Artillery Week Event: Arties vs. Lights!
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Artillery Week Event: Arties vs. Lights!

November 16, 2020

To celebrate Artillery Day, we've prepared something interesting for those who love and hate arties.

From
18 NOV
21:01UTC Time
Until
29 NOV
20:59UTC Time

Artillery Day is celebrated on November 19. It was established in honor of the counter-offensive operation of the Red Army in November 1942 near Stalingrad.

Register for the dedicated in-game event and battle in Artillery or Light Tanks to get the unique “Wargaming Approved” emblem and War Chests!


Historical Note: Artillery Day

On this day at 7:30 a.m., the Red Army began an 80-minute artillery barrage north of Stalingrad, where the 3rd Romanian army were located. A total of 3,500 guns smashed the defenses of the enemy troops. The enemy was suppressed by devastating fire, and at 8:50, the strategic operation began, codenamed Operation Uranus.

The Battle of Stalingrad is the largest ground military operation where artillery played a decisive and key role. November 19, 1942, was a turning point not only for the Battle of Stalingrad, but for the entire eastern front of World War II. It was on this day that Soviet troops completely seized the initiative, marking the beginning of the mass expulsion of the German invaders from the territory of the USSR and leading to the resounding victory of the Soviet Union over Germany.

To commemorate this day, on October 21, 1944, a decree was issued by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR to establish a memorable Artillery Day on November 19. Later, in 1964, this day was renamed Day of Missile Forces and Artillery.


How to Participate

In this in-game event, you have the opportunity to demonstrate your talent in one of two groups: the first group is for those who love Artillery, and the other will bring together their sworn enemies. Choose your side and battle!

Please note: you can only win a reward in one group! The best result is counted.

Artillery

Arties, it’s your turn! Deal the highest average damage over your 50 most successful battles playing Artillery of the same tier (Tiers V–X are allowed).

There will be 6 categories in this group: Tiers V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X. The 10 best players in each category will be rewarded, so there will be a total of 60 winners in this group.

Please note that damage is counted separately for each vehicle tier. For example, a tanker played 40 battles in Tier VII vehicles and 15 battles in Tier X vehicles. No battles will be counted! You need to play at least 50 battles in Artillery of the same tier.

Light Tanks

Light tankers, let’s battle! Deal the highest total damage (regular damage + spotting damage) per battle when playing in Light Tanks of the same tier (Tiers V–X are allowed).

There will be 6 categories in this group: Tiers V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X. The 10 best players in each category will be rewarded, so there will be a total of 60 winners in this group.


Registration

To register for the event, select your platform (PS4 or Xbox) and specify your username. Only registered players can take part in the event!


Rewards

Based on the results of the Artillery Week event, we’ll determine the 120 best players (60 in each group). There are 10 award-winning places in each category (Tiers V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X). Here’s what you can win:

  • 1st place in a category: 5 Hero’s War Chests + the “Wargaming Approved” emblem
  • 2nd place in a category: 5 General’s War Chests
  • 3rd place in a category: 5 Commander’s War Chests
  • 4th–10th place in a category: 1 Commander’s War Chest

Which side are you on, tankers?