first game, the Americans has the Airborne Paratroopers and the Rangers, and the Brtish has the Commandos. For the Axis, the Wehrmacht has the Stormtroopers and Knight's Cross Holders, and the Panzer Elite has the Fallschirmjäger squad.

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* BadassCrew[=/=]EliteMooks: Depending on which side you're on. In For the Allies in the first game, the Americans has the Airborne Paratroopers and the Rangers, and the Brtish Commonwealth has the Commandos. For the Axis, the Wehrmacht has the Stormtroopers and Knight's Cross Holders, and the Panzer Elite has the Fallschirmjäger squad.
6th Jul '17 6:14:30 AM YZQ
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** Both Heavy Machine Gun teams can load incendiary armor-piercing rounds for a short duration, improving their damage and penetration such that they can even damage lighter tanks (if not with the majority of their rounds fired throughout the duration) while its active.

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** Both Heavy Machine Gun teams can load incendiary armor-piercing rounds for a short duration, improving their damage and penetration such that they can even damage lighter tanks (if not with the majority of their rounds fired throughout the duration) while its it's active.


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*AmbiguouslyJewish: In ''2'', Isakovich has a Jewish name and (due to his relatively upright nature) fits the Jewish "stereotype" of being a troublemaker to his superiors. He has the misfortune of witnessing the many dark sides of the Soviet system during this time period ''[[ContrivedCoincidence one after another]]''.
13th May '17 5:10:48 AM TheFarmboy
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* BadassCrew[=/=]EliteMooks: Depending on which side you're on. In the first game, the Allies has the Airborne Paratroopers and the Rangers, and the Brtish has the Commandos. For the Axis, the Wehrmacht has the Stormtroopers and Knight's Cross Holders, and the Panzer Elite has the Fallschirmjäger squad.

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* BadassCrew[=/=]EliteMooks: Depending on which side you're on. In the first game, the Allies Americans has the Airborne Paratroopers and the Rangers, and the Brtish has the Commandos. For the Axis, the Wehrmacht has the Stormtroopers and Knight's Cross Holders, and the Panzer Elite has the Fallschirmjäger squad.
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