The Battle Grounds 2 and Battle Grounds 3(BG3) are Half-Life 2 multiplayer modifications based on the American War of Independence (1775-1783). 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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Ten years of Battle Grounds II on Source, have some screenshots to celebrate!

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This Sunday is the tenth anniversary of The Battle Grounds II. To mark this special occasion I thought I would show some of the recent developments and work from the Dev team.

Every single official map has been updated in some way, with new shadows, lighting and models. Some of these changes have resulted in old maps looking dramatically different, like Plateau:

Some of the maps, like Bg_Fall, have had small changes made to enhance the gameplay and improve the graphics.

Additionally we have a completely new map for this release, CTF_Road.

You can see more screenshots of CTF_Road and read more about it over at our website, Bg2mod.com That website will play a greater role in the new release, since we plan to add a webpage with descriptions and stories for each map drawn from real, historical places to lend a more historical and dynamic flavour to each map, rather than just having generic names.

We have recently added in new models as well, there is of course the Swivel Gun:

A nasty piece of work loaded with grapeshot that sweeps enemies away.

It wouldn't be Battle Grounds if you couldn't slice your foes up, so I'm pleased to show off some of our new edged weaponry, starting with the new British officer Sword (WIP).

And finally the Native has a new tomahawk to hack away with:

Ten years is a long time for any game to go on for, let alone a free mod based on Valve's Source engine. The community has had it's ups and downs but it's kept going, and the community keeps it alive, it's been great to spend so many years with the Bg2 community. So here's to all you Battle Grounds II players, may your shots fly true and may you always get headstabs!

~The Battle Grounds 2 Development Team

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Max312
Max312

Wow, nice work!

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SilverfusionLT
SilverfusionLT

Still wish they were more public servers.

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SirErwinRommel
SirErwinRommel

And what a ten years it has been!

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bm_killer10
bm_killer10

theres spider webs in the screenshot to prove it

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drugbugz
drugbugz

hahahah true fking that.

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MASTER_BATES
MASTER_BATES

Looks great good to see one of fav old source mods still being worked on haven't been playing it recently but will once this is released.

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L3d
L3d

nice to see you guys keep going a great game btw !

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Mongolranger
Mongolranger

I remember playing this back in the day and having so much fun.

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ZitaX
ZitaX

Best HL2 mod out there IMO. Had soo much fun with this!

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Nathan_Hale Creator
Nathan_Hale

Hawke isn't joking either- it is surprising just how much better some of these maps look, even some of the old "favorites" like Ambush, Fall, and Freeman's Farm.

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modda
modda

Great!

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Happy Birthday BG2 & Team!

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Antiverse
Antiverse

It looks astonishing guys!

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