Battlegroup 42 V. 1.7 Released

Battlegroup 42 is one of many mods of wartime shooters that attempt to create greater realism. What sets Battlegroup 42 apart from the other, similar shooters is the admirably nerdy attention to the seemingly mundane details of life during war. In addition to multi-role APC’s and improved infantry classes, it has more historically accurate equipment that exhibits both the benefits and failings of their real life equivalents. (And that ought to provide some laffs when your M1918 Browning jams up with Indonesian mud, and you develop pre cancer symptoms from the smokes provided in your ration pack.)

The game is designed with an emphasis on the Pacific theater, and aims to promote teamplay by making it easier and more beneficial for players to work together. A comprehensively revised damage system also makes for a much greater depth of feel and, they promise, one-hit kills are now the exception and not the rule. Hallelujah.

Anyway, check out this instructional video for the catapult system used on Japanese aircraft carriers:

Videos & Audio – BattleGroup42 Mod for BattleField 1942 – Mod DB

The grainy, black and white wash is a neat trick. You can grab your slice of kill-em-all WWII nostalgia in 5 bit sized chunks:

Part One.
Part Two.
Part Three.
Part Four.
Part Five.

Now go fight for freedom, gunner.

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