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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Steam Page, Release Date!

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After 6 years of bloody war, the Steam page for Battle Grounds III is finally here! June 2019: that’s the month for release, although early access will come before that. The last battle on our campaign for final victory draws near!

More information regarding early access and a specific release date will come later. Stayed tuned by following us here and on the links below!

Battle Grounds III Main Website
Battle Grounds III Steam Page

Battle Grounds III YouTube channel
Battle Grounds III Twitter

Teaser Trailer

We in the The Battle Grounds Game Development Team thought to create a new trailer to help everyone get excited for the upcoming Steam release.

New Weapons

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As always, we've been churning out new content, and here is a sneak peak of two new weapons we've been working and smithing.

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The first mass produced military rifle-musket, the Pattern 1776 rifle is accurate at long range. Issued to British Light Infantry troops, it allowed the British army to combat the American rifleman.

It is more accurate than all muskets in the game. Its shortened barrel makes it the least accurate of all the rifles, reduces damage, and reduce the one-shot kill range; however, the shortened barrel makes this the fastest loading of all the rifles, loading in the same time as most muskets.

Spontoon

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The officer’s spontoon is as long as a musket with bayonet (precisely, it’s as long as the Short Pattern Brown Bess), and its lower weight makes it very fast. However, also due to the reduced weight, the Spontoon does less damage than the other melee weapons (chest hit and arm hit do not kill). In well-practiced hands, the spontoon is fast and lethal . Of course, the officer who uses it lacks any shooting capabilities.

Linebattle Improvements

Ammo Adjustments

In the past, many BG2 players enjoyed playing in grand role-playing linebattles, where an officer would lead all of his troops around a battlefield and deliver well-drilled volleys to the enemy. However, because American muskets are generally more accurate, a problem appeared where American teams preferred to sit out far away from the battle, outranging their British enemies.

In The Battle Grounds 3, this will still be a valid tactic. However, it will no longer be a sustainable one. The key change is that ammo counts have been reduced to about 11 shots per soldier. Ammo crates have been dispersed in the centers of linebattle maps in order to keep action focused in the center of the maps and prevent long-running skirmishes after most players have died.

For example, here is the ammo box on one of the new linebattle maps, Lb_Continental:

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Linebattles with Different Classes

Traditionally, linebattles were always been played with standard infantry classes. This is due to two reasons: familiarity, and because it would be difficult for linebattle officers to coordinate class changes between players (in both private and public matches).

To resolve the larger issue, a new suite of console commands now allows linebattle officers to unilaterally change the classes and weapons of other players, without having to restart the round.

That's all for now soldiers. We'll see you on the battlefield!

~Awesome, Lead BG3 Developer, May 2019

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2018: Year in Review

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BG3: New Team Member, Help Wanted

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Latest development news for Battle Grounds 2

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BattleGrounds 2 2.4 FULL Installer

BattleGrounds 2 2.4 FULL Installer

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A full Installer for the version 2.4 Windows client.

BattleGrounds 2 2.3 to 2.4 Patch Installer

BattleGrounds 2 2.3 to 2.4 Patch Installer

Patch

An Installer that will upgrade from version 2.3 to 2.4.

BattleGrounds 2 2.4 FULL Client/Server ZIP file

BattleGrounds 2 2.4 FULL Client/Server ZIP file

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A ZIP file containing the full 2.4 installation for clients and servers.

BattleGrounds 2 2.3 to 2.4 Patch ZIP File

BattleGrounds 2 2.3 to 2.4 Patch ZIP File

Patch

A ZIP file containing the files to upgrade from 2.3 to 2.4.

Battle Grounds 2 2.3 Patch

Battle Grounds 2 2.3 Patch

Patch 10 comments

Patch for BattleGrounds 2. Version 2.3 - released August 7th, 2015. Click 'read more' for installation instructions.

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Full Version 30 comments

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

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Thrilled to see this still being worked on!

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

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