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  1. Hey Legends! Before we start the weekend on March 22, please make sure that you've checked the topmost item ("Send me news and information") in your notification settings on wowslegends.com , available at: https://wowslegends.com/notifications/options/ This is needed, so we can send you a code! Moreover, check your inboxes for a letter from Dec. 21 2018, because you might have already received one before! If you did, you can redeem it at your platform store and download the game client to be ready for the weekend. Just search your inbox for World of Warships: Legends!
  2. In 1854, after the Treaty of Kanagawa, Japan opened two ports to foreign trade. Japanese nobleman had to think of new ways to secure their lands and defend their feudal society from foreign incursion. Marshal-Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō (1848 - 1934) was a very powerful commander, who played a very important role in shaping the young Japanese Navy. Tōgō Heihachirō was born in a noble samurai family, his father served the lord of the Satsuma province. Lord of the Satsuma Province, Shimazu Nariakira, is considered to be the father of the modern Japanese navy. He was the first to build larger vessels capable of more than just coastal fishing, ready to trade with other parties. By the mid-1860s Shimazu Nariakira has built a small fleet also known as the Satsuma Navy. He joined the Satsuma Navy when he was only 17 and was chosen to follow the nautical training in Great Britain. Tōgō served as the inspector of the first warships which were ordered from British yards. Successively held important posts including commandant of the Naval War College, commander-in-chief of the Standing Squadron, commander-in-chief of Maizuru Naval Division, and in 1903, before the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War, he became commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet. He had a very rich experience working with foreign fleets: British, American, German, French and Chinese. Tōgō Heihachirō directed the 10-month naval blockage of the Russian military base Port Arthur and is famous for designing and executing a winning strategy for the Battle of Tsushima. Was in charge of educating the young emperor Hirohito in 1914 - 1924. In May 1934 (30th anniversary of the Battle of Tsushima), in recognition of Tōgō's merits, the emperor bestowed the title of marquis upon Marshal-Admiral. Would you like this legendary commander to head your Japanese fleet in World of Warships: Legends? Stay tuned to be the first to know about the upcoming Closed Beta Weekend! Turn the tide!
  3. A fleet of the most powerful vessels would be of little use in war without a personnel at least as efficient as that of our possible enemies. Admiral William S. Sims A prominent reformer in USN armament and gunnery standards, Admiral William Sims was one of the most influential figures in the marine service during the WWI. Three navy ships have been named for Admiral William S. Sims whose campaign for reform assured the United States Navy was prepared for challenges to come. Sims was an advocate of the adoption of British naval gunnery methods. He was successful in improving the effectiveness of naval gunfire using the continuous aim system and eventually it was introduced throughout the fleet. In 1911 Sims was appointed instructor at the Naval War College and in 1917 he eventually became its president. Served as an inspector of naval target practice, invited by President Theodore Roosevelt himself. When the United States entered World War I that year he was promoted to vice admiral. During the war, he commanded the U.S. fleet that operated with Britain’s Royal Navy in European waters. Sims served as naval attaché to the U.S. embassies in Paris and St. Petersburg from 1897 to 1900 during the Spanish-American War. William Sims received a Pulitzer Prize for his collaboration with Burton J. Hendrick The Victory at Sea in which they shared their experiences in the WWI. Would you choose him to head your USN Fleet in World of Warships: Legends?
  4. By 1930s the Akatsuki class ships were considered to be the most powerful destroyers in the world. These Special Type destroyers were designed based on the Fubuki class and had enough differences to be given a new class name. Their distinctive feature was a thin forward funnel. The lead ship of the Akatsuki class was commissioned in 1932. She was assigned for the invasion of Malaya, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines. Akatsuki took part in numerous "Tokyo Express" missions, delivering personnel, supplies, and equipment to Japanese forces during the Pacific campaign of WWII. In 1941 Akatsuki was involved in the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal and sunk on November 13th.
  5. William Frederick Halsey Jr. was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on October 30, 1882, and grew in the family of a U.S. Navy Captain. Following his father's steps, he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1904 and was assigned to the USS Missouri. After his first promotion to lieutenant, Halsey settled on his long journey of naval assignments aboard torpedo boats and destroyers beginning with USS DuPont. This legendary admiral had a remarkable life yet full of hard and controversial decisions. Here are some interesting events and notable facts from his biography. In 1907 he was assigned to the USS Kansas and took part in the world cruise "Great White Fleet" on board of that battleship. For his distinguished service as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. O'Brien and the U.S.S. SHAW Halsey was awarded the Navy Cross. Halsey served as the US Naval Attaché in Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Straightforward and tough Halsey was known under the nickname "Bull", however, his friends and colleagues still called him "Bill". Participated in both World Wars. At the start of WWII Halsey was one of very few US Admirals who were also pilots, earning his wings at age 52. At the beginning of the War in the Pacific Halsey commanded the task force centered on the carrier USS Enterprise in a series of raids against Japanese-held targets. He took part in the Battle for Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of the WWII and, by some criteria, the largest naval battle in history. After the war, he returned to the US and was posted to the Office of Secretary of the Navy. On Dec. 11, 1945, he was promoted to Fleet Admiral. Halsey was the fourth, and last, officer to hold that rank.
  6. Would you like to be a commander of a heavy cruiser class lead ship? There are quite a few historical details which make Baltimore a legendary ship. First of all the Baltimore class was the largest class of heavy cruisers ever built. She was developed from the USS Wichita - a unique heavy cruiser class. Her design was no longer limited by the London Naval Treaty. The Baltimore designers used wartime experience to greatly upgrade the ship. They gave her greater dimensions, reinforced the armor deck and improved her suitability. The main battery consisted of nine 8-in guns placed into three triple turrets. In Aug 1944 she ferried President Franklin Roosevelt from the US to Hawaii for a meeting with Admiral Nimitz and General MacArthur. Baltimore entered service late in 1943 and was bestowed with nine battle stars for her service in the Pacific by the end of WWII.
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    Kagerō "Heat Haze" Destroyer

    Hello! Everyone who pre-registers through our official page will get something special upon release. The rewards will be announced closer to the release. We will be sharing more information about the upcoming Beta event soon!
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    Kagerō "Heat Haze" Destroyer

    Registration for the Beta Weekend was open several months ago, around November. Please follow this link to pre-register for the next Beta event: https://wowslegends.com/ Previous registration was for the Alpha Testing, which is closed at the moment.
  9. By joining World of Warships: Legends you will be able to unlock the unique IJN destroyer - Kagerō. The Kagerō has truly made her mark during the WWII. She took part in the Battle of Midway and raids on Rabaul and Colombo. The ship was also among the escort vessels supporting aircraft carriers during the attack on Pearl Harbor, under the leadership of marshal admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. The Kagerō class destroyers were big, fast and heavily armed. Kagerō's offensive armament consisted of six 127-mm guns in three twin-gun turrets and one turret forward of the superstructure. Pursuing the idea of making a formidable warship, strong enough to stand against the US Navy, IJN equipped this new destroyer with deadly "Long Lance" torpedoes - the most advanced torpedo in the world at the time. During the Solomon Islands campaign Kagerō performed quite an unusual task for a destroyer. At that time freighters, even with a strong escort, stood little chance against air attacks. Therefore Kagerō, as well as other destroyers. were assigned for the "Tokyo Express" re-supply missions during for Guadalcanal garrison. The ship sunk in 1943 during one of such operations. Among the Kagerō class ships only one - Yukikaze - survived the war.
  10. 75 years ago Gensui (Marshal-admiral) Isoroku Yamamoto died in a plane crash during an engagement with the enemy while directing a strategic operation on the front line. The Imperial Japanese Navy has lost a legend. This outstanding Japanese naval officer, who is mainly known for conceiving of the surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th, 1941, received his first battle experience while still an ensign. Isoroku Yamamoto took part in the Russo-Japanese war and never stopped moving through the ranks, becoming a marshal admiral and a Commander-in-Chief during the early years of the Pacific War. Not everyone knows, that Yamamoto's original family name is Takano; his father was a former samurai warrior. Although his surname would change, he would carry on his birth family’s warrior tradition by pursuing a career in the navy. As a lieutenant commander, Yamamoto studied English at Harvard University and spent several years as an assistant naval attaché in Washington. In 1924, at age 40, he changed his specialty from gunnery to aviation, recognizing the upcoming trend in naval warfare and becoming one of Japan's foremost aviation officers. Isoroku Yamamoto was an inspiring example of an exceptionally good tactician and a great leader. Throughout his career he had a strong influence on the development of Japanese naval aviation. He was against invading China and against the conflict between Japan and the United States, resulting in a constant confrontation with the Japanese army command. At the same time, he remained one of the most popular officers and took the lead of the Combined Fleet in 1939.
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    Her Majesty's Ships

    Legends! We are happy to announce that the long-awaited Royal Navy is almost ready to enter the Legend's harbor. The cruiser fleet is quite small at the moment and is represented only by three ships: Tier I Weymouth Tier II Caledon Tier III Danae The Royal Navy battleships come in full force with all the relevant tiers covered: Tier III Orion Tier IV Iron Duke Tier V Queen Elizabeth Tier VI King George V Tier VII Vanguard Soon we will reveal who will be featuring as the legendary commanders for the British ships. Not only the Royal Navy is entering the port. Here are some premium ships that will be waiting for you when the game comes into the full release: Tier IV Soviet destroyer Gremyashchy Tier II British destroyer Campbeltown Tier III Japanese cruiser Iwaki Tier II US destroyer Smith Tier III US Battleship Arkansas Our team is also working on implementing camouflage and boosters, The boosters will be displayed as signal flags on ships' masts in the battle and will improve your ship's combat and economic capabilities. We are in the Beta Testing stage and as the game content is still being tested, you can expect some changes closer to the release. More information on the game updates and the Beta events is coming soon! Please stay tuned and turn the Tide!
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    Бета тест

    Здравствуйте! Мы рекомендуем Вам пройти регистрацию через https://wowslegends.com/ - оставив заявку, вы получаете шанс на участие в Бета Тесте. После регистрации, вы будете получать уведомления на e-mail, указанный вами в заявке. Туда же вам придет приглашение, если вы попадете в списки на Бета-тестирование. Спасибо!
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    Graf von Spee

    In World of Warships: Legends we are focusing a bit more on the commander role and representation. Our commanders are meant to make the gameplay more varied and personalized, provide you with an avatar with which you can identify. Let’s see what historical figures will accompany you along your naval journey. We are proud to introduce you Vice Admiral von Spee - one of the most famous German commanders during WWI. Von Spee joined the Imperial Navy at the age of 17 and served in a variety of roles and locations. He took part in expeditions to Western Africa and military operations in China. In 1912 he was appointed to lead the cruiser Squadron in East Asia, where his forces consisted of the armored cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau as well as of the light cruisers Emden and Nürnberg. Maximilian von Spee became famous for winning the battle of Coronel, Chilie. Several ships were named after this notorious Vice Admiral, including a pocket battleship and a heavy cruiser.
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    Account Migration from PC

    Hello! There will be no migration or cross-platform experience between PC and consoles. We want to state that WoWs: Legends is a separate project. As for the welcome packages - it is still too early to talk about that. We shall share more information closer to the release. Believe me, if we have spoilers for you - we will deliver them immediately 😉
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    The Beta weekend cometh!

    It is unpredictable whether your chances are high or low. I'd say it is 50/50. It builds up the excitement 😉 Unfortunately, we cannot provide everyone with a code, however, we hope that everyone will join the fun when the game launches officially. Meanwhile, we can build up a great community here!
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