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 8 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)
Battlefield 1942

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

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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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BDNeon Nov 13 2005, 5:45am says:

The mods alone will make this game worthwhile well into the next decade. Of course some deserve more recognition then they get right now. Take a gander at this for example:

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SublmnL Sep 21 2005, 5:03am says:

Man, I currently own and play BF2.. It's awesome, but it just compare to BF1942. It's MOD database it awesome, and online play is a blast.. Viva La BF1942!!!!!!

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Raider451 Sep 19 2005, 2:53pm says:
TopAce wrote: This game is unbelievably unplayable. The gameplay does not even deserve the 1 out of 10 rating, it would be -2.

wtf do you mean? pop into a server, slect a team and select a class *cough* engineer *cough*. After that its WASD

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jimhoey Jul 18 2005, 9:08pm says:

The most awsome game of its time, the only drawback is that the graphics are outdated.

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Ourumov Jul 16 2005, 12:02pm says:

Cool game but lousy, sound acting.

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TopAce May 31 2005, 12:40pm says:

This game is unbelievably unplayable. The gameplay does not even deserve the 1 out of 10 rating, it would be -2.

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MetaMod Dec 31 2004, 1:19am says:

NOt a bad game, the gameplay was fun. I can't wait to see BF2.

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Live2Die Nov 14 2004, 12:51pm says:

U guys should all down load the Desert Combat map it improves the game no end.

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cips Aug 28 2004, 8:18am says:

I love battlefield 1942 demo.
I am best in demo version.

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DestinyDragon22 Aug 10 2004, 8:13pm says:

i love teh latest patch ! and even mods like IS 82 BF 1918 DC GC pirates and! and@!!!! TEH NEW ONE DATS COMIN OUT FER CNC!

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 9/10

Loads of fun, but the AI aren't that smart.

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