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Community #1 Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

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Find out the stories behind the names of the World of Tanks achievement medals.

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StyleZ_ #2 Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

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Yap, I have already 2 of those medals. Thank you Orlik.

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locek #3 Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:31 PM

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Orlik, what a boss. Nowadays people would call him "gold noob" and "premium ammo user" :trollface:

Edited by locek, 10 January 2014 - 03:32 PM.


groksan #4 Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:37 PM

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The medal is named after Roman Edmund Orlik, a Polish tank commander who, in 1939, proved to be one of the world’s first tank heroes.

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MikuTheDiva #5 Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

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View Postgroksan, on 10 January 2014 - 02:37 PM, said:

The medal is named after Roman Edmund Orlik, a Polish tank commander who, in 1939, proved to be one of the world’s first tank heroes.

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You would crap your pants just if Orlik would look in your eyes, have some respect for any tanker who actually fought in war, your ignorance is beyond any limits, shame on you.


Edited by MikuTheDiva, 10 January 2014 - 03:46 PM.


Dragokar #6 Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:48 PM

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*no comment on the topic but you are telling the truth MikuTheDiva!



Raikan13 #7 Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:49 PM

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View Postgroksan, on 10 January 2014 - 03:37 PM, said:

The medal is named after Roman Edmund Orlik, a Polish tank commander who, in 1939, proved to be one of the world’s first tank heroes.

:trollface:

 

You really think you are funny guy...don't you? :facepalm:



McNussBomber #8 Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:51 PM

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Nice text, but

 

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 One of those badly wounded in the attack was the platoon commander, Victor IV Albrecht von Ratimor, the descendent of a German prince and heir to a dukedom.

 

it is Victor IV Albrecht von Ratibor, not  von Ratimor.


Edited by edger2020, 10 January 2014 - 04:03 PM.


Oghmanas #9 Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:03 PM

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It's interestesting how a simple man such as Orlik, an architecture student, can become a war hero in times of need, a hidden talent revealed granted by an opportunity of war. 

 

I wonder if we all have have a hidden talents, undiscovered. :smile:



TheRudno #10 Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

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To kiedy polskie czołgi bedą w grze?

SgtKokken #11 Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:15 PM

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Old news...... (as old as november 2013), if you read overlords blog http://overlord-wot.blogspot.dk/2013/11/the-prince-and-roman.html that is :medal:

kimmaus #12 Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

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More complete article here in Overlord's Blog.

 

http://overlord-wot.blogspot.it/2013/11/the-prince-and-roman.html

 

Edit: ouch SgtKokken was 1 minute faster than me ...


Edited by kimmaus, 10 January 2014 - 04:17 PM.


Listy #13 Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:19 PM

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:veryhappy:

I was literally about to post that link...

 

Thanks for the plugs.

 

Edit:

 

Its just occurred to me, This is a bloody funny looking Panzer 35(t) that Albrecht von Ratibor was commanding...

 


Edited by Listy, 10 January 2014 - 04:29 PM.


Klypa_ #14 Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

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So eh where are those German medals? I dont want to hear storys of nobodys when history's most successful (by far) tankers are airbrushed from history because a few whiney morons dont like them.................. i await your response WG

Edited by TIGERACE007, 10 January 2014 - 04:47 PM.


Gugushev #15 Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

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Listy, didn't WG ask you to use your article on Overlord's blog about this battle? They could at least read it and find about the PzKpfw IV Ausf B...

Also the picture is of TK-3 with Hotchkiss machine gun, not the TKS with 20mm gun.


Edited by Gugushev, 10 January 2014 - 04:53 PM.


Fiold #16 Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

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Orlik's tankette was a real tank buster these days. It was very small - 2,9 meters long (20 mm version) and just 1,3 meters high vehicle (try to spot it in bushes or even higher grass) with outsanding power to weight ratio - 17 hp per ton (just like T-34, but remember that it was a vehicle from mid 30's). Vehicle was slightly armored (up to 10 mm) but armed with fantastic Polish wz.38 20 mm gun which is believed to be the best 20 mm gun of pre-war period. This gun could pierce up to 25 mm of homogenous armour at 300 meters or 20 mm of hardened armour at 100 meters. That was enough to pierce armour of any German or Soviet tank in 1939.

These tanks were called as "karaluch" (pluralis - karaluchy) - cockroach in English.

German tankers had huge respect for these tanks, because they were almost invisible in ambush and very mobile, so very hard to hit. One German tanker taken as POW during battle at Brochow was admiring TKS's mobility and said "it is impossible to hit this f*cking cockroach with a cannon".

Here you can see TKS in action. Look, how small and agile it is.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=2lC1G9_PeWg

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=BGC1GNHHWZA

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=PnOywxnH1ew

 

 



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View PostGugushev, on 10 January 2014 - 03:47 PM, said:

Listy, didn't WG ask you to use your article on FTR about this battle? They could at least read it and find about the PzKpfw IV Ausf B...

 

One slight correction, The article was on Overlords blog.

 

As to asking me, to be honest they almost certainly didn't know about it*. The way I get articles up on WG EU portal, is I fire them of to a very nice man at WG, who passes them onto the content team. There's no coordination between the two groups, as I'm largely independent, and they're working to what the company requires. They also have time limits which I don't. To quote Douglass Adams:

"I love the sound a deadline makes as it goes whizzing past."

 

I think we're both working on articles on the same subject at the moment, and I will be very interested to see he differences between the two.

 

*Lets not mention the Overlords blog article shows up on page 1 of a google search for "Roman Orlik" :tongue:

 

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By the way, for those of you whom want to see more of my work:

https://www.facebook.com/historylisty


Edited by Listy, 10 January 2014 - 04:58 PM.


Shade1982 #18 Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:59 PM

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View PostTIGERACE007, on 10 January 2014 - 04:47 PM, said:

So eh where are those German medals? I dont want to hear storys of nobodys when history's most successful (by far) tankers are airbrushed from history because a few whiney morons dont like them.................. i await your response WG

'nobody'? Pff, he is better known than you are...



Klypa_ #19 Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:00 PM

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View PostShade1982, on 10 January 2014 - 03:59 PM, said:

'nobody'? Pff, he is better known than you are...

of course hes better known than i am, im just a lowly computer geek but even i realise that he is a nobody when it comes to armoured warfare, my point still stands, there is no reason why the Germans medals are missing



Gugushev #20 Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:01 PM

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View PostListy, on 10 January 2014 - 05:54 PM, said:

 

One slight correction, The article was on Overlords blog.

 

As to asking me, to be honest they almost certainly didn't know about it*. The way I get articles up on WG EU portal, is I fire them of to a very nice man at WG, who passes them onto the content team. There's no coordination between the two groups, as I'm largely independent, and they're working to what the company requires. They also have time limits which I don't. To quote Douglass Adams:

"I love the sound a deadline makes as it goes whizzing past."

 

I think we're both working on articles on the same subject at the moment, and I will be very interested to see he differences between the two.

 

*Lets not mention the Overlords blog article shows up on page 1 of a google search for "Roman Orlik" :tongue:

 

Edit:

By the way, for those of you whom want to see more of my work:

https://www.facebook.com/historylisty

Thanks for the correction, I fixed it. Indeed the article appears on page one when you search it.

 

I also read similar articles on RU portal, as I understand the language. They seem to be much more detailed and rarely have such mistakes.






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