The final version of Battlegroup42 is gradually reaching testing phase, and so it's about time to provide you with an update about the new content. While we showed you new vehicle and plane models in the
past news updates, this time it's all about the new scenarios in which you'll be able to play around.
Our first map preview for today takes us to Germany in March of 1945, where the British and Canadian troops begin a large-scale River Rhine crossing, also using paratroopers as part of
Operation Varsity. The scenario is already known since the map has been part of the mod for many years. But its design only marginally resembled the actual conditions. BG42 mapper Sarge Surfat therefor
decided on a total reconstruction: The unrealistic rock formation as well as the river bifurcation were removed. The big bridge was replaced with a smaller one and a pontoon bridge added. There are two
positions where the British tank units, covered by stationary at guns, can cross the river while paratroopers land behind German lines in a dense forest area with the goal of disrupting the German deployment
and formation. Latter still have powerful tank forces at their disposal which will pose a serious threat to the enemy's advance. The map is available in Conquest and Coop mode.
Map preview number two continues the path of Operation Varsity: After their River Rhine crossing, the British and Canadian troops advance towards Northern Germany, using the German
Autobahn 1 running from Cologne to Bremen. The road, originally used by the Germans for rapid troop movements, now becomes an accelerator for the Allied advance, over which troops and supplies can be brought
to the front at high speed. Not without obstructions of course: In some places the Germans had set up blockades and defensive positions. This is the scenario of the map "Autobahn", in which the Allies hit
such a blockade and massive resistance consisting of tanks, artillery and bunker emplacements at an Autobahn bridge. On this rather small map the controlpoints are close to each other, guaranteeing a
focused, intensive battle. The map from Sarge Surfat supports Conquest and Coop.
While in spring of 1945 the Americans, British, Canadians and many other Allied troops struggle with the remnants of the Wehrmacht in Germany, the German resistance in mostly
liberated France also hasn't completely vanished. That's the setting for the final map preview in this news. In some fortified seaports like La Rochelle or Royan German soldiers kept up the fight, refusing
to surrender. Intolerable for the French forces: In April of 1945 their infantry and tank units attack Royan which was completely destroyed by prior bombardments. The goal is not only to capture of town, but
also to silence the German heavy guns, which had been installed there as part of the Atlantic Wall. Exactly this situation is the setting of the map "Royan Outskirts" from Sarge Surfat: The French have to
fight their way through almost impassable, heavily forrested terrain full of barbed wire and tank obstacles, exposed to German artillery and Nebelwerfer fire. In their advance they also utilize Char B1 tanks
which they re-captured from the Germans. This map features Conquest and Coop.
Battlegroup42 Final: map preview # 1
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skyline writes on 19/01/2014 21:20
when can we download it?
IrishGuard writes on 27/09/2013 07:04
That's what I mean.
SargeSurfat writes on 22/09/2013 03:56
Our maps donÂ´t support Singleplayer mode like the vanilla maps but coop mode. Coop is
basically like Singleplayer, but with the possibilty to play on LAN and
online server. Singleplayer missons are available, though, but they are the same as coop.
IrishGuard writes on 21/09/2013 20:27
Hot damn and presumbly these are avalible for single player as well?
DustyMiller writes on 14/09/2013 01:28
Royan Outskirts looks atmospheric. Love beach maps.
Laux writes on 11/09/2013 00:58
Endlich gibt es wieder eine Battlegroup 42 News.:-)
Da habt Ihr wieder 3 schĂ¶ne Maps gezaubert,
die gefallen mir alle 3 gut.
Die eine auf der Autobahn, die andere Varsity im Wald und die Royan Outkirts (Erinnert mich an BF Heroes).:-)
DanIsDone writes on 09/09/2013 13:16
Yay! an update im so excited