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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Today we bring you a render of the Marder III Ausf. M.

Posted by Eat_Uranium on Dec 2nd, 2012

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

As some of you might have noticed there wasn't an official news update in quite some time. This was mostly due to a period of inactivity, a period which is now luckily over. We hope the wait wasn't that hard to bear!

Today we have a render of a new light tank destroyer for the western and eastern fronts:

Marder III Ausf. M

After the German 3.7cm and 5cm proved too weak to defeat more modern Soviet tanks it was decided to create a self-propelled tank destroyer to counter these threats. The result was the Marder (marten) series of tank destroyers, which served as a stop gap measure on all fronts, starting in 1942.

The Marder III version was based on the Panzer 38(t) chassis and mounted either a captured Russian 7.62 cm gun or the German 7.5cm Pak40. The Ausf. M used the Pak40 and was produced from November 1942 to May 1943. It was later replaced in its role by the Hetzer tank destroyer, which was also based on the Panzer 38(t) chassis. Surviving examples served until the end of the war.

The Marder IIIM was made by Kraetzer, Toddel and Hirsch and uses the MG42 model by Seth_Soldier. It is the fourth model of Marder available in FH2.

Our winners for this week's screenshot competition is Neo82. You can view the winning submission here.

We are now accepting entries for the week of December 3rd. If you think you have the best FH2 screenshot, post them href="">here.

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, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.

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waldo101 Dec 2 2012 says:

great model for a great veichal.

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Vassili_Tzaisev Dec 2 2012 says:

Very nice indeed! Good job! I specially like the part where it says 'Eastern Front' :-D

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lptomtom Dec 3 2012 says:

Finally! Feared this mod was going under, looks like we'll have the Eastern Front update after all :D

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Simcardo Dec 3 2012 replied:

FH2 Will Never Die!.
And i love marders :) Gonna be fun hiding this tank in the bushes looking for T34s to slay.

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Rebel12Lz Dec 3 2012 says:

Are you going to add the Panzer 38(t) itself- the germans considered it to be a grest tank and it was widely used in the early war years and well into 1942. It would make a great counterpart for soviet light tanks!
And keep up the good work! Best mod ever!

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Stugs Dec 10 2012 says:

Where in the world do they get the reference images to these vehicles? Its almost like some historian just gave the FH2 developers the building schematics to all of the vehicles of WW2.

Very well done, and very high quality detail as usual

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Ts4EVER Dec 13 2012 replied:

The historical advisor of this mod has access to the tank museum Kublinka.

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