BF1942 - Battlefield 1861

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Title:
BF1942 - Battlefield 1861
Author:
Who Dares Wins Team
Created:
12/10/2004
Updated:
12/10/2004
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Description: BF1942 - Battlefield 1861

This is an American Civil War total conversion of Battlefield: 1942. Battlefield: 1861 recreates many battles from the war between the states, complete with accurate weaponry and uniforms.


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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