The Battle Grounds(BG) is a Half-Life Modification based on the Revolutionary War. You and your teammates will have to act together strategically to fight the enemy teams. It will be team based game play.

In Bg you can play as a solider in two teams:

1. The Royal British Army
2. The Colonial United States Continental Army

For each side you will have a choice of several classes, each with their own individual style and unique playing feel.

More details will be added later as our source feature list is fleshed out

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Thanks to our outstanding community, Battle Grounds: Source, BG2, has started to come together. Early versions of BG2 can be found in the forums, here. BG2 or BG:S at the moment is a simple port of BG1 (for Half-Life 1) with the exception of maps. Special thanks to Tjoppen for doing most of the code work on BG2.

The mapping community has just started to release new maps for BG2 and we look forward to more maps in the future. Pr3dator has started working on his own BG2 maps. His first creation for BG2 is bg_koth. This king of the hill map is complete with a 3d skybox, entrenchments, and fully functional capture areas. The map's open atmosphere sets a standard for Battle Grounds: Source. Pr3dator's next project is porting the historical bg_lexington to BG2. See some snapshots of the current bg_koth build in action, below.

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Progress Update

10 years ago News 9 comments

A few Release Candidates later, a good amount of bugs fixed and a little more visual quality provided. Work on BG 1.0f is not stopping. There are a few...

Back to the roots, the source of evil!

11 years ago News 5 comments

The times when we lack the time to write news posts, are always the times where the most progress is made. Even if it doesn't look like it behind...

BG 1.2.2 Trailer

11 years ago News 2 comments

The first of our two BG 1.2.2 trailers are now available. The first shows the full capabilities of the particle powered shooting effects and how this...

Lack of Servers & 1.2.2 Trailer

11 years ago News 0 comments

With the Battle Grounds now being advertised in steam, the player community increased has by around tenfold in the last week. More and more people are...

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CMs BG Weaponskinpack

CMs BG Weaponskinpack

7 years ago Weapons Skin 4 comments

This skinpack makes the third person-view weapons look more like the first person ones and increases their quality. Most first person sleeves now got...

The Battle Grounds 1.0f (final)

9 years ago Full Version 0 comments

This is the final Version of Battle Grounds for Half-Life 1. Changelog in a nutshell - Tweaked gameplay to perfection - Updated every old map and player...

The BattleGrounds 1.0F Ruin - Short Version

The BattleGrounds 1.0F Ruin - Short Version

10 years ago Weapons Skin 1 comment

The BattleGrounds 1.0F bg_ruin video. Map created by Stevie Video by PostalDude #battlegrounds on GameSurge

The BattleGrounds 1.0F Ticonderoga

The BattleGrounds 1.0F Ticonderoga

10 years ago Movies 0 comments

The BattleGrounds 1.0F bg_ticonderoga video. No shooting but enhances the more ambient side of this one of a kind game. Map created by Stevie Video by...

The BattleGrounds 1.2.1 Movie

The BattleGrounds 1.2.1 Movie

10 years ago Movies 0 comments

A 2 minute video showing a linebattle in battlegrounds.

The Battle Grounds 1.2.1 Full

10 years ago Full Version 1 comment

Full windows installer for The Battle Grounds 1.2.1 for Half-Life 1

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Guest Apr 22 2015 says:

This mod is not dead yet. Come and play Sunday nites 8 eastern on the +]3D[+ Battlefield server

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jimmylee71 Jan 1 2014 says:

need a game like this for single-player.

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CECZI Feb 19 2013 says:

If you are going to play this mod or already playing then join this group:

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CECZI Feb 19 2013 says:

Anyone still play this? Plz tell me where can I found peoples who play this. :/

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Koach Jul 20 2012 says:

As of right now there's one server in the game, owned by Sesame Street clan. BG1 is somewhat dead, but we still play it from time to time. You might as well find about 10 people on friday nights.

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-Rusty- Jan 31 2012 says:

does anyone know what the actual name of the main theme is?

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Koach Jul 20 2012 replied:

I've been trying to find out... I'll ask SharpEdge when I find him.

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dbzfighter33 Nov 1 2011 says:

can i play it with bots?

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Jerkakame Nov 9 2011 replied:

RCBot I think

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m30w Nov 6 2011 replied:

i dont believe that bots are included within this mod, I've never seen a single bot in multiplayer.

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