Battle Grounds 2
The game is set in the Revolutionary War 1775-1783 in the US. British Soldiers and colonist royal to the crown, loyalists, fight American colonists and soldiers fighting for the freedom and self-government of the thirteen colonies. Due to the historical setting, weaponry is quite unusual for a FPS: Muskets and rifles of the period only load one shot and take about 20 seconds to reload (7.5 seconds in the game). Bayonets, swords and knives see their use on the battlefield in melee combat. The current version 2.0 of BG2 was released on 23rd April 2010.
The Battle Grounds 2 is a Source Modification currently based on Source SDK Base 2007. To play The Battle Grounds 2, you will need to have HL2: Deathmatch installed and must have bought one Source-Game (free HL2:DM from the ATI or nVidia deal will not work).
On both sides choose between:
- Frontiersman [A]
- Militia [A]
- Jaeger [B]
- Native [B]
- Light Infantry [B]
[A] American Only
[B] British Only
With the release of 2.0 there is a wide variety of weapons available:
- Brown Bess
- Long Pattern
- Brown Bess Carbine
- American Brown Bess
- Pennsylvania Long Rifle
- Jaeger Rifle
- Hunting Knife
- Belt Axe
Version 2.0 Release
We are glad to publicly announce the release of The BattleGrounds 2 2.0, a new version of the Revolutionary War Mod for Half-Life 2! Among many changes, bug fixes and new features, the main highlights are:
- 3rd person animations for reloading.
- The addition of the British Light Infantry Class.
- A choice of weapons for the infantry and skirmisher classes.
- Three new maps (bg_quebec, bg_assault and bg_miningtown)
- A reworked, more realistic stamina system.
- Lots of improved skins.
Check our forums for a detailed changelog.
The Battle Grounds 2 Team is currently looking for animators, modellers, skinners and coders. If you want to contribute to BG2, do not hesitate to visit the forums and let us know. All dedicated modders will be considered.