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Posted by: Mayhemic.MAD
29.08.2015 18:00 GMT


Gloria Victis - a map pack for Forgotten Hope 0.7

Created by members of [PFT] clan, the Gloria Victis map pack portraits invasion of Poland in September 1939 by 3rd Reich and their ally - Soviet Union, which started the 2nd world war.

Mappack includes whole new equipment for Poles and Germans, like mobile cannons, hundreds of new static models and new weapons like Molotov Coctail or VIS wz.35.


It contains maps showing the most symbolic battles of the "September Campaign", such as:

Westerplatte - a symbol of Polish defence against overwhelming German forces



Grodno - reflecting the will to fight of the Polish nation against Bolshevism.



Along with the release of the map pack, a Polish event will be held on the Pixel-Fighter server (85.214.226.169 :14567) on the 1st of September at 1800 UTC.



See you on the battlefield!

http://www.moddb.com/mods/gloria-victis/downloads
http://www.pixel-fighter.com

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Posted by: Eat Uranium
18.08.2015 19:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we are showing off two renders of a couple of German last-ditch weapons designed when the Red Army was knocking on the door of Berlin.

The Volkssturm (People's Storm) had been formed in October 1944 from half a million men too old or young to have been conscripted into the regular Heer. However, there were not enough regular weapons left to arm even the Army, let alone the Volkssturm. A series of cheap and primitive rifles were designed to arm the militia, and the most advanced of these was the Volkssturmgewehr made by Gustloff.

It used the same kurz ammunition and 30 round magazines as the StG 44, and was made from as few parts as possible. There were only 39 metal parts and 21 of these could be stamped. It operated by gas-delayed blowback, and similarly to many pistols the whole slide assembly surrounding the barrel recoils with each shot. Between January and May 1945, approximately 10000 were made and issued.

Perhaps the simplest of the primitive weapons was the Steyr VG5, also known as the Volkssturmkarabiner K98. It was assembled from a mixture of rejected receivers and shot out rifle barrels. Like all the Volkssturmgewehrs, it had fixed sights set for 100m. Unlike the other rifles, this one had no magazine and had to be reloaded after each shot. Both our Volkssturm rifles were made by Seth Soldier.


That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next time for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.


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Posted by: Eat Uranium
26.07.2015 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we are showing off some more of the equipment that you'll be able to use as a Soviet infantryman, the M1940 Knife and the POMZ-2 anti-personnel mine.

The POMZ-2 is a very simple stake mounted fragmentation mine, typically triggered by a tripwire. It consisted of a cast iron body containing 75g of TNT, with a hole at one end for the fuse, and provision for a wooden stake at the other. The fragments could be lethal up to tens of meters away, but were usually quite unevenly spaced and a more conservative lethal range was about 4 meters. Copies of this mine are still found in use today.

The Winter War had demonstrated to the Red Army both that they lacked an effective fighting knife, and that the Finnish Puukko was very effective in this role. The design of the M1940 or NR-40 took the Puukko and modified it to make it a more suitable fighting weapon. The cross piece is curved in the opposite direction to a more standard knife, since it was designed be held with the blade facing in. Both the M1940 and the POMZ-2 were made by Seth Soldier.


That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next time for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.


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Posted by: Eat Uranium
19.07.2015 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we have a couple of renders of some equipment that you might find useful when the tanks come rolling in. The Faustpatrone, the RPG-43 anti-tank grenade and the RDG-1 smoke grenade.

The anti-tank weapons available to the Red Army at the beginning of the war were adequate against the panzers of the time. However, by 1943 they had largely been made obsolete by newer German tank designs with thicker armour. The RPG-43 anti-tank grenade was designed to replace the older RPG-40, substituting some of the explosives for a more effective HEAT warhead. To ensure the perpendicular hit necessary for the warhead to work, the grenade had a long fabric streamer that would stabilise it in flight. This was folded up under the metal cone, which was forced off by a spring when the grenade was thrown.

The RDG-1 was a very simple smoke grenade, manufactured from cardboard and wood and activated by hand with a friction igniter. It was designed to float and could be used on water. Both these Soviet grenades were made by Toddel.

The Faustpatrone was the first recoilless anti-tank weapon developed in Germany. Development started in mid 1942 by the company HASAG, with the first batch delivered in August 1943. The first faustpatrones did not have any aiming sights, though these were soon added to the design. It had a range of about 30 metres, and the projectile would take a full second to travel that distance. When it arrived, it was capable of penetrating 140mm of armour. The later panzerfausts were developed to provide a more powerful and thus heavier warhead, but the faustpatrone still remained in production until the end of the war. Ours was made by Knoffhoff.


That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next time for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.


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