30.08.2011 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope 2. This week we are releasing a small server-side hotfix as well as showing off the most numerous Soviet field gun that was produced during World War II. Enjoy!
Up first, we have a follow-up server-side hotfix to the 2.4 release. It is is important to note, that if you are not a server administrator and do not run your own server, you do NOT have to download the following patch. You can download the patch and view the short changelog below.
Before we get on with the rest of the update however, we would like to make a quick statement regarding development on the upcoming, Russian front.
Although we are now showing Soviet guns and vehicles in the news, it will still be some time before we are ready to release our first Eastern Front patch. At the moment, most of our efforts are directed at finishing our remaining Africa, Normandy, and Battle of the Bulge maps, which we hope to release in the next patch. So, to avoid confusion, we would like to stress that our next patch will not contain any Eastern Front content.
Our last item for today is a new Soviet gun that should come in handy if you find yourself up against a horde of German armor. Today we are showing off the Soviet, ZiS-3 anti-tank gun!
The 76mm Divisional Gun M1942, or ZiS-3 as it was better known, came about during the initial stages of the Soviet campaign to fill the need for a medium caliber gun that could destroy the German armor at the time. The design was relatively simple with a 76.2mm gun mounted on the carriage from the older ZiS-2. Combat experience showed that the ZiS-3 was largely superior to other Soviet AT weapons, and the gun's extreme reliability and accuracy meant that it was well liked by both the enlisted men and the top brass. In all, from 1941 to the end of the war, production of the gun reached well over 103,000. The 76mm Divisional Gun M1942 (ZiS-3) was made by Kraetzer, with help from Toddel on the wheels.
That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next week for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.