Heroes & Generals is a free-to-play MMOFPS where Germany, United States and Soviet Union fight for victory in one grand online war. You fight and make friends as a team, and no matter if you play as Infantry, Tank crew, Fighter pilot, Paratrooper, Recon, or General you make a difference in the war.
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December 11

New Vehicle Paint Jobs in 1.10

Being able to customize vehicles with paint jobs is something a lot of players like and want to do, so in update 1.10 we are adding a new batch of vehicle paint jobs, so you can look your best when winning battles.



The following vehicles gets new paint jobs in this update.

German Vehicles
For the Germans, this update brings vehicle paint to the SdKfz 250-3 half-track and the Blitz truck. 

Paint Scheme: Light Olive
The Light Olive, also known as Dark Yellow or “Dunkelgelb” became the standard factory color in October 1942, replacing the Dark Grey which was previously used as a base.
Contrary to what one might think, the Dunkelgelb did not originate as a color for desert warfare, but rather a color that would blend into agricultural environments.
The new lighter color also made it easier to paint camouflage over the vehicles using darker colors to make them fit in with the specific environment in which the vehicle was used.

Paint Scheme: Ambush DB
In August 1944 the German army was on the defensive and a new camouflage was needed to better allow vehicles to lie in wait for an approaching enemy. The solution was an “Ambush” pattern or “Hinterhalt-Tarnung”. This consisted of a green and red-brown paint being applied on to the base layer of dark yellow paint.
This was to be done at the factory so that the vehicle would be ready to fight as soon as it rolled out of the assembly line.
The factory accomplished a very effective Ambush camouflage by applying random green and brown patches on the vehicle, and then applied smaller spots of yellow on top of these.
These small spots gave the illusion of sunlight passing through tree leaves, which made the Ambush DB pattern especially effective for vehicles hiding in the forest.

Half-track and truck
  • Blitz truck Ambush DB
  • SdKfz 250-3 Light Olive
  • SdKfz 250-3 Ambush DB





US Vehicles
The US uses two main paint jobs – the Ardennes Four Color and the Olive Drab and Black, and these will be available for almost all US vehicles over time.

Ardennes Four Color
Prior to 1944 the US had no standard guidelines for vehicle camouflage, and it was up to the individual unit to paint the vehicles as they deemed necessary.
Some units would use the experiences gained by their British ally and use a black and white outline to accentuate the contrast between two colors.
The Ardennes camouflage consist of dark green patches on the factory olive drab paint. The white and black outline creates a higher contrast between the two colors without making either of them stand out.
This creates a camouflage that is effective in mountain areas as well as in forest.

Olive Drab and Black
In April 1944 the US Army released the Field Manual 5-22B which contained guidelines to how to properly apply camouflage to vehicles.
It instructed soldiers in the field to apply patches of black paint over the factory olive drab color.
The black patches should cover all sharp corners to distort the silhouette of the vehicle.

Truck, Half-track, Apmhibious vehicle
  • CCKW Cargo Truck Olive Drab & Black
  • M3A1 Ardennes Four Color
  • QMC-4 1/4 Ton Amphibian Ardennes Four Color





Heavy Tank
  • M26 Pershing Ardennes Four Color
  • M26 Pershing Olive Drab & Black




Soviet Vehicles
The Soviet Union uses two main paint jobs – the Kutuzov Two-Tone and the Vasyugan Light, and in this update the KV-85 heavy tank has added paint jobs as well as the the GAZ cargo truck, the M3A1 half-track and the BA-6 recon vehicle.

Kutuzov Two Tone
The Kutuzov is a field painted disruptive pattern camouflage consisting of red-brown patches painted on top of the green factory paint.
The green and red-brown colors proved especially effective in the muddy environment during the Kharkov offensive in May 1942, but also provided an excellent camouflage in thick forests throughout the summer.

Vasyugan Light
During the Autumn of 1944 the Red Army is on the offensive and a camouflage pattern suited for an army on the move was required.
The Vasyugan Light consisted of a dense layer of random yellow patches painted on top of the green factory paint.
The light color and web-like pattern of the green color made this a perfect camouflage for rolling through open fields and as well as hiding in the forest.

Truck, Half-track and Recon
  • GAZ-AAA Cargo Vasyugan Light
  • M3A1 Kutuzov Two Tone
  • M3A1 Vasyugan Light
  • BA-6 Vasyugan Light




Heavy Tank
  • KV-85 Vasyugan Light
  • KV-85 Kutuzov Two Tone




Are you missing YOUR favorite vehicle? Fear not, more paint jobs are coming. 

NB: Updated to correct image of Ba-6 instead of Ba-64b
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December 9

New helmet covers for infantry soldiers in update 1.10

Are you prepared to go into war dressed to win?

With the release of 1.10 Update “Colmar Hamlet” we are introducing a very large batch of helmet covers for infantry soldiers. You now have the option of matching your uniform to your helmet.

And while we cannot guarantee you that entering battle dressed in matching gear is a sure path to victory – we do know that you will look good no matter if you win or lose. 



More than 700 possible infantry uniform combinations
We are releasing a total of 42 helmet covers in the 1.10 Update making sure that every faction gets a helmet cover to match all infantry uniforms in that specific faction.
With the helmet paints released in the 1.09 Update, this makes for a lot of possible combinations when dressing for war. Or to be more exact the Soviet faction has 192 possible combination, United States has 357 combinations, and the German faction has 221 possible infantry looks.

These are the helmets covers
Below you can see all the 42 new helmets covers introduced in the 1.10 Update “Colmar Hamlet”:

Soviet Union

 

United States



Germany




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W64n-rihk5M&t=32s&rel=0

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About This Game

Heroes & Generals is the ultimate WW2 game – a free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter set in WW2, where Germany, the United States and the Soviet Union fight for victory in one grand persistent online war fought by players across the world.

No matter if you play as Infantry, Tank crew, Fighter pilot, Paratrooper, Recon, or as a General taking strategic decisions – everything you do makes a difference in the war.

There is a great variety of authentic weapons and vehicles accessible in the game such as the effective US M1A1 Thompson submachine gun, the legendary German Panzer V Ausf G. ‘Panther’ tank, the excellent Soviet Yak-9B fighter plane, and even a bicycle! The arsenal is constantly growing as updates for the game are released regularly.

In Heroes & Generals your team always has your back. Every single player makes a difference, but you win, lose and make friends as a team. With a growing and welcoming community and a focus on teamplay, Heroes & Generals wants to bring players together and have them make friends from all around the globe.

Make a Difference – Fight for Friends!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU w. SSE3 instruction set- dual-core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 4810/NVIDIA 9600 GT or above (with >512mb RAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 series or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
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