31.10.2020 19:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we have a little bit of a special update for Halloween. To start with, we have some familiar models here showing off their fancy new textures for May 1940:
In 1937 orders were issued to the German military that a new camouflage pattern in dunkelgrau (grey) and dunkelbraun (brown) colours was being introduced; the primary colour was to be dunkelgrau on 2/3 of the surface while the other 1/3 was dunkelbraun. This camouflage scheme would be retained up until the end of July 1940, when the dark brown was removed in an effort to save on paint. The two colours are very similar in shade and are usually impossible to distinguish in almost all contemporary (and modern) photographs.
Also visible on the engine deck of these particular panzers is a white rectangle used by the leading units of the advance as an aerial identifier to the Luftwaffe. Characteristic of 7th Panzer Division, these tanks display their turret markings in large red numbers with a white outline to identify the company, platoon and number of the tank in the unit. Other units carried their own marking systems that will be evident on other maps in our French release. These new paint schemes were made by Matt Baker.
Finally today, we have a render showing off some of the little extra detail statics that help to bring our French maps to life, made by CptBocquier, Luacha 2000 and Seth Soldier.
That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next time for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our Discord, our public forums, our Twitter, our subreddit, and/or Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.