23.09.2012 22:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we have details of a new set of server files, as well as a render of an important Soviet weapon: the M1910 Maxim machine gun!
The first Maxim gun had been demonstrated in 1884 by inventor Hiram Maxim, and would go on to serve in many European armies in various colonial conquests. The Imperial Russian army adopted a modified version in 1910, chambered in the standard 7.62x54mmR rifle cartridge. This design would go on to serve with the Red Army well into the 1960s. In that time, a few improvements were made, such as adding the ability to feed from metal belts as well as the older cloth belts, as well as the distinctive larger water filling port copied from Finnish Maxims that allowed the shroud to be filled with snow.
The M1910 was mounted on either the Vladimorov mount designed in 1939 or like our example: a 1910 designed Sokolov mount. The wheels allowed the gun to be easily manoeuvred despite its heavy weight, and the mount also had legs that could be extended to make it taller (although these were later deleted to save construction time). Each gun was also issued with a gun shield, though in the field these were often abandoned to save weight. The M1910 Maxim was made by Pointblank
Now for information concerning our new server files. For those curious as to what has changed, they can see a short changelog here.
Our winners for this week's screenshot competition is McCloskey. You can view the winning submission here.
We are now accepting entries for the week of September 24th. If you think you have the best FH2 screenshot, post them here.
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, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.