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After a long break FHSWman has started working on this mod again. 7.5 cm IG 37 +++ TOG 2* +++ TOG 3 +++ Tiger II (“Porsche turret”) +++ Piaggio P.108

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It has been pretty quiet around this mod but the player base is still here and it’s one of the few mods for Battlefield 1942 that still gets played online.

After a long break FHSWman, the man behind this mod, has let us know that he wants to provide further updates. However due to time constraints he will focus on bug fixing for the most part. But there are also some leftover models which only need little work to be put into the game. Five of them are featured in this article.


7.5 cm IG 37

Light and mobile gun for direct support of the infantry, introduced in 1944. The armor penetration is pretty low for the time but the HE shells carry plenty of power to dislodge entrenched infantry. There will be a towable variant for the Kettenkrad and Sd.Kfz. 251.






TOG 2*

A British heavy tank project developed early in World War 2 and greatly influenced by the experiences of the first World War. Already obsolete when built and therefore only prototypes were produced. The vehicle in FHSW is a mix of TOG 1 and TOG 2 with the 75mm gun in the hull, machine guns in sponsons and a 17 pounder (or a recoilless 4.5 inch gun) as main armament.






TOG 3

Similar to the TOG 2 but with added armor.






Tiger II (“Porsche turret”)

Production Tiger II hull with the turret which was produced by Krupp for the alternative Porsche design. The first 50 Tiger II’s were fitted with this turret because there were delays in the production of the intended turret. The front armor is a bit weaker and ammo storage for the main gun is a bit lower, otherwise it’s the same vehicle as the regular Tiger II.






Piaggio P.108

Italian heavy bomber which entered service in 1941, only about 30 were built. An advanced feature for the time were the remote-controlled turrets above the engines. In FHSW it’s the first four-engined bomber on Axis-side and in addition to the regular bomber there will also be a torpedo bomber variant.






If you want to play this mod online or have any technical or gameplay-related questions I strongly suggest to join the Discord group, there's where most of the player base is nowadays: Discord.gg

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tom111
tom111

I know this has been asked sooo many times, but are there any plans for bot support?

Awesome news btw!

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eYe.ris Author
eYe.ris

Very unlikely to be added officially I think but I've seen some talk on the Discord that there's an unofficial patch. However it only contains old vehicles and maps (pre v0.5) since the new stuff was never coded for bot support. This would require a lot more work.

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tom111
tom111

Ill see if I can jump into one of the MP servers, thanks for your answer!

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Penqi
Penqi

we need bots,so we can play offline mode

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illicitSoul
illicitSoul

TOG II and III looks amazing. I didn't expect this update!

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Guest
Guest

Hi there

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al13326
al13326

Torpedo bomber variant?

Is that a P.108A Artigliere equipped with Cannone 90/53 gun?

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eYe.ris Author
eYe.ris

Yea I was hoping for that as well, but I think it's just a regular torpedo bomber with torpedos under the wings.

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MustaschFarmer
MustaschFarmer

Also the Achilles 17pdr M10 has been announced for FHSW!

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