09.08.2005 05:00 GMT
Welcome back for the latest Forgotten Hope news update. Earlier reports about the imminence of British forces proved to have been exaggerated--they are on the way, but not here quite yet.
In the meantime, there is much to report. First of all I am pleased to report the addition of a new member to the team. Augustus, an experienced veteran of several quality mods, has joined Forgotten Hope as a mapper. Please join us in giving him a warm welcome!
We are continuing our drive to add new talent to the team, so if you think you might have a valuable skill, contact ArminAce at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
While we are waiting for the British to arrive, we would like to show you a few more items that the German forces will be using. First of all, we have the Pak 38 Antitank gun. This was a 50mm antitank gun with a distinctive double shield, that was Introduced as a replacement to the ineffective 37mm "door knocker" guns that preceded it. Although a considerable improvement, the Pak 38 was still not up to dealing with the heaviest Allied tanks, and it was eventually superseded by the more powerful Paks 40 and 88. The Pak 38 was modeled and skinned by Malsa.
Next up is something that a few of you caught an unauthorized glimpse of a few weeks back. We didn't want to let this one out in public until we were sure that it was well behaved enough to include in the next release. It has turned out nicely, so we are proud to present (on purpose this time) the FMW 35 flamethrower. The FMW 35 was similar to its WWI forebears, being both heavy and cumbersome. It's lethal stream of liquid fire made it a formidable weapon, just the same. The FMW 35 was modeled and skinned by McGibs.
Finally since pictures of a flamethrower aren't nearly as much fun without some flames, here are some screens we took during a recent testing session on Lobo's upcoming map Pavlov's House.
That's all for this week, but be sure to come for some more news. Until then, feel free to visit our public forums to discuss this update and other news.