05.03.2009 01:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today we have renders of our Canadian player models and of some new weapons for our Normandy Theater of War. Before we show these though we would like to thank everyone who voted for us in the ModDB mod of the year awards. We didn't get as much votes as last year, so we only received an 'honourable mention', but it's still nice to know that we rank among the best mods out there. We would of course also like to congratulate our Battlefield 2 modding colleagues at Project Reality for winning both the ModDB player's choice "Mod of the Year 2008" and the editor's choice "Best Multiplayer Mod".
First up for today's update then are the Canadian playermodels, which are reskins of the British player models shown in our last update. Like the British models they were made by Remdul, based on the British Africa player models by Rad.
Next up are the new weapons. On the allied side we have the M1911A1 .45 Caliber Colt. This pistol was made by Remdul and PointBlank86.
The M1911 Colt was adopted by the US military in 1911, but it was not until 1985 that it was replaced as the standard issue sidearm. Some US military special forces groups still use the M1911 or weapons based on the M1911 today. Over 2 million of these pistols were produced.
Finally we have some German Fallschirmjäger weapons. On the left is the Sauer 38H pistol, made by Seth Soldier and on the right is the Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 (FG42) by PointBlank86.
The Sauer 38H is one of the lesser well-known German pistols of World War 2. Approximately 200,000 of these pistols were produced from 1938 to 1945 and were mainly used in the German Luftwaffe and by police forces. In Forgotten Hope 2 you will mainly see this weapon with Fallschirmjäger and in pilot pickup kits.
The Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 was nowhere near as common as the Sauer 38H, yet it is quite a well-known weapon. Only 7,000 of these rifles were made. Although the name would suggest this weapon entering service in 1942, it wasn't until September 1943 that it was first used. In practice, the FG42 was a disappointment. It's design was too complex with too many moving parts, causing it to jam easily when dirty and it's side-mounted magazine caused a recoil that was hard to control.