Pages of History (March): On Wings of War

In this month’s Pages of History, you’ll be at the center of events that took place in different theaters of war. The Pacific Ocean and North Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Rhine: take part in battles with the vehicles corresponding to these historic battles and receive prizes.

From March 1st until March 31st, you’ll be offered 8 tasks consecutively. Completing each will reward you with a trophy, and completing all of them will earn you a unique player icon.

Jan Zumbach was a Polish pilot who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. He flew a Supermarine Spitfire and shot down at least 12 enemy aircraft. Zumbach rose to the rank of squadron leader and was awarded the War Order of Virtuti Militari, the highest Polish military decoration.

Jan Zumbach

You can immediately purchase this profile icon for Golden Eagles until April 3rd, 11:30 GMT without completing tasks. To find it, go to your Nickname → Achievements → Pages of History.

Trophy reward for each task

Completion of each individual task will bring you a trophy with one of the following rewards:

  • 20-50% RP booster for 3-10 battles;
  • 20-50% SL booster for 3-10 battles;
  • 3-5 universal backup vehicles;
  • 1 day of premium account;
  • A random camouflage for ground vehicles (out of the selection of camouflages currently obtainable in game for completing tasks, or purchasing with Golden Eagles).

Other terms

  • Tasks are available from 11:00 GMT until 11:30 GMT on the final day of each task.
  • Tasks can be completed in random battles except for “Assault” mode.

You can see a detailed description of what task is for what day and your overall progress by going to your Nickname → Achievements → Pages of History.

March 1st — March 4th
Battle of the Bismarck Sea

From the 2nd to the 4th March 1943, Allied air forces attacked a Japanese naval convoy transporting soldiers from Rabaul to Lae in Papua New Guinea. American-Australian forces managed to sink all transport ships and half of the covering ships.

March 5th — March 8th
First flight of the Supermarine Spitfire

On March 5th 1936, the Supermarine Spitfire, one of the fastest fighters of its time and the pride of the Royal Air Force during World War II, took off for its first test flight. In total across all variants, more than 20,000 Spitfires were produced. They were actively used during the Battle of Britain and several other fronts such as the Eastern front where they were supplied under Lend-Lease.

March 9th — March 12th
Pskov Operation

On March 9th 1944, the Pskov offensive operation began. The Red Army wanted to encircle Wehrmacht forces near Pskov, defeat them and liberate the city. However, after a month of fighting, Soviet troops were only able to advance 15 km forward.

March 13th — March 16th
Saar-Palatinate Offensive

On March 15th 1945, a large-scale Allied offensive began in Germany. In ten days, they went from Saarbrücken to Karlsruhe, completely taking control of the western bank of the Rhine.

March 16th — March 19th
Vienna operation

On March 16th 1945, Soviet and Bulgarian troops launched an attack on German fortifications near Vienna. Battles took place literally for every block and street. After a month of fierce urban fighting, the capital of Austria was completely cleared of Wehrmacht forces.

March 20th — March 23rd
Battle of El Guettar

The defeat of Allied forces in the Kasserine Pass encouraged German command in North Africa to launch a further counteroffensive. On March 23rd 1943, Axis tank units launched an attack on American positions near El Guettar, but minefields and artillery held back their onslaught, inflicting notable losses. An Allied offensive conducted at the same time also proved fruitless, and the front line did not move at the end of March.

March 23rd — March 26th
Battle of Najaf

At the outset of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the city of Najaf, south of Baghdad, offered significant resistance. As a result of the fighting, which began on March 24th and ended on April 4th, the Americans lost 4 vehicle units while the Iraqi side lost more than 100.

March 27th — March 31st
Battle of Cape Matapan

In March 1941 Germany planned to invade Greece, which required disrupting British shipping in the eastern Mediterranean. The Italian fleet was supposed to carry out this task, but it was unprepared for battle in night conditions and greatly underestimated the British forces. In addition the Italians, unlike the British, did not have an aircraft carrier and as a result, suffered a crushing defeat.

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Please stop including at least one task specific to vehicles very few players own/play. It’s a pretty obvious monetization tactic and very icky.

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And when can we expect some pages of history for Germans?

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Never

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Finally someone else than a Russian.
Since we get a Polish pilot, can we get Czechoslovakian pilots as well? To name a few: Alois Vašátko, Josef František.
Are we ever going to get any German historical figures? Like Karl Dönitz, Günther Rall, Erich Hartmann, Johannes Steinhoff or Erwin Rommel?
There is no reason why they should not be in the game eventually.

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Czech ones probably, as for the German’s or any other Axis member. They already stated multiple times it’s not going to happen.

Explain how you can have a post WWII PoH without using higher tier vehicles?

We already have several German pilot profile pictures in the game.
Not to mention Johannes Steinhoff, Erich Hartmann and Günther Rall were very prominent figures of the Bundesluftwaffe.

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No, they fought on the wrong side of the war to qualify for these events.

Poland mentioned plz gajin i will give you guys my whole wallet if you make it come to the game

This isn’t a post WW2 Pages of History so including a 2003 battle involving a nation that isn’t even in the game is silly.

My point is that almost every Pages of History requires at least one or two tasks limited to something like naval or top tier ground/helicopters which is extremely prohibitive to a wide swath of the player base requiring them to purchase those tasks should they want to the profile image.

Gaijin isn’t doing this by accident.

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So what - all the tasks should be completed using reserve vehicles so no-one misses out??

There are always a range of BR’s and modes, and in all events it is almost always the case that higher BR vehicles are required for something or other - even if it is just a minimum of Tier III required.

That way as many people as possible have the opportunity to complete 1 or more of the tasks at their preferred level rather than having to do it at yours.

pages of history? i never mind, i dont care, and allied stuff? who need that`? BP and events are enough of me…

It took place during this month.

…and im a german i dont need allied heros for my profil picture, marshall schokow`? for me i dont need that profile picture, how about manstein? or guderian? or schörner? oh no, the losers of the war dont need suport, ok you dont suport me my wishes, then pages of history aufwiedersehen

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Come on, don’t be silly, there’s a pretty large middle ground between “only Reserve vehicles” and 21st century tanks and helicopters or exclusively naval.

My point is that yes, this type of unlockable content should be made available to as much as the playerbase as possible, and consistently making a majority of it just that, but placing a small portion behind intentionally prohibitive requirements or paywall is a really icky monetization technique.

I feel cheated by you, on the website and here it is stated that the first stage ends tomorrow (March 4), and in the game today (March 3), I was several hundred points short!!! Please reply and correct the error.

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Hello, tomorrow I will extend until March 5th

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