29.03.2014 16:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we have a very special announcement: we can reveal that the second of the new maps in the upcoming update will be Omaha Beach! As you might have been aware, we had a little guessing game going on in our Dev Blogs section. We'd like to congratulate to Surfbird, Eikthyrnir and Mudzin for their correct guess.
Since Omaha has been a much requested and much anticipated map, we wanted our version of this famous battle to be as good as possible. Among others, Omaha Beach was created by Mr Cheese, Remick08, Ts4EVER and Stubbfan.
Of all five landing beaches on D-Day, "Omaha Beach" was without a doubt the bloodiest of the day. The assault troops of the 29th Infantry Division and 2nd Ranger Battalion landing in Dog Green and Charlie sectors had the difficult task of securing the beachhead and clearing the road leading inland at Vierville-sur-Mer. The draw off the beach was heavily defended by the German Wehrmacht's 352nd Infantry Division, at 15 strongpoints also known as 'Widerstandsnester' (Resistance Nests). Each strongpoint was armed with machine guns, mortars and anti-tank guns interconnected by trenches and tunnels. These defences created a murderous cross-fire for any would-be attackers moving inland.
That's all for today, but be sure to come back next time for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.