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Some (more!) 1.0 weapon updates
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Posted 2012-09-24 at 16:55 by Chuc

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It's been at least 2 months since my last highly verbose update so I thought it'd be high time to let off a bit of steam and let people in on a few things that have been happening, particularly since the encrypted beta changelog release.

Going from top to bottom again, we have the French forces, which are coming along nicely. Their mainstay rifle, the FA-MAS F1 comes in a number of different sight configurations: Iron Sights. J4 Optics, CompM2 Aimpoint CCO and Eotech 552 CCO options. Its high rate of fire combined with its bullpup configuration allow for a very compact and powerful package, similar to that of the TAR-21 in ingame terms.

The rifle also has the capability to fire special rifle grenades, that come in fragmentation (pictured), anti-tank and smoke dispersal forms. This system will be a welcome change to the standard under-barrel grenade launchers other factions use, and allow for the French grenadiers to engage all kinds of threats under their own terms.

The French utilise the Minimi as their mainstay light machine gun, and in-game will be fitted with a J4 Scope or an Eotech 552 CCO. Interestingly the J4 scope is mounted on a mount cantilevered out to the side, allowing for full use of the original iron sights (in in-game terms, as 'Backup Iron Sights').

Next is the newly adopted HK417 with J8 scope, acting as the French Designated Marksman Rifle. With its 20 round magazine and firing the formidable 7.62x51 NATO round, it can hold its own against other rifles in its class.

Lastly is not related to the French, but news about a recent development with our developer friends over at Forgotten Hope 2, we've decided to trade usage rights of the No. 4 rifle with the SMLE MKIII* pictured above. Reasons being that it is by opinion of the team a higher quality asset, and (in the case of the sniper variant) can allow for the use of the iron sights even with a scope mounted. The Enfield will remain in common use with the Taliban faction, despite us implementing the Mosin Nagant series. In fact as BLUFOR, you might be running into both of these ancient yet powerful workhorses at the same time.

Hope everyone enjoyed this mini-update, stay tuned as video and other promo material filters through from our beta testing.
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  1. Old Comment
    lucky.BOY's Avatar
    So backup sights are a sure thing now?
    Posted 2012-09-24 at 21:11 by lucky.BOY lucky.BOY is offline
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    Maj.Osama's Avatar
    fuck yeah
    Posted 2012-09-24 at 22:11 by Maj.Osama Maj.Osama is offline
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    milosv123344's Avatar
    What about the white flag kit? I heard rumors about this being an easter egg...
    Posted 2012-09-24 at 22:39 by milosv123344 milosv123344 is offline
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    tankninja1's Avatar
    nice FH2 has really awesome high res models, hope to see more gifts from them, like their interesting deviation formula which has the gun actually moving around like in real life.
    Posted 2012-09-24 at 23:27 by tankninja1 tankninja1 is offline
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    Unhealed's Avatar
    I do realize that Project Reality events is happening in the near future and Frenchies want they army to be tacticool and modern(eotech for everyone! if so, maybe russians should get holosights too, lol?), but i just leave this article here
    The Firearm Blog ? Guest Post: The French Army And The Search To Replace the Famas Rifle
    nice pictures btw
    Quote:
    -Troops in afghanistan have kevlar helmet, ciras, moutain boots, gps, glasses (oakley !), backpack blackhawk (titan), aimpoint, acog etc etc
    Forget about what i said, i need to start reading comments on that site.
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 00:03 by Unhealed Unhealed is offline
    Updated 2012-09-25 at 00:13 by Unhealed (oops)
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    Hauteclocque's Avatar
    I like what I'm seeing.
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 00:28 by Hauteclocque Hauteclocque is offline
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    CG-Delta's Avatar
    About the backup sights. Will the Germans then at some point be able to use both their close quarter sight and optics which are both mounted on the same optics attachment without changing kits? Thank you for doing this
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 01:07 by CG-Delta CG-Delta is offline
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    ireg4all's Avatar
    everything is looking great !
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 01:18 by ireg4all ireg4all is offline
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    cookoo04's Avatar
    To those of you who are making the surrender jokes about the French, that's not cool and very offensive. They deserve the respect of everyone because they put their lives at risk to fight for their country. I find it disturbing that you people can't respect a nation's armed forces. Awesome update though!
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 01:27 by cookoo04 cookoo04 is offline
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    Arc_Shielder's Avatar
    Quote:
    The rifle also has the capability to fire special rifle grenades, that come in fragmentation (pictured), anti-tank and smoke dispersal forms.
    B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.
    Posted 2012-09-25 at 01:57 by Arc_Shielder Arc_Shielder is offline
 

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