This is a different mod than most. The closest thing to an automatic weapon are the revolvers. You have to aim, take 10 seconds to reload and aim again. You have a bayonet or a knife for close-quarters battle. There are no planes and no vehicles, except ironclads and horses. There are plenty of stationary cannons however.
Civil War guns fired 1-ounce bullets that were usually of around .57 caliber and were made of soft lead that flattened on impact. As you can imagine, these did horrendous damage to the human body. In the mod, head and chest shots are a 1-shot kill with all rifles and carbines. Revolvers and pistols are a 1-shot kill to the head or 2 shots to the chest.
Battlefield 1861: The American Civil War A mod of Battlefield: 1942 By: The Who Dares Wins Team Official Forum: http://wdw.bf1942files.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=17 ***INSTALLATION*** Unzip the file with WinRAR. Copy the folder "CivilWarMod" to [your bf1942 directory]/mods. Load the game up in regular mode and switch to "Battlefield: 1861" from the "Custom Game" menu. ***GAMEPLAY*** This is a different mod than most. The closest thing to an automatic weapon are the revolvers. You have to aim, take 10 seconds to reload and aim again. You have a bayonet or a knife for close-quarters battle. There are no planes and no vehicles, except ironclads and horses. There are plenty of stationary cannons however. Civil War guns fired 1-ounce bullets that were usually of around .57 caliber and were made of soft lead that flattened on impact. As you can imagine, these did horrendous damage to the human body. In the mod, head and chest shots are a 1-shot kill with all rifles and carbines. Revolvers and pistols are a 1-shot kill to the head or 2 shots to the chest. Other features: Confederate side has a random soldier skin. Ammoboxes have been redone, they are now wagons with crates and cannonballs in the back. Medic boxes are also redone as wagons with red crosses, they are found only in bases. Medic class does not exist to reflect the poor quality of civil war medical care. ***CLASSES*** UNION: Sharpshooter: Knife Sharps Rifle (20 rounds of ammo) Infantry: Bayonet Springfield Model 1861 rifle (40 rounds) Cavalry: Saber Colt Model 1860 revolver (2 cylinders of 6 rounds each) Sharps Carbine (40 rounds) Marine (Fort Fisher map only, in place of cavalry): Bayonet Springfield Model 1861 rifle (40 rounds) Pioneer: Knife Springfield Model 1855 rifle (40 rounds) Sapper: Knife Enfield Model 1853 rifle (40 rounds) Ketchum grenade (2 grenades) CONFEDERATES: Sharpshooter: Bowie Knife Whitworth Patent Rifle (20 rounds of ammo) Infantry: Bayonet Enfield Model 1853 rifle (40 rounds) Cavalry: Saber J.H. Dance revolver (2 cylinders of 6 rounds each) Tarpley Carbine (40 rounds) Alternate Cavalry (some maps): Saber Colt Model 1860 revolver (2 cylinders of 6 rounds each) Shotgun (double barreled) Marine (Fort Fisher map only, in place of cavalry): Bayonet Wilson Naval Rifle (40 rounds) Pioneer: Bowie Knife Model 1842 pistol (12 rounds) Springfield Model 1841 "Mississippi" Rifle (40 rounds) Sapper: Bowie Knife Fayetteville Armory Rifle (40 rounds) Hand Grenades (2 grenades) Alternate Sapper (some maps): Bowie Knife Fayetteville Armory Rifle (40 rounds) Landmine (remote detonated, 1 mine) ***WEAPONS*** Sharps Rifle The Sharps rifle was a breechloading rifle designed with sharpshooters in mind. It is very accurate and reloads faster than most rifles. To balance things out the sharpshooter carries half the ammo of a regular soldier. Whitworth Patent Rifle The Whitworth was a british-designed sharpshooter's weapon. It had a hexagonal barrel that fired a special hexagonal bullet. This made it more accurate than today's sniper rifles, with a maximum reported range of around 2,000 yards. The Whitworth is equipped with a scope, so to balance things the Confederate sharpshooters carry only 20 rounds of ammo. Springfield Model 1861 Rifle The Springfield 1861 was the most common infantry rifle of the war. It was a muzzleloader that fired .58 caliber bullets. Springfield Model 1855 Rifle. The Springfield M1855 was the precursor to the M1861. It was not as common during the War Between The States but could still be found in frontline service. Springfield Model 1841 "Mississippi" Rifle The Mississippi Rifle was the first rifle (as opposed to musket) to be adopted by the US Army. It saw its first use in the Mexican War, in a Mississippi unit commanded by a man named Jefferson Davis, hence the name "Mississippi Rifle". Enfield Model 1853 Rifle The Enfield was the most common of the many rifles the Confederate government purchased in Europe. At least 400,000 were used by the Confederate armies, and several hundred thousand more were used by Union forces. Fayetteville Armory Rifle The Confederates manufactured many different guns on their own, all in small quantities. One of the biggest armories was the Confederate arsenal in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Wilson Naval Rifle The Wilson rifle was a British-made weapon for use on ships. Sharps Carbine Carbines were shortened rifles for use by cavalry. At the time of the Civil War most were breechloaders. The trade-off for a quick reload is decreased range and accuracy. The Confederates manufactured an almost exact copy of the Sharps Carbine in Charleston, South Carolina. Tarpley Carbine The Tarpley was manufactured in Greensboro, North Carolina for the Confederate armies. It was also a breechloader although not many were produced. Colt Model 1860 Revolver The Colt M1860 was the most famous and common Civil War revolver. It had 6 cylinders, and the cylinders themselves could be changed to expedite reloading. J.H. Dance Revolver The Dance Revolver was a Confederate-manufactured revolver used by some Confederate forces. Model 1842 pistol This is an example of the many obsolete single-shot pistols floating around at the time of the Civil War. Shotgun Weapons were in short supply in the South, escpecially for cavalrymen and many men brought along their trusty double-barreled shotgun from home instead of a carbine. It was effective at close quarters but useless at range. Ketchum Grenade The football-shaped Ketchum grenade was an explosive device with a plunger at the end. It explodes on contact. Confederate Grenade The Confederates improvised several hand grenades. This one is basically a small artillery shell with a timed fuse. Landmine The land mine was invented by the Rains Brothers from New Bern, North Carolina. The use of mines on both land and water was widespread by Confederate forces. Knife Many Union troops chose to carry along a factory-made utility knife. It could serve as a close-quarters desperation weapon. Bowie Knife Many troops on both sides carried long fearsome-looking bowie knives. Bayonet Bayonets were fixed onto the end of rifles, allowing them to be used as spears while still firing the rifle. By the time of the Civil War they were obsolete and caused few casualties. Cavalry Saber Cavalrymen often went into battle with a saber in addition to their carbines and revolvers. The saber was quickly proven to be outdated and next to useless on the battlefield. ***VEHICLES*** Napoleon, 12-pounder The Napoleon 12-pounder smoothebore was the most common Civil War artillery piece. Hundreds were used by both sides. Bf1861 has a version that fires shells and a version firing cannister shot. Parrot Rifle, 20-pounder The Parrot Rifle was a rifled cannon strengthened with a band of iron around the breech. Hundreds of these guns firing conical shells were used by both sides. Armstrong Gun The Armstrong was a British made wonder of Civil War engineering. Designed to be mounted on fortifications, the Armstrong could fire 150-pound projectiles miles out to sea. Only a handful ever reached the Confederacy, and 2 were mounted at Fort Caswell and Fort Fisher outside of Wilmington, North Carolina. Dictator 200-pound siege mortar During the siege of Petersburg, Union artillerymen bombarded the Confederate positions with the "Dictator", a 200-pound siege mortar mounted on a railroad car. Target Rifle Target rifles or benchrest rifles were custom-made sniper's weapons. Because they weighed as much as 60 pounds, they had to be emplaced and could not be moved around. Horse Cavalry were widely used in the Civil War, led by famous commanders such as J.E.B. Stuart, Nathan Bedford Forrest and Phillip Sheridan. The horses in Bf1861 are used like vehicles and are armed with a Sharps Carbine. Blockade Runner Blockade running was the only way to get supplies into the South for most of the war. Sleek, fast ships were built to evade Union warships. The main port for blockade runners was Wilmington, North Carolina. Wilmington remained open to blockade runners until January 1865. Landing boat Small boat used as a landing craft. Passaic-Class Monitor The Passaic Class was an upgrade on the USS Monitor design. Many improvements were added, but the basic design remained the same. The Passaic mounts 2 cannon in a swivelling turret. ***MAPS*** Gettysburg Day 1 Type: Conquest: Head-on Size: Large Recommended # of players: 64 Modes: Conquest, TDM The first day of battle, focusing on McPherson's Woods and the town of Gettysburg. Gettysburg Day 2 Type: Conquest: Assault Size: Large Recommended # of players: 64 Modes: Conquest, TDM The second day, focusing on the famous Devil's Den and Little Round Top. Gettysburg Day 3 Type: Conquest: Assault Size: Large Recommended # of players: 64 Modes: Conquest, TDM The third day of battle, featuring the infamous Pickett's Charge. Battle of the Wilderness Type: Conquest: Assault Size: Very Small Recommended # of players: 32 or less Modes: Conquest, TDM, Singleplayer A nighttime battle in thick, brushy woods. The location is the Virginia Wilderness as Ulysses S. Grant invades Virginia in 1864. Battle of the Crater Type: Conquest: Assault Size: Small Recommended # of players: 64 Modes: Conquest, TDM, Singleplayer Another nighttime battle, this time after Union forces exploded a tunnel filled with gunpowder under Confederate fortifications outside Petersburg, Virginia. The battle takes place inside the giant crater. Fort Fisher Type: Conquest: Assault Size: Large Recommended # of players: 64 Modes: Conquest, TDM, Singleplayer An assault on an earthworks fort. Fort Fisher protected the port of Wilmington. It was captured in January 1865. ***MUSIC*** Main Menu: "Dixie" Loading: "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" Victory: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" Defeat: "Taps"
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