The Battle Grounds 2 and Battle Grounds 3(BG3) are Half-Life 2 multiplayer modifications based on the American War of Independence (1775-1783). The British Army and its Native American tribal allies engage in battle against the United States Continental Army and militia forces. Take aim and fire muskets, prepare bayonets and take control of the battlefield to succeed in your campaign for final victory. Combat will vary from long-range rifle marksmanship to brutal close quarters hand-to-hand melee fighting. You will need a mix of first person combat skills and quick-thinking strategy to survive. So prepare yourself to do battle for your side and to meet the enemy head-on. Only one side can be victorious.

Post news Report RSS Battle For the Colonies Returns for 2.1.1

Battle For the Colonies campaign is back, this time for 2.1.1 and will feature an interactive campaign responding to actual BG battle results.

Posted by on

Battle For the Colonies is back again! For those of you who don’t remember, Battle For The Colonies is an organized play project where individuals play as soldiers in the American or British Army. A central campaign map guides the action overall, similar to Risk or Empire Total War. Then the battles are played out in BG 2 2.1.1. Players are allowed to come and go each week, so no one needs to commit to the entire campaign. You can come for any battle, or all of them and play as many times as you want.

The tournament this time is being chaired by Dev Team Member Forlorn Hope. He had this to say about the upcoming tournament:

"OK, BFTC2 will be kicking off after BG Nations' Cup (unless people want to do it sooner.) Anyway, I set the group to public, the rules are already laid out. If you're interested in playing, please feel free to post up here, but also be sure to join the steam group.

BFTC II Steam Group

Be sure to invite your friends to this as well so we can get some good participation from the community. It is NOT limited to people in clans. Pubbers are also entirely welcome, and at some point I'm going to need some people playing at Generals to take charge of strategic armies."

This new tournament should be quite good, combining a broad campaign with the updated game play of 2.1.1.

-Nathan Hale


Been there for a few battles last time. It was a lot of fun. I can recommend this.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Rukus_ this RP?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Half-Life 2
Send Message
Release date
Mod watch
Post news
Related Games
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 First Person Shooter
Related Groups
Battle Grounds 2 Developers
Battle Grounds 2 Developers Developer & Publisher