09.07.2012 21:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
As you can no doubt guess from the title, today we are pleased to announce that Forgotten Hope 2 version 2.45 will be released later this week at:
Friday 13th July 2012 @ 18:00 UTC
Although this comes a full year after the last release, we think that the many changes that have been made in this time will make version 2.45 well worth the wait. Remember to stay tuned throughout the week for more information and of course the all important final part this Friday.
We would also like to give a special 'thank you' to our beta testing team. Without their continued support and dedication, there would be no FH2 as we know it.
As well as the release date, today we'd like to tell you about the third and final map that features in version 2.45. This time we find ourselves on the flat and dusty landscape of Tunisia. In attack and counterattack, both sides will have a helping hand from the abundant flora that makes this landscape so different from the sandy wastes you might be more familiar with. The map Sidi Bou Zid was made by Lili Marlene, with finishing touches made by Stubbfan.
The American landings in Morocco changed the balance of forces in North Africa drastically, forcing the Axis into a struggle for survival on two fronts. However, there was still some fight left in their battered forces: On February the 14th 1943 the 21st and 10th Panzer Divisions launched a strong offensive against American forces in the Tunisian village of Sidi Bou Zid. Among their forces also were some of the new heavy Tiger tanks. While they managed to break through the Allied lines, the Americans were already preparing a counter attack to regain the lost ground...
Our winner for this week's screenshot competition is Listenchump. You can view the winning submission here.
We are now accepting entries for the week of July 9th. The winner will be announced in the final part. If you think you have the best FH2 screenshot, post them here.
That's all for today, but be sure to come back tomorrow for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.