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16.01.2011 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. We are proud to announce that today we are ready to show off some of our latest work that we've been keeping under wraps for some time now. But before that, please welcome Zeta to the team, who will be helping us to create static models.

Firstly, we would like to once more thank everyone for helping us win the 2010 Mod of the Year contest. We fully appreciate everyone's support for our mod. And now, as promised, we have a teaser image, and several renders and in-game screenshots of our latest and greatest projects.

Over the past few months, we have been working to bring more content to FH2 at a faster rate, yet with the same level of quality. As many of you know, our next project is the Battle of the Bulge. At the same, the decision was made to bring FH2 to the Eastern Front. Today, we are proud to reveal the first results of that decision: a teaser image done by FatJoe, and two new Soviet tanks.

Click on the image below to download the wallpaper pack!

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Up next are the first of what we hope to be many Soviet vehicles: the KV-1S heavy tank and the SU-152 Assault Gun.

The KV-1S was introduced in late 1942 with 1,370 tanks produced. It was based off the pre-existing KV-1, and featured lighter armor, a smaller turret, along with a 76mm gun. As a result, the KV-1S was faster, with a top speed of 43 km/h. The heavy tank was also the first tank to feature a commander's cupola with all-around vision blocks, which was a first for Soviet heavy tanks. However, with the thinner armor, the tank was called into question since the T-34 could do everything the KV could do. The KV-1S was made by Toddel.

The SU-152, or "beast killer", was a heavy self-propelled gun (SPG) armed with a 152mm howitzer. Since it was intended for providing artillery fire, the SPG was generally issued high-explosive (HE) rounds. The SU-152 became notorious for being able to knock out many of the heavy German tanks, and was even able to completely rip the turret off of a Tiger tank by simply firing HE shells at it. After Kursk, the SU-152 was used in its intended role, which was to destroy German fortifications, on all Soviet fronts, but it would later be replaced by the new ISU-152. The SU-152 was made by Pointblank86 and Toddel.

While we have certainly progressed far in our efforts, all Eastern Front content will be released after the Battle of the Bulge. However, what this does mean is that the Soviet Armies are finally coming to Forgotten Hope 2. On a final note, we have some in-game screenshots of some of the maps to be featured in our upcoming Battle of the Bulge patch.

Lastly, we have an update from Forgotten Honor regarding their new campaign. Here's what they had to say.

Forgotten Honor proudly presents Devil's Gardena Forgotten Hope 2 campaign Forgotten Honor FH2
After the success of last campaign we decided to leave the green battlefields of Europe for a bit. With this campaign we are going back to the desert another time. Experience a great variety of famous desert battles through the eyes of either the German 90. Afrika-Division or the 7th Armoured Division and enjoy a great mix of 8 custom-maps and 4 of the best stock maps in the Forgotten Hope 2 modification. When you join this campaign, Forgotten Honor: Devil's Garden, you will experience:
    - Forgotten Hope 2 mod at its best
    - 12 intense battles for the African desert
    - 8 great custom maps, many of them exclusively produced for Forgotten Honor
    - Spawn points deployed by Squad Leaders, creating new tactical opportunities
    - Further new content and features for deeper battlefield immersion
    - 2 sides fighting on a full 64 player server
    - New friendships with like-minded people from all over the world
    - It is free, and everybody is welcome
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Forgotten Honor has vast experience in arranging campaigns for Forgotten Hope 2 and many other games. We are an international online community of players, created by players, run by players and maintained by players. We always strive to make the best campaigns for you, and our team of organizers and talented mappers are proud to announce this campaign open for sign-ups. Both the Allied and the Axis sides eagerly await your enlistment and will gladly guide you to victory.

Experience the exhilaration of victory and the soul-searching after a defeat, as you stand or fall together with your teammates. Duty is calling you to battle, we are waiting for you! Click on the picture for direct link to Campaign sign-up!

That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next time for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel and our public forums.

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