The Battle Grounds 2 and Battle Grounds 3(BG3) are Half-Life 2 multiplayer modifications based on the revolutionary war. The British Army and its Native American tribal allies engage in battle against the United States Continental Army and militia forces. Take aim and fire muskets, prepare bayonets and take control of the battlefield to succeed in your campaign for final victory. Combat will vary from long-range rifle marksmanship to brutal close quarters hand-to-hand melee fighting. You will need a mix of first person combat skills and quick-thinking strategy to survive. So prepare yourself to do battle for your side and to meet the enemy head-on. Only one side can be victorious.

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2018: Year in Review

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2018 was a great year for The Battle Grounds III. Lots of things big and small have changed. And because many players only played the beta when it first became available in late 2017, today we are going to showcase all of the improvements that have been made since then.

New Weapons


In mobilizing for war, more weapons have filled up BG3's armories!

Spanish Mosquette Model 1752


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Available for American Infantry, this Spanish-donated musket fills a middle ground between the Brown Bess and the Charleville. Its unique trait is that it has a short lock-time; there is less delay between when you pull the trigger and when the bullet exits the muzzle. That makes this weapon ideal for moving targets.

War Club


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This is a new weapon for the Iroquois Warriors. Go on a rampage with the highest-damage melee weapon in the game! Additionally, players equipped with it move faster and are the fastest players in the game. However, with this kit, you do not have a firearm! Better get up close!

Brown Bess Refurbished!


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This classic weapon received a well-deserved overhaul. You can even see the slits in the screwheads!

Hanger, American Pistol


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Originally, the Grenadiers used a sword with new mechanics but with an old model from the Jager class. Now, they have their own sharp Hanger models. Additionally, the American Officer's pistol has a new model. Many other weapons have also had their models improved.

Official Sq "Square" Map


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Small, simple maps are ideal for playing with fewer people and lobbying before a larger game. So we've added a beautiful, "Square" map of our own.

Improved Bots


Bots have been updated to behave more complexly; they respond to voice commands. Tell them to fire, charge, halt or follow, and they will act accordingly. They will even react to each other; bots will spontaneously form into groups and order each other around.

Bots are also now less restrictive of normal players; if bots are filling up a team or taking up a class, real players can still join and the bots will switch out. Bots are also now supported on more maps.

British Grenadier Model


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Before, the British Grenadier's model was just simply a indistinguishable duplicate of the British Infantry model. Now, he has a new, fancy, period-accurate uniform!

Additionally, other player models have been improved in slighter ways. For example, players who have swords will now have scabbards on their player models.

Polished Class and Team Menus


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The new menus from the beta were bug-ridden and full of placeholders. But now, they've been polished and filled with beautiful artwork.

Prop Replacement


While the old Battle Grounds II was a melting pot of original content and items borrowed from other games, including Counter Strike and Day of Defeat, over the course of 2018, we replaced content from other games. Expect only the best, original props in Battle Grounds III.

Class Quickswitch


A small feature, this lets players change class immediately after respawning, changing their class and kit immediately. This can only be done once per respawn, and does not work if the player has interacted with others after respawning.

New Discord Server


Battle Grounds III now has a Discord server. Join it to connect and play with other players.


2019 Plans


Steam Release


Our #1 priority is acquiring a Steam page. This will help spread the word, and give us a platform to easily distribute BG3.

"Valley Forge" Training Map


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When the Americans camped in Valley Forge, New Jersey for the winter of 1777, they were largely untrained in the hardened, formation-based warfare they would need in order to face the British head-on. Over the course of a long and bitter winter, the Americans were trained in the disciplined military techniques needed to face the most powerful army in the world. We will be adding this training scenario to BG3, as a short tutorial map which will teach new players how to play the game. We need a voice actor for this, preferably one with a British or German accent. If interested, let us know at community@battlegrounds3.com .

New "Create Game" Menu


The current menu only lets the player pick from a list of maps. A new menu we have planned will let the player choose maps by their pictures, and also configure their game. They will be able to set gamemode, set numbers of bots, bot difficulty, and more.

That's All For Now


We will also start posting more smaller, frequent news posts to keep everyone updated as we near the finish line.

See you on the battlefield,

-Awesome
(1/12/19)

(this article also appears on battlegrounds3.com)

BG3: New Team Member, Help Wanted

BG3: New Team Member, Help Wanted

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The Battle Grounds 3 Development Team has a new member, and we are also seeking additional help in many forms. Your help can expedite the release of BG3...

Battle Grounds 3: Announcing New Game

Battle Grounds 3: Announcing New Game

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The Battle Grounds 3 development team has good news for anyone interested in our game. We have been diligently working on updating BG3 to become a more...

Latest development news for Battle Grounds 2

Latest development news for Battle Grounds 2

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We're not dead yet! Check out the latest development news for Battle Grounds 2!

Version 2.4 Released

Version 2.4 Released

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The Battle Grounds II development team is pleased to announce a small content and bug fixing patch for Battle Grounds II, version 2.3 This patch will...

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A full Installer for the version 2.4 Windows client.

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An Installer that will upgrade from version 2.3 to 2.4.

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Battle Grounds 2 2.3 Patch

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Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

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Latest release of BattleGrounds 2 mod for Half-Life 2 (Orangebox engine). Version 2.2 - released December 19th, 2013.

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DoDoCat
DoDoCat

hope can make bots line-battle-able!

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doranclerinx
doranclerinx

Is this still being worked at? I would love to make a discord server with you guys and linebattle again in BG2!

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Chris*101*
Chris*101*

Yes it is. Feel free to join us on the community discord server: Discord.gg to stay up to date.

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Moppydog04
Moppydog04

is anyone still playing this since 2018?

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Asymmetric7
Asymmetric7

Last I played was back in July of this year and there were only 3 servers up and running with nobody in them. Joined one of them and after awhile some dude joined and we chatted about how awesome this mod is or was..but that was pretty much it, figured he was the admin of the server or something too.

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woookieee
woookieee

Hello,

I am looking for a 3rd Person Animator for the Source Engine.

This is a paid job offer.

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Count_Crapula
Count_Crapula

Still waiting for this to appear on steam..

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Ravensholm
Ravensholm

Would be grand and probably get quite a few fresh faces interested and playing... However I have not seen any faces period. >_<

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when we ll be able to download bg3?

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Chris*101*
Chris*101*

Very soon hopefully.

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one of my favorit mods,it is simply awesome to have linebattles, skirmiches and meele fights

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