Historically accurate equipment displays the benefits and failings of their real counterparts. Features such as multi-role APCs and improved infantry classes promote team play by making it easier and more beneficial for players to work together. A comprehensively revised damage system allows for a much greater depth of feel without being draconian, one-hit kills are the exception not the rule.

We have gone to great lengths to produce game play that is both balanced and enjoyable. Attention to detail has also become a key aspect of the mod with high quality textures, sounds and models all carefully researched and developed. The result is a mod with approximately 150 tanks, trucks and cars; more than 80 aircraft, over 80 small-arms and over 190 unique maps. These are increasing with each release and represent 13 nations: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy (+ post armistice Italy (1943-45), Japan, The Netherlands, Russia, France (1940), Vichy France and Free French (1940-45), The United Kingdom and The United States.

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We'd like to begin with a piece of work from Kraetzer, who made his final contribution to the mod with a beautifully detailed model of the Renault UE prime mover. This small, unarmed tractor was ubiquitous in 1940 during the battles in France and Belgium and served as a transport vehicle and prime mover for the French. Later on many of these vehicles were taken over by the Wehrmacht. In BG42 it will only be used be the French though, coming in two variants: As an unarmed support vehicle with a reload/repair function for the French forces, and as prime mover for the French 47mm APX anti-tank gun. It replaces the Lafffly S15TOE on all European maps, since it was only used in the French colonies.

With another unarmed vehicle we begin our series of Gauranga models for this news, namely the long awaited SdKfz. 7 half-track. It too was present on all fronts the Germans fought on. The sturdy and powerful vehicle was used as troop transport, recovery vehicle and mainly as prime mover for artillery pieces. In BG42 it will be available as an unarmed support vehicle with reload/repair function as well as prime mover for the sFH 18 on many maps, and comes in two versions, a closed version with canopy and one without. As a special candy SargeSurfat (texture) and Sarge31FR (model) modified the SdKfz. 7 to an Italian licensed version Breda 61. It will be present on many maps, replacing inappropriate German equipment we had to use as stopgap solutions.

Let's stay with the half-tracks: Thanks to Gauranga we were able to replace the original Battlefield 1942 M3 half-track with our own model. Sarge31FR used it as a base for all our variants, like the M21 Mortar Carrier and the self-propelled guns like the M16, T19 HMC and M3 GMC. Completely new to BattleGroup 42 is the SdKfz. 4/1, also known as the Panzerwerfer 43. The 4/1 is an armored version of the half-tracked Opel Maultier, equipped with ten 15cm launcher tubes in a fully traverseable turret. It was introduced in 1943, and can be found on some maps in the second half of the war, accompanied by an unarmed ammo transporter version - the launcher only carried enough ammunition for two salvos.

With this we've reached the end of our second part of the model presentation. We will continue the presentation with a third news, which will follow shortly. It too will feature some surprising and exciting last-minute additions. So make sure to check out www.battlegroup42.de from time to time!

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Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Patch

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Patch

Jan 28, 2012 Patch 7 comments

Here's a for Battlegroup42 1.8 open beta. Fixes some map crash issues in COOP and Online play. Unpack and overwrite the Objects.rfa in your battlegroup42...

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 5 of 5

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 5 of 5

Jan 28, 2012 Full Version 1 comment

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 5 of 5 Please removed any previous Battlegroup42 installations before installing. Install parts in order.

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 4 of 5

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 4 of 5

Jan 28, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 4 of 5 Please removed any previous Battlegroup42 installations before installing. Install parts in order.

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 3 of 5

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 3 of 5

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Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 3 of 5 Please removed any previous Battlegroup42 installations before installing. Install parts in order.

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 2 of 5

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 2 of 5

Jan 28, 2012 Full Version 6 comments

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 2 of 5 Please removed any previous Battlegroup42 installations before installing. Install parts in order.

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 1 of 5

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 1 of 5

Jan 28, 2012 Full Version 13 comments

Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 1 of 5. Please removed any previous Battlegroup42 installations before installing. Install parts in order.

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FakeZapata
FakeZapata May 22 2015, 2:11pm says:

The installation of this mod seems to have made the loading bar to get stuck when the compatibility mode is set on XP.

What could have happened else?

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FakeZapata
FakeZapata May 22 2015, 6:50pm replied:

W98/ME compatibility mode works but text gets too blurry. No compatibility mode makes the game unstable.

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FakeZapata
FakeZapata May 22 2015, 2:19pm replied:

The original bf1942 exe is still there. It isn't

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[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil
[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil May 10 2015, 10:59am says:

Glad to see this is still going even with Hardline released and Battlefront being close to release. Good luck on your work! o7

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Blitzkriegrekrut
Blitzkriegrekrut Apr 25 2015, 7:29am says:

Sorry, I'm dissapointed.

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Qbicle
Qbicle May 8 2015, 6:28am replied:

Hi. Can you kindly explain why you are disappointed? It's difficult to get much info from a single sentence.

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buschhans
buschhans Apr 13 2015, 6:02pm says:

We will never forget Lt. Moeder Theresa +2009+!

The Battlegourp42 Final Release Canidate is available, install the five parts: Battlegroup42.de

Download and support the last tests about this great finished Battlegroup 42 Project, 13th years work is included and waits for you to play!

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modmakin
modmakin May 17 2015, 2:15am replied:

Make a patch to increase airplane's ammo. My average dogfight duration before getting back to base to rearm is 2 to 5 minutes. 20 - 90 seconds on a spitfire.

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Mehnrues
Mehnrues Apr 11 2015, 3:35pm says:

this would be released today?

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al13326
al13326 Apr 9 2015, 12:36pm replied:

Look at the summary section.

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