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31.07.2006 19:00 GMT
"Amazing things will happen here soon. You just wait..."
Dr. Malcolm Betruger††††††
24.07.2006 20:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. It is time to unveil some new content for the British forces today. But before that we have some community news to spread. The Soldiers of Virtue are hosting an Forgotten Hope tournament - The Fall 2006 - is beginning in September 2006. For more information you can visit here.
Landing in the bull's-eye is today's first item. Named after the two Shanghai police officers who invented it, William E. Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes, we have the Fairbairn & Sykes Commando Knife for you. Its 7.5-inch blade will put you on excellent terms in any close combat situation. Although not standard issue for most troops, it was a sought after item among both US and British troops. The Fairbairn Sykes was created by Rad.
Our second object of interest today is the Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter Mk.IC. It served in almost all theatres of war and performed a variety of missions--from heavy fighter to torpedo bomber. More than 5,500 were produced between 1939 and 1945. Furthermore this aircraft was one of the first to be equipped with an airborne radar set. This multipurpose aircraft will come in very handy against the Germans in Africa. It was modeled by FH2 Betatester SirFluffy and skinned by AceS.
That's all for today, but be sure to come back next week for another Forgotten Hope update. And don't forget to join us on IRC. Feel free to visit our public forums to discuss this update or other news.
17.07.2006 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today we have a lot of images of objects that will create much of the atmosphere for Forgotten Hope 2. We would like to start with the updated quonset hut, which has a number of amenities to help you feel more comfortable while you visit. The barracks furniture was made by Lobo.
The next two pieces of art are important accessories for every commander. Without communication there is no command, and without radio there is no communication, so without radios your troops you will be lost. The German and British radio table was created by Lobo.
One good place to put your radio might be the new bunker we present today made by Primo Itch. This bunker can serve as refuge and rallying center, for you or your opponents.
The last object within this update we have for you is a PAK trench system, also with an attached bunker. The camo net will provide at least a little bit of shade from the hot burning sun as well concealing your activities from marauding aircraft.
Right below the entrenchment, you will find another underground bunker. Although you might have trouble getting any sleep when the PAK is firing, at least you are out of danger. The bunker including its underground system was modeled, skinned and furnished by Lobo.
10.07.2006 20:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Before we get started with the regular news we are happy to announce the addition of our newest team member Killi Vanilli. He is an experienced commercial animator who will be bringing his professional experience to Forgotten Hope 2. Letís have a warm welcome for Killi Vanilli!
Let get started with the first item for today--the Vickers Mark VI light tank, shown ingame for the first time. Introduced in 1935, these tanks were designed mainly as reconnaissance vehicles. The Vickers was equipped with twin Vickers machine guns 0.50 and 0.303 inch (12.7 mm-and 7.92 mm) - and was lightly armoured, so it was at major disadvantage against most enemy tanks. Nevertheless, it can provide significant mobile firepower against enemy infantry, making it a useful tool on the FH2 battlefield. The Mark VI B, version of the Vickers was found on most battlefields where British forces saw combat, throughout the early war period This vehicle was modeled and skinned by Montoya and coded by ctz. It bears a camouflage style typical of early war British desert forces.
The second item we have for you this update is a bunker with an attached trench system. In the difficult supply conditions of the desert, this kind of permanent structure represented a large investment of time and materials. The bunker and trench system were modeled and skinned by Lobo.
03.07.2006 20:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today we would like to start with a new static model - a Roman style temple. The entire North African littoral had been Roman territory at one time, and the remains of their presence dot the landscape, from Morocco to Egypt. This temple will provide atmosphere as well as cover for the maps in which it appears. Look forward to close-quarters infantry combat or perhaps just a place to hide from enemy tanks. The temple was made by Lobo and Rad and Lobo alone is all responsible for the ruins. Also note that Rad spent the week off-roading through the desert in the civilian truck.
The second item for this weeks update we have for you is the Hawker Hurricane Mk. II C. The Rolls Royce Merlin XX engine delivered 1280 ps and allowed for a maximum speed of 550 km/h. Introduced as fighter aircraft it was later changed to the fighter-bomber role as it was superseded by later generations of fighter aircraft. But with its four 20mm cannons, and its tough construction, it was not to be underestimated. The Hurricane was modeled and skinned by Lobo and exported and coded by ctz.