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Report for duty to this first-person, online action game where players choose to fight alongsid and against thousands of other players on the battlefields of western europe. Grab a rifle and experience heart-stopping infantry action or choose to advance your skills in one of dozens of accurately modeled combat vehicles, naval vessels or aircraft. Succeed and help the cause of the Allied or Axis forces. Fail and watch your side get pushed back and struggle for a foothold. Features the armies, vehicles, weapons and equipment found on the battlefields of Western lEurope 1939-1942.


Lonewolf sinks 2 enemy destroyers

(August 29th - Combat Stats & Records)
(OKM) Leutnant zur See Viking76, Kriegsmarine, reported: The allies where slamming the door in the zees pretty hard. From primarily a DD captain perspective it was a nightmare (Although allot of fun!)...

There was heavy and light Ship EWS all over the place. Luftwaffe was vastly outnumbered (as is the usual case in the Zeelands IMHO). I was the only one on the water. No recoon available from anyone except the folks defending kraben. So here is how that went down... I sailed around west side of stav. Turned east and was immediately engaged at 5k or so. After slugging it out for a bit my front mains where down. I flipped a uturn and tired to get a stern chase to happen. Rear mains gone on the 2nd hit. Bombed and listing as I make my escape north. The enemy destroyer (EDD) doesn't chase me but the bombers are still out and about. I cant fight the EDD because all of my mains are down. Contemplating my next move I check the mains again and my #1 main is working again. Now I have something to fight with so I sail around west of stav the same way because I am listing hard and wont make it much longer.
Hawk is buzzing me like a fly but has no egg and his Lazor doesn't do anything to me so I ignore it...

Here is where it gets interesting... I get the drop on two parked EDDs with several efmbs defending Gorisboek I engage them in a knife fight at ranges anywhere from 2k to 25m with my last main gun. I get broadside advantage on the first shot and keep it with a tight turn as they attempt to get underway and turn into me. EFMBs spawning like krazy kamikazies getting pounded with my 37s and both edds flamed and sinking. LW is trying their best to keep the bombers off of me now and a DB7 drops on me at close to mast height despawning right after. As all Enemy ships are sunk or burning and quickly sinking. I am still listing and on fire with no engine but in position to cover the docks. Check the map right as the Goris AO is pulled.
AAR Sortie

New videos

Sapper Smash Maneuver by Battlespam

Arradin as a noob fighter by Arradin

First Blood in BGE by Kfsone (one month ago)


Check your six

wwiiol check 6 by 4WingBinky

BattleGround Europe by GanymedeIV4


I meet an M10

I meet an M10 and disliked it by Svedala

SEV TV channel from the front

(August 24th - SEV TV Channel)
(SEV) Starting today you can watch orginal videos from us on the SEV channel. Watch the SEV channel here. With the launch it features hours worth of gaming, mostly from Battleground Europe and all made by Svedala. Stay tuned for the SEV Game show and other shows to be added as the work on the TV channel progresses. Why is it called SEV? Easy, Slob and other members of Svedalas squad kept calling him Sev as it was easier to say then Svedala.

Update monday, fun statistics from SEV TV, fifteen viewers from all over the world. Well, from Russia thru Europe to Canada and USA, that is. Hope you like it, during the week there will be updates.


New video by Tatonka

Once upon a time in ww2 online by Tatonka

Welcome to the Dangerzone

Moerdijk by Svedala

New videos

Sightseeing by Blindboyfuller

Join the pack - by Tex64

Battleground Europe by Metallician2

Martin flew us! by Kerndogs

And at the same time: Cornered Rat Rafter: " Svedala's "News from the Front" now featured on official website. We'll make you famous! wait. somebody already used that line. S! Svedala." Check it out here

Leutnant Svenhoek #1

(August 17th - Combat Stats & Records)
(OKL) Leutnant Svenhoek, Jagdflieger Luftwaffe was reported taking off from Aachen in his Bf110C4/B for his 39th consecutive sortie with a recorded kill. During the 32 minutes long mission the young Leutnant managed to take out two lafflys, one Panhard, three atgs, eleven infantry and a H87-b3. After the air battle Svenhoek recieved critical damage from Sgt Arreths P38f and the streak was over. It still stands as the #1 "Consecutive Sorties with a Kill" streak, 19 more sorties then the runner-up.
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Rain of fire over Boxtel

(August 22nd - Combat Stats & Records)
(OKH) Leutnant Bofors: " I spawned into a newly formed msp at boxtel, after realizing how close it was to the ab and how much aa was being thrown into the sky i decided to trade my lmg for a mortar and got my friend to feed me ammo. for the next 12 minutes mortars rained onto the ab non stop until i could hear no more aaa.I decided it was time for me to get out of there and despawned when i heard my friend dying next to me :(. 12 minutes of mortar fire resulted in the loss off 13 enemy aaa guns 1 atg."
AAR Sortie


Panhard kills 55 enemies

(August 20th - Combat Stats and Records)
(FAF) Lieutenant Dropsix left the FB of Gouvy and St. Vith 20:07 August 19th in order to participate in the french army operation to take St.Vith. During his 30 minute sortie he managed to kill 55 enemies and such was his fire that almost none managed to leave the barracks.

Whistable's factory bombarded

(August 20th - Combat Stats and Records)
(KM) Leutnant zur See Viking76 Started Aug 12, 2008 in a Type 1934 from Den Haag. Ended with 0 kills and 0 captures.: " Sailed to England. Battled through the AI. Leveled a Factory. 100% Destroyed. Sailed home. W00t!"
AAR Sortie

In the outskirts of Tilburg

(August 20th - 13e Régiment de Dragons)
(BE) Reported by Sergeant Terribad, 13e Régiment de Dragons: On my mission to defend Tilburg and help to recap it I ran south from the MSP to the East border of Tilburg. I went in looking for action but for the first 40 minutes realized that from where I was at, there was none to be had. There were multiple enemy tanks firing off in the distance, all I could do was mark and hope a friendly tank or AT gun or possibly a sapper could get them in time before they started pushing hard for tilburg from the east. I decided to keep heading south, marking along the way as my battle was going to be one fought on the outside of town - not in.

Eventually I had come across cover that would bring me to the East road that headed north. I could see from where I was laying prone a perfect view of enemy armor and infantry rolling in from the east. I continued to mark, only as I had gotten closer, the marks became more accurate. I even sent word to a nearby ATG whow as in tow on that east road to come to my position. He landed clean shots right under the turret of a panzer IVg. the others near town took care of the rest in the area (armored car, 2 Tigers and a handful of EI around them). I had earlier seen an opel truck heading south, but had lost visual of it. I decided to continue heading south after telling the ATGunner what a nice job he did. The ATGunner then called his buddy in the laffly to come pick him up - he was coming from the south on the east road of Tilburg. I heard shots and the sound of bullets ricocheting off the truck, so I started to sprint towards it in the bushline. He started saying he was hit and sure enough when I poked my head out of the bushline there was a german SMG running after the truck right in the middle of the road! I waited until he got closer and let forth a burst from my own SMG, effectivley killing him. The truck and ATG were still by me and I yelled for them to take off as I saw another german infantryman run into the bushes from the other side of the road a little ways down - I started to crawl... no less than 10 seconds later I hear the sound of boots thumping and the jingling of gear coming towards me, so I waited. Sure enough here comes a high ranking member of the german army running right over me and then out into the open! I lined him up as fast as I could and let forth two bursts into his torso - down he went. I pressed on south and yet again heard the same all too familiar sound of infantry running my way. This time an ATR, running not in the bushline, but on side of it! I snuck out lay down directly in front of him and let forth 1 solid burst of about 5 bullets, down he went. By this time I had called for help as I knew these guys had to be coming from somewhere close.

As I continued my slow crawl I had noticed a couple of friendly infantryman had rallied behind me a little way north of my location, I heard the sound of multiple EI coming and this time as they run over me I held my fire and warned the guys up the road of what was coming their way so that they could set up - I soon heard the sound of gun shot and noticed that the friendly icons on my map were still there. Once again, I heard the sound of another pair of boots running my way and yet again it was another german SMG wielding officer. I stepped out as he passed me and let fly 3 bursts into his back. I had gotten back into the bushes when someone had just marked the location of the enemy mobile spawn! It was directly across the street from where I lay in the bushes.

I ran to the other side of the road just in time to see it go up in flames. I scanned the area for any straggling EI and saw that I had come into the company of friendly Infantry all around my position - I felt safe at that point and at that exact moment we had finished capping Tilburg. I sent a message to a laffly passing by carrying an ATG and a friendly infantryman and hitched a ride back to the allies newly acquired town of Tilburg. We picked up a few more roaming infantry on the way and successfully RTB'd. To date, this has been one of the times I truly felt safe going back to base after a mission. It was a long sortie that in the end gave me a reward greater than a mere couple of points - it gave me pride in my chosen side...
S! Allies!

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Increased performance

(August 20th - Playskewls)
(BE) There are many tricks to how you can improve your fps (frames per second) in Battleground Europe. Keep your drivers up to date, invest in RAM or just turn down the graphics and sounds in your settings (software audio demands a good processor). The Barracks have some advice in this thread. Other sections of the forums are designed for this read suggestions for Windows or Macintosh.

Cornered Rat KFS1: " If you are using built-in sound you can probably grab a whole bunch of FPS by getting a SoundBlaster Audigy or X-Fi, upping your sounds to 32 or 64 sounds (check the fine print on the product manual to see how many ***hardware*** sounds it supports; the '128 sounds' is usually the combination of hardware + software) and making sure you have your sound card selected by name in settings (not "Primary Sound Driver")
In the meantime, you can probably gain a few FPS by going
Start > Control Panel > Sounds/Devices > Sounds/Devices (if you're in XP mode) > Audio > Advanced (top one) > Performance ... and moving the sliders left a notch.
Skom, Osasto Lagus: " REMEMBER to switch Threaded optimization: Off from nvidia 3d settings if you have nvidia gfx card."
Thick, 11th Marine Infanterie Division: " Ive got a 1.5 processor, 256mb Geforce Card, and 2 GB of ram. Somehow I manage always to stay around 13+ FPS even in the largest battles, and I always keep my visual unit level on high. Just make sure all your drivers are updated, as well as sound drivers. I set my clutter to lowest density and like 3/4 distance. I removed tracer smoke. Try that out. Also pressing F10 and lowering the view range could help a little."


AC-130 Gunship Model

AC-130 Gunship Model- Unity Engine Test by Rafter


(October 12th 2006 - Cornered Rat Software)
(CRS) Cornered Rat Gophur added some PWB art from the OT community back in 2006: " Not much in the world is better than pics with box. If I can ever get my office squared up since the painters came I'll have a few from the Alliance air show to share. In the mean time, enjoy the fine work from OT." Gophur's Blog



WW2OL Mythbusting from Vee4
Can you paradrop on an enemy Destroyer and sapp it?

Part I

Part II


Spawncamping not against TOS

(August 12th - Cornered Rat Software)
(CRS) You are inside a depot or barracks spawnzone when ownership switches to the enemy, what do you do? For years the average player have left the building following the fair play doctrine of not killing someone as they spawn in because, let's face it, it sucks to be on the recieving end and serves no real purpose. There have been many cases where a Game Manager have booted a player who stayed behind and went on a killing spree, just waiting for someone oto spawn in and killing them as the avatar appears from nowhere (in the exact same spot) and it happened when the Game Manager himself have been shot.

The Axis as well as the Allied High Commands had an agreement previously about their Commanders wouldn't spawncamp inside a depot or barracks as well as other agreements about Naval play etc but it went out the door in 2006 when a few AHC Commanders violated it, not everyone mind you. Then a "rule" appeared that you couldn't enter an enemy held depot or barrack if you were airborne (as paratrooper) and it was enforced by the Game Managers. Now it turns out there are no such CRS rules (your squad or other affiliated organisation might have one which you can decide to follow) but the Game Mangers cannot punish you for it, because it's not a TOS violation. The developers are working on a solution as explained by KFS1 over at Battleground Europe's website.

KFS1, Cornered Rat: " Something that goes round the office and forums every now and again is the issue of enemy infantry inside a depot or barracks. There are a huge range of opinions about it from "a factor of all out war" to "cheating". I tend to side with those who say "if the game allows it" on this one, right up until it's my turn to get shot ;)"


New videos

Bf 109e4 Vs. Spit Mk IXc by Jackal

Dac Driver Test by Neo617

Short infantry video by Fyntax10

Turn and Burn Preview by Kenney

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After Action Reports

Jun 30 12:41 A-20 uses ground Intel Sgt Usaf77 (UK/AF)
Jun 30 03:50 Ballsukin Sgt Kauhu88 (DE/NV)
Jun 29 01:51 death from above!! Maj Fox403 (UK/AR)
Jun 28 16:44 Defence of Grobbendonk, 28/06 Lt Lowe (UK/AR)
Jun 27 19:50 Prum ZOC Corp Reptard (UK/AR)
Jun 27 15:34 Liberation of Losheim Capt Weiker (DE/AR)
Jun 26 21:01 111 bombs now even kill? Corp Kauhu88 (DE/AF)
Jun 23 01:55 Bombs away! Lnc Corp Welly (UK/AF)
Jun 22 18:54 7 down, 493 to go... Lt Col Madplan0 (DE/AR)
Jun 22 01:14 Jarny Combat Air Patrol -- Jun... Maj Infinity (UK/AF)
Jun 20 12:59 jackpot Sgt Maj Karas (FR/AR)
Jun 19 11:50 Knife Kill on LMG Maj Speed68 (UK/AR)
Jun 19 11:26 Big win... untimate battle 2nd Lt Bzrdbird (DE/AR)
Jun 18 04:46 Allied infantry push for St. T... Capt Rampski (DE/AR)
Jun 15 08:37 Woo rammed Sgt Vanowen (DE/AF)
Jun 14 22:15 Pot Shots Pvt Channelcat (FR/AR)
Jun 14 19:44 The Battling Bastards of Bouil... QM Sgt Rabidx (DE/AR)

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