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    Battle of Dunkirk 2019! War log

    On the 26th of May 1940, the battle of Dunkirk began. The Allied forces beaten and broken tried to retreat back to Great-Britain, many lives were lost. War log day 1: War everywhere The landings in Italy and Turkey had the effect we were hoping for. Zurich was captured without much resistance, allowing us to cut the Soviet lines. They managed to hold on to Bordeaux for a while longer, but without the necessary reinforcements, we slowly gained ground on them. We managed to push the Germans back in the Netherlands, recapturing the city of Rotterdam. However, the Germans are pushing hard in Scotland, putting the city of Edinburgh at risk. Forces of both the Germans and the United States are closing in on Prague. With their supply lines at risk, the Soviets are unlikely to hold it, but who will get there first? Original post:
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    France is burning! Join your faction and fight for supremacy! Soldiers! A new battle awaits! The American army is in disarray! Germans from the north, Soviets from the south. War is everywhere! Only one faction can take control over France, which one will it be? Fight for your faction now! Battle of Dunkirk: The Allied forces are on the retreat! The Germans and Soviets are quickly taking more ground in France. Will the Americans be forced to retreat to Dunkirk and back into England? Or will they be able to push back, and never lose France in the first place? The Objective: If you are a U.S. General, use your additional resources wisely, fight against 2 strong enemy forces and gather your soldiers to victory! If you are a German or Soviet General, strategise with your allies and your troops to defeat the U.S. army! Each faction has its own advantages and challenges in the war, only one can prevail. Join the battlefield and pick your strategy to decide who will rule Europe! The Challenge: The American forces have two isolated fronts and have very few options to expend. Can they force a breakthrough and push back into Europe? The Soviets have the most ground to start with, but a lot of ground means a long front line. Will they be able to hold their lines and better yet, expand to control all of Europe? The Germans too have a very wide front line, there is a lot of ground to defend, will they be able to take further control in Europe? Your Reward: For the duration of this event* all soldiers participating in the WAR effort will get the following rewards: All players who win at least 20 battles during the event will be gifted a special 'wartorn' skin Increased XP multiplier for the War Victory ribbon x10 (only for stats that require war victory) Increased XP multiplier for the Battle ribbon x3 (only for stats that require battle victory, for both soldiers and commanders) These rewards are valid for both soldiers (winning battles by combat) and commanders (winning battles by sending ATs). The skins are feature distinct differences between the factions; the G43 with battle marks and fabric wrap, the SVT-40 with battle win marks and repair paint and the M1 Garand as a “Dunkirk” engraved British issue – so choose wisely, you only get 1 of the 3 skins. Remember, the War Victory ribbon unlocks extra command points for commanders (ability to deploy more ATs) and the Battle ribbon unlocks the 'Charismatic Leader' combat badge that boosts morale on assault teams when worn by the commander. Get in WAR Battles NOW and defeat your enemies for extra rewards! Cheers RETO MOTO * Event runs from May 23rd to June 7th 2019 Original post:
  3. Update of the starter rifles: All existing textures, including all variants, have been converted to Physical Based Rendering (PBR).The new Battle-Worn textures have also been built from the ground up in PBR. The starter rifles have also received a sound update! The PBR and sound features will be enabled, and the skins gifted at the conclusion of the Battle of Dunkirk event. The skins are feature distinct between the factions; the G43 with battle marks and fabric wrap, the SVT-40 with battle win marks and repair paint and the M1 Garand as a "Dunkirk" engraved British issue - so choose wisely, you only get 1 of the 3 skins. M1 GARAND: The United States supplied the British with some of their M1 Garands through a lend/lease act, and since these rifles used the American .30-06 cartridge instead of the British .303 cartridge, a large red band with the cartridge designation was painted on them, to insure that no one would accidentally try and load the wrong type of cartridge. Lend/lease Garands with their original red paint intact are very rare today and are highly valued and sought after by private collectors and museums. This weapon skin is for you, but also serves to commemorate the events that took place during the Battle of Dunkirk, with “OP DYNAMO - DUNKIRK” carved into the handguard. We also added M1 Garand markings to the base model, on the rear of the receiver using a new decal rendering system. GEWEHR 43 The simple, sturdy design and mechanism of the G43 made it light, easy to produce, reliable and also much tougher than the predecessor Gewehr 41, so much that elite German mountain troops would use them as ladder steps while climbing! - All this made the G43 a versatile weapon in the field. This battle-worn skin really emphasizes the G43’s presence on the battlefield; a field-improvement in the form of fabric wrapped around the handguard and pistol grip, a decent amount of scuffs and scars and battle wins etched into the top of the handguard. SVT-40 The often nicknamed "Sveta" or SVT40 saw widespread service during and after World War II. It was intended to be the Soviet Red Army's new main service rifle, but its production was disrupted by the German invasion in 1941, with the SVT-40 more often issued to non-commissioned officers and elite units like the naval infantry. In service, the SVT unfortunately was difficult for the soldiers to maintain - The stock, made of Arctic Birch, was prone to cracking, so repairs were not uncommon. Most stocks on the SVTs had an oil finish, but during the war, a thick layer of shellac was sometimes applied to protect the wood from the environment. Besides the distinct varnish, this war torn skin also display kill marks on top of the receiver with a fair amount of wear and tear on the rifle in general, to emphasise the toll of the battlefield. On top of that we updated the in-game model with new geometry and UVs, to better underline the PBR rendering. Original post:
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    Server Maintenance Early Warning

    Many players were completely unable to join any battles, or were stuck in the battle they joined which would not load, therefore the decision was made to take the servers down as soon as possible.
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    Battle of Dunkirk event starts Thursday the 23rd

    The real battle of Dunkirk started on the 26th, however seeing that is on a sunday, we started the event on the 23rd as stated in the title. perhaps I should have highlighted that a bit more. We will release the newspost somewhere this morning, which talks about the details and such.
  6. On the 26th of May 1940, the battle of Dunkirk began. The Allied forces beaten and broken tried to retreat back to Great-Britain, many lives were lost. They came out of nowhere. Demons from the East. We had heard about it, during the war in Russia the Soviets suddenly managed to achieve a breakthrough on the southern front against the German forces. They rushed through like madmen. They conquered the entire Balkan in only a few weeks. The Italians were obliterated next. We had a tough enough time as it was, holding the German forces in the north of France. With all of our men fighting up there, the Soviets managed to capture large portions of southern France. The generals are arguing, is a retreat needed? Should we pull back to Dunkirk and cross to Great-Britain? Or should we try to hold on to the small bit of France we still have and try to push the invaders out? There is good news though, the Soviets pushed up so fast, they hardly left any garrisons in the areas they conquered. There are rebellions everywhere and because of the weak Soviet fleet, we managed to move forces through the strait of Gibraltar and land them in both Italy and Turkey. Starting cities for this war: The US will get: London, Edinburgh, Istanbul and Rome The GE will get: Rotterdam, Berlin, Oslo and Riga The SU will get: Bordeaux, Budapest, Zurich, Kiev and Moscow Get ready everyone! The war will begin soon! Details like the rewards will be announced on the 23rd.
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    All Machine Guns at 30% OFF GOLD price, limited time only!* Soldiers! All Machine Guns are on sale at 30% OFF their GOLD price for a limited time only!* #Hint: All Machine guns will have bi-pods soon ;-) Go grab them while it lasts and make those rounds count! Cheers RETO MOTO * Sale ends May 27th 2019 @ 10AM CEST Original post:
  8. AND THE WINNER IS... You did well soldiers! The competition was fierce and many of you participated in this field assignment. Thank you for your effort and dedication! The number of players who killed 250+ unique soldiers increased by 259% compared to last weekend! (Only using semi-automatic rifles). EVOLUTION OF THE WEEKEND CONTEST RESULTS: CamPINGstuhl IS THE UNDISPUTED WINNER - CONGRATULATIONS! In the next few days we will contact CamPINGstuhl and send the care package. As a reminder the winner walks away with real life field gear: HnG branded Messenger bag, hoodie, cap, lighter and keychain + Hand of RedBjarne helmet voucher! Original post:
  9. FIELD ASSIGNMENT: SEMI-AUTO RIFLE TARGET PRACTICE Listen up soldier! - Here is your field assignment for the next 72 hrs*:   Using either one of the three starter semi-auto rifles [Gewehr 43, M1 Garand or SVT-40], kill as many individual soldiers (i.e. unique kills) as possible within the time limit, also bot kills do not count towards your score, only pvp kills. Kills from all three rifle types count towards your score, so you decide if you switch up your arsenal or stick to one rifle.   The winner walks away with real life field gear: HnG branded Messenger bag, hoodie, cap, lighter and keychain + Hand of RedBjarne helmet voucher! You can follow your overall kills with a specific weapon, by clicking your username in the top right corner of the Heroes & Generals flash client, then click the weapon icon that appears in the column on the right marked “stats”. You can also follow your progress by punching in your username in the leaderboards tab and view the “rifles” tab. While neither of these options show unique kills, it will still give you an indication of how well you are doing. Are you ready for some headshots? Go and make those shots count !   *Contest starts MAY 10TH 2019, 4PM CEST, ends MAY 13TH 2019 @ 10AM CEST   TERMS: The player with the highest unique/individual PVP kill count at the end of the event will be named the winner, in case of a tie, the player achieving the kill count first within CEST timestamps wins. Cheating, exploiting or hacking to achieve a high kill count will automatically disqualify participants from the contest. The Winner and a top 10 ranked list will be announced by username on the official Heroes & Generals channels in the week to follow and by 17/05/2019 at the latest. The Winner will be contacted via in-game message and/or email if applicable. If the winner does not return contact within 7 days, contest prize falls to next player on the contest top 10 list. To receive the contest prize, recipient needs to disclose full name, address and country to RETO MOTO, none of said data will be stored by RETO MOTO for other purposes than to provide postage of said prize to the recipient. Contest prize includes: one Heroes & Generals branded messenger bag. One Heroes & Generals branded hoodie (Size and/or color criteria might be limited and we might not be able to send the exact recipient’s requested size). One Heroes & Generals branded Lighter (lighter fluid not included). One Heroes & Generals branded keychain. One Heroes & Generals branded cap (one size fits all). One redeemable voucher for one “Hand of RedBjarne” in-game helmet. Contest prize cannot be converted to a monetary value. Contest prize is non-refundable and non-exchangeable.   CONDITIONS: Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By participating, Contestants agree: (i) to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of RETO MOTO which shall be final and binding; and (ii) to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, Selected Contestant agrees to release RETO MOTO from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activities. RETO MOTO shall not be liable for: (i) telephone system, telephone, or computer hardware, software, or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (ii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iii) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; or (iv) any printing, typographical, administrative, or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest. RETO MOTO disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Contest. RETO MOTO reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest, in its sole discretion, should it receive fewer than 10 participants or receive no entries that have a score above 50, or due to circumstances beyond its control, including natural disasters. RETO MOTO may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, undermine, or harass any other players or RETO MOTO representatives. The internal laws of the Kingdom of Denmark will govern disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Contest. RETO MOTO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention, or other causes beyond RETO MOTO’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. Use of automated entry devices or programs is prohibited. Any attempts to access the site, enter the Contest via a bot script, device, or brute-force attack will result in disqualification, including that IP address becoming ineligible for the entire Contest. Caution: any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Contest. Should such an attempt be made, RETO MOTO reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys’ fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution. PUBLICITY: RETO MOTO reserves the right to use the username of any Contestant, for publicity purposes prior to, during, or after the Contest end date, in any media, throughout the world, in perpetuity, but only in connection with publicizing the Contest, without any compensation or prior review unless specifically prohibited by law. Original post:
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    Second bipod test!

    Seeing the reaction mostly on steam but here as well, I would like to clarify no balancing changes have been made yet to the bipod weapons. We are mostly interested in issues and feedback related to deploying your bipod. For example an issue we are seeing is that in certain situation you can be pushed underground while going prone.
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    Second bipod test!

    Hello everyone! We have opened up the prototype server to let you guys use the bipods! We would like to ask all of you to only queue for the 'First Encounter' (with bots) and the 'Capture and Hold infantry' to centralise the players as much as possible. The server can be accessed by downloading the client from Please let us know what you think about the bipods, let us know if you have any issues placing them and if you happen to crash, please send the crash report (if one pops-up) You can press 'C' to deploy your weapon The following weapons allow the use of a bi-pod: GE: MG-34 MG-42 FG-42 Panzerbüchse-39 US: M1918A2 BAR M1919A6 Johnson M1941 SU: DP28 PTRD 1941 PTRS 1941 Known issues: Issue with camera position of the M1919 in aimed view while mounted. The testing period will end at 2019-05-10 15:00 CEST. So if you are interested in joining, do it fast!
  12. I'm afraid these options do not exist on the forums that we use, seeing that we have not created the forums ourselves, but have integrated an external program, adding such options is also not a possibility.
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    Lack of communication did it for me

    I can only say that I understand your concerns. Unfortunately we moved from 4 community managers to just me and I am only a parttimer. Seeing it is easier to jump into a conversation on the discord, I have also shifted some of my attention to the discord. While I still read things here, I can agreed that my responds has decreased here. We are currently in the process of shifting some focus, what this will mean exactly I can't really comment on at this point. Partially because we are still in the process of shifting, so I don't have the exact details yet myself either. The direction we are looking at is a better connection between the RTS and the FPS. But like I said, how this will work out exactly is not completely clear yet.
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    Battle of Berlin: Aftermath

    Regarding to the war starting with the events capital cities. It requires a redeploy for us to be able to change the capital cities back. Seeing that it is Friday afternoon we are not sure if we can do this today, or that it will have to wait until next week. We are currently looking into this, and I will give an update once I know more.
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    Battle of Berlin: Aftermath

    During the Battle of Berlin event, we have been keeping a war log. In this log we described the progression of the event from the German perspective. If you are interested in reading all about it, you can find the log here! War log: Aftermath Even though the last war is still raging on and the rewards will still have effect for this war, the official event is over. With three victories for the Soviet faction, it is very clear who the winner was during this event. It was not quite the result we were expecting, or hoping for. However it has been a good learning experience for us and we will use that knowledge to make future events even better. One of the things we will make sure to do next time, is announce the event in advance, so everyone has time to get ready for the event. We really enjoyed holding this event and it was a lot of fun to keep a war log. We of course hope you enjoyed reading, but more importantly playing this event! We are planning more events like this in the future and with some changes, we hope we can make the next event even bigger and better! Of course we also have some statistics to share! Let us start off with the players per faction. This is the total amount of individual players that has played at least one battle on a specific faction in the Battle of Berlin event. If a player has participated in several wars, he is still only counted once (unless he joined a different faction). We can see that Germany, with over 40% of the players, had by far the most players in the war.     During the event a total of 1,015,342 assault teams have been either deployed or reinforced. In the image you can see how many assault teams have been deployed per resource type. We combined the assault teams into certain classes, to limit the amount of categories       There have been a total of 21.192 (war) battles during the course of the event The United States has won 6500 battles and lost 5821 battles The Soviet Union has won 7028 battles and lost 6332 battles Germany has won a total of 7664 battles and lost 9038 battles   Next to the amount of total battles won, we also thought it would be interesting to only look at the capital cities. We have counted a total of 117 battles over capital cities. The Soviets took part in 104 of these battles. The Germans participated in 92 battles while the Americans only fought in 38 of these battles. The Soviets also had the best results in these battles, winning more than 60% of them. The Americans broke even, winning as many battles as losing them. While the Germans had the highest loss rate.   Last but not least we have also looked at which capital cities saw the most combat. As was expected, this had to be the city of Berlin. Almost all battles were between the Germans and Soviets on this town, except for 1. In which the Americans participated (and lost). The cities of Istanbul, Edinbourgh, Marseille, Oslo, Zurich and Rome also saw some minor combat, and have been combined into 'other'.     *Note statistics have been taken from the start of the event until 30-4-2019 12:00 CEST Original post: