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Everhart – Update rolls in Trucks for the US Faction!

The Everhart update introduces the CCKW Truck for the US Faction. Take all your friends on a road trip to the battlegrounds!

Just as the Gaz-AAA, the CCKW can fit nine soldiers, two supply crates and a driver.
As the enemy will expect a full load of soldiers, why not use it as a bluff? When their attention is fully on the truck, run your offensive in this moment of confusion!

The CCKW is unlocked on Chauffeur Ribbon Rank 2 and can be used by Infantry soldiers.

Historical Facts

The truck is lovingly called Jimmy or Deuce and a half within the US Army.
In 1940 the US Army needed a 2 1/2 ton truck with a big cargo space. So the 1939 ACKWX, which was built for the French Army, was converted into the CCKW.
The name CCKW is part of a specfic nomenclatur:

  • C – designed in 1941
  • C – conventional cab
  • K – all wheel drive
  • W – dual rear axis

Everything one needs to know about a truck.

Soviet Infantry Truck incoming with Everhart – Knights of the Road Update

In the upcoming Everhart update (named after the American soldier Forrest Eugene Everhart) we are introducing a new Infantry vehicles. The GAZ AAA Cargo Truck! This vehicle takes you and all your comrades right to the action.

This truck will fit a driver and nine extra soldiers, which are covered by tarp. A Trojan horse on wheels, which will leave your enemies wondering how many forces they have to expect.
However, beware of enemy fire, the truck is not armored like other Infantry vehicles.

The GAZ AAA Cargo unlocks at Chauffeur Ribbon Rank 2, can equip two supply crates and is available for Infantry Soldiers.

Historical Facts

The GAZ-AAA Cargo Truck is the three axle version of the GAZ-AA, which corresponds to the Ford Model AA. The Soviet Union signed an agreement with the Ford Motor Company in 1929 to purchase automobiles and parts from Ford, while Ford agreed to give technical assistance. With the experience the engineers gathered from Ford’s help and vehicles they later built their own models, which were only loosely based on Ford’s former models.

Midsummer Event

The team at Reto-Moto will be celebrating Midsummer this evening, and we wanted to invite all of you to take part by giving everybody a voucher giving a free one day Veteran Membership!

”MIDSUMMER16″

This voucher gives your account a free one day Veteran Membership and can be redeemed from Thursday June 23rd 12:00 CEST until Tuesday the 28th of June at 09.00 CEST.

Enjoy your Veteran Membership and remember that EVERY squad member with an active Veteran Membership gives a bonus to ALL squad members, so grab your friends, squad up and play!

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Game Director’s Squad wrap up

Since the Squad System was introduced at the end of May we have been hard at work tweaking it and making optimizations to the games Render Engine.

We got hold of our Game Director Reto.RedBjarne and asked him to tell us a bit about the current state of Squad and the DirectX 12 update.

During the last few weeks we have received a lot of valuable feedback from you and we have implemented a series of improvement and tweaks to squad.

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Recent Squad Tweaks In Details!

In the last weeks we have kept working on tweaking and polishing the Squad system based on player feedback and gathered data on how it performs in the live game environment.

With these updates (already on the live servers) we think it works really well and we have only a few extra tweaks and polished coming in the next update called Everhart! More about those in a future update!

Recent Squad Tweaks!

These tweaks all focus on making it easier for you to manage your squad and to help avoid leaderless squads getting stuck.

  • Orders can now be given from all characters that have the squad leader unlock (rank 6).
  • Ability to switch access-point is also available for squad leader cadets.
  • If the squad leader/cadet has been missing from the squad for more than four minutes squad command is assigned to a new squad member.
  • Added ready countdown.
  • “Launch” button is briefly shown while 30 seconds timer ticks down.
  • Even if a squad is not ready, the squad leader can select ‘enter combat’ and the squad will enter combat after 15 seconds

D-Day Week

To honor this occasion and mark the day, we give you a free voucher for a surprise Ribbon Booster on Monday the 6th, Wednesday the 8th and Friday the 10th of June.

You will find a new voucher code in your in-game messages on Monday the 6th, Wednesday the 8th and Friday the 10th of June 12:00 CEST
These codes will contain a new surprise each day, which will make your week on the battlefield all the more enjoyable!

Voucher redemption instructions

  1. Go to http://game.heroesandgenerals.com/ or launch the Steam client.
  2. Log in
  3. Click the Menu button (looks like a cogwheel) in the top right corner
  4. Click on the “Redeem Voucher” button
  5. Paste or type in the voucher code you will find in your message and click “OK”

A short History of D-Day

On Tuesday the 6th of June 1944 Allied soldiers landed on the shores of Normandy following the protocol of Operation Neptune as part of Operation Overlord. This was the largest seaborne operations in history, which would come to be a crucial contribution to the Victory of the Allied Forces in WWII. This operation was preceded by extensive naval and aerial bombardment and airborne assault as well as about 24,000 British, American and Canadian paratroopers, who landed on the shores of France shortly after Midnight.
The five beachheads were separated and the weather conditions forced some of the troops to land off course, as well as scattered Paratrooper drops. Despite the chaos and failing to take the planned targets in due time, the Nazi German forces did not manage to exploit this chaos. The Allied forces losses were considerable, however, after two weeks they managed to take their main target Caen and the operation can be called a success.

Game Director’s Response to Squad Feedback

The new Squad System was introduced to support teamplay. Having soldiers organized in a Squad with options for tactical teamplay, gives players the opportunity to learn from each other, give commands so that no one is left behind and for everyone to find their favourite role.

We grabbed Our game Director Reto.RedBjarne and asked him to explain a bit about the motivations and thoughts regarding the new Squad updates.

What we learned in the last few days is that this already works well, especially for newer and casual players. We hear stories about battles where players that never played together before, had a fantastic experience on the battlefield, each finding their role almost automatically, working together all the way. Unfortunately, this is not true for players, who were with us for a very long time. The limitations, which we introduced are a hard blow for every player who was used to, for example, change soldier type during the battle. We know now that we should have given all players, who have dedicated so much time enough experience on the Squad Ribbons from the start, so you would have been able to customize your Squad as you see fit.

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Devyatayev – Squad Update is here introducing New Squad System, T-20 Komsomolets and more

The new update named ‘Devyatayev – Squad’ (named after the Soviet soldier Mikhael Petrovich Devyatayev ) is here! Here you can get a quick overview of all the new features we’ve added for you! The Videolog will start you off and we then continue with more details below!

VIDEOLOG

New Features

The New Squad System

The long awaited Squad system is finally here, enhancing tactical teamplay which will lead you and your Squad to success! Read more about it here.

Veteran Membership Bonus for Squads

As a limited offer we bring the Action Pack for your Squad with a ten days Veteran Membership and ten Squad Member Ribbon Boosters. Furthermore, we give a 1 Day Veteran Membership for everyone. The Voucher Code is: SHARETHECARE

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