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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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Ts4EVER

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    Ja, wir haben ihn etwas früher als erwartet released damit Leute Zeit zum saugen haben und nichts überlastet wird.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Ts4EVER

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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...
  7. 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
  8. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we have a small update to show off a render of the Bren Mk2, which will be replacing the Mk1 in our Normandy theatre maps. The Bren had served as the standard British light machinegun since 1937, and was well liked as a rugged and dependable weapon. However, it was comparatively expensive and time consuming to make, and in the aftermath of the evacuation at Dunkirk with the need for quick rearmament, some simplifications were made. Most noticeable of these was the replacement of the complicated dial sight with a simple folding leaf sight. Other changes were made to the bipod, stock, receiver and the muzzle to make them simpler and faster to machine. The Mk2 replaced the Mk1 in production in 1941, though it never completely replaced it in service. Our Bren Mk2 was modified by Seth Soldier from our original Mk1 made by Omni and McGibs.
  9. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we are showing off a render of another Soviet tank, the T-34 model of 1941. This earlier version of the T-34 will be serving alongside our current model of 1943. Compared to the variants that would follow it, the T-34 model 1941 was expensive, cramped and mechanically unreliable. It differed from the original model of 1940 by the addition of a more powerful gun and a new radio. While on paper it was one of the best tanks of the day, in practice it didn't live up to quite such high expectations. Visibility for the commander was poor, and the lack of a turret basket floor left the loader in a tricky position once the floor mat was lifted to access the ammunition stores. The model 1941 was produced in great quantities until it was replaced in production by the simpler and cheaper model 1942. Our model 1941 was modified by Stubbfan from our original model 1943 made by Pointblank86.
  10. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we are showing off the third map to make it into our upcoming version 2.53 update. Today's map is Lenino, covering the first major action of the Polish People's Army. This of course means that we have yet another new country to add to Forgotten Hope 2: Poland. Lenino was made by Aserafimov. On 12 October 1943, near the village of Lenino in the Mogilev Oblast, the Polish 1st Tadeusz Kosciuszko Infantry Division prepared to enter action for the first time, under the auspices of the Soviet created "Polish Army of the East." This battle was supposed to mark the beginning of Polish-Soviet fraternity and strengthen combat association between their soldiers. Yet, with Polish morale low as most soldiers had only just been released from Soviet Gulags, and the promised Soviet armoured, aerial, and artillery support never showing, the Tadeusz Kosciuszko Division would face a fiery combat debut against the battle hardened 113th and 337th Infantry Divisions.
  11. Ts4EVER

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    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.
  12. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we'd like to make a short announcement. This coming Sunday, there will be a live stream in which Ts4EVER and FatJoe will be showing off some of the new maps and content for the next update. Although a lot of this has been covered in news posts or Devblogs, there is still at least one big new thing to see. The steam will be hosted on FatJoe's Twitch channel on: Sunday 25th February 2018 @ 15:00 UTC https://www.twitch.tv/joisigurds
  13. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we have a render of perhaps a lesser known rifle used by the German Army, the Gewehr 33/40(t). Known to its original owners as the vz. 33, the carbine had been designed to arm the Czechoslovak gendarmerie. Based somewhat on the army's vz.24 rifle, it was lightened and shortened to make a handier package. With the capture of Czechoslovakia in the run up to the war, the arms factories of Brno began to make weapons for the Germans. The vz. 33 was one of several existing designs adopted into German service as the G33/40, with slight modifications to the buttplate and German style sling mounts. This carbine was used principally to arm the Gebirgsjäger, and part of the modifications to the buttplate included a strengthening plate to allow the rifle to be used more effectively as a climbing aid. Just over 25000 vz. 33 and 131000 G33/40(t) carbines were manufactured up to 1942, and ours was made by Seth Soldier.
  14. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we are showing off a new map, but before we get to that we'd like to mention the folks over at World at War. They've been hosting our login server since Gamespy went down, so if you have some spare money to donate to the upkeep, please give them some support. WaW - World at War Tournament Forum Our map today is Ogledow. Put together by Ts4EVER, it covers the first use of Tiger II tanks on the Eastern Front, and the Soviet ambush that they advanced into. After rupturing the German front and destroying army group center during the great summer offensive of 1944, Russian forces are pouring into eastern Poland. They seized several bridgeheads over the river Vistula, thus crushing German hopes of using it as a new defensive line. In an attempt to throw the enemy spearheads back across the Vistula, the Germans are massing their forces near the town of Staszow, including some of the new super-heavy Tiger II tanks.
  15. Ts4EVER

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    Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. Today we're back from the dead with another explosive render just in time for the fireworks. It's Christmas Eve, and when you have nine targets overhead, there's only one weapon you need: the Luftfaust B. Designed in late 1944, the Luftfaust was the only one of several German man portable anti-aircraft rocket launchers that made it off the drawing board and into combat trials before the end of the war. Consisting of 9 lengths of pipe, a rudimentary sight, and a firing system taken from the Panzerschreck, it was to be fired from the shoulder at low flying aircraft. The projectiles used a warhead derived from normal 20 mm anti-aircraft ammunition mated to a spin stabilised rocket motor. Fired as a salvo of 4, followed a fraction of a second later by the remaining 5, the rockets would spread out to a circle of 40 metres across at 200 metres distance. It isn't known how many Luftfausts were made or used in the confusion of the last days of the war, but it is known that at least a handful were deployed in and around Berlin. Ours was made by the ever talented Seth Soldier. However that's not all, we have another little present for you. A few screenshots taken from upcoming maps. Please mind that these are works in progress and subject to change.
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