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Grabenkrieg: The Great War 1914-1918 seeks to bring the excitement, intensity and punishing game mechanics of Red Orchestra 2 to the First World War scenario. Initially centering on the western front, the mod will feature locations throughout Belgium and France, however plans are afoot to add content featuring southern and Eastern theaters and factions. So fix your bayonets and prepare to charge!

As a team we are committed to maintaining Tripwire Interactive's lead on historical accuracy in terms of uniforms, weapons, scenario's and maps. We are keeping the Red Orchestra 2 core game mechanics intact, but with the addition of a few twists and features to bring the unique warfare of the 1914-1918 period to the title.

Our team is drawn from a core of Red Orchestra 2 enthusiasts, with experience of modding reaching back as far as Half Life, Vietcong, GTA, ArmA and Mount&Blade, but we are currently recruiting and are happy to receive applications from individuals with experience of mapping, coding, modelling and 2d artwork for the RO2 SDK or UDK.

Looking for a genuinely challenging and immersive World War 1 mod, or looking for a mod team who seek to inspire and stretch your modding skills? - you have just found it!

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German Schütze Lee Enfield No.1 Mk III British & German Whistles

Let's dive right into the topic shall we? We're starting with the long-promised screenshots of our german player model which Kaminski did a fantastic job on. Please mind that these are still a work in progress, but this in-engine shot out of the Red Orchestra 2 editor shows where we are at the moment. We are proud to present our German Schütze to all of you. Thanks to Kaminski for the great modelling and texturing work as well as Coin-goD for the import into the engine.

German Schütze

Next on the list is our Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*, also known as .303 caliber, Rifle, Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield or simply SMLE. It was the workhorse of the British forces in World War 1 and the counterpart of the german Gewehr 98 in countless battles. Our forum regulars already know that asset a bit because Coin-goD posted a Work in Progress in his art dump on the forums, so if you aren't registered there yet, you should seriously consider it to get an early access on what we are working on. The Mk III* was developed from the Mk III and is a simplified and cheaper version of the latter. Unusal for the time is the detachable magazine with a capacity of 10 bullets though it was mostly loaded with two stripper clips from the top like most of the other ordonance rifles at the time. The SMLE is known for it's fast and easy to use action and trained soldiers could get up to 20 aimed shots per minute out of the rifle. But enough of the talking, let the picture speak.

Lee Enfield No.1 Mk III

And the last image today actually features two assets and is the reason for the bad pun in the title. Doughboy has made these awesome whistles for us. They were issued to officers and often used to signal the beginning of an attack or charge on the enemies trenches. When the shelling suddenly stopped and you would hear a whistle sound from across the no mans land you knew: There is an attack coming. We plan to add those in a way to Grabenkrieg that which reflects to real life use, plus adding a gameplay mechanic that makes them actually useful. Expect more info from us on that topic.

British & German Whistles

So what else are we currently up to in the Grabenkrieg Development team? First and foremost we are still searching for help in a lot of positions, especially in the code and animation department, so if you are someone or know someone or know someone who knows someone that could be able to help us send them our way, any referals are greatly appreciated. Any interested and able person can just drop us a line to or register in our forums and visit the recruitment section.

Our current focus next to asset production is the coding. Blitzk.-Bob is doing some awesome work and has pushed us along very nicely. A special thanks goes out to Red Orchestra 2's community code god -=THOR=- here, who helped us a lot along the way.

As always, please check out our Website, Forums and our Facebook Page. Hope you enjoyed the media release and news bits so far, see you soon!

Media Release 4/2013: We need YOU!

Media Release 4/2013: We need YOU!

2 years ago News 3 comments

Hello Lords and Ladies, and welcome back to a new Grabenkrieg media release. Long time no see you may say, but we were hard at work. This time with another...

Grabenkrieg: Media Release 3/2012

Grabenkrieg: Media Release 3/2012

2 years ago News 2 comments

Hello and welcome to our third media release. This time featuring some promised things, plus recruitment news. As well as signatures for all you awesome...

Grabenkrieg Website is up!

Grabenkrieg Website is up!

2 years ago News 0 comments

After sleepless nights our website is up and running. Take a second and check it out. And while you're doing this you can also check out our forums.

Grabenkrieg Media Release #2

Grabenkrieg Media Release #2

2 years ago News 2 comments

Hello and welcome to our second media release. We have some exciting things for you this time.

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Varyag19 Feb 12 2015 says:

Only the western front?

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Sebestyen Dec 28 2014 says:

Dead :(

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MarcusFlaviusAquila Mar 5 2014 says:

How dare you guys post the development of this mod and then disappear for 10 months, shame on all of you for bringing our hopes up for a realistic World War I game just to crush it.

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dawnofwar2boy Aug 1 2015 replied:

play verdun. its basically RO2/Rising Storm but world war 1

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coin-god Mar 29 2014 replied:

I apologize for that, we should have posted an article about us stopping the mod. I did leave a comment about it but it must be in another page.
I recently got contacted by a guy, working with Dibbler in the Inmersion Overhaul Mod, saying saying that Dibbler *could* help us with coding in this mod and revive it. Ofcourse this sounds all nice but it's nothing to get our hopes up.
Even with his great unreal programming skills (Check IOM) this game is still complicated to mod and we need more artists.

Help from TWI is hopeless, you can check what happened to the Vehicle mod team that was "working with" TWI to get new vehicles into the game.

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Generalfeldmarchall Jul 25 2014 replied:

i don't blame you, i never found a single mod for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad that works, and RIsing Storm to me is an Expansion pack for RO2, not a mod.

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