Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon (FHSW) is an unofficial continuation of the famous Forgotten Hope (FH), a Battlefield 1942 modification. We say unofficial since FHSW is developed by FH fans, not the original FH creators. In 2007 it started as a small addon but since then it has grown to be one of the biggest mods of all time!
What makes this mod special is that it adds lots of - but not only - Secret Weapons which saw limited or no action at all during WW2 like jet fighters and super heavy tanks. Some of the maps feature "what-if" battles like a landing operation on the Japanese mainland or attacking a secret German base in the African desert.
Best example for a secet weapon in ww2 is the Maus tank.
Despite it's rare appearance (only 2 were build, none entered combat) it's pretty famous.
And with 188t the heaviest tank build ever. Perfect fits in FH-Secret Weapon
arnament: 1x 128mm KwK44 L/50 (same gun in the Jagdtiger)
1x 75mm KwK44 L/36.5
1x 7.92mm MG34
1x close defense (heat launcher)
3x pistol port (for Mp40)
armor: 200mm front, 180mm sides and rear, 100mm (60mm on turret) top
ingame tactics: + prenetration of the hull with artillery less than 100mm is impossible
+ anti-tank weapons for infantry are useless against the hull
+ infantry can not climb on tank, cause of the high profile
- weakpoint under the front hull (at-infantry can hide and attack here)
- the towers top is weakpoint, perfect target for planes
- it is so slow that attacks are rather senseless (it's a rolling bunker)
historical info: Porsche became order on 21.March 1942 to design a 100t-tank.
While the armor got even stronger and heavier during development, motorisation
remained a big problem. Results were a maximum speed of 20 km/h on streets and
13 km/h on terrain, as well as a consumption rate of 2525 liter per 100 kilometer.
Despite being named as Pzkpfw. VIII, it never got over the prototype phase.
The original name was VK7001/ Porsche Type 205. 160 Maus were planned,
Type 205/1 without turret and 205/2 with turret were build,
5 more were under construction. Type 205/2 was blown up in the testfield,
before soviet troops found it. The red army put the tower of 205/2 on the
mantlet of 205/1 and tested it in kubinka 1945/46. It's exposed in the museum.
In conclusion the Maus was a wrong way in tank development. Much like the american T-28.
Super-heavy tanks are useless in modern mobile war. To slow for attacks, retreats and an easy target for planes.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon. We love games like Battlefield 1942 that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
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As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
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In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
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