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Re: Why I love so much FH2 ?
« Reply #45 on: 25-08-2011, 04:08:27 »
Pretty much:

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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #46 on: 25-08-2011, 15:08:13 »
Well,

Purple Heart Lane, Falaise and Port en Bessin are done.
I will try to do Goodwood (Cagny), Pointe du Hoc and Anctoville next time I will go to Normandy.
Lebisey has been made by Fuzz.
To bad Villers-Bocage map is fake, i have lots of pictures of Villers-Bocage and Tilly sur Seulles villages.
L├╝ttich, Cobra, Totalize, Ramelle are fake also, there are nothing to compare.

About Saint Lo, did someone have more information about the location of the map ? I tried to find on google earth where it's located but i didn't found. I suppose the map area is on the North of St Lo city ?

Brest could be interesting to do also but I'm never going over there !! 
And for all other maps, up to Belgium, Greek, Afrikaner and Libyan Rebel to do it for us  ;D


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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #47 on: 25-08-2011, 19:08:15 »
Sticky this thread NAO! This stuff is too amazing to be lost in the FH2 forums!!!
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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #48 on: 25-08-2011, 19:08:16 »
Some pics from one of the best maps.
Port en Bessin.

I walked from Arromanches to Port en Bessin, around 11km, on the way there was the battery longues sur mer. I entered Port en Bessin from the eastern hill. On the way you could see many mg and mortar bunkers.

 

View from my path to the hill of PeB

he trenches are still visible


View from the hill to the harbour


And to the Church


The heart of the village





The tower, in the backround the bridge


Roundabout at the old gun position.








It just feels cool when you walk into a foreign village and you know pretty much just from a game  ;D
« Last Edit: 25-08-2011, 19:08:09 by eXavs IrishReloaded »

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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #49 on: 25-08-2011, 20:08:36 »
The fifth picture by itself is the one that makes me stare in awe... 67 years on its still clear the exact layout of the battlefield... The iconic building from The Longest Day is gone, but the bridge, the roads, the hill as seen ingame... its all RIGHT there.


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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #50 on: 25-08-2011, 20:08:10 »
I vote for a sticky too, this is a feast for the eyes, and wonderful pr. Perhaps we should put some of these in the site map sections? If that's ok with Hans (or Irish or the next guy). Planning a Normandy trip in the coming years, so these are very helpful and fun. Reminds me of a WWI photo-book I have, it shows then and now, just like these.

I knew the maps were close to the real thing, but this is stunning. On top of that, these are from the 21th century and it's still VERY recognizable. We have to visit all the maps now! Libya might be a bit tricky, but Tobruk seems quiet ;)

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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #51 on: 25-08-2011, 21:08:30 »
PeB was freaky when I went there. We actually had a picnic of baguettes, local honey & local cider (bought from the market by the docks) around the left-side flagzone :P
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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #52 on: 25-08-2011, 21:08:01 »
Of course put this topic where you want ;)
I have shared these pics for the pleasure of everybody  ;D

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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #53 on: 25-08-2011, 21:08:02 »
PeB was freaky when I went there. We actually had a picnic of baguettes, local honey & local cider (bought from the market by the docks) around the left-side flagzone :P

OMG! That is cool! Now, things like this make me wish I did not live in the US... All we have is.... MCdonalds overlooking a beach of fat people.. :( xD
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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #54 on: 25-08-2011, 21:08:01 »
same goes for me :)

some more from point du hoc :D





around eastern US spawmpoint to the rock



Iirc between Ammo and Flakbunker ?




looking to sea from observation bunker


The room where the beds are inside in FH



and this is where I always take cover when we have party bunker



just a wounderfull pic, looks more like caribean than Canal.




some destroyed bunker





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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #55 on: 25-08-2011, 22:08:13 »
On Irishs Interrail trip through Europe, he went to visit me (Hugo) in Luxemburg for a couple of days. We went to Eppeldorf to see if there is any recognition value to the FH2 map. Enjoy the images. Next Winter I try to post some *real* Eppeldorf pictures with snow, so stay tuned ;)














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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #56 on: 26-08-2011, 00:08:25 »
I should be ashamed, I know, but here I go anyways;

So me and my family were on a vacation to Crete 2 years ago. We decided to walk some mountain pass route, and at the end we could pay for a taxi to drive us back to where we parked our car. As there was 4 of us, me and my two brothers had to sit at the rear of the pickup, so we got a quite nice view.

So we were on our way up mountainroad and I glanced towards the sea I saw a village, and Sfakia instantly popped into my mind (thanks for FH). Turned out it was, but sadly there was no time to visit. I don't know how I managed to forget that Sfakia is in Crete.

Also took a couple of pictures during our trip to Normandy 3 years ago. PdH, Omaha and Sword beach among the places we visited. Never made it to Carentan as we couldn't find the way  :(
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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #57 on: 27-08-2011, 18:08:45 »
All of this pics are WOW :o

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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #58 on: 27-08-2011, 20:08:43 »
Pointe du Hoc and Omaha beach. All pictures taken by me. Sadly I have nothing to compare them to, so feel free to do it.


PdH, this was during the evening.


Looking west.


Looking east.


West again.












Not really allowed to go in here but my sister insisted on taking a picture. This is the bunker close to the edge of the cliff.




The "beach" beneath.




You can see the monument standing on top of the bunker.

Omaha beach

These were all taken from Fox Green/Fox Red sectors. Have a couple more from other sectors but I haven't found them yet.


Looking west.


Overlooking the beach. Has grown a lot since 1944 so not much to see.


Fox red, looking east. Very end of beach.


Looking west.


Fox Green/Fox Red hill.


Fox Red hill.


Looking towards Fox Green and onwars. This was taken from the foot of the hill.


Taken from the remains of a bunker.



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Re: FH2 Historical Accuracy : Ingame VS Real life Pictures
« Reply #59 on: 27-08-2011, 21:08:39 »


Not really allowed to go in here but my sister insisted on taking a picture. This is the bunker close to the edge.

Cool pics. I like the ground-level port. That would definitely need a flamethrower to neutralize in FH2. While not in a bunker, it reminds me of those cellar machine-gun positions in Operation Goodwood from which I've racked up a few kills. ;)