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  1. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we have a render of an interesting revolver that was both advanced and already obsolete when it was introduced: the Nagant M1895. The Nagant brothers were well known in the imperial Russian court due to their role in the development of the Mosin Nagant rifles. In the 1890s, the Tsarist army was looking for a replacement to their ageing Smith and Wesson Model 3s, and the design by Léon Nagant was adopted in 1895. The Nagant is a gate loaded revolver, a conservative choice in a period of top breaking and swing out cylinders. Unusually, the cylinder is cammed forward before each shot, allowing the brass cartridge to form a gas seal with the barrel. This was felt to be important, as it allows for an increase in muzzle velocity, it however had an unintended side effect of allowing the Nagant to be suppressed. In the early 1930s, the Mitin brothers developed an expansion type suppressor using nine 8mm thick rubber seals to capture the gas behind the bullet. It was clamped over the end of the barrel and required the use of special ammunition with pointed bullets due to the rubber seals. A similar design would later be developed for the Mosin Nagant rifle. Many of these suppressors were used by partisans behind German lines. The Nagant M1895 was produced all the way from 1896 through to 1945. Intended to be replaced by the Tokarev pistol, it was put back into major scale production during the War. Ours was made by Ashton and RedRogueXIII. Additionally, before we go, we just have time for a video produced by Mayhemic.MAD that shows a visualisation of the SVN used for FH2 development as the years have gone by. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Zw-8n6wiU
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    New update: Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we have a render of a new rifle that will be equipping the United States forces, the Springfield M1903A3. While the US entered the war with the M1 Garand as its standard infantry rifle, there were the inevitable shortages and delays that lead to the M1903 Springfield rifle seeing widespread use in the first few months. In anticipation of this, production of the Springfield was re-continued in September 1941 using vintage tooling stored since 1919. As this started to wear out, many milled parts were replaced with cheaper stampings, and the original ladder sight on the barrel was replaced with an aperture above the bolt. Called the M1903A3, the rifles with these changes would see frontline service alongside the Garand, particularly seeing use for launching rifle grenades and with the Rangers. Our M1903A3 has been made by Seth Soldier.
  3. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we are showing off renders of the G-2 variant of the BF 109, but first: We'd like to thank all of our fans for voting for us in the second round of this year's ModDB Mod of the Year! Once again, we have managed to get enough votes to earn an honourable mention in the Player's Choice - quite the feat for a mod that has been released for 11 years now. The G series of the Messerschmitt BF 109 fighters was largely identical to the preceding F series, with most of the changes happening inside. Small incremental changes such as heavier reinforcing of the wing structure and additional cooling scoops for the spark plugs were intended to update the F-4 frame to take the new more powerful DB 605A engine, which increased the available horsepower by over 100 to 1445hp. Produced starting in early 1942, the G series would go on to be the most numerous of the BF 109s. The Finns bought 162 of the G series starting in 1943, with the first batch arriving in March. 48 of these were the G-2 variant. The Finns had great success with their Messerschmitts, scoring 667 victories for 34 losses in the air. After the war, they would continue in service with the Finish Airforce until 1954. Our BF 109G-2 was originally made by Toddel, with Finnish markings added by Matt Baker.
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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. We'd like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas, and what could be a better present than another StuG? We'd also like to thank everyone who voted for us in the ModDB top 100 mods of the year, and we are looking forward to finding out the results! In the spring of 1943, the Finnish Armed Forces made a request to Germany about acquiring assault guns. With a positive response, an initial order for 45 was placed, though ultimately only 30 of these would be delivered and paid for. At the same time, training was provided to a small group of Finnish officers and men in Germany, and at their request the order was expanded to include all the support vehicles that would normally equip a German StuG battalion. On arrival in Finland, the Schürzen and mounts were removed, a wooden tool crate was fitted to the rear deck and spare roadwheel mounts added to the side of the superstructure. The gunshield on the roof was modified to take a DT instead of an MG34, and three tone camouflage was painted over the original dunkelgelb. There were other changes made later, including additional side armour, improved armour for the driver's vision slit and concrete added to the front of the superstructure. The most obvious of these changes was the addition of logs to the sides above the fenders. Known to the Finns as the Stu 40 G, they would quickly pick up the nickname Sturmi. While the Sturmis were on the front line from the summer of 1943 onwards, they would face their biggest tests at the battles at Kuuterselkä, Tali and Vuosalmi in the midsummer of 1944. Across these three engagements, they would knock out 87 soviet armoured vehicles for only 8 losses. The StuG was by far the most modern armoured vehicle that the Finns had in 1944, and was well liked by its crews, who found it to have excellent outside visibility combined with a good gun, allowing them to see and to shoot first. Perhaps their main complaint was the underpowered engine and narrow tracks limiting its performance off-road. A further 29 vehicles were delivered that summer before the Finnish capitulation in September, but these would see little service during the Continuation War. Finland still had 45 Stu 40 Gs when they were declared obsolete in 1959, and many of these would go on to be dug in as pillboxes. Our Sturmi was made by Toddel.
  5. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we have a nice little early Christmas present in the form of a render: Amongst the multitude of Soviet tanks captured by the Finns were two ISU-152s, both of which were captured around the Portinhoikka crossroads during the battle of Tali. Tank number 1212 was found stranded at the side of the road with battle damage and a thrown track, but still with a crew and a working gun. After a short fight it was captured, however it would serve out the remainder of the war at a repair centre. It served as a heavy recovery vehicle with the Finnish Army until 1964, when it was transferred to the Parola Tank Museum. The other vehicle was captured completely intact, and was almost immediately pressed into service. Over the next four days it was painted with Finnish camouflage and markings, went through some evaluations and testing and then finally was used in a counterattack. With a hastily assembled crew who had no real experience operating such a heavy beast, it was hit several times by two dug in T-34-85s. The crew bailed out and the ISU burned. With their limited experience using the vehicle, the Finns praised it for its hard hitting gun and strong armour, but they disliked how blind, clumsy and slow to aim and fire it was. Seth Soldier modified our original ISU-152, which was made by himself, Rad, Toddel and Matt Baker.
  6. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we have a render that at first glance might look quite similar to the one posted yesterday. On closer inspection though, you find that it is of the main varient of the ISU-152, the ISU-122: The ISU-122 was a logical modification to the ISU-152. The latter's ML-20S howitzer had had its original carriage used for the A-19 field gun, and this similarity was shared by the ISU mounting. While a prototype had been completed in December of 1943, production of the ISU-122 didn't start until March, when the production of hulls had started to outstrip the production of howitzers. The ISU-122 was used similarly to ISU-152 as an infantry support vehicle, but its greater accuracy soon found it a role as a formidable tank killer. Despite the lighter ammunition, the ISU-122 did not manage a greater rate of fire over its larger armed brother, primarily due to the antiquated design of the breech of the A-19S. An improved version of this gun that solved this issue, the D-25S, was added along with a redesigned mantlet to make the ISU-122S, but large stocks of the older gun meant that both designs remained in production for the rest of the war. The ISU-122 did not have the same kind of post-war longevity as the ISU-152, serving until only the start of the 1960s and not receiving as extensive modifications. In total, 1150 ISU-122s were built, and ours was made by Seth Soldier, who modified our IS-2 made originally by Rad, Toddel and Matt Baker.
  7. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. We've had about 5 months now since version 2.53 was released, and we have used this time to make a few changes to the mod to improve your experience. We've even managed to squeeze a little bit of brand new content in too! We are thus excited to announce that Forgotten Hope 2.54 will be going live on: Thursday 25th October 2018 As usual, we'd like to give a big thanks to our players for sticking with us and keeping the servers populated even after all this time. Additionally, we would like to thank our team of betatesters for their dedication to improving our work, as well as our developers for the time and effort they put in to make things happen. Last but not least, none of this would be possible without the web hosting generously provided by Fluestertuete. We mentioned some new content earlier, and here it is: The SU-152 had proven itself as a valuable asset to the Red Army from it's introduction in early 1943. However, by the middle of the year it was recognised that the design would need to be adapted, as the KV-1S chassis that it was built on was being replaced in production by the new IS series. The new ISU-152 replaced the older design in production by December of the same year. Just like it's predecessor, the ISU-152 was primarliy tasked with supporting the infantry in assaults against hardened targets. As such, it was primarily issued with high explosive shells for its 152mm howitzer. While an armour piercing round was developed, these were rare and only slightly more effective against tanks than the blast of the HE shell. The ISU-152 went through several upgrades during and after the war. One of these was the addition of a 12.7mm DShK machinegun on an anti-aircraft mount. In total, 1885 ISU-152s were built during the war (a further 1357 followed after the war and served into the 1970s), and ours was made by Seth Soldier, who modified our IS-2 made originally by Rad, Toddel and Matt Baker. Originally developed in the late 1920's by Vasily Degtyaryov as the magazine fed DK, the weapon was updated in 1938 with an add-on belt feed by Georgi Shpagin to become the DShK. Conceived of as a light anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapon, it would primarily fall into the role of the latter, either tripod mounted, or fixed to the hatch of an IS or ISU. Ours was made by Seth Soldier.
  8. Ts4EVER

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    Ja, wir haben ihn etwas früher als erwartet released damit Leute Zeit zum saugen haben und nichts überlastet wird.
  9. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we are showing off a final render before tomorrow's big update! The AVT-40 is a select fire modification to the Soviet SVT-40 semi-automatic rifle. A thicker stock and a slightly modified muzzle break were added to counteract the extra force of fully automatic fire, but the rifle proved difficult to control and suffered from frequent breakages. Put into production in May 1942 to supplement the shortage of light machineguns, it was out of production again by the following summer. Our AVT-40 has been made by Seth Soldier. Finally today, we'd like to list some of the changes in version 2.5: 1 New Nation: Poland 4 New maps: Ihantala Lenino Ogledów Studienka 8 New weapons, including: Lahti L-35 Luftfaust B G33/40(t) Bren Mk.2 11 New vehicles and stationary weapons, including: Ferdinand T-34 model 1941 PM-43 120mm Mortar Junkers Ju 87G-1 Studebaker US6 ZPU Many further changes, including: New 16 and 32 layers for St.Vith and Totalize Selectable ironsights for sniper rifles Improved lighting and balance for several maps Improved handling of halftracks on hills Many weapons have new first and third person animations Contested flags are now marked on the minimap by a flashing icon
  10. Ts4EVER

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    Kommt sogar noch mehr Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. We are showing off a render today, but before we get to that we have the link to the files needed by server administrators to get their servers set up and running in time for the release of 2.53. You can find these files here. You do not need to download these files unless you administer a server. The files required to play 2.53 will be available through the Launcher. The original design of the Suomi KP/-31 had not included a muzzle brake, and the addition of the lengthy device in 1940 was opposed by Aimo Lahti, who had originally designed the weapon. It was of questionable effectiveness, and since roughly half of the weapons in Finnish service did not have the new muzzle brake, we have got Stubbfan to remove it from Seth Soldier's original model. The Nebelhandgranate 39B is a smoke grenade based on the German Model 24 stick grenade. The explosive filling is replaced by a mix of chemicals that when ignited would produce a dense white smoke that was emitted through holes cut in the base of the grenade's body. The white lines were added to the body and stick to aid identification, and Seth Soldier has also included the grooves that were added later to aid identification in the dark. To go along with this render, we also have a handful of screenshots showing some of the new content coming in 2.53.
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    And round 2: Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we are showing off the fourth and final map to make it into version 2.53 update. You may have just seen it in the trailer posted earlier today, but for those of you who haven't yet, today's map is Ihantala. It covers the assaults by the Red Army against the Finnish defences in and around the village of Ihantala at the end of June 1944. Ihantala was made by Flippy Warbear and hitm4k3r. June 1944, Karelian Isthmus. On the 28th, as the gruelling battle of Tali rages on, Finnish reinforcements from East Karelia arrive at the village of Ihantala and are immediately thrown into the combat. After fending off the Red Army in southern Ihantala, Major General Vihma’s 6th Division begin preparing their defenses. The bitter fighting at Tali had become a lost cause. Therefore on the 30th, under the orders of Lt.General Oesch, the Finns reorganise into a new defensive line. The Red Army attacks Ihantala on the same day. With support from their powerful artillery, along with the German Luftwaffe detachment Kuhlmey and the 303rd Sturmgeschutz Brigade, the Finns brace themselves for the relentless Red Army assaults...
  12. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. It has been just under two years now since a Road to... news update was last posted here, and we are pleased to be able to say that the wait is over. Forgotten Hope 2.53 will be going live on: Friday 25th May 2018 We'd all like to extend a big thank you to all our fans who have continued to play over the last decade or more, and we hope to see you on the servers this Friday! Additionally, we would like to thank our team of betatesters for their dedication to improving our work, as well as our developers for the time and effort they put in to make things happen. Last but not least, none of this would be possible without the web hosting generously provided by Fluestertuete. Lets kick things off by showing off the trailer for version 2.53 made by Hawk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Qm3V3wYg0
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