Differences between CoH and CoH2
Although both games are fundamentally similar, there are some important differences between CoH1 and CoH2.
GameReplays.org have put together a great article here which covers some of the differences:
- Essence 3.0 Engine – Weather now effects gameplay and building and fences are now totally destructible
- User interface – The UI has been significantly changed, the resources panel is now horizontal (which is hard to get used to, but gives you a ‘balance’ indicator to make it easy to calculate how much more resource you need before you can purchase/upgrade something)
- Commander Customization – You can choose your doctrine (i.e. Russian or German) which will define what kind of units you get, but then you can choose between customization commanders and choose what command point bonuses they get
Check out the rest of the article here.
Ultimate CoH2 Starter Guide
Check out IGN’s starter guide which covers:
- Basic controls
- Tactical Fundamentals
- Resource Management
- Hotkeys (remember to enable gridkeys!)
They’ve also got articles on: