This wasn’t a regular battle. It wasn’t clear who would come out on top until the very end. But it was certainly a good lesson for other tankers. Which zones should you seek to control? Where should light, medium, and heavy tanks go? What are the best positions for artillery and TDs? What can you do to outfox the enemy? Just how do you win on the Berlin map in World of Tanks? Watch this video to learn the answers to these questions! Let’s Battle! Play World of Tanks for FREE: http://worldoftanks.asia Follow us elsewhere! Discord: https://discord.gg/tanks-asia Facebook: http://facebook.com/WorldofTanksASIA Twitter: http://twitter.com/WoT_Asia Twitch: https://twitch.tv/WargamingAsia
Berlin.
The ground is scarred with ditches.
Memories of a peaceful time
burn away in the fire.
A tank clash is about to happen.
And only one steel army
will come out victorious.
NEW BERLIN MAP
ACT I: THE PLAN
Near the River Spree’s meanders,
fifteen tanks were preparing
for the upcoming battle.
They were just at a stone’s
throw from the railway station.
The engine roar could be heard
from the other side of the bridge:
the enemy was very close.
It seemed that
this battle was anyone’s…
The battlefield can be nominally
divided into three areas.
The lower part of the map
is dominated by a vast open space
with a lot of cover and
a bunker at the very heart of it.
Above this is the city,
or what’s left of it.
And there’s a bridge
with trams on it at the very top.
The battle plan was simple.
Heavy tanks should move
to the ruined quarters right away.
Spread out to cover and meet the enemy
from the opposite side of the street.
It’s dangerous to attack
before the bunker is secured.
This is a key position on the map.
You can fire in several
directions from here,
including down the city streets.
That’s why the task
of the medium tanks
is to head to the
bunker area and capture it,
while also helping the light tanks
in the lower part of the map.
In the meantime,
the light tanks scope out the area
and provide target coordinates
to the tank destroyers
lying in ambush and artillery.
Tank destroyers help medium tanks
to break through to the bunker.
If this plan fails, then they
hold off the enemy attacks.
The mission of artillery is to rain fire
on any and every vehicle they can reach.
There were plans to put a screening
patrol on the bridge to protect artillery
if someone decides to go this way.
From here, you can
also fire at heavy tanks
that might want to go around
the houses along the waterfront.
As soon as the bunker is secure,
heavy tanks can move the enemy
on from their long-occupied position
with a swift advance
towards the enemy base.
The patrol on the bridge and vehicles
at the bottom part of the map
follow the same strategy
and pincer the enemy base.
ACT II: THE RISK
It was a good plan that forgot
to take into account just one thing:
human nature.
When all the vehicles were
moving in their intended directions,
the T-100 LT’s commander
was heading to his position.
At the same time,
the allies spotted an enemy
light tank at the center of the map,
but this means
the T-100 LT had the upper hand.
He decided to act aggressively
and took position
in the bushes on the enemy’s side.
An enticing opportunity
suddenly opened up for the allies.
The T-100 LT’s risky move disrupted
the enemy’s plans, whatever they were.
The enemy tank destroyers
were under heavy fire,
while the enemy medium tanks
lost all hope of securing
the bunker without their support.
They exposed their turrets
from a ravine and fired back,
not willing to surrender.
[Meanwhile near the bridge…]
A single tank destroyer was stationed
near the bridge with the trams.
The T30 had just one task:
protect the artillery by making sure
no one makes it over the bridge.
His mind was elsewhere,
in the very thick of battle.
He thought of taking out
enemy vehicles one by one,
wanting to stand out
among his other tankers…
But, as I already said, there was
no one on that side of the bridge.
[Meanwhile in the city…]
Several hundred
meters away from the TD,
the allied heavy tanks were taking
safe positions in the building ruins.
There were many of them there.
Someone took cover behind an embankment,
someone hid behind a house wall.
One of the heavies chose a position
with a line of fire to the bunker.
The 60TP commander,
the group leader,
took a position closer
to the arriving enemy vehicles.
There were similar embrasures and cover
spots on the other side of the street.
The situation promised
a long standoff,
each tank attempting to strike their
foes’ weak spots, trading hit points.
But the hope that the allies
would capture the bunker remained.
So, the heavy tanks
were in their element.
ACT III: ENVY
Events in the bunker
area unfolded fast.
The TDs lying in ambush had already
been turned into burning carcasses,
so they couldn’t cover the medium
tanks pinned down in a ditch.
Only artillery shells
came in from time to time
from the direction
of the Brandenburg Gate.
The T-100 LT commander knew it was
his chance to deal with the artillery.
Without a second thought, he
started breaking through to his target,
past the burned area
that once was Tiergarten park.
At the same time,
the allied medium tanks,
inspired by the impending victory,
were ready to burst toward the lines
of the enemy vehicles behind the bunker
and eliminate
the threat once and for all.
They stormed towards
the enemy vehicles.
But the victory chimes
weren’t ready to play.
A small patch of land became
the battle epicenter for a moment.
Not everyone survived, but the
crucial strategic point was captured.
When the allies entered the bunker
and aimed their guns at the city ruins,
a dreadful view met them:
the city was lost.
[A minute earlier…]
Heavy tanks leisurely fought
in the living quarter ruins.
The 60TP commander
knew that the allies had been successful
on the other side of the map,
while he was stuck in these ruins and
couldn’t move even one meter further.
Will some light tank
get all the credit?
With this thought in mind,
he dashed towards the embankment
on the other side of the street.
That was a brave move,
but there was one caveat.
The 60TP in the wide street
was a sitting duck for the enemy
medium tanks near the bunker.
It wasn’t hard to hit
such a big tank, even from afar.
When the 60TP
realized that, it was too late.
There was a loud rumble,
and the firepower vanguard
turned into a pile of scrap metal.
The balance of power shifted
sides, toward the enemies.
And they attacked like a steel beast
devouring everything in its way.
At the same time,
the medium tanks captured the bunker.
They barely had time
to fire at the enemy vehicles
bursting into
the other side of the city.
It was clear that the initial plan
failed because of the 60TP’s actions.
But what was more important,
the enemy plan was now known:
capture the base
behind the Kroll Opera House.
[Meanwhile near the bridge…]
When the battles were fought
near the bunker and in the ruins,
the T30 commander near the bridge was
doing what he did the best—daydreaming.
His fantasizing was suddenly interrupted
by the unexpected appearance of an enemy.
The artillery’s help was
invaluable, but the enemy SPG
figured out the position
of its counterpart from a tracer.
However, there was no time
to reflect—the siren went off.
ACT IV: THE FEAT
Having finished with the artillery,
the T-100 LT commander went toward
the enemy base near the Reichstag.
Capturing the base single-handedly
and leading everyone to victory,
isn’t that something
to be proud of?
But his dreams
just went up in smoke…
At that moment, the enemy started
capturing the base near the Opera House.
The T-100 LT wanted to bomb
across pretty much the whole map
to reset the cap, but realized
it was better to start capturing as well.
[Meanwhile near the Opera House…]
There wasn’t much choice.
Potentially, several vehicles
could reset the capture,
but they hardly looked
like harbingers of victory.
A TD tried to strike
but fell victim to his own haste.
The artillery was counting down
those long seconds for a reload.
It seemed that time itself
was on the enemy’s side.
When approaching the Opera House,
the T30 commander thought about
only one thing: he can’t afford to miss.
There was no time for a second shot,
and no time for cat-and-mouse games.
He needed to reach
his position, see the enemy,
and fire the game’s
most important shot…
You know, I noticed a pattern.
Some battles
are not won by skill alone.
Sometimes luck is your best ally,
and improvisation is the best strategy.
But the thing is
you can’t rely on luck.
You can’t know whose side it’s on.
No one knows what
awaits you on the Berlin map.
That’s why it’s even more
interesting to visit it for yourself.
Have the basic plan,
and then improvise!
Good luck on the battlefield!