03.12.2006 03:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today is a special update, as we are able to reveal another player model, one of the most complicated things needed for the mod. But, before we get to the images and descriptions there are a few other items that are worth mentioning.
First, of all, the voting for the 5th annual moddb.com Annual Mod of the Year Awards has begun. Last year Forgotten Hope for Battlefield 1942™ was honored to be named #14 of the best mods of 2005 and and Forgotten Hope 2 for Battlefield 2™ was named the second most anticipated unreleased mod. If you think Forgotten Hope 2 should be honored a second year, click the moddb.com logo below, and then click the "Vote Now" button on the page that appears.
As a second bit of interesting news, Games for Windows Magazine, formerly Computer Gaming World, will have an article titled Keeping It Real: Military Mods for the True Wargamer. The article is about history and reality inspired mods in general, not just Forgotten Hope, but we anticipate that Forgotten Hope may be given a prominent place. The article will appear in issue #2 of GFW which goes on sale December 12th.
As you can tell by glancing at any of the images below, todays update features Forgotten Hope's "Tommy" or British Soldier. The explanations of how the name Tommy Atkins came to stand for all British soldiers are too numerous to mention here, but it is safe to say that the nickname was widespread during the First World War, and was still common during the Second.
Although not always the best led, or best equipped troops of World War Two, the armies fielded by Britain and the nations of the Commonwealth included some of the most tough and resilient soldiers of any nation involved. British troops endured years of defeat and disappointment, experienced repeated losses of equipment and changes of command, yet managed to find the will to continue. Forgotten Hope 2's Tommy was created by Rad. As you can see he not only made a meticulously crafted base model, he also created three different, highly individualized faces.Wallpapers section of this website.
That's all for this week, but be sure to come back for another news update soon. And don't forget to to visit our public forums to discuss this update. Oh - and if you haven't voted yet - don't neglect to do it soon. We recommend that you vote immediately. ;)