23.01.2006 22:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back another news update of Forgotten Hope 2. This week, we would like to start by welcoming a new member, mapper Lili Marlene. Lili has a long carreer as a fan mapper, and in the past released maps like "Battle For Ortona", "Kiew", and "Invasion of Sicily." His attention to detail and inventiveness make him a valuable addition to the team. Lets give Lili Marlene a warm welcome!
The first new model for today's update is the 6x30 Dienstglas, the standard issue German service binoculars (6 power, with a 30 degree field of view). These were issued to officers and some noncoms, as well as artillery spotters and others tasked with the job of observing at a distance, that did not require more specialized equipment. This model weas adopted in the mid 1930s, and manufactured by several different optical firms, according to a common design. The 6x30 Dienstglas was modeled by ctz and skinned by ctz and McGibs.
Artillery spotters tend to be hard on their surroundings, and in recognition of this Malsa has created shattered and wrecked versions of his fine North African-style buildings. Keep an eye out for snipers, as these tangled ruins provide many excellent hiding spots.
That's all for today, but be sure to come back next week for our next update. Until then, feel free to visit our public forums to discuss this update and other news.