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

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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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Mehnrues
Mehnrues Mar 28 2015, 5:31pm says:

Where is operation husky?

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Firelord475
Firelord475 Mar 28 2015, 2:38pm says:

Will the sherman crocodile be on this? i didnt see it with your sherman update

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Chickenshot
Chickenshot Mar 28 2015, 10:50am says:

Omg my wish come true! Ill guess ill wait for a 128 bot support. Love you more guys and kudos to you and your team. Long Live BG42!

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Mehnrues
Mehnrues Mar 28 2015, 9:32am says:

Should i download 1.8 or should i wait to the next release?

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haemorrhage1
haemorrhage1 Mar 28 2015, 1:00pm replied:

wait

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Blitzkriegrekrut
Blitzkriegrekrut Mar 28 2015, 8:14am says:

Is this mod from the damage model "realistic" as Forgotten Hope 0.7 ?
And will be there maps from it too?

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Mehnrues
Mehnrues Mar 28 2015, 12:18am says:

please add 128 bots

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Mehnrues
Mehnrues Mar 28 2015, 12:13am says:

3 questions please answer im downloading :D :This got singleplayer?, if this dont got singleplayer i will be angry because i only player sp, This can have 128 bots? This got new omaha?

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haemorrhage1
haemorrhage1 Mar 28 2015, 7:20am replied:

yes support singleplayer.128 bot not support yet

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Chickenshot
Chickenshot Mar 12 2015, 5:57am says:

128 bot support please? i want to play with my brother with vots

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