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31.10.2020 19:00 GMT



Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we have a little bit of a special update for Halloween. To start with, we have some familiar models here showing off their fancy new textures for May 1940:

In 1937 orders were issued to the German military that a new camouflage pattern in dunkelgrau (grey) and dunkelbraun (brown) colours was being introduced; the primary colour was to be dunkelgrau on 2/3 of the surface while the other 1/3 was dunkelbraun. This camouflage scheme would be retained up until the end of July 1940, when the dark brown was removed in an effort to save on paint. The two colours are very similar in shade and are usually impossible to distinguish in almost all contemporary (and modern) photographs.

Also visible on the engine deck of these particular panzers is a white rectangle used by the leading units of the advance as an aerial identifier to the Luftwaffe. Characteristic of 7th Panzer Division, these tanks display their turret markings in large red numbers with a white outline to identify the company, platoon and number of the tank in the unit. Other units carried their own marking systems that will be evident on other maps in our French release. These new paint schemes were made by Matt Baker.

Finally today, we have a render showing off some of the little extra detail statics that help to bring our French maps to life, made by CptBocquier, Luacha 2000 and 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 Discord, our public forums, our Twitter, our subreddit, and/or Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.


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25.10.2020 19:00 GMT



Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we are showing off a new sniper rifle that will be arming the Germans, as well as a more general update to our Karabiner 98k.

The first custom designed mounting for a telescope for the K98k was a late 1939 system from Mauser. Known as the ZF 39, it consisted of a socket at the front and block at the back of the receiver that the mounts on the telescope could be quickly detached from without affecting the zeroing. Numerous telescopes were adapted to this system. Ours was made by Seth Soldier.

Also by Seth Soldier, you can see that our K98k model has received a new look. This covers the ZF 41 and the Long Side Rail sniper variants as well. Expect to see the ZF 39 take over from the LSR on most of our maps, the latter not appearing in large numbers until the second half of 1944.


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


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11.10.2020 18:00 GMT



Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we are showing off one of the many transport vehicles that the French depended upon during the German invasion in 1940, the Citroën Type 23 U truck.

Introduced by Citroën in 1936, the Type 23 U was light truck with a capacity of 1.5 tonnes. Sharing similar styling to the Traction Avant series of cars, it also used the engine from the 11CV. With the start of the war in 1939 the French Army would order 13000 Type 23s. With some simplification to the design such as flattened fenders, almost all of this order was delivered in 10 months.

6000 would serve with the Germans after the armistice, with production of the related L and R models continuing under occupation. It is claimed that many of these vehicles made for the Germans were subtly sabotaged by marking the fill lines on their oil dipsticks wrong. Ours was 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 Discord, our public forums, our Twitter, our subreddit, and/or Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.


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