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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Let's start with the only model of this presentation which was not made by Gauranga, but by a modeler named Austro: The 100mm howitzer vz 14/19 build by the Czechoslovak manufacturer Skoda. It fired a 14 kg shell over a distance of almost 10 km. This reliable and efficient weapon was designed during World War I, and sold to a variety of countries, where it was used under different names up until the end of World War II. Among these countries were Italy and Greece, and these two will be using this howitzer in BG42 in a dual purpose role, both as anti tank gun and artillery.

The arsenal of the Brits, and their Commonwealth allies from Canada and Australia, got an improvement in form of the Humber Mk IV. This version of the famous armoured car was armed with an American M5 or M6 37mm cannon, and saw action in Northern Africa, Europe and the Far East from 1942 on. Despite some shortcomings it proved to be a successful design, and was still in use by several armies long after the end of WW II. In BG42 the Humber will supplement the Daimler armoured car and similar vehicles on BG42 maps within that timeframe, or replace them completely based on the scenario.

In our past news we already pointed out the importance of unarmed support vehicles in BG42 - trucks and prime movers not only serve as transport vehicles, but also resupply vehicles and guns with ammunition and repair them if need be. Some of our armies are also equipped with specialized ambulance vehicles which can heal soldiers within a certain radius. The Russians now got their own ambulance, the GAZ-MM. It was a simplified version of Ford Model AA’s Soviet license version from the 1930's, and used in many variants by the Red Army. Starting in 1943 it was gradually withdrawn from service, when more modern trucks like the Studebaker US were available in large numbers. Therefore you'll find the GAZ-MM mostly on early Eastern Front maps.

Let's stay with the Red Army for a while and present a replacement: The self-propelled gun SU-76M has been in BG42's arsenal for a very long time now - but the old model no longer met our quality standards. The biggest annoyance was the lack of an open fighting compartment. So you'll surely understand that we were quite happy to be able to replace it with a model from Gauranga featuring an open compartment, and more details as well.

This also applies to our M26 Pershing. The American heavy tank didn't only look very old in comparison to our new Sherman models - it belonged to the "disasters" we only kept in the mod because of their important historical role, despite their severe quality shortcomings. Luckily we were able to replace it with a better model.

And this concludes the fourth part of big model presentation - a fifth will follow, with a few surprises guaranteed. At the moment we're concentrating on making the next test build available, which will be RC2. Once again we kindly ask our community to download and thoroughly check the current test build (RC1). Please report your findings only in the appropriate topic on the forum of our website - we want to make sure that all bugs will be fixed for our final release. So stay faithful and visit us from time to time on battlegroup42.de!

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Battlegroup42 Final - RC - part 1 of 5

Battlegroup42 Final - RC - part 1 of 5

Jun 16, 2015 Full Version 15 comments

Battlegroup42 Final - RC. All 5 parts are necessary to download for a successful install.

Battlegroup42 Final - RC - part 2 of 5

Battlegroup42 Final - RC - part 2 of 5

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Battlegroup42 Final - RC. All 5 parts are necessary to download for a successful install.

Battlegroup42 Final - RC - part 3 of 5

Battlegroup42 Final - RC - part 3 of 5

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Battlegroup42 Final - RC. All 5 parts are necessary to download for a successful install.

Battlegroup42 Final - RC - part 5 of 5

Battlegroup42 Final - RC - part 5 of 5

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Battlegroup42 Final - RC. All 5 parts are necessary to download for a successful install.

Battlegroup42 Final - RC - part 4 of 5

Battlegroup42 Final - RC - part 4 of 5

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Battlegroup42 Final - RC. All 5 parts are necessary to download for a successful install.

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...

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cennedy1457 Sep 1 2015 replied:

The team laid a strong emphasis on the singleplayer part of the game, trying to fit all suited maps with bot support. This way you can also experience the mod to a good part on your own . Of course the online player base is pretty small as the game has aged but you can occasionally find some on Wednesday and Sunday at 8pm CET.

Usually the online server runs in COOP mode too so even few players can enjoy a good match but there was an issue in the latest version. This is already fixed for the next release so the server should be back up with bots then.

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al13326 Aug 27 2015 replied:

That's what I'm hoping for. Unfortunately the mod team doesn't have enough manpower to create new faction/s and in fact, there's no more additions as they're preparing for the Final release candidate 2 (RC2) soon.

But if you had experience in modding such as creating 3D model/s or map/s and would like to contribute to the mod team, it'll very much appreciated.

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Becafer777 Aug 6 2015 says:

Put the mod in Torrent , please :(

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victormanix Aug 5 2015 says:

I think u should make the bullet drop for ships less exagerated i think its like the normal bf1942 and there is **** so pls...

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CREEPAZ Aug 3 2015 says:

Hmm, due to the Enormous size of the mod maybe it would be better if you added a torrent?

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al13326 Sep 1 2015 replied:

I also submit this issue after the RC1 was released a few months ago, but I don't know it'll have a torrent download for RC2...

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Mr118665 Aug 2 2015 says:

The test maps that were made for 1.61 do not work anymore with the 1.8 RC1. Is there a way to get them to work or will the test maps be updated sometime after 1.8 RC2 or Final?

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al13326 Jul 21 2015 says:

As of July 21, looks like the mod's website was back online and the problem was due to PHP memory setting. :)

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