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Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today, we have renders of some American grenades and a brand new map for Normandy. Before we show the news though, we would like to welcome another mapper to our development team; Natty Wallo!

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First up then we have Mark 2 "pineapple" grenade (left), made by Remdul and Seth Soldier and a collection of M1 Garand rifle grenades plus the M3 knife (right), also made by Remdul and Seth Soldier.


The Mark 2 "pineapple" grenade was used by US forces from the 1920s into the 1960s, with some being used in the Vietnam War. To arm the grenade, you would have to hold down the handle on the side and pull out the safety pin. After letting go of the handle, it would fly off, setting off the 4 to 5 second fuse. The Mk 2 was, much like the No 36 grenade, the "mills bomb" a fragmentation grenade. Because fragments could reach further than you could throw it, the safe way to use the grenade was from behind cover.

Up next is the map "Lebisey", by Mr. Cheese.

One of the more ambitious goals of D-Day was the capture of the Normandy capital of Caen on the very first day. Soldiers from Sword Beach would advance the 15 kilometres along the Caen Canal, past the small town of Lebisey into Caen itself. As with many plans in wartime this one soon ran into problems. The British 3rd Infantry Division ran into the heavy defensive positions of the German 21st Panzer Division at Lebisey and the Allied advance was halted. For an entire month the front remained stationary, until on 8th July Operation Charnwood began...


Be sure to visit our Maps Section to see the minimap!

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 to discuss this update and other news.

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Alakazou
Alakazou

Yummy

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Docm30
Docm30

It's amazing what you've done with BF2.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Just superb as usual guys... best looking pineapples I have ever seen modelled...

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bakehouse
bakehouse

you guys know your main website is still down??

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Docm30
Docm30

Works fine for me.

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Fenring Author
Fenring

We are having problems with our provider, strangely only some people cannot access the website. We are trying to pin down the reason. Thanks for all your comments.

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AJ_Quick

looks fantastic...(environments) really does set the mood.

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sickre
sickre

They should have released Europe at the start instead of the big, boring and dusty African maps.

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Eglaerinion
Eglaerinion

That would have meant waiting another 6 months if not more. Besides that the desert war in Africa is really underrepresented in World War 2 games. Nothing boring about it.

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