Author Topic: FH2Tournament Custom Map Event #1: Italian Campaign Weekend- Starting Fri Aug 24  (Read 15222 times)

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Do you wish for new maps and content in FH2? Would you like to fight on new battlefields in theatres not currently included in FH2?

This weekend, the newly formed FH2Tournament invites you to join us in our first public custom map event showcasing 5 custom maps spanning the Italian Campaign of World War II. These maps have been battled tested in several campaigns of the Forgotten Honor and World at War FH2 Tournaments.

As a special bonus we will be running the new 130 player player code which also allows 8 player squads. A big thanks to the developer Nemes1s and the FH2 devs involved in helping getting 64+ servers to work! This means even more epic battles on great custom maps!

Five outstanding custom maps are included in the event map pack.

Maps & content
Biazza (Biazza Ridge): US vs DE/IT
11 July 1943
Infantry clash with armoured support

Etna Line (Battle of Troina): US vs DE/IT
31 July - 6 August 1943
Large scale combined arms engagement focussed on a large town

Salerno (Operation Avalanche): US vs DE
9 September 1943
Amphibious invasion of Salerno Harbour

Garigliano Crossing: GB vs DE
January 1944
Large scale combined arms around the river Garigliano

Operation Diadem: US/GB vs DE
May 1944
Nighttime infantry and tank skirmishes in mountainous terrain

Unique custom content:
- Mosquito, BF110 Fighter/Bomber Aircraft
- R71 Motorcycle
- Italian buildings and statics

Event Map Pack Download & installation:
Installer file (recommended):
http://bfewaw.com/maps/WaW26/italy_event/setup_fh2t_event_1.exe
Update: Hotfix #2 required (hotfix 1 is included)
(please install after the main installer! Extract to your Battlefield 2\mods\fh2 directory and overwrite all files)
http://bfewaw.com/maps/WaW26/italy_event/Fh2t_pub_hotfix_2.rar

Rar file for manual installation (not recommended):
http://bfewaw.com/maps/WaW26/italy_event/Fh2t_pub_event_italy.rar
Update: Hotfix #2 required (hotfix 1 is included)
(please install after the main installer! Extract to your Battlefield 2\mods\fh2 directory and overwrite all files)
http://bfewaw.com/maps/WaW26/italy_event/Fh2t_pub_hotfix_2.rar

Simply download and run the installer. It will ask for the location of your Battlefield 2 directory.
The maps and all required files will be installed. Your stock FH2 installation will not be interfered with.

When:
Starting Friday, August 24th at

18:00 - UTC
21:00 - 9pm Eastern Europe
20:00 - 8pm Central Europe
19:00 - 7pm BST Britain

15:00 - 3pm Buenos Aires
14:00 - 2pm East Coast USA
13:00 - 1pm Central USA
11:00 - 11am Pacific USA
04:00 - 4am Sydney Australia

The Event will continue all weekend from Fri August 24th - Sun August 26th.
If the server happens to be empty, just load in and other players will join in no time.

Where (only 1 server will be available at a time, either F|H or WaW):

Forgotten Honor - F|H
FH2 Server: F|H Server (final server name TBD)
IP: 46.4.71.142:16568


Teamspeak 3 Server: Forgotten Honor
IP: ts.forgottenhonor.com



World at War - WaW
FH2 Server: WaW Server (final server name TBD)
IP: 174.133.0.61


Teamspeak 3 Server: World at War Tournament
IP: 174.133.0.58



What is required to play:
Battlefield 2 patched to 1.50, Forgotten Hope 2 mod 2.45, event map pack (link above)

Some screenshots of the maps:

Biazza Ridge






Etna Line




Salerno




Garigliano Crossing






Operation Diadem






Historical information about the battles the maps are based on:

Biazza (Biazza Ridge): US vs DE/IT
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/a-journey-to-world-war-ii-battlefield-part-5-the-battle-for-biazza-ridge.htm
On July 11, 1943 another critical battle was fought on Biazza Ridge, which guarded the high ground overlooking the 45th Division landing beaches. At one point the morning of July 10 Gavin’s tiny band encountered a thirty-five man Italian anti-paratroop patrol.
At about 8:30 a.m. on July 11, as Gavin was headed west along Route 115 in the direction of Gela, he began rounding up scattered groups of 505th paratroopers and infantrymen of the 45th Division and successfully attacked a ridge that overlooked a road junction at the east end of the Acate Valley. It was called Biazza Ridge. Gavin established hasty defenses on the ridge, overlooking the road junction, Ponte Dirillo and the Acate River valley. Although he had no tanks or artillery to support him, he immediately surmised the importance of holding the ridge as the only Allied force between the Germans and their unhindered exploitation of the exposed left flank of the 45th Division and the thinly held right flank of the 1st Division. Against Gavin that day was the entire eastern task force of the Hermann Göring Division: at least 700 infantry, an armored artillery battalion, and a company of Tiger Tanks.

Etna Line (Battle of Troina): US vs DE/IT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Troina
The Battle of Troina took place between 31 July and 6 August 1943. The Battle of Troina began on 31 July, when the Germans repelled an advance by the 39th Infantry Regiment, a 9th Infantry Division formation temporarily attached to the 1st Division. This setback forced Bradley and Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen (the commander of the 1st Infantry Division), to orchestrate a massive assault. Over the next six days the men of the 1st Infantry Division, together with elements of the 9th Division, a French Moroccan infantry battalion.

Salerno (Operation Avalanche): US vs DE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_invasion_of_Italy#Salerno_landings
Operation Avalanche - the main invasion at Salerno by the U.S. 5th Army - began on 9 September 1943, and in order to secure surprise, the Army decided to assault without preliminary naval or aerial bombardment. However, as amphibious force commander Hewitt had predicted, tactical surprise was not achieved. As the first wave of the U.S. 36th Infantry Division

Garigliano Crossing: GB vs DE

http://history.farmersboys.com/Battle_Honours/garrilingo_crossing.htm
In January 1944, the allies were held up in Italy on the Gustav line. The 10th British Corps had the task of breaking through on the southern flank, from the mouth of the Garigliano to Cassino, on the 17th January, to pave the way for the Anzio landing on the 22nd January.

Operation Diadem: US/GB vs DE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Diadem
Also referred to as the Fourth Battle of Monte Cassino was an offensive operation undertaken by the Allies (U.S. Fifth and British Eighth Armies) in May 1944, as part of the Italian Campaign. It was launched at 2300 Hours on 11 May 1944 to break the German defenses on the western half of the Winter Line and open up the Liri Valley, the main route to Rome.
« Last Edit: 25-08-2012, 15:08:33 by [WaW]TC|Avrojet »
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Nice! Will try to join!  ;D

Offline Stubbfan

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I hope everyone will join! Don't be lazy old farts, download this pack, there's some great maps here!

Offline Flippy Warbear

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Looks interesting. I'll try to be there.

I'll be adding this to FHC Steam group in a moment.

Offline mopskind

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noooo not on friday soccer season starts again and my team is playing :( :( damn hard choice

Offline Comrade Roe

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I think I'll be joining, unless there's an emergency or I simply forget being the ditz I am.  :P

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noooo not on friday soccer season starts again and my team is playing :( :( damn hard choice

I think you misunderstand, its all weekend!

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Could it be!? Etna Line finally lightmapped? Must join! ;D

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Well this is my first post on the forum, but any of that maps works in Single Player mode?

Thanks and hello!

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All I can say is WOOOT! ;D
Bringing it with the cowbell.

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Well this is my first post on the forum, but any of that maps works in Single Player mode?

Thanks and hello!

No, sorry.

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be there after work if im not preparing for what should be hurricane issac..... =/
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What about Anzio?
You are bathing in misery and hope, waiting for someone to come and pull the plug.

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Sounds cool. I'll be there!  8)

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Etna will be so nice with 130 players.  Hell all those will be great fun.  Can't wait!
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