The Battle Grounds 2(BG2) is a Half-Life 2 multiplayer modification based on the revolutionary war. It is the sequel to the popular HL1 mod with even more features and possibilities. The British Army and its Native American tribal allies engage in battle against the United States Continental Army and local militia forces. Interactivity is a very important factor in this mod and team play is as important as ever before. 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.
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 Nathan_Hale on Nov 20th, 2011
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.
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.