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Posted by: Lightning
17.09.2008 19:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. This week we have a render of an American sub machinegun and in game screenshots of an Italian vehicle you might remember from Forgotten Hope 0.7. Finally, we will end today's update with a message from the World At War tournament about the start of their latest compaign.

Before we go on to the pictures we would first like to welcome German Bratwurst to our development team. As a beta tester German Bratwurst has already added many sounds to the current versions of Forgotten Hope 2 and this week we have finally decided to officially add him to our staff list. Welcome!

First up today then is the American M3 sub machinegun, also known as the 'Grease Gun', made by Seth Soldier.

The M3 Grease Gun was, much like the British Sten, designed as a simpler, cheaper replacement for the Thompson sub machinegun. It used the same .45 caliber round as the Thompson, but it could easily be converted to use 9mm rounds, as used in the Sten and MP40. Despite it being cheap to manufacture, it was a generally reliable weapon and thanks to its low rate of fire it was easy to control. The M3 has a rate of fire of 400 rounds per minute, while other sub machineguns had much higher rates. The sten and MP40 have 500 RPM and the M1 Thompson 650 RPM. At the end of World War 2 600,000 Grease Guns (both M3 and M3A1) were made.

Next up is the Italian Sahariana, armed with two Breda 37 machineguns and a 20mm Solothurn 18 anti-tank rifle. This vehicle was modeled for Forgotten Hope 0.7 by Montoya and upgraded to Forgotten Hope 2 standards and coded by Jodonnell, Gunnie, Ctz and Rad. You will be able to find this vehicle on the map Mareth Line in Forgotten Hope 2.15.

Finally, we have an advertisement from the World at War Tournament about their latest campaign:

Looking for organized play? Tired of the same old random battles on public servers? Looking for brand-new custom FH2 maps that take you out of the desert sand and into the grassy hills and plains of europe and the Mediterranean? Looking for a community of gamers from around the world who will challenge and respect you? Look no further than World at War. World at War is kicking off their 17th campaign, and we want YOU to be a part of the number one tournament for Forgotten Hope 2.

The World at War Tournament has been producing the best team play on the Battlefield platform for over six years. With two campaigns of FH2 under it's belt WaW has a lot of experience in preparing fun and challenging maps for tournament play by an experienced map team. The seventeenth campaign will see the German forces of the 53rd Panzer-Korps-Division "Gro▀deutschland" face off against his Majesty's 54th East African Infantry Division. Both divisions feature experienced and dedicated officers that have worked their way up the ranks and are ready to lead you into battle. Will you be fighting with defending champions of the Reich or will you turn the tide and bring victory to the Empire?
  • Massive 11-hour 64-player engagements every Saturday. Battle when you can, leave when you have to. Organized engagements allows you to play the game the way it was meant to be played.
  • Fight as part of the entire war effort by capturing and defending territories that have an effect on the campaign outcome. Follow the progress of the war using the new and improved battle map.
  • Take part in battles that are pivotal to leading your team to victory. A new and enhanced score system means that every round of the battle will count making for very close end exciting battles, right down the the last round.
  • Coordinate with your company buddies on the battlefield using TeamSpeak 2 technology. A microphone is preferred but not mandatory.
  • A thriving community of diverse gamers, including players from around the world.
  • A complete gaming experience. Relive World War II as if you were there.
  • Start as an enlisted soldier and work your way up the historical rank structures to fight and lead as an NCO or even an officer. Work as part of a unit complete with a chain of command. Earn badges and authentic medals and make your mark on WaW history. Intuitive strategies and battle preparation make the World at War tournament like no other.
  • Best of all: WaW is completely free!

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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