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Posted by: azreal
19.10.2010 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today, we have two Allied weapons of war that should support the Americans in their defense against the attacking German armies, and an announcement about the start of a new campaign from World at War.

First up is the M-24 Chaffee; a brand new light tank to serve the Americans in the Ardenne!

The shortcomings of the M3/M5 Stuart highlighted the need for a new scout tank. Starting in 1944, production began on the new Light Tank M24. The new vehicle featured 25mm thick armor and a new, lightweight 75mm main gun derived from the B-25H Mitchell bomber. The first thirty-four M-24s arrived in Europe in November 1944 and were send to various units throughout France. Most Chaffees entered widespread use during the Battle of the Bulge, but were slow in reaching the frontlines, and some didn't even reach their intended units until after the war. Those that did were generally happy with the 75mm gun, however the tank was still vulnerable to nearly all German anti-tank weapons. Over 4,731 Chaffees were produced from 1944 to 1945. The M-24 Chaffee was made by Pointblank86.

Next up we have a new twist on an already battle-proved infantry weapon. The M1919A6 Browning Light Machine Gun!

The M1919A4 medium machine gun had already served well with Allied troops throughout the Invasion of Normandy. The A6 variant was an attempt to turn the weapon into a lighter platform for Airborne troops. A wooden buttstock was added along with a lighter barrel and a bi-pod. Ironically however, the A6 was heavier than the A4 (without the tripod), but the bi-pod made it easier to carry and deploy, as the need for a man to carry the tripod was removed. The M1919a6 saw action in the later part of World War II, and extensively during the Korean War. The M1919a6 was made by Seth_Soldier.

Lastly, we have an announcement from the World at War Tournament. Here's what they had to say.

Presenting World at War's 22nd Campaign

The World at War Tournament, powered by, has been producing the best team play on the Battlefield platform for over seven years and is proud to welcome you to our 22nd campaign. The tournament uses the Forgotten Hope 2 World War 2 mod which is being expanded with custom maps, new equipment, a new and simplified equipment selection system and deployable rally points.

The Axis war machine has activated the Spainsh 63° División Española de Voluntarios "Azul" to spearhead the assault on Europe. At the forefront of the Allied counter-attack is the 64th Welsh Division (Red Crown & Dragon) which shall fight for every inch of ground. Each division is led by an officer corps of experienced and dedicated WaW players that will train you to become part of a quality fighting force and give you the skills needed to be a future officer in WaW.

The World at War Tournament offers you:

  • Massive 11-hour 64-player engagements every Saturday. Fight when you want, for as long as you want.
  • Face the enemy on 13 battlegrounds spanning across Europe and fight for total victory.
  • Deployable static objects. Place barb wire, anti-tank barriers and more in real time.
  • Squadleader controlled rally points that enhances the spawn system
  • A simple purchase system allows your division to select and upgrade its equipment for every battle.
  • Start as an enlisted soldier and work your way up the historical ranks to fight and lead as an NCO or even an officer.
  • Gain authentic medals and badges as a result of your skill and dedication on the battlefield.
  • Communicate and coordinate with your unit and division using unique Teamspeak 3 technology.
  • Experience varied gameplay from infantry maps to full scale combined arms engagements.
  • Fly as part of dedicated air forces utilizing FH1 style nose-cams for improved visibility and fun.
  • Use new custom equipment and maps created by the WaW community.
  • It's completely free.

The World at War Tournament is a long standing tournament with a diverse community from across the globe. Friendly and welcoming, our members make it easy to integrate without the obligations of a clan. Experience a kind of camaraderie seldom found in gaming and an atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more.

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.

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