Forgotten Hope 2 is an award-winning World War II modification for Battlefield 2TM and is based on the original Forgotten Hope, a modification for Battlefield 1942TM, one of the most popular multiplayer games ever. Battlefield 1942TM featured land, sea and air combat in a way never before seen. It was the goal of the development team to maximize the game experience by adding both a realistic and enjoyable gameplay to FH and now to FH2.

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Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. This week we are showing off the new map 'Falaise Pocket'

Posted by Fenring on Jul 15th, 2009

Before we go to the screenshots we would like to welcome a few new developers. We have added as many as 3 new mappers to our team in the past few weeks; Fuchswiesel, who made today's map, Sorken and Spaetzle. Welcome to the development team guys!

After the German lines in Normandy were broken, during Operation Cobra, Hitler felt that the situation could be turned around, by attacking the flank of the allied advance and cutting the advance off. Most German generals however, saw the looming threat of encirclement and only a month later they were proved right. The offensive at Mortain had failed and the allies were now on all sides of the German army. As the situation became clear, the German army had to make increasingly desperate attempts to break out of the pocket. This map focuses on the small town of St. Lambert-sur-Dives, in the middle of the 'Falaise Gap' (the hole in the pocket through which the Germans could escape). The map was made, as mentioned earlier, by Fuchswiesel.

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"August 18th, 1944. For the past month the Allies have exploited the American breakthrough at St. Lo and have nearly encircled the whole of the German seventh army. Until yesterday, a small gap remained, centered around the town of St. Lambert-sur-Dives, but with elements of the Canadian 4th Armoured Division having secured this small town, the Falaise Pocket is now a fact. The German high command however, isn't willing to write off the 50,000 men inside the pocket just yet. As the 1st Polish Division is holding off attempts to re-open the gap from the east, the Canadians must hold out against the increasingly desperate attacks from the west..."

As usual, you can find the minimap in our maps section. That's all for now, but be sure to come back later for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel and our public forums to discuss this update and other news.

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vfn4i83 Jul 15 2009 says:

Great work. Those vegetation looking awesome even in that engine. Nice Update

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Thechuz Jul 16 2009 says:

wow! i went to falaise on holiday :D #
We stayed in a farm place with barns and crap, it had massive fields with poppys in it aswell :D

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tankbob Jul 16 2009 says:

this is looking really awesome now when can we play it

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bogie Jul 16 2009 says:

Very nice work. Like the smoke. Hows the ambient sounds?

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RogerRamjet Jul 16 2009 says:

Very nice... with some destroyed German tanks it will look even better... lol

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Y2Kwidmer Jul 25 2009 says:

excellent! i'm currently watching History Channel's Patton 360 and its right after the breakthrough at Saint. Lo. and the description is perfection! you guys should also do the Vally Of Death where the rest of the german army in Normandy tries to retere through <forgot name> vally and they were all but desamate(spelt wrong) by Arty, tanks and the Airforce or a one of the bridge captures when they where trying to take Paris
(call me a military freak x_x)

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Fallschirmjäger. Jul 27 2009 says:

Thanks for the pictures,they look realy good.

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