Hey, im a long time gamer of FH but I havnt used this forum...well ever. Thats beside the point though, I had a pretty good idea for level that kills acouple of birds with one stone in the terms of diversifying, though Im sure this has already been discussed and a number of these idea's mulled over.
I realized there are plenty of Pacific island theater maps, which happen to be my favorite, but none involving the Asian main land and the campaign being fought there. So I thought it would be kinda cool to have British vs. Japanese map, like one of the battle's in Burma or India, like the Battle of Imphal, something with some good jungle fighting. Kinda of a "Bridge over the River Kwai" feel. Now that may not seem appeasing to some, because it comes close to being like BFV, but I dont think we should ignore the fighting there.
I also thought of a cool specialty class for the British. Gurkha special forces. For those unaware of these elite soldiers, they are Nepalese warriors who were incorporated into the British army, and to this day are one of the worlds most well respected special forces units, and in World War 2 they caused great losses to the Japanese.
Anyway, I was thinking of acouple of weapons for the british that could be incorporated. The Gurkha's would have to be armed with the famed Kukri:
And you could have the standard No. 4 rifle replaced with the No. 4 Jungle Carbine:
And the only other weapon I could think of, though it looks too much like the Bren to be honest, but for the sake of Historical Accuracy, the Vickers-Berthier, the standard Indian Army light machine gun which saw alot of combat in the Asian theater:
And that's what I've got so far. I was looking for some Gurkha and British jungle uniforms, but I was unsuccessfull. Can someone hook me up with those? Anyway, that's about it. The only other variation I could think of, was instead of a jungle map, another urban map. Maybe an early war map like the Fall of Singapore. Well, what do you think?
Sounds good, but its not up too us...
Anyway, that machine gun could atleast use the same animation as the Bren! :)
The Vickers-Berthier was mainly used by the Indian commonwealth troops. They would be a good army to add for Burma.
Oh, and most people hate BF:Vietnam not because it's jungle warfare, but because it is a heap of shit and does not deserve to be part of the BF franchise.
WHAT you Mean the British fought the Japs ???? KNOW we couldnt of !!!!! Sorry just a hint of sarcasm there. Any way i think its a great idea, would open up all sorts of new battle map ideas, anybody heard of Wingates Chindits. Heres a good link.
From small hints and the like I believe they are doing at least one map of the Burma theater of operations. The Gurkha could be an interesting class to play as, but perhaps only make it as a set of pick-up kits at the British main base? That way hey could be seen as more of a "special" troop.
I've been thinking of doing the Battle of Isurava, Kokoda Track, New Guinea for the Australians out there. This doesn't involve the Ghurkas, but again offers something different from US vs Japan. Kohima and the Tennis Court battle is another option. Another is The Nomonhan Incident (Khalkin-Gol) in 1939 between Japan and Russia.
Anyhow I see any suggestion as a good one, especially because it is lacking in our mod. Maybe we need to brainstorm some more ideas and set up a poll.
I like the chindits idea have a map featuring broadway being attacked by japs or somthing would be really cool