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Valencian Oranges

Posted by: Eat Uranium
24.01.2021 19:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today for the first time in a while we have a render of something that isn't French. It is of course the venerable MP28,II submachinegun.

In 1915, the German Army recognised the need for a new weapon that would help with the newly emerged trench warfare. Automatic fire and portability at the cost of range were the main goals. Attempts to make fully automatic versions of handguns like the Luger failed, and a completely new design was started upon. Several companies worked on designs, but the winners were Bergmann Waffenfabrik with what became the MP18,I. Hugo Schmeisser had originally designed it to use a 20 round box magazine, but this was changed to the more readily available Luger Trommel magazine.

Despite only about 3000 MP18,Is making it to the front before the Armistice, they were extremely successful and established the submachinegun as a new class of weapon. In the years following Schmeisser would continue to work on the design. The MP28,II differed from the original design in three main ways: a new more reliable box magazine, a larger diameter recoil spring and finally the addition of a fire selector switch. Though the German Army never formally adopted this new design it would be widely used in the Second World War, especially in the first years when there were not enough MP38s to go around.

The MP28,II would be adopted or copied by a number of other nations, principally Spain, Portugal, Belgium and the UK. Almost all other submachineguns in use during the Second World War could trace their roots back to Schmeisser's designs. Our MP28,II was made by Ashton and RedRogueXIII.


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First to Moscow

Posted by: Eat Uranium
10.01.2021 19:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we are kicking off the new year by showing off a render of the Panhard AMD 35 armoured car, a favourite of both the French and then the Germans.

In 1931 the French Cavalry issued a specification for a fast reconnaissance vehicle with long range. In 1933, four companies had submitted plans for consideration, and in October that year, Panhard was the first to have a working prototype for testing, known internally as the Type 178. It would be accepted early the next year with the provision that some changes be made, despite being considerably overweight and oversized compared to the original specifications.

The AMD 35 had heavy armour for an armoured car at the time, and the 25mm SA 35 gun was easily capable of going toe to toe with German tanks. Powered by a powerful V4 engine mounted low in the rear it could manage 72 km/h on road, though its coilspring suspension and long wheelbase limited it offroad to 42 km/h. Like many armoured cars, it had a position at the back of the fighting compartment with driving controls to allow for speedy retreats.

Production of the AMD 35 started in 1938, and by the time of the armistice 429 had been delivered, with 124 hulls awaiting turrets. Production by the Germans would bring the total to 729. The AMD 35 was an extremely well made armoured car, and would see use into the 1960s. Ours was made by Seth Soldier.


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MOTY 2020 Results

Posted by: Eat Uranium
28.12.2020 08:30 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

We'd like to extend a big thank you to all of our fans who voted for us in this year's ModDB's Mod of the Year awards. Thanks to you all we have once again made it to an honourable mention in the Player's Choice category.

Mod of the Year Awards

So with this final little Christmas present, we'd like to wish you all the best and to see you in the New Year!


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La Famille

Posted by: Eat Uranium
27.12.2020 19:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Seasons Greetings to all of our fans! As 2020 draws to a close we have one final present to show you, and it's a big one. When you play Forgotten Hope 2, you inevitable spend most of your time with your trusty rifle, and for France that rifle is the Berthier.

The Berthier Mousqueton began as a replacement for the single shot blackpowder Gras carbines that the French cavalry were still issued with in 1890, four years after the introduction of the modern Lebel rifle. Attempts to design a Lebel carbine had not progressed well, and a design by Emile Berthier was chosen instead. This original carbine had a 3 shot Mannlicher magazine and was produced in 2 main variants: the model 1890 for the cavalry and the model 1892 for the artillery. The artillery carbine would prove to be a very handy weapon in the confines of trench warfare, and was issued much more widely than originally intended.

Alongside the carbines, in 1902 and 1907 longer rifle length versions of the Berthier were made for Indochinese and Senegalese soldiers respectively. When production of the Lebel was unable to keep up with the sudden demand of the First World War, the Senegalese rifle was modified to the 1907-15 pattern and put into widespread production. This update was minimal - the bolt handle was straightened and the muzzle was changed to accept the Lebel bayonet.

Experience during the First World War showed that a number of improvements were needed to the Berthiers, and this culminated in the M16 models. These featured a new 5 round capacity magazine that brought the rifle to parity with other rifles of the day, a dust cover that closed off the large hole in the magazine floor plate, an upper hand guard and a thick front sight post for quicker target acquisition. This post has a thin groove cut into it for more precise long range shooting. The 1892 artillery carbine was the first to switch to M16 production, with the 1907-15 rifle following after the war. Almost all of the existing Berthiers would be retrofitted with the M16 upgrades as well. Converted rifles and carbines would be marked 1907-15 M16 and 1892 M16 respectively, while new production of both were just M16.

After the First World War, the French military decided that they needed to replace the obsolete 8mm Lebel cartridge. The replacement was ready by 1924 in time for the new light machinegun (with a 1929 update), and focus turned towards infantry rifles. In parallel with a new design that would become the MAS 36, a conversion was also made of 1907-15 Berthier rifles to the new cartridge. This conversion used a more conventional 5 round box magazine fed with stripper clips and had a shorter barrel, but kept a lot of the other original features of the Berthier. These rifles were the model 1907-15 M34.

In May of 1940, the M16 Berthier was still the most numerous rifle in the French inventory. It would serve alongside the M16 Mousqueton as the primary arm of most of the conscripted army, with the 1907-15 M34 serving mostly with the professional units. The Berthier rifle was also capable of launching the Viven-Bessières rifle grenades and could be fitted with the APX21 scope as a sniper rifle - though it was not the preferred rifle for either of these tasks. All three of our Berthiers were made by Seth Soldier.


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