I have played this Game on and Off since geez 2005 ( more on than off )
The Name Change wasnt Some evil plan to market the game as different or New. The original name for the game was WWIIOL Blitzkrieg .. unfortunately there were some Copyright issues with blitzkrieg Hence the Switch to Battleground Europe.
Some of the graphics have Been updated but still a Little Behind the times ... but that is Partially the engine they are using, partially the enormous Size of the map ( The Map is I believe a 1/5 Scale map of The british isles and Western/Central europe with the entire map being Live.. no zoning etc) and partially the Size of the Dev team(Currently 4-6 Devs atm) Alot Of the game play mechanics have Changed Drastically Since 2007( for example Mobile Spawn points have Changed to Forward Resupply Units.. now not only can you Spawn closer to the battle.. but You can rearm tanks and infantry from this point)
They do have free to play but its Limited in what weapon systems you can spawn in. It's really just ment to give you a feel/taste of the game and an inside look on how it all works( http://www.battlegroundeurope.com/free
One of the big Selling Points to this game is that the Game is 100% totally Run from start to finish each map by regular players in the High Commands For both sides.Any Player in game can join their sides High Command and on a Daily even hourly basis decide the Course of the Battle.
The only thing the Devs Do is reset the Map at the Start of a Campaign and Declare a Winner when win conditions are Met... oh and unlike Most games .. the DEVS actually play the game.
Warning: this game has a fairly Steep learning Curve So if you have any questions about this game Feel free to PM me.
BTW: If you sub for the game (FTP can only reach rank 2 i believe)..For new Players Defense is the Way to go .. Points come faster and you have time between enemy encounters to ask questions of the players .. the Community in this game is notoriously Helpful for the Most part
if your into FPS/Simulation with a World War Two theme and a player driven Strategy/RP level in the game and Can get past the Not So up to date Graphics
this is the game for you