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Report for duty to this first-person, online action game where players choose to fight alongsid and against thousands of other players on the battlefields of western europe. Grab a rifle and experience heart-stopping infantry action or choose to advance your skills in one of dozens of accurately modeled combat vehicles, naval vessels or aircraft. Succeed and help the cause of the Allied or Axis forces. Fail and watch your side get pushed back and struggle for a foothold. Features the armies, vehicles, weapons and equipment found on the battlefields of Western lEurope 1939-1942.

2008-09-30

Navy realism event this Saturday

Trainer Germany, Training Corps annouced that there will be a realism event for the Navies. Read more here.

Operation "Zee Rush"
When: Saturday October 4th, 2008
Time: 2:00 pm Central U.S. time
Where: Training Server
Mission: Naval MissionMission
Type: Supply Timer (15 minutes)
Objective: Destroy as many Enemy Destroyers as possible
Axis Start Point: Vlissingen
Allied Start Point: Oostende

The Kalm before the Sturm

(September 25th - Oberkommando das Heer)
(OKH) Generalmajor Veygar, Kommandeur 1. Kampfgruppe, 33. Infanterie Division, wrote home:: " Meine Liebchen, Today I get another group of boys to lead against the Allies. I always wonder to myself if they know what they are getting into, or if it is just the blind love of the Fatherland that drives them to me. It seems that with every new Kampagne the soldaten get younger and younger. I have long forgotten why I picked up my first rifle, all I know is that I don't trust our future to anyone else. These kinder need leadership, they will need mentorship, who better to provide for them than an warhorse like myself? I can teach them how to prepare themselves, how to aim true, and how to care for each the fallen.The Brigade gets our orders Wednesday, I do not know where they will place us. Once I find out I will write again. I am hoping that it will be somewhere in the north, the Netherlands would be nice. The tulips will be out this time of year, hopefully I could get there before the tanks destroy them, if we are really lucky I can send home some bulbs for your garden! I also think the sea air might ease my nerves, my XO said I was a little up tight last Kampagne, right before I got him promoted to his own Kampfgruppe! Ah well, maybe I am getting too old for this, that can't be it, maybe just a little bitter.Fresh Truppen, new supplies, a new Komandant. Same me. I will show the Korps what a finely tuned instrument can sound like! The thunder of our Panzers will shake the Earth, the staccato of our rifles will sound off with great abandon! When I return from the Front your Vater will have no choice but to let us marry! I will return victorious, and prove that I am worth giving your hand to.I await the time with patience and longing for your sweet kiss!"

Life on the virtual Battlefield

(September 30th - OKA PR Korps War Archives)
(OKA) Campaign 17 saw the introduction of Attack Objectives with mobile spawns. Suddenly World War II Online was a new game regarding tactics and strategy. Now retired Generalmajor Svedala, Stellvertrender Befehlshaber des PR Korps, Oberkommando der Achsenmächte (XO PR) made an attempt to record the campaign and to write a story from beginning to end. Mind that english is not my first language. One AAR credit to Schultz, Spelling dr07, initial Writing tips Yahtzee.

This is the progress so far: Life on the virtual Battlefield - PART 1

2008-09-28

Newsreel the battle of Bertrix

Video by Svedala

Memorise a Axis and Allies video

A video by Svedala

Sniper's Cross award

(September 28th - The Barracks)
(BE) Neo617, well known marksman announced: " Hathcock made an interesting post awhile back and it looked rather fun. I liked Hathcock's idea and was hoping it would have lasted longer but sadly his endeavor was short lived. But I figured I'd give it a try this map since I try to keep my K/D low or not die period. So this coming campaign I will try for my own challenge for the German side. I call it the "Sniper's Cross".
Josef Allerberger, aka Sepp, was destined to be a basic machine gunner until he came across a Soviet sniper rifle. Sepp's skill with the rifle impressed his commanding officers so much that after 27 confirmed kills he was selected for sniper training. Sepp went from being a run of the mill grunt to one of the most succesful german snipers of the war with 257 kills. He was also only one of three snipers to received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross award during the war. His achievements are remarkable.
So this coming map I'll attempt to do the same. I know try to get 200+ kills with no death in this game is beyond difficult. But I dont think it is impossible. So to help motivate me and anyone else that wants to try I'm adding awards during the journey to the help. Read more
here."

How it's done WillyTee style

Sniper! Sniper! In teh Tower!
Willytees Comics for WWII Online Battleground Europe - Sunday, 28 September 2008

Borntogo is first out with an after action report: " Sortie 1: one kill about 250m, single shot. Shot at another running ei missed with a fwe shots and wounded him but them lost him. Sortie 2: one kill that I saw but CTHL so I do not know if I got any others Sortie 3: Hannut: MS NE of town and Raven129 went to kill the MS he told me that there was an EI almost at the NE corner of town near there spawnable. Shot one ei at about 50ft then the next at about 150m. The 3rd ei ducked into a bush (as did I) about 200m from me so I waited for him to show himself...when he got up to move he died. Spotted another ei running into town and got him at a little over 100m. With multiple MSs and the fb blown in a non-brigade town there was little to do, Raven died and I left having major lag issues. Tally so far 6-0 (I think, since CS&R is down and I have that one mission that I CTHLed)"
AAR thread Details

First days of war videos

Allied Attack of St. Vith by jizzyjaz2



Wulfsmith by jabrwaky


Bombing Destroyers by ganymedeIV4


Intermission Rat kills by kerndogs


Alps killing fest by wwiionlinehero


Battle for St. Truiden by Zehive



Fly through a Hanger and some trees by ganymedeIV4

2008-09-27

Allied intermission video

Intermission September 2008 video by Svedala


2008-09-22

Best of the best

(Sep 21st - Combat Stats & Records)
(CSR) Another campaign is at it's end. After the battle of Calais, the last bastion of the allies, Campaign 45 is going to the archives as an Axis victory. Here are some of the top rankings.

Top Sorties: Maj Xalax DE Army 7 837 4 068 217 0,67 1 912 34 503
Top Killer: Lt Col Eyehawk DE Army 4 589 9 538 61 3,39 1 668 19 653
Top Capper: Lt Col Bisounou FR Army 3 261 1 718 1 054 1,08 1 638 18 403
Top Time spent on the Battlefield: Brig Gen Krhkmies DE Army 1 643 1 151 42 1,14 435 62 880

#1 Rifleman: Lt Col Herrlabe DE Army 1 182 40 2 070 404 5,12 5 889
#1 Trucker: QM Sgt Ymaxh DE Army 1 252 449 77 286 440 5 649
#1 Tanker: 2nd Lt Marici 2nd Lt Marici DE Army 155 188 8 23,50 90 6 738
#1 Mortarman: Brig Gen Swiftcut DE Army 82 59 442 17 26,00 823
#1 Fighterpilot: Lt Col Thiefman Lt Col Thiefman DE Air Force 162 397 7 56,71 109 5 291
#1 Destroyer Captain: Capt Tora1 Capt Tora1 FR Navy 339 334 154 2,17 286 17 572

And a special mention to Major Pauker: " ...after guarding a fb against sappers - which is not the best to do with a tiger - an EFMB crossed my way and finally a EDD-convoy of at least 3 EDDs. Never the less - attacking is our order, so the tiger crew was able to get a kill on an EDD before the turret was blown skyhigh." AAR Sortie

Sep 21 11:08 Col Sgt Bluemil UK Army Le Crotoy Crusader II 0 0 6
Sep 21 11:10 Lt Bigjobby UK Army Le Crotoy Vickers 0 0 7
Sep 21 11:12 Col Sgt Jatz UK Army Le Crotoy Daimler 0 0 22
Sep 21 11:13 Lnc Corp Kr3mlin UK Army Le Crotoy Sapper 0 0 10
Sep 21 11:14 Corp Danderit UK Army Le Crotoy Sapper 0 0 12
Sep 21 11:18 Corp Zaltor UK Navy Le Crotoy Sapper 0 0 8
Sep 21 11:27 Sgt Ibe37 FR Navy Le Crotoy Destroyer 1 0 8
Sep 21 11:28 Pvt Schwag79 FR Navy Le Crotoy Fairmile 0 0 11

Ein Kleine Fabrikaufstang - Bombing raid on Britain

GigermannOK made a video: " Flight footage from the bombardier's perspective of a He-111 RDP bombing raid on Britain, in Battleground Europe"

Stabschef defends Le Catelet

(September 17th - Oberkommando das Heer)
(OKH) Oberster Stellvertrender Stabschef GreatOne left the fb of Le Catelet-Cambrai on Sep 17 10:08 in his Pz VIe Tiger to defende the Axis held town of Le Catelet against a french counter-attack. GreatOne said: " Man was a tough 4+ hour battle I ended up with 55 kills in 3 runs total of 14-15 ets all in all :P was pawnage thats for sure hehe."
During his mission he managed to take out 45 targets and produce a harrowing 20 "wtf's" on monitors all over the globe.
Sortie

2008-09-18

Quick start guide

KC23 made a Quick Start Guide

2008-09-16

Honor in the skies

Major Zaltor: " This has to be my best mission, not for the kills (although nice) but the way it all went down. Was massive furball over tourni, I flew in Behind several EA pulling the trigger and One after one they wnet down saw, a 109f diving on wardog22, I dive in with only 18 cannon ans 200 303 (bb) left Got some my cannon hit recieved some as well, we danced for a good 5-6 mins all alone far from the furball. He was hurt bad on my last pass, And I was dry on ammo, I pulled close beside and tiped my wing we flew side by side for about a min, when a 110 arrived I speed up and crossed the 109s gun sites...... He also didnt pull the trigger, great battle great ending. I had 6 Ea kills other pilot had 4."

AAR Sortie Discuss

2008-09-08

So what's new in the Barracks?

Yet another weekend has passed and the Axis managed a huge landgrab during sunday. Frogdeth explained the event with Spore beeing released. Stege, 41. Panzerjäger Abteilung wants the spawntimer to go because waiting 50 seconds to spawn in is just to much so it seems that the last days favoured the Axis doing a comback from beeing pushed far back. Others discuss the need or not the need for newbies to have binos and the need for new uniforms. Klesh wants to know if people uses the Post render filter or not while Skyfallr wants to discuss The Inf. Squad experience. It seems that overall Playskewls is calm and quiet and the war is taken to the Battlefield instead of the forums so all is well in Europe?
Doc takes a breather and explains about the damage model and his view on some of the playerbase in his article WTF?!?! I don't get what happend just then!.

Odds, allied player, is a tad nostalgic in how new players have it so good these days: " You don't have to deal with no cover. The Uber luger. Camping. No visual damage model. Camping. No spawn limits. More Camping. No MSP's. Still camping. No spawn able depots. No Paras. Town moles across the whole front and few towns back. Truck rushes where the thing. At guns falling off the truck, Or worse Lag and then warp into the truck killing all the inf. Titanium bushes. Super fast Opel. Super Slow opel. Clippers. The Tri09. Nerfcane. Oh yeah sappers only had pistols back then. But with no cover it was like shooting fish. The list would go on but I forgot some of them."

Twitter / corneredrats

After Action Reports

Jun 30 12:41 A-20 uses ground Intel Sgt Usaf77 (UK/AF)
Jun 30 03:50 Ballsukin Sgt Kauhu88 (DE/NV)
Jun 29 01:51 death from above!! Maj Fox403 (UK/AR)
Jun 28 16:44 Defence of Grobbendonk, 28/06 Lt Lowe (UK/AR)
Jun 27 19:50 Prum ZOC Corp Reptard (UK/AR)
Jun 27 15:34 Liberation of Losheim Capt Weiker (DE/AR)
Jun 26 21:01 111 bombs now even kill? Corp Kauhu88 (DE/AF)
Jun 23 01:55 Bombs away! Lnc Corp Welly (UK/AF)
Jun 22 18:54 7 down, 493 to go... Lt Col Madplan0 (DE/AR)
Jun 22 01:14 Jarny Combat Air Patrol -- Jun... Maj Infinity (UK/AF)
Jun 20 12:59 jackpot Sgt Maj Karas (FR/AR)
Jun 19 11:50 Knife Kill on LMG Maj Speed68 (UK/AR)
Jun 19 11:26 Big win... untimate battle 2nd Lt Bzrdbird (DE/AR)
Jun 18 04:46 Allied infantry push for St. T... Capt Rampski (DE/AR)
Jun 15 08:37 Woo rammed Sgt Vanowen (DE/AF)
Jun 14 22:15 Pot Shots Pvt Channelcat (FR/AR)
Jun 14 19:44 The Battling Bastards of Bouil... QM Sgt Rabidx (DE/AR)

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