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!

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Dec 17, 2014 Patch 0 comments

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 4 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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Nov 11, 2014 Gloria Victis Full Version 2 comments

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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Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2)

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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Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2)

Sep 14, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 12 comments

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

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Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6

Sep 13, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 3 comments

A new installer for the Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6 which is compatible with the Origin and CD version of Battlefield 1942. This mappack is required...

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ddeecbb Aug 15 2007, 10:25pm says:

This game is awsome! If you dont have it you have to get it.:)

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gunkilla192 Jul 14 2007, 8:23pm says:

were do i downloaded battlefield 1942

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Reggy1942 May 7 2007, 2:59am says:

The reason that Battlefield 1942 so popular is that you can take all king of trucks, tanks, even planes.
The most powerfull plane if for example the B-17 with the capacity over a 8 bombs he can drop off at the target. That's so cool about that game.
You have in this game also many mods.
This game is great !!

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SAMF2000 Mar 21 2007, 9:05pm says:

When I started playing BF1942 Back in 2002, I never thought it would keep its appeal 5 years later.
What keeps BF1942 Alive and fun ARE THE Mods and the community. You have almost an entire array of different Mods with dozens of maps on each. My Favs : Desert Combat, XWW2 & Eve Of Destuction .
Getting online playing against others is a real blast...amazing stories to tell too :One night as I was being shelled by a tank with no antitank weapon or ammo saw no way of escape...till my teammates dropped a few well placed bombs from a plane they were flying... I was saved!
Sometimes a game comes along that changes everything... BF1942 Is that game

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fall4mui Mar 19 2007, 10:28pm says:

have a mod you want hosted? we have set up forums where any mod is welcome, we hope you at least stop by and enjoy your stay, just tell us if you want a mod hosted

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mikerammell Jan 30 2007, 11:31am says:

Battlefield 40K!

I am at work at the moment and have just downloaded - can't wait to get home and play!

I seriously, seriously believe that the Battlefield franchise has really hit the nail on the head! Especially considering it's (everybody's favourite-NOT!) developer - EA.

If people weren't here doing Mods and Patches for this - EA would not still be around today, i swear! someone tell EA games to do some decent, proper patch support for their games...either that or stick to the consoles! (sorry, just resent them slightly for taking over Westwood and destroying all that was command & conquer with an embarresment such as Generals! RIP RED alert 2 :( )

IN ANY CASE! YES!! c'mon, what a great idea, Warhammer in the battlefield format, its like, the perfect concept! i cannot wait!


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Chrom_Terminator Jan 29 2007, 5:49pm says:

where is 1942 mod

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PERKOS Dec 8 2006, 7:55am says:

I love this game .

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Macke Sep 30 2006, 6:06am says:

I don't really like this game itself, but the mods are all awesome!

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[GE]Specialist Sep 11 2006, 6:13am says:

Awesome game, best BF ever.

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Released Sep 9, 2002
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Loads of fun, but the AI aren't that smart.

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