BG42 has updated the news on their site at http://www.battlegroup42.com. There's updates about BG for BF:1942 and BG for BF:V with screenshots 'n stuff. :naughty:
Real men hate balance and play Forgotten Hope or XWW2. BG42, for those who don't know, is like a WWII version of Desert Combat. Everything is balanced and makes a halfassed attempt at being historically accurate.
...Ok, sure. But it does offer a different sort of play than one-shot-one-kill realism mods. (Not that I don't fire up FH or XWWII myself every now and again.) The focus on BG42 is a manifest of real armor, vehicles and weapons - there's really plenty to drive, fly and fire in the mod - while balancing them to provide a fluid and fun gameplay. To state that BG42 is a realism mod with the same objectives as FH and XWWII is really not fair. To me it was what BF:1942 should have been all along - a fluid and fun WWII gameplay with lots of vehicles and weapons accurately modeled. Its faster paced, IMO, than the realism mods (this is subjective of course!) and a single soldier can get enough accomplished to make a difference even when their team is not exactly playing as...well, a team. Note, though, things are in transition a bit and new balancing and gameplay feel are being explored with the BG42 on BF:V mod due out soon. Overall, BG42 does fill a niche in the mod world and doesn't compete toe-to-toe with the objective of being "true to life" insofar as gameplay goes. Its unfair, I think, to state that the weapons - and maps - aren't as accurate in feel as those in the realism mods.
Another news update is posted over at the BG42 website!. This one is about US Armor and has some information about our upcoming BG42:42 Map Pack! Check it out :D
First thing I hear about this mod, gonna check it out!
Battlegroup 42 - A somewhat realism based mod but concentrates on gameplay. http://www.battlegroup42.com/
Forgotten Hope - A realism based mod with a emphasis on realism but balanced gameplay http://forgottenhope.bf1942files.com/index.php?flash=yes
XWW2 - A hardcore realism mod. Historical accuracy and realism first, gameplay second. http://www.xww2.com/