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.

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Battlegrounds 2 version 1.5a will be released on Sept. 26, 2009. See

Posted by Nathan_Hale on Sep 23rd, 2009

The BG Development Team is proud to announce that the next version of Battlegrounds 2 will be released on Saturday September 26, 2009. This release will be the culmination of our 8th anniversary celebration of the original Battlegrounds first release. The newest version represents a substantial leap forward in the progress of Battlegrounds 2 and is the product of numerous upgrades and ideas coming from both the Battlegrounds Team, as well as from the Battlegrounds community as a whole. We will be releasing both a comprehensive full installer, as well as an incremental patch that will build on your existing 1.2.1 files. The game, of course, will continue to run with Steam.

We will not go into all the details of all of the changes to the game in 1.5a, but we will highlight three big ones: the addition of ironsights, two new classes to play and the addition of capture-the-flag gameplay.

In 1.5a the long guns all will have ironsights as their primary firing position. Pistols will remain the same as before. With the muskets and rifles, you will need to bind a key to ironsights for shooting. Hip-shots will be wildly inaccurate and you will now have to take aim to hit your target. The system will reward practiced shooters and add a new dimension to gameplay. We have also added two new classes (one to each side): militia units to the Americans, and Native American tribal warriors to the British. These classes will bring new weapons to the game as well, and function as skrimishers. Finally, capture-the-flag is exactly what it says: a new gameplay mode where the objective is the break through the enemy ranks, steal their flag and return it to your team's capture area.

More details about changes and credits can be found in the change log that will come with your download. We look forward to the release. We also invite everyone to join us on the forum to participate fully in the BG community there.

-Nathan Hale

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Redexodus Sep 23 2009 says:


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Croco15 Sep 23 2009 says:


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Color-Copycat Sep 23 2009 says:

Hmm, ironsights will be interesting in BG. I think I'll enjoy it.

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NullSoldier Sep 24 2009 says:

I'm so happy to see this coming back. I loved this game, I had so much enjoyment yelling out various absurd revolutionary phrases like, "For the tea!" in crazy British accents.

For king and country!

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Sn4tcH Sep 24 2009 says:


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killerbanjo Sep 24 2009 replied:


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Color-Copycat Sep 24 2009 replied:

For king and country!

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SinKing Sep 24 2009 says:

I still play BG every now and then, especially line battles, since it's so easy and relaxing. I'm looking forward to this new release and think especially ironsights is a huge plus to the game.

Don't you agree your team could do a North versus South version of the game now? On the EP2 engine you could do a lot of good and maybe even add cavalry to the game. BG2 has its charme, but I keep remembering North versus South from the Amiga days and wish someone would make a game like that with the BG2 spirit.

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gregfriis Sep 24 2009 says:


I was just wondering if BG was still around. This is very good news.

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hogan_skoll Sep 24 2009 says:

the exact day that i leave for uni and leave my gaming pc behind! thanks guys lol

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PierreOfTheFrench Sep 24 2009 says:

Nice I played this mod so much :) can't wait for the new release sounds great.

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hakamutsi Sep 24 2009 says:

oh my god!! I downloaded this mod two days ago..and now a new version is comming!! omg..i was an idiot

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Torabi Sep 24 2009 says:

Great news, yet again I thought this mod was dead. Good thing I was wrong.
I'm just a bit sceptical against the whole native american thing and why do the brits have the natives on their side? Doesn't make sence..

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sol09 Sep 24 2009 replied:

Look it up in a history book...

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gregfriis Sep 24 2009 replied:

"Though a few tribes were on friendly terms with the Americans, most Native Americans opposed the United States, since native lands were threatened by expanding American settlement. An estimated 13,000 warriors fought on the British side; the largest group, the Iroquois Confederacy, fielded about 1,500 men." - Wikipedia

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Juffe Sep 24 2009 says:


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Anonymousperson Sep 24 2009 says:


This will add to the already growing player base

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mdarwin1 Sep 24 2009 says:

yay update

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Raden Sep 25 2009 says:

Oh I love this mod. This will be awesome!
There is one thing do that I don't like about this mod. The graphics. It's charming in its own way but they should really change the player models to some with higher quality and highres textures both on player and weapon models.
When the mod have so many fans it should be atleast a few of them that have good skills in 3D modeling and could take some of there time to create some new models.
But the graphics don't stop me from playing this shhiiit tomorrow!! :D

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AgeofChivalry Sep 25 2009 says:

Good stuff, hope to see you guys bringing big changes in the future, this mod has a ton of potential!

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