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Posted by: Lightning
09.07.2008 19:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today our news is all about Normandy again. We have two new skins to show, that will make two of our existing artillery guns ready for the new theater and we also have a completely new model - the German Panzerschreck.

The two guns we have updated are the German 88mm Flak 18/36 and the British Ordenance QF 25-Pounder. Both guns have received new skins, but the 25-Pounder has also been updated to a newer model, the Mark IV. You can tell the difference between this version and the earlier version in FH2 by the addition of a muzzle break. All the changes to both guns were made by Toddel.

The last item on display this week is the Raketenpanzerbüchse 54, better known as the Panzerschreck ("Tank Terror" in English). This new anti-tank weapon was made by Seth Soldier.

The German army quickly realised the potential of the new HEAT shaped charge weapons. Their own development eventually led to the panzerfaust weapons, but when they encountered the American M1 Bazooka in North Africa and later in Russia, they quickly took the weapon's design and improved it. The result was the 88mm Raketenpanzerbüchse 43. Although this weapon was incredibly powerful, it created a large backblast, forcing the operator to wear protective clothing. In October of 1943, the weapon was improved by adding a blast shield to protect the operator and it received the name Raketenpanzerbüchse 54. Although based on the American ones, the German rockets were much larger and as a result were able to penetrate nearly twice as much armour as their American counterparts.

We also have an advertisement this week for a new Forgotten Hope 2 Tournament, check it out.

***130th Panzer Lehr Invites YOU to their 4th Anniversary FH2 Community Tournament!***

The 130th has decided it's about time we gave something back to the community that has cradled us for four long years, and here it is! A chance for all of us FH'ers around the World to meet and greet and get to know eachother by doing the one thing we all do best, beat the tar out of each other!Every clan currently active for FH2 is welcome to join our Double-Elimination Tournament.

*NOTE*- This is not a Campaign Tourney like WAW, this is a straight up Tourney. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!

* We have two servers to dedicate to this event, both holding 48 playersat maximum.
* We have two Ventrilo servers currently at our disposal (we hope perhaps another participating clan might lend us the use of theirs as well.)
* Stop by and register on ourforums.
* Tournament Registration and Rules can be found at the 130th Panzer LehrWebsite in the Tournament Signup section.

We hope that our enthusiasm for this event is matched, and exceeded, by the greatest mod community on the Planet! So sign up now!

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

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