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  Battlegroup42 1.6 Preview - Soviets strike back! - Mods
  Posted by: computernerd on 03-16-2009 @ 11:56 - Source: Battlegroup 42
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Sweet, looks like we're gonna get something big from Battlegroup 42 sometime, so please read below for more info smile

Itīs time again for some news from the Battlegroup42 team. Before we
start our presentation of new models we would like to take the chance
to introduce two new projects from our fan community. Our thanks for
their great engagement go out to Dusty Miller and Scottsman !

We will tell you of course what those projects are about. To start
with, thereīs Dusty Millerīs "Global Strategic Map" project which is
still in the process of being built. In this project you can see on a
world map where the original battlefields were which are resembled in
our maps, accompanied with the loadscreens and ingame maps. You can
find the link to this project in our links section on www.battlegroup42.de or here.

second project weīre introducing today is from Scottsman. You might
already know his teaser videos in which he shows the battleship USS
Washington and the T-26 tank. Scotty has created his own BG42 video
channel on Youtube where you can watch all of his video creations. The
most current video is presenting the new Crusader Mk. II tank. Curious
? Then visit http://www.youtube.com/user/BG42vids

letīs pay attention to our new models which are awaiting you in
Battlegroup42 1.6. Again we have managed to convert some of the
fantastic vehicles from BGF and to replace and retire older, low
quality models from BG42. For example, our old BT-7 tank was replaced
by a new BGF model which was made by Koricus. The BT-7 was the last
model of the BT series which had been produced in the Soviet Union
since 1933 and formed the base of the develpoment of the famous T-34 tank. The light BT tanks were the fastest tracked vehicles in
this time. For longer road trips the tracks could even be removed. But
in order to reduce weight its armor was only suited to protect from
infantry weapons and grenade fragments. The BT-7 was armed with a 45mm
cannon which was first used in the border skirmishes with Japan in
1939. Along with the T-26 it formed the main part of the soviet armored
forces in summer of 1941 when Germany attacked the Soviet Union.
Thousands of BT tanks were literally used as cannon fodder until enough
of the new T-34 tanks were available.

The KV-2, our next new
model, is another typical tank from the first phase of the war on the
Eastern Front. 334 of those behemoths were built between 1939 and 1941,
used as heavy assault tanks in the war against Finland where their
152mm howitzers proved to be very successfull as bunker busters. The
armor of the KV-2 was impenetrable for the anti tank weapons of this
time, only heavy artillery and direct bomb hits were able to knock it
out. Tactical errors, mechanical problems und lack of fuel in the
first few months of Operation Barbarossa hindered the KV-2 to unfold
its full fighting capability against the Wehrmacht. But when used in
the proper way it literally caused panic among the german troops. There
are reports after which single, strategically wise placed KV-2s
hindered the advance of german units for almost two days. This model
was also done by Koricus.

We were also able to replace or old
BA-64 model with the one from BGF, modeled by Koricus and skinned by
Tha Godfather. The BA-64 was a lightly armored scout car which was
armed with a 7,62mm DT machinegun in an open turret and could be found
at the front since mid of 1942. It was based on the chassis of the
GAZ-64 (later GAZ-67) jeep and proved to be highly efficient in its
role because of its mobility. It was also used as combat vehicle in
urban battles and as anti aircraft vehicle.

Letīs come to the
last point for today, this time something completely new which has
never been before in Battlegroup42. Weīre talking about the MiG-3, a
soviet fighter plane which was built from autumn of 1940 on. Although inferior to the BF109 below 5000 meters, above 5000 meters the MiG-3 made up for it's weaker armament with it's agilty at high
altitude, making it an excellent interceptor. The MiG-3
proved its worthiness in the defense of Moscow where it shot down many
german bombers as well as escorting fighters. Like all models in this
news it was converted and coded by Sarge31FR.

Thatīs it for
today. We have released a second test build of BG42 1.6 to our testers
and a public release in spring is likely. Until then thereīll be more
news - we still have some surprises in the sleeve !

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Total comments: 3 | Last comment: 03-18-2009 at 11:39

 #1 - FH2 Canada update - 03-17-2009 at 17:00
Joined: May 2nd, 2003
Posts: 133
Yes BG42 is good and all, but I guess you still missed FH2's 5th March update with Canadian troops... oh well. I guess anyone that cares checks FH's website in any case.

 #2 - 03-18-2009 at 07:24
Joined: February 21st, 2009
Posts: 26
C'mon guys, where are the ITALIANS?! They must be in the game, some maps in the Greek-Albanian front (instead of greek troops, use british, who fought there as well) but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE include the Italian army.

 #3 - 03-18-2009 at 11:39
Joined: January 24th, 2006
Posts: 5
@ Lt_Johnny_Walker:
Be patient, man... ;-) You will be surprised when we release 1.6... :-D

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