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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About BattleGroup42 with 4 comments by truth_hun on Apr 7th, 2014

Three of those models - all of them ground vehicles - are part of this news.

The first one is the Churchill Mk III. It's an addition to our already existing Churchill Mk VII which it will replace on all maps in Africa, Italy and the Eastern Front. The Mk VII with its boosted armor and 75mm cannon came to first use only on D-Day in June 1944, and only on the Western Front. The earlier Mk III version has a different turret as the VII and carries a 6pdr (57mm) cannon. There are also many other differences between both versions.

The Churchill Mk III played an important role in the battles in Tunisia and later Italy, were its thick armor and climbing abilities more than made up for its slow speed. The 57mm cannon, also named "six pounder", was renowned for its anti tank capabilities, but was unable to shoot high explosive grenades. Because of that a Britsh field workshop modified some Mk IIIs with American 75mm cannons taken from defective Sherman tanks. This variant, called "NA 75", was created by our modeler RuppDee who also was responsible for the creation of the Mk III. For more diversity he also created variants with missing girders or track parts as addon armor on turret and main hull as well as different textures for Africa and Europe, among them a texture for a lend-lease vehicle of the Red Army.

RuppDee also was responsible for our next new addition. It's the Italian armored cars of the Autoblinda series, regarded by today's experts as one of the best light wheeled tanks of World War II. It featured many advanced technological solutions, was sturdy, reliable and powerful. The AB 40, armed with two 8mm machine guns, the AB 41 armed with a 20mm autocannon and the AB 43, armed with a 47mm cannon, were used on all European and African theaters of war, with the AB 41 being the mostly used variant. It was not only intensively used by the Italian forces, but also German units. Hence the AB 40/41/43 are an eminently valuable addition to the BG42 vehicle pool, since they close a major gap on many maps especially in the first half of the war, which we had to close with workarounds until now.

This also applies to our next candidate: Although obsolete und poorly armed, the Panzerkampfwagen I represented the bulk of the German tanks during the Blitzkrieg offensives in Poland, France, Belgium and Holland during 1939 to 1940. Heavier tanks like the Panzer IV and the Sturmgeschuetz III were available only in very small numbers at that time. Therefore, Gauranga's model came in quite handy in helping us to equip those early scenarios historically accurate.
Our Panzer II, which is a "F" version, was only available from 1941 on. The new Panzer I is a "B" version, like it was common on the Western Front in 1940, and later on in Africa. It is armed with two 7,92mm machine guns which can be separately fired by the player, since one of the guns is loaded with armor piercing "SMK" rounds which can penetrate light armor like the one from usual APCs.

Responsible for the coding and integration into the mod of the three models shown here was Sarge31FR, who at the same time is still very busy working on the final build. It's almost ready for testing, although there's still some content left to be integrated, among it some surprises. So stay tuned, the next news will follow soon!

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OhanamiMOD 2014ver
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OhanamiMOD 2014ver

Apr 5, 2014 OhanamiMOD Full Version 0 comments

2014 version of OHANAMI MOD tested at origin ver of bf42 onWIN7

Forgotten Hope 0.7 - FULL [win7]
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Forgotten Hope 0.7 - FULL [win7]

Feb 22, 2014 Forgotten Hope Full Version 12 comments

This is the installer that is compatible with newer versions of windows: vista, 7, 8. Hint for launching the game: Use the win98 compatibility mode.

SMC AI Mod - Secret Weapons Expansion 1.0
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SMC AI Mod - Secret Weapons Expansion 1.0

Nov 27, 2013 SmitBerg Modding Corporation BF1942 AI Mod Full Version 3 comments

The first release of EA's 'Secret Weapons Of WWII' BF1942 Expansion, modified to the style of the SMC AI Mod

Map set
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Map set

Nov 22, 2013 Battle for Stalingrad Other 0 comments

Includes all the custom maps, and the original. The complete layered map is only usable This is a .pdn image of the First version of the map...

SMC AI Mod - Road To Rome Expansion (1.0)
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SMC AI Mod - Road To Rome Expansion (1.0)

Oct 27, 2013 SmitBerg Modding Corporation BF1942 AI Mod Full Version 0 comments

This is the first release of the 'Road To Rome' expansion for the SmitBerg Modding Corporation BF1942 AI Mod

SMC AI Mod v2.0
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SMC AI Mod v2.0

Oct 23, 2013 SmitBerg Modding Corporation BF1942 AI Mod Full Version 1 comment

2.0 version that contains various tweaks and will be NECESSARY to use the upcoming 'Road To Rome' and 'Secret Weapons' versions of the mod.

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jakemiller Jan 26 2014, 6:47pm says:

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

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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 Jan 18 2014, 11:33am says:

all mod don't work in origin

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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 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 Apr 8 2014, 9:13pm replied:

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

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dtexneus Nov 7 2013, 7:24pm says:

its availeble on origin for free

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