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26.11.2008 20:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. This week we have a rather special update, because not only do we have a releasedate for patch 2.15, we also want to show off the last of the 2.15 content you haven't seen yet! Earlier this week we finished our first 2.15 release candidate. Although it did contain some bugs, we are confident we can iron them all out this week and have our long awaited patch ready to be released on...
Friday the 5th of December, 2008 at 1900UTC
The usual passworded torrent and serverfiles will be available on Wednesday the 3rd.
One of the earliest maps planned for the Forgotten Hope 2 North African theater of war was The Fall of Tobruk. A map about the German capture of the city on June 21st, 1942. Many statics were made especially for this map, but unfortunately it could not be finished in time for the 2.0 or the 2.1 release. This week however, the map was finally finished and because it is a map we have all been looking forward to seeing in FH2 for nearly two years, we have made a special teaser trailer to show it off. The Fall of Tobruk was made by Lili Marlene, Fenring and Lobo and the unique statics, which are not used on any other map were made by Toddel, Malsa, Lobo, Knoffhoff, Smig and Digital Assassin. Extra credits go to Zero for the excellent research. The Tobruk Teaser Trailer was made by Bob Sacamano.
In 1941 the Australians had held Tobruk for 9 months, until Rommelís withdrawal to the west. That winter, the Middle East Command in Cairo had decided that without naval support it would be impossible for the Tobruk fortress ever to be held in isolation. At length, a compromise was reached. Tobruk was to be temporarily invested while a new strike force was built up near the frontier. The main part of the garrison was to be formed by the 2nd South African Division. Rommelís zero hour was 05h20 on 20 June 1942. As the first rays of sunlight began to creep over the desert, the long black lines of tanks, trucks and infantry slowly started to move forward. By dawn on the 21st of June, Tobruk was a pile of ruins.
The Fall of Tobruk is definately the map in Forgotten Hope 2 that has had the most work done on it. As already mentioned above, it was one of the first maps planned for Forgotten Hope 2. The first unique static for this map was added to the build in June 2006. Now, 30 months later, this map has nearly 100 unique statics that were especially made for this map.
There are two more things we would like to show today. The first is the Geballte Ladung, made by Rad and Toddel and the second is another oldie; the Panzer III Ausf. N. This tank was actually the first tank in Forgotten Hope 2, but since we had no maps to put it on in 2.0 it was ignored. Then in 2.1 came the map Mareth Line, where the Panzer III Ausf. N could be used, but unfortunately the code was not up to date. In 2.15, this tank will be protecting the Tiger from enemy infantry on Mareth Line. The Panzer III Ausf. N was made by Rad and re-exported and re-coded by Gunnie.
19.11.2008 20:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today, we would like to show some equipment for the US army in Normandy.
The render below shows (from left to right) the D-day "Cricket" clicker, made by Knoffhoff, the AN-M8 smoke grenade, made by Toddel, the M1917 Revolver, made by K96, a set of Composition B explosives, by Seth Soldier and the US Carlisle Dressing, also made by Knoffhoff.
The "Cricket" clicker was a small device given to US paratroopers on D-day, to be used as a means of identification. If you bumped into someone in the dark, you would click your cricket once and if the other person was also a paratrooper he would respond by giving two clicks. The crickets were only used on D-day.
The M1917 Revolver was developed during the First World War to supplement the M1911 Pistol, but although they remained in use during the Second World War and indeed also the Korean War they were generally only issued to secondary troops. About 300,000 of them were produced between 1917 and 1920.
11.11.2008 18:02 GMT
05.11.2008 21:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today's update shows the render of the Hawker Typhoon and some in game screenshots of our M10 Tank Destroyer. These two allied weapons greatly contributed to the war against the heavy German tanks like the Tiger and Panther.
First up is the render of the Hawker Typhoon, made by Agus.
The Hawker Typhoon was originally intended as a front line fighter, but when compared to the Supermarine Spitfire in 1941 it quickly became apparent that the Typhoon was vastly inferior. It wasn't until 1943 that the Typhoon's problems had been fixed and since the need for a new front line fighter had gone, it was turned into a fighter-bomber. Thanks to its powerful Napier-Sabre engine, the Typhoon could carry up to 1000kg of explosives. In late 1943, the Typhoon was equipped with rockets, 4 under each wing. This rocket variant proved to be highly successful in Normandy. In all, 3300 Typhoons were made during the war.
Next up we have 4 in game screenshots of the M10 Tank Destroyer, modeled and skinned by Agus, exported and coded by Kev4000.
Finally, we have an M10 Wallpaper. Download by right-clicking the link and selecting "Save Link As".