The BattleGroup42 team aim to promote team-play in a historically accurate and fun environment set across the battlefields of World War 2. With each successive release BG42 is developing its own style of unique gameplay. Scout forward positions and call in covering fire as a troop of friendly tanks roll forward backed by APC support, fly air cover protecting your bombers from marauding interceptors, assault an enemy beachhead taking the forward positions before moving inland to victory!
The work on the final version of Battlegroup42 is progressing swiftly, and we want to keep you up to speed about the new content awaiting you. For today's news, we've gathered some candy for our "tank faction". See for yourself !
Let's begin with the new models of the German "Panzerkampfwagen" IV D, E and F2. They are based on two very nice models, which were originally made for BGF by Koricus, and provided with additional textures for different seasons and theatres by Sarge31FR and Sarge Surfat. They replace the existing models with the exception of the H version. For this we need a modeler who can do the needed modifications. So if you want to help with this, you're welcome.
Another novelty for the Red Army: The heavy tank Kliment Voroshilov 1, better known as KV-1, in its 1940 variant. This one differs from the 1941 model not only in some details, but mostly in the angular, welded turret. Since the 1941 model was first used in spring of 1942, we were now able to put the KV-1 mod. 1940 on our early Eastern Front maps. Koricus created both model and texture.
The third new content for today takes us to the pacific theatre of the war, and we have to admit that it's rather a nice gimmick - but even those things enhance the atmosphere. It's the Minneapolis-Moline NTX. This four-wheel drive vehicle with a springless rear axle was used by the USAAF since 1943, mostly on forward air bases, and served as an aircraft thug. In BG42 the NTX is equipped with a supply & repair function for allied planes. The model was created and textured by community modeler Cobra8472.
And finally, Kraetzer surprised us with a nice gift: he bequeathed to us three Japanese AFVs, which were originally created for another purpose for which they are no longer needed. They are the Ha-Go light tank, the Ho-Ki APC and the Te-Ke tankette. All three of them were already in BG42 for a long time now, but in a much worse quality. The new models however are very detailed and nicely textured.
The last item for today's news is new or improved gunsights for most of our tanks and stationary guns, which further improve the mods atmosphere. Concluding this news, be assured that this was not the last one, there's still some things to show you until the release. We can promise you that.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like BattleGroup42. We love games like Battlefield 1942 that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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