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...
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.
But now to a whole series of last-minute additions to Battlegroup42 - literally last-minute because those models made it into the mod just in time before we finally closed the integration of new content in order to create a first test build of the final release. Since it was a lot of models, we've decided to split the presentation into four parts. Today the first part, in which we'll report about vehicles which helped us a lot in more accurately displaying early war scenarios.
The first one is the Chevrolet 1533X2, essentially a civilian commercial truck which was refitted for military use under the "Modified Conventional Pattern" program. Named the Chevrolet 30 cwt, it was mostly used in North Africa and became most famous with the Long Range Desert Group of the British Army. Heavily armed with machine guns it served in a wide variety of roles such as reconnaissance, observation of enemy movements deep within enemy territory as well as exploring attack and resupply lines for Allied troops. Our model was created by RuppDee and comes in different versions with and without weapons, open and closed, as well was as a special 2-pdr armed "portee". The 2-pdr at gun as well as the .50cal Vickers machine gun mounted on the rear of the LRDG version were also created by RuppDee. Both weapons will also be used as stationary weapons or mounted on other vehicles.
Furthermore we were able to integrate several early British tank models made by CG Duck, for which we had to use historically inaccurate placeholders like the Crusader or Valentine up to now. The first among them is the Matilda I, a quaint vehicle which was used in France as infantry support during the battles of May and June 1940. It is armed with a .50cal machine gun firing armor piercing rounds. In Battlegroup42 it will oppose the German Panzer I on two maps. We also acquired a new, much better model of its successor, the Matilda II and retired our old model.
Also included in the pack from CG Duck were three early British cruiser tanks, which were used from 1940 to 1941 in France, North Africa and the Balkans before they were replaced with more modern Crusader and Valentine models. Direct predecessor to the Valentine was the Cruiser Mk.II (A10), while the Cruiser Mk. III (A13 Mk I) and Mk IV (A13 Mk II) were predecessors of the Crusader. All are armed with a 2-pdr (40mm) cannon. For Battlegroup42 these detailed models are a valuable addition !
The second part of the preview series, which will follow shortly, will also cover several vehicle models which very much contribute to the completeness of our equipment. Stay tuned, and visit us on www.battlegroup42.de!
Highest Rated (8 agree) 10/10
I would like to start by saying 'BattleGroup42' is a well thought out MOD and is an ingenious improvement over Battlefield 1942 itself. The mod has a great level of historical accuracy when it comes down to the battle maps, uniforms, weapons, language, etc. As someone who looks very closely at historical accuracy in games & mods, so that is well appreciated. The list is endless for positive facts and points in 'BattleGroup42'. I give the mod a 10. I have almost no negative things to say about…
Sep 9 2010, 9:45am by Reinhardt1800