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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.

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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.
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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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