01.07.2012 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
This week we have a render of some long requested playermodels. The 101st Airborne Division has finally dropped onto the battlefield!
Activated on 16th August 1942, the 101st had "no history, but it had a rendezvous with destiny." The division was shipped over the Atlantic in preparation for the invasion of France. The 101st were given the task of dropping onto the Cotentin Peninsula and securing vital objectives such as the causeways leading off Utah Beach and bridges and locks along the Douve River. The drops were scattered and it took several days before the division was organised and had completed its objectives.
The division dropped again during Operation Market Garden, where it secured several bridges between Nijmegen and Eindhoven. After 72 days combat, the division was pulled back to France for rest and relaxation, which was cut short by the German offensive through the Ardennes. Besieged at the crossroads town of Bastogne, the 101st refused to surrender and despite critical shortages of ammunition and medical supplies they held on until the siege was broken by Patton's 3rd Army. No member of the 101st has ever agreed that the division needed to be rescued.
Their last action in Europe was the capture of the Berghof. The 101st received 2 Presidential Unit Citations and suffered 2090 killed and 6388 wounded. The playermodels were modelled by Pointblank, with heads by Zero and kits by Remdul. You'll be able to see them on the maps Purple Heart Lane and Ramelle Neuville
Our winner for this week's screenshot competition is pizzzaman12. You can view the winning submission here.
We are now accepting entries for the week of July 2nd. If you think you have the best FH2 screenshot, post them here.
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, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.