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Vast Variety of Violence - Part 8

Posted by: Eat Uranium
14.08.2022 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we have a short but dense update. As you might remember from the last update, ModDB had been celebrating their 20th anniversary. Well, thanks to the votes of our fans we have achieved first place in their list of Classy Classics! A big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us.

Our next topic is another Event. We were impressed with how the D-Day Event went, and off the back of that success we have been planning further events. We will shortly be announcing the date for our Eastern Front event, so watch this space. There will be 2 maps returning from our Remembrance Event, as well as 3 maps that are being included for public gameplay testing as we did a while back for Motovskiy Bay.

When the first Sten MkII rolled off the production line it was fitted with the Butt No.2 MkII, perhaps better known as the T type. This was a simple tube of metal with a crude buttplate and semi pistol grip made of thick sheet steel welded onto it. The Butt No.3 MkI that our Sten has previously used was introduced by Lines Brothers when they began producing the Sten MkIII. This skeleton type was subsequently used by Long Branch in Canada to make MkII Stens, and since both were completely interchangeable it was possible to find any combination out in the field. The T stock was made by Seth Soldier as an addition to Hail of Nails' original model.

Finally today, we have the first compilation of 2.6 gameplay from Slayer:


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Neutral Weapon

Posted by: Eat Uranium
31.07.2022 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Last time we announced that we are planning to feature the Norwegian and Belgian factions, and showed off the main rifle for the former. This time it is the turn of the Belgians to have their main rifle shown off.

Before we get to that however, we'd like to announce that we have been included in the list of ModDB's 20th Anniversary Classics. Go give their article a read and vote for the best Classic Mod of all time.

The Model 1935 Mauser was to be the Belgian's attempt to replace all their long rifles and carbines based on their original 1889 Mauser. It was a more modern design with the action being based on (and in some cases rebuild from) the German Gewehr 98, many of which had been provided as war reparations following the Armistice of 1918. Unfortunately the production of this new rifle was never able to meet the demand and many soldiers would be armed with the older 1889 rifles or the 1936 rifle, the latter of which was an 1889 updated to 1935 configuration.

The first Belgian rifles to be equipped with telescopic sights were the original 1889 Mausers during the First World War. They also received Turkish Mausers for this role from the British, with whom their snipers were trained. In the post war period, some captured German G98 rifles were taken into service for sniping, and the Goertz telescopes on these formed the basis of the newer M1935 Mauser snipers, either as originals or as copies manufactured by OIP.

Our 1935 Mauser was made by Seth soldier.


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The Path Forward

Posted by: Eat Uranium
12.06.2022 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

It has now been just over a month since we released 2.6, and we feel that it is time to give an update on what we are planning to next. While we waited for the last bits to be polished up for the last update, some of us had already moved on to other projects, and it is this work that has driven our direction in the immediate future. There are already several maps in development that are in a good state along the road to completion, and we have given you a brief teaser of them here:

Please bear in mind that these are all work in progress, but we think you'll have a bit of guessing to do from the clues provided! Some of these maps are taking our French faction to other times and places beyond May 1940, while the others are focusing on two of the other factions fighting at the conclusion of the Phoney War: Belgium and Norway. As a little taster for these upcoming factions we have the following render:

In his role as director of the Kongsberg Arsenal, Ole Krag had already been involved with a number of weapon designs for magazine fed rifles, culminating in the tube fed black powder Krag-Petersson and Jarmann rifles. The latter of these was adopted in 1884, and with production just getting started was made obsolete overnight by the new French small bore smokeless powder cartridge.

While Norway and Sweden would go back to the drawing board to agree on a new joint cartridge and rifle, Ole Krag would partner with Erik Jørgensen to develop a new capsule magazine, which when paired with a new action would be adopted by the Danish Army in 1889. Examples of this rifle would make their way into the joint trials, both as the original Danish design and as the updated 1892 model that was sold to the United States. Ultimately the trials would end with Sweden and Norway adopting the 6.5×55mm ammunition, but they would disagree on the rifle - Sweden preferring the m/94 Mauser while Norway would adopt the M/1894 Krag-Jørgensen.

The most notable feature of the Krag-Jørgensen design is the half capsule magazine system, that is filled by opening a door on the side of the rifle and dumping in loose cartridges. The rifles were fitted with a magazine cut-off to allow single loading, but were never successfully adapted to a quick loading system in military use. The Model 1894 rifle would be produced until 1922, with 215000 being made at Kongsberg and a further 29000 at Steyr.

In 1910, 1000 of these rifles were fitted with a 4x telescopic sight made by the company Voigtländer. This early attempt at a dedicated sniping rifle was not particularly successful. This did not stop the scoped rifles from being used in training leading up to 1940 - with some of them also seeing combat in the hands of Norwegian marksmen during the campaign. Our Krag-Jørgensen M/1894 was made by Ashton.


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