Battlefield: 1942 is a tactical first-person shooter set in World War II. It introduces combined arms tactics, using tanks and dive-bombers, submarines and carriers, and machinegun nests with AA-artillery. Every aspect of WWII warfare will be accessible to a player and his friends from an FPS perspective, and the ultimate goal is to win enough campaigns to win the war.

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But now to a whole series of last-minute additions to Battlegroup42 - literally last-minute because those models made it into the mod just in time before we finally closed the integration of new content in order to create a first test build of the final release. Since it was a lot of models, we've decided to split the presentation into four parts. Today the first part, in which we'll report about vehicles which helped us a lot in more accurately displaying early war scenarios.

The first one is the Chevrolet 1533X2, essentially a civilian commercial truck which was refitted for military use under the "Modified Conventional Pattern" program. Named the Chevrolet 30 cwt, it was mostly used in North Africa and became most famous with the Long Range Desert Group of the British Army. Heavily armed with machine guns it served in a wide variety of roles such as reconnaissance, observation of enemy movements deep within enemy territory as well as exploring attack and resupply lines for Allied troops. Our model was created by RuppDee and comes in different versions with and without weapons, open and closed, as well was as a special 2-pdr armed "portee". The 2-pdr at gun as well as the .50cal Vickers machine gun mounted on the rear of the LRDG version were also created by RuppDee. Both weapons will also be used as stationary weapons or mounted on other vehicles.

Furthermore we were able to integrate several early British tank models made by CG Duck, for which we had to use historically inaccurate placeholders like the Crusader or Valentine up to now. The first among them is the Matilda I, a quaint vehicle which was used in France as infantry support during the battles of May and June 1940. It is armed with a .50cal machine gun firing armor piercing rounds. In Battlegroup42 it will oppose the German Panzer I on two maps. We also acquired a new, much better model of its successor, the Matilda II and retired our old model.

Also included in the pack from CG Duck were three early British cruiser tanks, which were used from 1940 to 1941 in France, North Africa and the Balkans before they were replaced with more modern Crusader and Valentine models. Direct predecessor to the Valentine was the Cruiser Mk.II (A10), while the Cruiser Mk. III (A13 Mk I) and Mk IV (A13 Mk II) were predecessors of the Crusader. All are armed with a 2-pdr (40mm) cannon. For Battlegroup42 these detailed models are a valuable addition !

The second part of the preview series, which will follow shortly, will also cover several vehicle models which very much contribute to the completeness of our equipment. Stay tuned, and visit us on www.battlegroup42.de!

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Special blood effect for HUD in your Forgotten Hope! With low Health effect and hit direction indicators. You had the same in original FH, but now it's...

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BF Pirates Co op Mini Mod

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Co op mini mod for BF 1942 Pirates. Adds Cop-Op to select maps. Not all of the maps are supported.

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BF42 Player Grabbi (server admin/creator of Forgotten Hope Mod fan community Pixel-Fighter) has developed a patch which changes some game files and registry...

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Nov 11, 2014 Gloria Victis Full Version 5 comments

This is the NEW VERSION of our first map: We repaired a lot of bugs with polish guns and added Barracks building with shadow map (by Mr_J) fully historical...

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First time Poland vs. Soviet Russia! Map based on the original plans of city: plates with historical names of streets, squares, houses. 2 mapped churches...

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Sep 14, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 7 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 first.

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Dzev
Dzev Sep 21 2014, 6:37pm says:

huh, BF1942 is still so popular, even after GameSpy shutdown?

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cordenand
cordenand Jun 12 2014, 8:38am says:

A moment of silence for a fallen game that many enjoyed and continued to enjoy until the dark day marked May 31/2014 came, Battlefield 1942 may you rest in peace.

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maxammo
maxammo May 30 2014, 6:50am says:

Love how the AI use bazookas instead pistols even there are no tanks in the area.

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stuka87
stuka87 May 24 2014, 1:47pm says:

My choirs soldiers now we just need a mod in a mod battlafield 1942 that portrays aviation bombing missions in the cities and industrial or naval squadrons in the Pacific examples of maps that could be done if you already have Battle of Britain would create the bombing of bocage such of rome berlin or tamém in Moscow as the German Air incurssões foraça the English Channel and the attacks of the English ships in Mussoline Mediterraneos peaceful as in the famous attack on pearl Harbor coral sea among others the idea is that any team wanted make a mod based on the famous War Hogo thunder ...........

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jakemiller
jakemiller Jan 26 2014, 6:47pm says:

DONT GET THIS ON ORIGIN. Origin doesnt work ****

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CptMold
CptMold Apr 8 2014, 9:11pm replied:

The only reason I have Origin is for this game. If I could somehow separate it, I would. It works fine for me, though.

If you know how to cut it out of Origin, though, please tell me... I just hate it so much and I wish EA hadn't thrown a diva tantrum and gone solo. What makes it worse is that generally, their games used to be only good on launch day, and now the bugs ruin that day, too. BF1942 is probably the best title available through Origin, because any other title should just be purchased for console.

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bot-95100
bot-95100 Jan 18 2014, 11:33am says:

all mod don't work in origin

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Maytckis
Maytckis Mar 16 2014, 8:57am replied:

I play Forgotten Hope & BF1918 on origin, and they work fine, you just need to look for a proper version of these mods ;)

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Guest
Guest Jan 27 2014, 6:19am replied:

I can play forgotten hope and desert combat from bf1942 origin and they work nice

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CptMold
CptMold Apr 8 2014, 9:13pm replied:

Desert Combat works? Woo! I guess I won't be deleting Origin this weekend...

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