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Elias_K_Grodin #1 Posted Jul 13 2021 - 15:56

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It's the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Kursk. On July 12, 1943, German and Soviet forces engaged in what is widely regarded as one of the largest clashes of armor in the history of warfare in Prokhorovka on the Eastern Front. Although German forces had fewer losses in that particular skirmish, the overall Kursk campaign went to the Soviets. From that moment forward, Germany mostly on the defensive against the advancing Red Army until the end of World War II. For a complete historical breakdown of the 50-day clash, please see our Chronology dedicated article and video featuring testimony of veterans who fought in the battle.

 

In recognition of the historic battle, we have themed missions that yield Tokens you can redeem at the in-game Battle Store. Simply complete as many missions as possible each day to earn the maximum number of Tokens. To give you a head start, we give a one-time reward of one (1) Token for free when you log into the game during the event!

 

EVENT BEGINS: Monday, July 12 at 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET
EVENT ENDS: Saturday, July 24 at 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET

 

You can also find a hidden mission that rewards 1× Token. Hint: It takes place on a specific map and to the victor go the spoils.

 

We've also got a special vehicle bundle in the Premium Shop that includes three (3) tanks and fantastic styles. Don't miss the "Kantemirovets" 3D Style that features a red flag flying atop the T-34-85!

 

More details here!



madogthefirst #2 Posted Jul 13 2021 - 17:19

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How nice of WG to announce an event that started yesterday. 

CAPTMUDDXX #3 Posted Jul 13 2021 - 17:31

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Brutal battle decided by heavy rain and mud.

Played the scenario many times in AH Panzer Blitz and the later PC game. In the PC game once the rain was trigger the German player was toast.



bake3020 #4 Posted Jul 13 2021 - 17:57

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View Postmadogthefirst, on Jul 13 2021 - 16:19, said:

How nice of WG to announce an event that started yesterday. 


They will be late to their own funeral.  Wait, we already had that a week ago.



SlappedbyRommel #5 Posted Jul 13 2021 - 19:03

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View PostCAPTMUDDXX, on Jul 13 2021 - 17:31, said:

Brutal battle decided by heavy rain and mud.

Played the scenario many times in AH Panzer Blitz and the later PC game. In the PC game once the rain was trigger the German player was toast.


Unfortunately, the Blitz game does not take in to account of internal spies giving Stalin vital information or the Hitler delaying his Generals from attacking sooner giving the Russian more time to setup tank traps, pak fronts etc plus the German army needing to pull out and send troops to Sicily. So really the rain was a side show but for game sake I guess its pivotal.

 

https://en.wikipedia...Battle_of_Kursk



CAPTMUDDXX #6 Posted Jul 13 2021 - 19:19

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View PostSlappedbyRommel, on Jul 13 2021 - 13:03, said:


Unfortunately, the Blitz game does not take in to account of internal spies giving Stalin vital information or the Hitler delaying his Generals from attacking sooner giving the Russian more time to setup tank traps, pak fronts etc plus the German army needing to pull out and send troops to Sicily. So really the rain was a side show but for game sake I guess its pivotal.

 

https://en.wikipedia...Battle_of_Kursk

I doubt politics, espionage and Adolph's addled mind can be factored into a board game where 2 players position, move their units and hope for good die rolls. That would apply also to the early PC game. 

I suppose they could be factored into a grand strategy war game using tactical battle simulations to resolve the strategic moves.  



goodfunman #7 Posted Jul 17 2021 - 17:11

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I can not get this one camo for some reason. I got the points though.

https://paste.pics/e...bca0df3864c0eb2



cisternina_fighter #8 Posted Jul 17 2021 - 18:07

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I have the same problem. Anyone knows what is going on?

goodfunman #9 Posted Jul 17 2021 - 22:02

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All I can say is world of tanks sure seems to have more bugs I guess if the events lasted longer long enough that they could fix it and let players know that would be great.

Highway rock also had some issues seems to be common that we are having more issues with events and such since last update.

duronmaniac #10 Posted Jul 17 2021 - 22:37

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View Postgoodfunman, on Jul 17 2021 - 16:11, said:

I can not get this one camo for some reason. I got the points though.

https://paste.pics/e...bca0df3864c0eb2

 

I opened a ticket, they told I can't get because I already have one in my account (I HAVE THREE!!). No reason at all to not get another, the player support is a joke.


Edited by duronmaniac, Jul 17 2021 - 23:34.


goodfunman #11 Posted Jul 18 2021 - 05:08

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View Postduronmaniac, on Jul 17 2021 - 15:37, said:

 

I opened a ticket, they told I can't get because I already have one in my account (I HAVE THREE!!). No reason at all to not get another, the player support is a joke.


Same I have 3 as well. Yeah makes no since that we can not get more for the event and that they limit ones who got it from old home front mode.



dcat #12 Posted Jul 21 2021 - 04:58

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I bought another set of camo and the entire Kursk Challenge Battle Box disappeared from the depot.  Is that because I have gotten all the goodies I can for this promotion? 

 

ETA:  Figured it out - the Battle Box reappears when you earn points.  Still cannot explain why it will not let me buy 1st Guards camo though.


Edited by dcat, Jul 21 2021 - 07:10.


Arieswar #13 Posted Jul 22 2021 - 00:23

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Bug with the depot box rewards.

It seems I can buy everything with the coins except for 1st Guards Field Army camo for 45 points even though I have more than that and i bought the Fire Budge for 45 points too.

Its bugged.



Panzerschiffer #14 Posted Jul 22 2021 - 16:06

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Why is the Russian Guards camo completely historical, but the German Fire Bulge camo is saddled with a non-historical and idiotic emblem and inscription?  I'm sure no German can wait to drive around with a 75th anniversary reminder of the battle—in Russian!??—and an emblem mapping out the encirclement.  The Fire Bulge camo itself looks good, but there's no way I'd get it because of the junk that comes with it.

Edited by Panzerschiffer, Jul 23 2021 - 16:43.






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