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20.11.2011 19:00 GMT



Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope 2!

This week we have a very special update. Ever since the initial release of Forgotten Hope 2, the only main armies featured on our North African maps were the British, Italians, and Germans. Today, that changes, as we are pleased to announce that in the next patch, the United States Army will be joining that list! Credit to FatJoe for the above image.

Our first render is of something that no soldier should be without while serving in the desert. It's the M1928A1 Thompson submachine gun!

While the Thompson SMG was designed back in 1917, the M1928A1 variant seen above did not enter mass production until just before the events of Pearl Harbor took place. This new version included provisions for a sling, and a horizontal foregrip that replaced the vertical grip of previous versions. Chambered in the .45 ACP round, the Thompson could either be fitted with a 20-round box magazine, or 50-round drum magazine, but frontline combat soon highlighted the problems of the 50-round one. In all, approximately 562,000 were made, with several being sent to other countries, like the Soviet Union, as a part of the lend-lease program. The M1928A1 Thompson was made by Pointblank.

Our next render is of an anti-tank gun that should prove useful when fighting off those early-war German tanks. It's the 37mm Gun M3!

The 37mm Gun M3 was a light ant-tank gun that was used by the United States from 1940 to 1945. The M3 saw action primarily in the Pacific, Italy, and in North Africa, however its effectiveness was different in each theater. The gun first went into action against the Japanese forces on Guadalcanal, and in the Philippines, where it was highly effective against the lightly armored Japanese tanks. In North Africa, the M3 was largely ineffective against the much better protected Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks of the German Army. Such was also the case in Italy, where the M3 could take out Vichy French R35s, but was useless against the Tiger I. By mid-1944, the weapon was nearly gone from service, and by the end of the war, it became official. By then, 18,700 had been produced. The 37mm Gun M3 was made by Darren01.

Our winner for this week's screenshot competition is CossRooper. You can view the winning submission here.

We are now accepting entries for the week of Nov. 20th. If you think you have the best FH2 screenshot, post them here.


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


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13.11.2011 19:00 GMT



Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope 2.

Today, we are starting by showing off one of the more popular Soviet rifles; the SVT-40!

The SVT-40 was a Soviet, semi-automatic rifle, which featured a 10-round box magazine, a gas-operated action, and a range of 500 meters. It came into action after its predecessor, the SVT-38 was discontinued in 1938. Production began in June 1940, and by the time of the German invasion in 1941, the SVT was already widely distributed amongst Soviet infantry. Due to the harsh nature of the first few months of the war however, thousands of these semi-automatic rifles were lost in combat. To make up for this, weapons like the Mosin-Nagant and the PPSh-41 were given precedence, which led to a decline in production of the SVT. Factories were officially given the order to stop production of the rifle in 1942. In total, 1.6 million SVTs were produced, including over 51,000 sniper variants. The SVT-40 was made by Seth Soldier.

Next we have four screenshots of the newest Allied mobile artillery piece to make its way into the world of FH2; the British Bishop 25 pdr self-propelled gun.

The Bishop was imported from Forgotten Hope 1 by Kev4000 from the original vehicle which was done by Montoya.

Our winner for this week's screenshot competition is CLavish. You can view the winning submission here.

We are now accepting entries for the week of Nov. 13th. If you think you have the best FH2 screenshot, post them here.


Lastly, we have a message from the Forgotten Honor tournament. Here's what they had to say...

Forgotten Honor Proudly Presents
A brand new Forgotten Hope 2 campaign now open!

Forgotten Honor: The Last Offensive

“....suddenly, without warning, a barrage of artillery started to hit our position. It was relentless and frightening. We had a great number of casualties. The destruction was immense. The next hour or so, nothing happened. The silence was terrible. Then we spotted a column of troops marching toward us. All of a sudden and no one knows from what direction, our entire platoon was infiltrated with Germans. Firing, screaming, running and flying bullets all over the place. As I ducked back into a foxhole, automatic small arms fire ripped into our emplacement. It was chaos! Then we knew that the battle had begun..."

In previous campaigns we have fought in the deserts of northern Africa, in the hills of Greece, in the towns of Italy and in the beaches of Normandy. In this campaign we will move to the Western Front and fight on the mountainous terrain and boggy mud and snow of the Ardennes region. From frantic fighting on the forests and ambushes among foxholes to large scale engagements between tanks and airplanes.

Throw yourself into wet foxholes for cover, brace for the shell-shock as the ground around you is pounded by artillery fire and have faith in your company mates when you assault your objective. Every week your team's skills and planning will be tested against an equally determined foe.

When you join this campaign, Forgotten Honor: The Last Offensive, you will experience:

  • Forgotten Hope 2 at its best
  • Intense battles for the Ardennes and Hürtgenwald
  • Spawn points deployed by Squad Leaders, creating new tactical opportunities
  • 2 sides fighting on a full 64 player server
  • New friendships with like-minded people from all over the world
  • It is free, and everybody is welcome
Join the Forgotten Honor Campaign

Forgotten Honor has vast experience in arranging campaigns for Forgotten Hope 2 and many other games. We are an international online community of players, created by players, run by players and maintained by players. We always strive to make the best campaigns for you, and our team of organizers and talented mappers are proud to announce this campaign open for sign-ups. Both the Allied and the Axis sides eagerly await your enlistment and will gladly guide you to victory.

Experience the exhilaration of victory and the soul-searching after a defeat, as you stand or fall together with your teammates. Duty is calling you to battle, we are waiting for you!

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


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06.11.2011 19:00 GMT



Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope 2.

Before we get on with today's update, we would like to apologize for any inconveniences caused by the technical difficulties we are currently experiencing with our forums. We are working hard on every level to restore everything back to normal, as fast we can.

Our render for today is not of a totally new weapon, but of a re-worked favorite. This week we are showing off our updated Luger PO8 pistol!

The Pistole Parabellum 1908 pistol (commonly known as the Luger) was an 8-round semi-automatic pistol produced from 1900 to 1945. Perhaps the most unique feature of the pistol was the jointed arm situated towards the rear of the pistol, which would hinge open upon firing. This was significantly different from the more traditional slide actions of other pistols of the time. The Luger came in many different variants, with several attachments. The German Naval version featured a 6-inch barrel, and a two-position rear sight, where the Army variant had a 4-inch barrel and was chambered in the 9x19mm Parabellum round. Despite being replaced in 1938 by the newer, Walther P38 pistol, the PO8 Luger saw action throughout both World Wars and was a highly prized collectable for US servicemen. The PO8 Luger pistol was updated by Remdul.

We have been working hard to update and add new content for the next patch. Below are four screenshots of what we've been working on. We would also like to note that the Panzer III L and the Panzer III N you see below are imports of the original Forgotten Hope 1 models which were done by Rad.


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


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