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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: Today at 06:44:02 »

“GUN EMPLACEMENT OVERLOOKING BEACH. This 76-mm howitzer (Russian) was in the strongpoint ast of E-1 draw, and was sited for flanking fire on the approaches. Open emplacements were vulnerable to naval gunfire. (Photograph taken June, 1944).”

Nice render. Ik it's a small change for a weapon, but if I'm honest, it makes a big difference. You can see in this image Jan posted from the beta;

Since the sights are right in front of your face, it makes it feel like a new weapon. It also adds to those amazing historical details that only FH2 provides :D

Suggestions / Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« on: Today at 02:12:49 »
This would be very cool and would make tanking very different in-game. I've read stories of tank crews being confused, or having to fall back while being pummeled by things that didn't penetrate their tank. (like a 20mm flak against a Cromwell)

right now the only thing that does this in-game (unintentionally) is shooting a bofors at a tank. the big black puff is almost like suppression. as a matter of fact, it's sometimes a problem for me as a tanker to encounter a bofors. I've actually had to fall back a few times to get my situational awareness back.

It surprised me to find that even a map as scaled down as Siege of Tobruk has some very historical features.

At least the first line of defenses refers to the 'Red Line' of defenses in the perimeter around Tobruk.

The 150 individual strongpoints along the perimeter had been placed in a zigzag pattern, with the posts one forward and one in the rear, with intervals of about 750 yards between forward posts. The effect was of two parallel rows of posts, the second row 500 yards behind the first and filling in the gaps between the forward posts. The posts were numbered consecutively, the odd-numbered posts being on the perimeter, the even posts behind them. A typical post was eighty meters long and contained three circular concrete weapons pits emplaced flush with the ground and connected by a concrete communications trench.11 This trench was about 2 1/2 meters deep and covered over with boards and a thin layer of earth. Around the post was an antitank ditch. Observation from the posts was excellent, the fields of fire good, and the perimeter wire well placed. A forward post, in most cases, could enfilade both arms of perimeter wire leading out from it, the fire forming a beaten zone forward of the next post (see figure 1).

Incredibly, you can still see the red line defenses on Google Earth

Info here

Suggestions / Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« on: 13-04-2018, 21:04:42 »
need some more maps for L3 and other cars/ tanks tho. Right now, the Italians don't really need those things on any of their existing maps.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 05-04-2018, 19:04:57 »
Here's a picture of a complete one.

It was indeed used to make room for more radio/ equipment. This website says they removed the large gun and hull MG as well. I just wonder why they didn't keep the coax in the same place and put the fake barrel on the center. Must have something to do with how the stuff was arranged inside.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 05-04-2018, 17:04:00 »
That's not even a normal Panzer III, that's a Panzer III Beobachter tank- used for artillery observation.   It has a dummy cannon and the center position on the mantlet just as a spot for an MG34.

Interesting. I can't find a lot about their development in English. Did removing the cannon create more room for a better radio? Or did they remove the barrel to melt it down and be used in other things?

Hmmm, I don't have the files on this computer right now, the best way to get it is still through the updater. Usually if you leave it on, it will download.

If you join our discord; someone might be able to help you with the community updater.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 31-03-2018, 01:03:05 »
this kills the Polikarpov :D

General Discussion / Re: Post your FH2 Screenshots
« on: 27-03-2018, 23:03:52 »

Flying cover over the Normandy breakout

a literal attack plane :P

an actual Russian win on Seelow!

Announcements / Re: Grandfather - A Forgotten Hope 2 Update
« on: 25-03-2018, 23:03:17 »
It did ;D the 1941 model wasn’t finished at that point

Announcements / Re: Grandfather - A Forgotten Hope 2 Update
« on: 25-03-2018, 20:03:57 »
Irl there were lots of differences. In game tho it’s mainly visual. The turret is brand new, the external fuel tanks are removed and the headlight is moved to the front of the hull.

Announcements / Re: Grandfather - A Forgotten Hope 2 Update
« on: 25-03-2018, 18:03:00 »
 :D We needed this version, it’s the poster child for Soviet tanks.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-03-2018, 20:03:00 »
are those sIG33 auf Panzer Is in the middle? :D they were used a good bit in the French campaign as well.

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