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Via per la Vittoria FH2 Campaign - Launched
« on: 08-10-2019, 20:10:20 »


Welcome to another Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign!

This campaign, "Via per la Vittoria" will take you to the battlefields of the Italian front.

You will play on custom created and modified maps such as
Monte la Difensa, Salerno, Etna Line, Garigliano Crossing, San Pietro and much more!

Experience brutal battles, total carnage, outstanding gameplay and the best Forgotten Hope 2 Teamwork there is.
Feel the camaraderie like nowhere else.

Get your gaming gear ready and join this amazing campaign!





In this FH2 Campaign you will experience:

  10 battles on the Italian front, with custom content.
Train and prepare yourself for every battle with your regiment on our training server.
Fight battles with up to 100 players.
Earn promotions and medals for your achievements.
Communicate directly with your squad using Teamspeak and apply well planned strategy and tactics not seen on any public servers.
Form new friendships with like-minded people from all over the world.

Taking part is completely free and everybody is welcome!

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Via per la Vittoria FH2 Campaign - Launched
« Reply #1 on: 10-10-2019, 20:10:41 »


FRIDAY , October 11th, 18UTC , several maps will be played in scrimmage of the
"Via per la Vitoria" Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign


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Re: Via per la Vittoria FH2 Campaign - Launched
« Reply #2 on: 16-10-2019, 12:10:10 »


FRIDAY , October 18, 18UTC , the map Gela will be played in the
"Via per la Vittoria" Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign


History
"The amphibious Battle of Gela was the opening engagement of the United States portion of the Allied Invasion of Sicily. United States Navy ships landed United States Army troops along the eastern end of the south coast of Sicily; and withstood attacks by Luftwaffe and Regia Aeronautica aircraft while defending the beachhead against German tanks and Italian tanks of the Livorno Division until the Army captured the Ponte Olivo Airfield for use by United States Army Air Forces planes The battle convinced United States Army officers of the value of naval artillery support, and revealed problems coordinating air support from autonomous air forces during amphibious operations."




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Re: Via per la Vittoria FH2 Campaign - Launched
« Reply #3 on: 19-10-2019, 00:10:30 »
Great to be back!
Over 90 on the server!

Hard fought win for Allies, 3:2

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Re: Via per la Vittoria FH2 Campaign - Launched
« Reply #4 on: 23-10-2019, 11:10:47 »


FRIDAY , October 25, 18UTC , the map Etna Line will be played in the
"Via per la Vittoria" Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign


History
"During the last week in July, General Montgomery gathered his forces to renew the attack on 1 August. His immediate objective was Adrano, the capture of which would split the German forces on either side of Mount Etna. During the week, the Canadians and Brigadier Roy Urquhart's 231st Brigade Group continued their eastward push from Leonforte, and on 29 July had taken Agira, some 15 miles (24 km) west of Adrano. On the night of 29 July, the British 78th Division with the 3rd Canadian Brigade under command, took Catenanuova and made a bridgehead across the river Dittaino. On the night of 1 August, they resumed their attack to the northwest toward Centuripe, an isolated pinnacle of rock, which was the main southern outpost of the Adrano defences. After heavy fighting against the Hermann Göring Division and the 3rd Parachute Regiment all day on 2 August, the town was finally cleared of defenders on the morning of 3 August. The capture of Centuripe proved critical, in that the growing threat to Adrano made the position covering Catania untenable "





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Re: Via per la Vittoria FH2 Campaign - Launched
« Reply #5 on: 01-11-2019, 13:11:22 »


FRIDAY , November 1st, 18UTC , the map Salerno will be played in the
"Via per la Vittoria" Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign


History
"Operation Avalanche was the codename for the Allied landings near the port of Salerno, executed on 9 September 1943, part of the Allied invasion of Italy. The Italians withdrew from the war the day before the invasion, but the Allies landed in an area defended by German troops. Planned under the name Top Hat, it was supported by the deception plan Operation Boardman.

The landings were carried out by the US Fifth Army, under American General Mark W. Clark. It comprised the U.S. VI Corps, the British X Corps and the US 82nd Airborne Division, a total of about nine divisions. Its primary objectives were to seize the port of Naples to ensure resupply, and to cut across to the east coast, trapping the Axis troops further south.

In order to draw troops away from the landing ground, Operation Baytown was mounted. This was a landing by the British Eighth Army in Calabria in the 'toe' of Italy, on 3 September. Simultaneous sea landings were made by the British 1st Airborne Division at the port of Taranto (Operation Slapstick). British General Bernard Montgomery had predicted Baytown would be a waste of effort because it assumed the Germans would give battle in Calabria; if they failed to do so, the diversion would not work. He was proved correct. After Baytown the Eighth Army marched 300 miles (480 km) north to the Salerno area against no opposition other than engineer obstacles.

The Salerno landings were carried out without previous naval or aerial bombardment in order to achieve surprise. Surprise was not achieved. As the first wave approached the shore at Paestum a loudspeaker from the landing area proclaimed in English, "Come on in and give up. We have you covered." The troops attacked nonetheless."





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Re: Via per la Vittoria FH2 Campaign - Launched
« Reply #6 on: 06-11-2019, 10:11:32 »


FRIDAY , November 8th, 19UTC , the map Avalanche will be played in the
"Via per la Vittoria" Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign


History
"At Paestum, the two inexperienced battalions of US 36th Division which landed first nearly fell into disarray when they faced enemy fire, but was able to hold the beachhead as the next wave of troops arrived. The British troops further north were able to push inland for about 8 to 11 kilometers. Through the following three days, both sides built up their strength in the region, but it would be the Germans who would reach their desired level of strength (six divisions) first for a major offensive, while Allies shifted to a defensive stance. The German counterattack began on 13 Sep, with the main attack striking in the region near Battipaglia, intending to divide the British X Corps and the US VI Corps.

The afternoon of 13 Sep saw Allied units, mainly the Americans as the German efforts focused more in the Sele River region, being pushed back and suffering heavy casualties in the process; two battalions of US 82nd Airborne Division were brought in to help hold the line. In the afternoon on the following day, US 180th Infantry Regiment arrived near Paestum, relieving the paratroopers. The German advances were slowed on 15 Sep, largely because of heavy naval gunfire and aerial bombardment. On 16 Sep, German troops launched a second attack against positions held by troops of British X Corps, but made little progress. "




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Re: Via per la Vittoria FH2 Campaign - Launched
« Reply #7 on: 12-11-2019, 20:11:21 »


FRIDAY , November 15, 19hUTC , the map Monte La Difensa will be played in the
"Via per la Vittoria" Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign


History
"The action was the first combat in the Italian theatre for the US-Canadian commando unit 1st Special Service Force. They were attached to the U.S. 36th Infantry Division. The 1st SSF used the special training that they had received in winter and mountain warfare to scale the mountain and overcome the Germans atop the stronghold. The cost for both sides was high though. The 1st Special Service Forces suffered a 77% casualty rate, but distinguished themselves by doing the seemingly impossible.

With the rest of 36th Division on 1st SSF's right attacking Monte Maggiore and British 56th Infantry Division (attacking Monte Camino) and British 46th Infantry Division on their left, it took 5 days heavy fighting for the Camino hill mass to be cleared. Casualties were high. After a pause to regroup the U.S. Fifth Army renewed its offensive but it took until mid-January to advance the 10 miles (16 km) to Cassino at the mouth of the Liri valley and the formidable Gustav Line defenses, where the Allies were halted by stubborn German defense until May 1944."





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