04.03.2018 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we are showing off the second map to make it into our upcoming version 2.53 update. This map might be familiar to those of you who watched our live stream last Sunday. However, before we move on, we'd just like to mention that we now have a Discord server. Drop in and say hello!
Today's map is Studienka, covering the crossing of the Berezina River by the retreating Army Group Centre in the face of Operation Bagration. Expect boggy floodplains and foggy early morning villages. Studienka was made by Ts4EVER.
Operation Bagration, the big Soviet summer offensive of 1944, is only 7 days old and Army Group Center is gripped by utter chaos. The remnants of defeated German divisions are streaming west, hoping to find a safe crossing over the Berezina river.
Brushing aside stragglers and bypassing strongpoints, the 3rd Guards Tank Corps closes in on the village of Studienka, where Napoleon's Grande Armee made their desperate crossing more than 100 years ago. On the other side of the river, the first elements of the 5th Panzer division approach the same bridge, hoping to hold open a route of retreat for their comrades.
You can find the minimap and a preliminary vehicle listing here.
That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next time for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our Discord, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.