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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BG player Santi Koach and others have begun to create a multimedia and video operation for BG2.

Posted by Nathan_Hale on May 15th, 2011

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Work on the next update to BG2 is continuing on, and we think this one will make a great addition to the game.

More imminently, BG player Santi Koach and others have begun to create a multimedia and video operation for BG2. He wrote an update to the BG Dev Team recently, and here is what he had to say about his operation, Machinima Studios:

"We are the Battle Grounds 2 Machinima Studios. we make quality videos in that game, focusing in a good narrative and scripting, good editing and effects, an entertaining storyline and, of course, Linebattles. we are not part of any clan, so everyone is allowed to help, and contribute to making the best videos we can.

Currently, we are starting development of our first short film: The Alamo. It will be simple: we fill a sever with 40-50 people, we put 30 to fight as natives and the rest as Americans.Here are some conceptrual screenshots:

The Studio's Website:

So far we have a blog. As soon as we can, we'll buy a better site and a BG2 server. the site is

The Studio team:

Pte.V.Santi Koach: member of the 47th Reg. i made commentary videos, and I'm the main director and writer.
Pte.V.Octavius: member of the 47th Reg. he recorded a couple of clan matches back in the day of HGNBG and a small part of the GMAN squad EP 8. He's the visual editor and he's in charge of recording and smoothing demos.

Right now we need a good sound editor, somebody that can put good sound to the clip, like a neat sound track, sound effects, yelling, etc.

Visit the Studio blog and contact the Studio if you are interested."

It sounds like Santi Koach has an interesting project going, and one that will show off some great elements of BG2.

-Nathan Hale

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ZitaX May 16 2011 says:

Amasing! I wonder if they need any extras ... Well, only one way to find out, I guess :)

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PrOctavius May 16 2011 replied:

Chances are extras will be needed. If we want to do it on any sort of scale we will need people who will just walk around.

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ZitaX May 16 2011 replied:

Sounds good! Can I sign up somewhere as an extra?

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Hayst May 16 2011 says:

Sounds really cool.

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DarkLiberator May 17 2011 says:

I want to sign up lol

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PrOctavius May 17 2011 says:

You could contact us at our site that is listed above if you are interested in anything.

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SamPD Nov 11 2011 says:

Count me in.
I always wanted to participate in a Machinima.
Even if it turns frustrating, I can proudly say that I was a minor part of something.
Look forward to being with you in battle.

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Koach May 15 2012 says:

This was exactly a year ago, may 15th 2011.

Greatest failure in BG history. Lol.

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