02.01.2009 23:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to the first Forgotten Hope update of the year 2009. Before we continue with the regular update we would like to wish everyone a very...
Happy New Year!
As every year, the Mod Database is hosting their Mod of the Year Awards again. We encourage everyone to go over to their site and vote for your favourite mods, which hopefully includes Forgotten Hope 2. Be sure to sign up as a member, because votes from members count heavier than votes from unregistered users.
On then to the actual news. Today we have renders of 3 more German vehicles for our Normandy Theater of War. The first of these is the Opel Blitz. This vehicle model is only slightly different from the Africa version, but it's got a brand new skin. The Opel Blitz was made by Mange, Jimbob and Toddel.
Next up is the Schwimmwagen. You may remember this amphibious Volkswagen from Forgotten Hope 0.7. The Schwimmwagen was originally made by Rad, updated for use in Forgotten Hope 2 by Toddel and coded by Gunnie.
The last renders for today are of the Tiger I (Late). This is not simply a reskin of the African Tiger; this is a completely new model. The easiest way to tell the difference between an early and a late tiger is by looking at the commander's cupola. The early Tiger I has a high drum cupola, whereas the late Tiger I has short cast cupola. The wheels are also significantly different, as the early Tiger I has 3 rubber-rimmed wheels per axle, while the late Tiger I has only 2 steel-rimmed wheels per axle. There are many more differences, so feel free to have a look at the render of the Tiger I (early) again to see if you can spot them.
The Tiger I (Late) was modeled by K96, skinned by Toddel and coded by ctz.