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Missions and Specials on 12th September 2014

Tank Commanders!

This weekend marks the 98th Anniversary of the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. If you love armoured vehicles of any shape and size, remember this date above all else... because the very first tanks rolled out into action for the very first time in this battle.

If it were not for their successful debut back then (relatively speaking - they were still just big crawling hunks of metal at the time), World of Tanks would not exist today... so we're commemorating the occasion in this week's special!

Firstly, we've got a range of things available on discount. Grab the equipment you want at a reduced price, or spend your gold on your crew - barracks slots, retraining costs and skill changes are on sale too. Afterwards, head on over to the French tech tree to browse the selection of vehicles on discount this week. The French Premium vehicles FCM 36 Pak 40 and the FCM-50t are on sale too, so get them while you can.

New missions will also be available as well this week. Some of them will offer precious consumables as rewards, but we're also putting up a special one just for this week: From 15th to 19th September, the second victory you secure each day will earn you a x2 EXP bonus for that battle. This will come in effect after the Fabulous Friday and First Victory weekend bonuses are concluded, giving you one entire week of bonus EXP.

You know what to do now, Tank Commanders!

Roll out!


12 - 19 September: Battle of Flers-Courcelette

Event Start: 12 September, 2014 (Friday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

Event End: 19 September, 2014 (Friday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

 

Please note that timings are not fixed and may vary within that range.

Enjoy 50% discounts and x1.5 Crew EXP on the following tanks:


Note: Only the Top 10 players for EXP gained on their team may be granted the increased Crew EXP.

 All Tier II - V French vehicles

Enjoy 30% discounts and x1.25 Crew EXP on the following tanks:


Note: Only the Top 10 players for EXP gained on their team may be granted the increased Crew EXP.

 All Tier VI - VII French vehicles

Enjoy 50% discounts on the following tanks:

Tier III TD FCM 36 Pak 40

Enjoy 15% discounts on the following tanks:

Tier VIII HT FCM-50t

 Enjoy 30% discounts on Equipment
 Enjoy 50% discounts on Barracks Slots
 Enjoy 50% discounts on Crew (Re)training
 Enjoy 50% discounts on Crew Skill Resets
 Enjoy 30% discounts on Crew Personal Data Replacement

 

Mission: French Tech Tree Focus
Earn x2 Strong Coffee by completing 10 battles

Restrictions Conditions Prizes 
  • Tier II - VII French vehicles only
  • All battles (Random/7v7/TC/Strongholds)
  • Once per day
  • Complete 10 battles
  • Be in the Top 10 of your team for EXP earned in battle to count
  • x2 Strong Coffee

Mission: Team Battle Support #2
Gain 1.2x Crew EXP bonus for joining a battle with a Tier VIII vehicle

Restrictions Conditions Prizes 
  • Tier VIII vehicles only
  • All battles (Random/7v7/TC/Strongholds)
  • Repeatable
  • Be in the Top 10 of your team for EXP earned in battle to count
  • 1.2x Crew EXP Bonus

Mission: Team Battle Support #3
Gain assorted consumables by attaining 5 victories in 7v7 Team Battle mode

Restrictions Conditions Prizes 
  • 7v7 Team Battle mode only
  • Once per account
  • Gain 5 victories
  • x5 Large Repair Kit
  • x5 Large First Aid Kit
  • x5 Automatic Fire Extinguisher
  • x5 105-octane Gasoline

(All consumables valued at 1,000)


12 - 13 September: Fabulous Friday EXP Bonus #2

Event Start: 12 September, 2014 (Friday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

Event End: 13 September, 2014 (Saturday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

 

Please note that timings are not fixed and may vary within that range.

 

September Fabulous Friday EXP Bonus #1
Gain 2x EXP bonus by being Top 3 in your team for damage dealt

Restrictions Conditions Prizes 
  • All Battles
  • Repeatable
  • Win a battle
  • Be in the Top 3 of your team for most damage dealt in battle
  • x2 EXP Bonus

13 - 15 September: First Victory Bonus/Team Battle Support #2

Event Start: 13 September, 2014 (Saturday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

Event End: 15 September, 2014 (Monday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

 

Please note that timings are not fixed and may vary within that range.

September First Victory Bonus #2
Gain 3x EXP bonus for each First Victory of the Day
Restrictions Conditions Prizes
  • Once per day for each vehicle only
  • Gain the first victory of the day
  • x3 EXP Bonus

Mission: Team Battle Support
Gain 3x Crew EXP bonus for each victory

Restrictions Conditions Prizes 
  • 7v7 Team Mode and Strongholds Battles only
  • Repeatable
  • Win a battle
  • Must be in a clan
  • x3 Crew EXP Bonus

15 - 19 September: Battle of Flers-Courcelette EXP Bonus

Event Start: 15 September, 2014 (Monday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

Event End: 19 September, 2014 (Friday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

 

Please note that timings are not fixed and may vary within that range.

Battle of Flers-Courcelette EXP Bonus
Gain 2x EXP bonus for each second victory of the day
Restrictions Conditions Prizes
  • Random Battles only
  • Tier IV or higher vehicles only
  • Once per day for each
  • Not applicable for First Victories
  • Win a battle
  • Be in the Top 5 of your team for EXP earned in battle to count
  • x2 EXP Bonus

History Feature: Battle of Flers-Courcelette


A British Mark I, the first tank ever deployed in battle.

Did you know...

  • The first tank ever to be produced was by the British, who called it the ‘Mark I’.
  • The Mark I was a prototype of a much larger vehicle that was meant to function like a battleship on land.
  • The Mark I was tested for less than 6 months before ordered to the frontlines.
  • The first tanks were originally supposed to join the Somme Offensive (the last campaign of WWI) but missed it due to delays. Instead, they were sent to assist in a battle outside two towns called Flers and Courcelette on 11th September 1916.
  • Of the 49 tanks sent, only 15 managed to participate in the actual battle. The rest were prevented from joining due to severe technical problems.
  • With the help of the 15 Mark I tanks, British and French forces captured more ground at Flers-Courcelette than any other battle in the war.
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