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Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Version 2.51 has now been out for a few months and we have had a lot of fun playing it with you. Of course, nothing is perfect and Forgotten Hope is no exception to this! Thus this upcoming update 2.52. You'll be able to download it using the launcher from:

Thursday 16th June 2016 @ 17:00 UTC

New players can grab the launcher here.

There have been a number of significant balance changes made to Arad, Dukla Pass, Sammatus, Seelow Heights and some of the older maps. You'll be able to find all of these listed in the relevant threads on the forums. As well as this, there has been a few other changes and additions. Some of the more important are:

  • An overhaul to the sounds of aircraft, volumes of all planes are now more balanced and some new sounds have been added
  • The Tellermine 43
  • Binoculars and Soviet tanks and anti-tank guns have had their mis-aligned crosshairs fixed
  • Addition of 32 and 16 player map layers to Sidi Bou Zid and Hurtgen Forest

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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.

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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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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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).

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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.

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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

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

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    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."

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    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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