07.05.2022 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we are continuing our news posts with two more French weapons, one brand new and fresh off the production line and the other left over from the previous war. Before we get into the details though, a quick reminder that we have a dev stream tomorrow at 1800 UTC hosted by FatJoe on his Twitch channel.
Through the 1920s, the French were aware of the need to replace their Mle 1892 revolvers and Mle 1915 Rubys, but other weapons received priority. The only development made that decade was a move towards the .30 Pederson cartridge, laid down in 1927 as the new handgun round. It wouldn't be until 1933 that the first competition was opened, and it was hotly contested. Though no design was selected, feedback was given and a second round was announced for 1935.
The winner of this second round was a design by Charles Petter, a distinguished former Foreign Legion officer. Based on the Browning 1911, it was a solid and accurate design. SACM was selected to manufacture the new design, and managed 10700 before the capitulation. They would continue in production during and after the occupation. Ours was made by Seth Soldier.
With the wide use of tanks in the First World War by the Entente, some thought was put towards creating suitable countermeasures. In March of 1918, testing of explosives to determine what was needed to immobilise a tank were carried out, culminating in the design of a 900g melanite charge in a box. Fitted with a throwing handle and a standard grenade detonator, this became the Antichar Mle 1918. Ours was made by Matt Baker, Cpt Bocquier and Luacha 2000.
Finally today we have a final compilation from Slayer of clips from his gameplay videos recorded in version 2.58:
If you have missed any previous updates this week, you can find links to them here:
That's all for today, but be sure to come back tomorrow for Part 3. 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.