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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7 comments by William_Hawke on Apr 19th, 2014

Two hundred and thirty nine years ago, on April 19th the first shot of the American War for Independence was fired on the green at Lexington and Concord. It was a shot famously said to have been heard around the world, and by way of honouring this special anniversary we decided to share the latest in Battlegrounds 2 development.

We are pleased to welcome a new addition to our small development team. PhilmacFLy joined us in March this year as a coder, and we are very excited to have him on board. 

Currently downloads for BG 2.2 stand at 5,065 on moddb alone. These numbers show that Bg2 is still as alive as it ever was, and these numbers have certainly inspired us to keep up with development. The focus of the team is shifting from large updates, to smaller more manageable patches. We hope that this will allow us to get new content out quicker, without waiting so long between updates.

The most exciting piece of news is that with the influx of new coding talent, we have begun the process of porting the mod over to Source SDK base 2013. This will insure that bg2 is playable for the foreseeable future, and will hopefully allow us to expand on the mod in new and exciting ways. 

The rest of the team is busily cracking away at all the various models, maps, textures and effects that need replaced or updated and I'm pleased to offer a sneak peek at an early WIP model here.

This model is an early WIP remake of the Native's trusty Tomahawk, and  will be finished with the latest patch.

We have quite a few updates planned for the future, so if your battle cry be "For King George and Britain!" or the cry of "Freedom!" keep your eyes open, revolution is on the horizon.

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Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Dec 19, 2013 Full Version 14 comments

Latest release of BattleGrounds 2 mod for Half-Life 2 (Orangebox engine). Version 2.2 - released December 19th, 2013.

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Server Zip

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Server Zip

Dec 19, 2013 Server 0 comments

Latest release of BattleGrounds 2 mod for Half-Life 2 (Orangebox engine). Version 2.2 - released December 19th, 2013.

Battle Grounds 2 2.1.1 Fixed Full Installer

Battle Grounds 2 2.1.1 Fixed Full Installer

Jan 16, 2012 Full Version 4 comments

This is a fix for the 2.1.1 full installer that had errors. This is 2.1.1 Battle Grounds 2 full version. Please use this and not the previous 2.1.1 full...

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Client/Server

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Client/Server

Nov 14, 2011 Patch 0 comments

This is the patch which updates 2.1 to 2.1.1 in zip format. Contains the patch files for the client and both the Windows and Linux servers. Released November...

BattleGrounds 2 2.1.1 FULL Client/Server Archive

BattleGrounds 2 2.1.1 FULL Client/Server Archive

Nov 14, 2011 Server 0 comments

This is the full 2.1.1 release in zip format. Contains all the client files and both the Windows and Linux server files. Released November 12, 2011.

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Installer

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Installer

Nov 13, 2011 Patch 0 comments

Patch installer to update to the latest version of Battlegrounds 2 from version 2.1 - released November 12, 2011

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kobrakommander56 Mar 15 2006, 9:42pm says:

If that comes off wrong, the weapons were highly inaccurate they were muskets, but Rev war was fought in line behind line marching firing squads., unfortunately a historically accurate game would have been boring.Well thats how the british fought the americans used Guerilla tactics, to an extent.

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kobrakommander56 Mar 15 2006, 9:41pm says:

running around with highly inaccurate weaponry is just straight up ****** up, not how Revolutionary War was fought, I commend the effort, but dislike the mod.

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Natace25 Mar 13 2006, 2:01am says:

Nah sorry for the bad impression guys, source is a great engine, don't get me wrong, I really did enjoy playing half life 2, but I don't like's annoying...perhaps I should ignore it *embarrassed*

I do like the looks of this mod, and I'm glad that progress is being would help if the install actually worked on my computer though...I get some install error with it. The error is an NSIS's really annoying, because I like the revolutionary war, and this mod looks sweet to play...

BTW, are there huge big battlefields to fight in? like open landscapes or castle sieges of any of that?

Perhaps a fight across a small river bed or something with rocks and stuff littering either side for would be awsome!

Keep it up guys, you are doing well, I look forward to getting this mod install working so that I can play! :D

Once again, I greatly apologize for my behaviour...totally uncalled for.

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Jorg40 Mar 8 2006, 5:28am says:

All you guys that have played, and then complained... They are still in the Beta stage, I've seen some recent models, they have facial expressions, real HL2 faces, eyes that follow. Simbull (Simulated Bullets).

Simbull is even in the current Beta, dont you see? Better and better...

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Majpain Mar 5 2006, 1:08am says:

Engine.Its a very fun game but the graphics are not even average.Sorry if that seems disrespectful but its the truth.

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D@rson07 Mar 4 2006, 10:28pm says:

This mod is amazing from every stand point, what an achievement! you guys should be proud of yourselves, and don't listen to these people that say the graphics suck,I think they are very well done and im sure about 70 percent of them have never been on a mod team in there life.

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Majpain Mar 2 2006, 1:36am says:

Sometimes the damage doesn't add up.


I'll have full health get shot and die.How much damg it did to me ranged from 45-78.I shouldn't have died.

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cheeseyballz Feb 27 2006, 9:02pm says:

Why the hell have i not downloaded this?! downloading now!

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Majpain Feb 24 2006, 11:57pm says:

He is just a hater.This mod doesn't use HL2 to the fullest potential.I think HL2 has the best use of physics,shaders,facial expressions even lighting.

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Zombie21 Feb 24 2006, 7:03pm says:

Natace, you are an idiot for not recognizing HL2's graphics for how great they are.
Of course, there are games with better graphics, but thats only because HL2 has been out for a while.

And if you think HL2 sucks, then there are about 10 million people that disagree with you.

And they cant ALL be wrong, now can they?

Nice mod, one of my favs so far

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one of my favorit mods,it is simply awesome to have linebattles, skirmiches and meele fights

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