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Vast Variety of Violence - Part 9

Posted by: Eat Uranium
04.12.2022 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Before we begin today, December has come round yet again and that means that ModDB are running their Mod of the Year competition yet again.

Mod of the Year Awards

We'd really appreciate you sending a vote our way, and as a thank you we have an upcoming French weapon to show off.

The M1921 Thompson submachine gun was the first production model of John Thompson's "trench broom". Produced by Colt for Auto Ordnance in a single batch of 15000 in 1921, sales of this very expensive weapon were slow. By 1938 there were still 4700 unsold, and with the threat of war in Europe picking up the French placed an order for 3000 of them.

The French found their Thompsons to be too heavy and expensive, and most were in storage during May 1940. The majority that were issued went to gendarmes and a few to tank destroyer crews. In the Vichy period, more of these guns were issued out, and it is in this context that the Mle 1921 will see service in FH2. Ours has been modified by Ashton from PointBlank86's original M1928.


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.


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Syndicated Stubbornness

Posted by: Ashton and Eat Uranium
13.11.2022 19:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we are showing off the weapon that formed the main firepower of the Norwegian infantry squad in 1940, the venerable Madsen light machinegun.

Often referred to as the worlds first practical light machine gun, the Madsen was co-developed by three Danes - Vilhelm Herman Oluf Madsen, Theodor Schouboe and Julius Rasmussen. It began in the 1880s as a semi automatic rifle, but was eventually developed into the fully automatic form that would be adopted by the Danish Army in 1903.

The Norwegian Army showed an early interest in light machine guns. Initially deciding on the Hotchkiss Portative in 1911, the Madsen was adopted as it's replacement in 1914 with production starting at the Kongsberg Arsenal. Unfortunately the M/14 Madsen did not behave as reliably as expected. The relatively weak 6.5×55mm cartridge performed badly with the recoil-driven mechanism of the gun, and its complex design required gunners to have extensive knowledge of the inner workings to solve frequent mechanical issues.

Improvements were needed, and the Danish M/18 design was chosen as the basis for a replacement. A reworked feed mechanism combined with a muzzle booster device improved reliability, but did not completely fix the issues which plagued the weapon. After a period of trials this new version was adopted as the M/22. By 1940 about 3500 Madsen light machine guns of both M/14 and M/22 manufacture were available to the Norwegian Army. This number made it possible to equip every infantry squad with one Madsen, making the weapon a common and valuable asset for the Norwegian forces facing the German invasion in 1940. Our Madsen M/22 was made by Ashton.


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CMP Gaming presents: A FH2 Tournament

Posted by: kummitus
17.09.2022 18:00 GMT

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It's here! The long waited and highly acclaimed Pacific theatre is back for another CMP Campaign.

Over 12 battles you'll be able to play battle tested classics mixed together with brand new maps that have never been played before. If you've missed the Pacific theatre, grab this opportunity, and enjoy great content only available in CMP's custom FH2 campaigns.

Get your gaming gear ready for the hot jungles, muddy terrain and shark infested waters of the
Philippines, Guadalcanal, Roi-Namur, Henderson, Peleliu, Kwajalein and other beautifully designed maps.

Experience brutal battles, organised amphibious attacks, total carnage, outstanding gameplay and the best Forgotten Hope 2 Teamwork there is.

What are you waiting for?
Click the sign-up button, choose your regiment and  join this amazing campaign!

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In This FH2 Campaign You Will Experience:

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rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png 12 battles in the Pacific with custom content and maps you won't play anywhere else.
rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png Train and prepare yourself for every battle with your regiment on our training server.
rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png Fight in battles with up to 100 players.
rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png Earn promotions and brand new medals for your achievements.
rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png Communicate directly with your squad using Teamspeak and apply well planned strategy and tactics not seen on any public servers.
rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png Form new friendships with like-minded people from all over the world. 

Taking part is completely free and everybody is welcome!


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