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Forgotten Hope 2 => General Discussion => Topic started by: RAnDOOm on 11-09-2020, 20:09:56

Title: The Last Offensive - A New CMP FH2 Campaign - Join Us!
Post by: RAnDOOm on 11-09-2020, 20:09:56
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As the Allied forces continue to push towards the German border,
the Axis prepared for Unternehmen: Wacht am Rhein, known as the Battle of the Bulge:
Hitler's last offensive


After months of mapping and development we are proud to offer another great FH2 campaign.

Experience the Allied final push towards the German border as part of the
American 101st Airborne Division or counter-attack as the German 21st Panzer-Division
in 12 intense battles on great custom maps, most of them unknown and being exclusively edited for this campaign.

This campaign map list will include:
Westwall - Elsenborn Ridge - Stoumont - Bastogne
Operation Greif - Herrlisheim
and others.

Featuring a return of the "deployables". Pack up static weapons and deploy them
to where they are needed, or just to avoid air and artillery attacks, the choice is yours.

Get to know CMP's style: exciting battles, unbelievable comebacks,
outstanding gameplay and the best Forgotten Hope 2 teamwork you can find.


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In this FH2 Campaign you will experience:

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(https://cdn.cmp-gaming.com/monthly_2018_10/rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png) 12 battles in Belgium and the border regions of Germany, with custom content and maps you won't see anywhere else.
(https://cdn.cmp-gaming.com/monthly_2018_10/rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png) Train and prepare yourself for every battle with your regiment on our training server.
(https://cdn.cmp-gaming.com/monthly_2018_10/rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png) Fight battles with up to 100 players.
(https://cdn.cmp-gaming.com/monthly_2018_10/rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png) Earn promotions and medals for your achievements.?
(https://cdn.cmp-gaming.com/monthly_2018_10/rsz_5-star-icon.png.83daa906473dc5a9b870afcc1c51a5f2.png) Communicate directly with your squad using Teamspeak and apply well planned? strategy and tactics not seen on any public servers.
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Taking part is completely free and everybody is welcome!

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Title: Re: The Last Offensive - A New CMP FH2 Campaign - Join Us!
Post by: RayderPSG on 16-09-2020, 13:09:57
Looking forward! I'm in!
Title: Re: The Last Offensive - A New CMP FH2 Campaign - Join Us!
Post by: RAnDOOm on 29-09-2020, 19:09:32
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FRIDAY , September 2nd, 18hUTC , the map Siegfried Line will be played in The Last Offensive Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign
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History
"In August 1944, the first clashes took place on the Siegfried Line; the section of the line where most fighting took place was the Hürtgenwald (Hürtgen Forest) area in the Eifel, 20 km (12 mi) southeast of Aachen. The Aachen Gap was the logical route into Germany's Rhineland and a main industrial area, and was therefore where the Germans concentrated their defence.

The Americans committed an estimated 120,000 troops plus reinforcements to the Battle of Hürtgen Forest. The battle in this heavily forested area claimed the lives of 24,000 American soldiers plus 9,000 of so-called nonbattle casualties—those evacuated because of fatigue, exposure, accidents and disease. The German death toll is not documented. After the Battle of Hürtgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge began, starting in the area south of the Hürtgenwald, between Monschau and the Luxembourgish town of Echternach. This offensive was a last-ditch attempt by the Germans to reverse the course of the war in the West. German loss of life and material was severe and the effort failed. There were serious clashes along other parts of the Siegfried Line and soldiers in many bunkers refused to surrender, often fighting to the death. By early 1945 the last Siegfried Line bunkers had fallen at the Saar and Hunsrück.

The British 21st Army Group also attacked the Siegfried Line. This Army Group included American formations and the resulting fighting brought total American losses to approximately 68,000. In addition, the First Army incurred over 50,000 non-battle casualties and the Ninth Army over 20,000. This brings the overall cost of the Siegfried Line Campaign, in American personnel, close to 140,000. ."

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Title: Re: The Last Offensive - A New CMP FH2 Campaign - Join Us!
Post by: RAnDOOm on 07-10-2020, 17:10:58
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FRIDAY , October 9th, 18hUTC , the map Westwall will be played in The Last Offensive Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign
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History
"German forces continued their counterattacks on Übach, suffering heavy casualties to American artillery and infantry fire. Although the inability to retake Übach persuaded German commanders that they had insufficient forces to properly defend the approaches to Aachen, the counterattacks did tie down American troops which could have otherwise continued the advance.On 4 October, the Allied advance was limited, with only the towns of Hoverdor and Beggendorf taken, the Americans having lost roughly 1,800 soldiers in the past three days of combat. Better progress was made on 5 October, as the 119th Regiment of the 30th Infantry Division captured Merkstein-Herbach. The following day the Germans launched another counterattack against Übach, again failing to dislodge the Americans. German armor was unable to cope with the overwhelming numerical superiority of the American tanks, and as a last-ditch effort to halt the advance the Germans began concentrated attacks on American positions with what artillery and aircraft they could muster. They found themselves severely hamstrung by lack of reserves, although General Koechling was able to deploy a Tiger detachment to the town of Alsdorf in an attempt to plug the American penetration of Aachen's northern defenses.

A counterattack developed on 8 October, composed of an infantry regiment, the 1st Assault Battalion, a battle group of the 108th Panzer Brigade, and some 40 armored fighting vehicles scavenged from available units. Although hindered by American artillery, the left wing of the attack managed to cut off an American platoon, while the right wing reached a road junction north of the town of Alsdorf. A platoon of Shermans supporting an attack on the town of Mariadorf suddenly found themselves being attacked from the rear, and were able to repel the Germans only after heavy fighting. Two German Sturmgeschütz IV self-propelled assault guns and a squad of infantry entered Alsdorf, where they were heavily counterattacked. Although the two lumbering vehicles somehow eluded American tanks, they were finally engaged by American infantry and forced back to their starting point. With casualties mounting and the Americans drawing closer, the German high command transferred the 3rd Panzergrenadier Division to Aachen,followed by the I SS Panzer Corps, which included the 116th Panzer Division and SS Heavy Panzer Battalion 101, an element of the 1st SS Panzer Division."

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Title: Re: The Last Offensive - A New CMP FH2 Campaign - Join Us!
Post by: RAnDOOm on 14-10-2020, 12:10:01
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FRIDAY , October 16th, 18hUTC , the map Wacht am Rhein will be played in The Last Offensive Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign
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History
"The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), also known as Unternehmen: Wacht am Rhein, was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.

The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. United States forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred their highest casualties for any operation during the war. The battle also severely depleted Germany’s armored forces on the western front which Germany was largely unable to replace. German personnel and Luftwaffe aircraft also sustained heavy losses.

The Germans’ initial attack included 200,000 men, 340 tanks and 280 other tracked vehicles. Between 67,200 and 100,000 of their men were killed, missing or wounded. For the Americans, 610,000 men were involved in the battle, of whom 89,000 were casualties, including up to 19,000 killed. It was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by the United States in World War II." 

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Title: Re: The Last Offensive - A New CMP FH2 Campaign - Join Us!
Post by: RAnDOOm on 21-10-2020, 14:10:34
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FRIDAY , October 23rd, 18hUTC , the map Operation Greif will be played in The Last Offensive Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign
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History
"With a quarter of a million German troops pouring through the Ardennes Forest, three Americans fleeing in a jeep should have raised no alarm. But when they were flagged down a few miles to the west at Aywaille, Belgium, Privates Charles W. Lawrence, Clarence van der Wert, and George Sensenbach spoke poor English and did not know the password. A preliminary search revealed that, along with two Sten machine pistols, which were British weapons, they were carrying $900 and £1,000 in cash, not to mention Wehrmacht pay books. And under their olive drab fatigues they wore German field gray.

They turned out to be Sergeant Gunter Billing, Corporal Manfred Pernass, and Private Wilhelm Schmidt of the German 150th Panzer Brigade. It was Billing who, perhaps intentionally, dropped the real bombshell. He told interrogators that their mission was part of a massive secret commando raid, sent across the lines to infiltrate the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and kidnap or kill no less than General Dwight D. Eisenhower, under orders from Adolf Hitler’s top commando, SS Lt. Col. Otto “Scarface” Skorzeny.

Among the Allies, few names were more infamous. In September 1943, Skorzeny had led a glider-borne commando assault on an Italian plateau to rescue former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, spiriting Il Duce away in a light plane. When the regent of Germany’s last European ally, Hungary, had wavered on the brink of surrender, Skorzeny had kidnapped his son and led a German-backed coup, keeping Hungary in the war. If anyone could slip into Paris unnoticed and attack Ike in his own headquarters, it was Skorzeny.

He had learned tactics and won his dueling scars as a student in Vienna’s dueling societies, where the object was not necessarily victory with the saber, but remaining stalwart when receiving Schmissen, marks of honor. “Just as in dueling you must fix your mind on striking at the enemy’s head, so, too, in war,” he said.

It was just such a blow Hitler had in mind when he summoned Skorzeny, fresh off his Hungarian success, to the Wolf’s Lair headquarters in October 1944. The German leader gave him hearty congratulations, a promotion, and the German Cross in gold. He also gave Skorzeny barely five weeks to assemble a full panzer brigade, more than 3,000 men, equipped and trained as Americans. The German commandos were, their orders instructed, “to go ahead [of the German December offensive] and seize one or more of the bridges over the Meuse between Liège and Namur…. Small detachments in enemy uniforms can cause the greatest confusion among the Allies by giving false orders and upsetting their communications.”

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Title: Re: The Last Offensive - A New CMP FH2 Campaign - Join Us!
Post by: RAnDOOm on 28-10-2020, 16:10:26
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FRIDAY , October 30th, 19hUTC , the map Operation Greif will be played in The Last Offensive Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign
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History
"The main drive against Elsenborn Ridge was launched in the forests east of Rocherath-Krinkelt on the early morning of 17 December. This attack was begun by tank and panzergrenadier units of 12th SS Panzer Division. 989th Infantry Regiment of 277th succeeded, after heavy and costly combat in the woods, in overrunning the forward American positions guarding the trails to the villages, capturing a large number of prisoners and leaving many small units isolated. By 11:00, this attack had driven units of 99th Infantry Division back into the area of Rocherath-Krinkelt. These units were joined by forces of 2nd Infantry Division moving into the villages from the north. The German attack swiftly bogged down against the heavy small arms and machine gun fire from the prepared positions of 99th Infantry Division on their flanks. The German infantry struggled to make their way through the dense woods and heavy brush in their path.

The German forces also drew a rapid response from American artillery, who had registered the forward positions of their infantry. The artillery fired on the exposed advancing Germans while the American troops remained in their covered foxholes. The troops around the villages were assisted by tanks from 741st Tank Battalion, assisted by a company of 644th Tank Destroyer Battalion equipped with M10 tank destroyers, a company of 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion, and a few towed 3-inch guns from the 801st Tank Destroyer Battalion. They were instrumental in helping hold back the German advance in the fighting in and around Rocherath-Krinkelt.

To the northeast of the 99th Division, the 1st Infantry Division had been recuperating near Liege, from nearly constant combat since it took part in the Normandy landings on 6 June. When the German counterattack broke the division hastily relocated to the unguarded southern end of the 99th's line near Bütgenbach. Troops from the 1st and 9th Infantry Divisions, moved into position to fortify Elsenborn Ridge and complete the defense. The 9th Division held positions on the northern portion of the ridge, in the vicinity of Kalterherberg."

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