"The Bay of Pigs Invasion, known in Hispanic America as Invasión de Playa Girón, was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961.

A counter-revolutionary military, trained and funded by the United States government's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Brigade 2506 fronted the armed wing of the Democratic Revolutionary Front (DRF) and intended to overthrow the increasingly communist government of Fidel Castro.

Launched from Guatemala, the invading force was defeated within three days by the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, under the direct command of Prime Minister Fidel Castro." *


This mod aims at recreating aspects of the battle, including the troops envolved in both sides and some of the vehicles used, within the limitations of the Men of War engine.

While not aiming at a 1:1 recreation details will be take into account when recreating uniforms and locations.

The first release will contain units for both factions. After that maps will be released, first as addons and them as part of the mod. Later new weapons and vehicles will be released.


Sources for research and reference images:

En.wikipedia.org

Combatreform.org


The mod uses resources from:

Men of War: Vietnam

Textures by: HawkLord42


*From the Wikipedia article.

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VZ-52 and VZ-52/57

The VZ-52 is a semi-automatic rifle developed shortly after World War Two in Czechoslovakia. It is consired a reliable and accurate gun and, despit seeing very limited service in the Czech army, it was very common in several other countries, being exported as surplus weapons during the 50's and 60's.

The VZ-52/57 is a VZ-52 rechambered to the Soviet standard 7.62x39mm caliber.

Together with the FN-FAL the VZ-52 was one of the most common weapons of the Revolutionary Army and Militia in Cuba during the early sixties. Large amounts of this firearm can be seen in pictures of the Bay of Pigs invasion.



During the Cold War Czechoslovakia was a very important source of weapons for leftist governments and rebel groups, either as direct supplier or as a front for Soviet weapons. Countries like Egypt, Syria, Cuba and Granada, and rebel groups in Argelia and Somalia all received weapons from Czechoslovakia, some were of Czech design like the VZ-52, others were russian guns, like the AK-47, Ppsh and SKS, or surplus World War Two german weapons like the STG-44 and the MG-34.

Cuba received many weapons from the Czechs beyond the VZ-52, like the SA.25 sub-machinegun and the ZB-53 machinegun.

The VZ-52 is a semi-automatic gas-operated rifle, that fires the 7,62x45mm Czech round or the 7,62x39mm round in the VZ-52/57 configuration. It is loaded with a 10 round detachable box magazine, but can be feed with clips too.

AK-47

The AK-47 is a russian designed select fire assault-rifle. During the early 60's was still a modern, relatively new design, seeing front line use by the Soviet Army. However, small quantities of the rifle find their way to several communist rebel groups throughout the world, and some arrived in Cuba.

AKs would officialy came to the island only a year after the Bay of Pigs Invasion, when USSR realized Castro was right about the intervention plots from the US government. However some pictures show Cuban soldiers carrying and firing AKs during the invasion, probably supplied trough the black market during the revolution.



The AK-47 is a select fire, gas-operated Assault rifle, it fires the intermediate 7,62x39mm cartridge. It's loaded with a 30 round detachable box magazine and it can be fitted with a bayonet.

Mosin-Nagant


The Mosin-Nagant is a russian-belgian designed weapon, in use in the Russian Army since 1891, it saw extensive use during World War One and World War Two. Many versions and variants were produced, with the more common outside of Russia being the World War Two variants.

After World War Two surplus Mosins were exported to a variety of countries, including Cuba. While not as common as American made rifles, or the Czech made VZ-52 and Belgian FN-FAL, the Mosin can be found in the revolutionary arsenal.

In the same picture were an AK-47 can be seen, there is a Mosin rifle closer to the foreground, and many other bolt-action rifles being used in the distance, that are probably Mosins or Springfields 1903.


The Mosin-Nagant is a bolt-action rifle, it has a 5 round, non detachable box magazine, that is loaded with 5 round stripper clips. It fires the 7,62x54mmR cartridge and it can be fitted with bayonets. There's also a sniper version, fitted with a russian scope and bent bolt-handle.

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Sources:

Internet Movie Firearms Database:

Imfdb.org

Wikipedia:

En.wikipedia.org–Nagant

En.wikipedia.org

Aquellas Armas de Guerra (wordpress blog):

Aquellasarmasdeguerra.wordpress.com


Weapons of the Invasion: Rifles (Part 1)

Weapons of the Invasion: Rifles (Part 1)

News

This series of articles is going to showcase the weapons used by both sides during the invasion that are going to be featured in the mod.

Weapons of the Invasion: Rifles (Part 3)

Weapons of the Invasion: Rifles (Part 3)

Feature

This series of articles is going to showcase the weapons used by both sides during the invasion that are going to be featured in the mod.

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Bay of Pigs: Early Version Release (editor only)

Bay of Pigs: Early Version Release (editor only)

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Bay of Pigs Mod Version 0.1. Features: Two factions, a new map, new guns and more. Content for use in the Editor only.

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ElFrancis
ElFrancis

Later i upload some links of interface for the mod

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offensivebias728
offensivebias728

Looks pretty solid here. Excellent work with the human models.

You have our endorsement from WC!

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Prince_Clark
Prince_Clark

Thanks for the mod!

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ElFrancis
ElFrancis

guys i have a new map pack include 3:
The first are the most edited the other i dont really like it give your evalue :D

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ElFrancis
ElFrancis

this is the link:
Dropbox.com

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ElFrancis
ElFrancis

When we can spot some files or patch for bay of pigs

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ElFrancis
ElFrancis

what AA-Guns used the Cuban Government and Heavy MGs , i dont know , would be cool if you adds some props like cocaine , documents , and decor like trash , or house decor Xd

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ElFrancis
ElFrancis

im making a new map , a little mass battle , :D , i upload later , night battle

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ElFrancis
ElFrancis

new map : Drive.google.com

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HawkLord42 Creator
HawkLord42

Great. I will check it out too. Thanks for the contributions.

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