Battle of Berlin

The year is 1945, and the Russian Forces have made it to Berlin. Ferocious fighting encompasses the city, and the Germans are pulling the last of their resources in an attempt to stop the enemy in their tracks. Will the Russians prevail or will the German super-weapons turn the tide of the battle?

Operation Letzter Stand Date: 10th December

Time: Custom battle opens: 6pm GMT

Event briefing: 6:30pm GMT

Latest arrival for the event: 6:50pm GMT

Official start: 7pm GMT

Gamemode: Realistic without Tags (Usernames)

Mini Events

We now have a fully organised Mini Event System planned. With a dedicated team working in tandem with the actual event team to provide a consistent experience preluding the actual main event.

What are Mini-Events?

Mini-Events are smaller events that are played before the Main Event in which the outcome can effect the main event in smaller but impactful ways such as a less detailed map for the enemy to plan with, easier or harder objectives and more whilst also staying balanced. Coin flips are the second version of this idea which consists of a scenario with 2 outcomes and an effect. This is decided by a coin flip. Only luck will give you the edge over your enemies.

Sign Up

Make sure to state your desired slot that you choose after viewing the document listed in Barn Squad so that an event organiser (which can be found on the Barn Squad Discord server) can add you to the event roster. You can identify open slots by them not having a player name listed next to the vehicle also make sure that you are a member of the Barn Squad Server.

https://discord.gg/TCZMfXBDD9

This news article will tell you all you need to know about War Thunders 10th birthday and all of its associated events and sales!

War Thunder 10th Anniversary Load Screen

According to Gaijin, War Thunder's release date is when the game launched into open beta on November 1st 2012. As with every launch anniversary there is an associated sale and assortment of events.

Sales Sales SALES!

The War Thunder anniversary sales are the best sales that come around in the year as it offers 50% discounts on every premium bought using golden eagles. There is a 50% discount on all talismans and 50% discount on 180 day premium account (among other things)
All vehicles that are bought using Silver Lions are also 50% off to purchase which makes it a great time to buy all those vehicles you have been holding off on. The Golden Eagle sale starts on October 31st and end on November 7th

There are no discounts for the “Drone Age” and “Fire and Ice” vehicles , as well as squadron vehicles (including modifications, talismans, and back-ups). -as per the War Thunder website

After the Golden Eagle sale is finished then the War Thunder packs will be on sale for usually 30% off along with special bundles that will become available to purchase that will offer an even heavier discount they can sometimes come with a special title to use in game too. The pack sales will start on November 7th and end on November 14th

You can check out a previously published article on what the best premiums to buy are if you are feeling unsure on what to get.

10th Anniversary Special Events

This years anniversary comes with a number of special events and one of these includes the brand new Sturmtiger heavy assault gun. Unlike many of the other events this event uses a new system to get the awards needed to unlock the tank, you just need to get 35,000 every 2 days, which might sound like a lot but can be done in 2-3 hours which over 2 days is very good especially when compared with previous events.

Other rewards are also available during this event such as decals and 3d decorators.

Is the tank worth it? well that's up to you to decide but I think it is a novelty vehicle and has no practical use in game as its weaponry is extremely awkward to use and is a bigger threat to yourself than to your enemies. The 38CM cannon takes 40 seconds to load on an aced crew and its ballistic arc makes it extremely hard to use over distance but worst of all your armour is almost meaningless as if someone shoots your barrel while you have a round in the chamber then it will instantly detonate destroying your tank.

Rare Vehicle Unlocks

A great addition to this years anniversary is the ability to get old event vehicles that are no longer obtainable just by playing the game, it uses a similar score system used on the Sturmtiger event so you can do both at the same time.
You can get up to a total of 10 vehicles out of this event however you will likely get fewer as the grind to get them goes up extremely steeply but getting 4-5 should be no issue if you are doing the Stumtiger event.

Both the Sturmtiger and rare vehicle event runs for 2 weeks from October 31s until November 14th

The vehicles on offer are as follows, if you have all the vehicles then you will get 3 days premium instead per unlock.

The Maus

The Maus is back for research for those of you interested in super heavy tanks, there's too much to be said about the tank that can be covered in this article. The ability to get the Maus nowadays is relatively rare so I would recommend trying to put at least 1 research point into it as then it will not disappear when the event ends and you will be free to research it whenever you wish. To be able to research the Maus you must be able to research rank V vehicles in the German ground tech tree.

Extra Things

There are a variety of tournaments on during the anniversary sales from 1v1 up all the way to 5v5.


There are a limited number of T-34 Prototypes and the German M4A2 75 for sale however I would recommend not purchasing them as they are extremely overpriced and not good for grinding.


There are premium PT boats also for sale but like the ground vehicles mentioned above they are not worth the asking price.
Play 1 battle between October 31st and November 14th to get a special 10 year anniversary decal.

Enjoy War Thunder's 10th Anniversary sale whilst you can, it's a BIG ONE!

(Air/Ground. Realistic Battle w/ Markers Off & FPS & Cockpit Views)
Join us on November 12th, on a Saturday at USA - 11:00 AM MST in War Thunder for a reaction of Operation Lightfoot, set in October/November of 1942. Direct-Message (Reborn_Bird_Fish#6220 for Questions, and More Information.)

Vehicle Spots/Information - Spread Sheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OEPUBsgaoSi-itUfaGG2UrVRN6LwjL-tONSpFB_bf-s/edit?usp=sharing

Organizer/More information contact: Reborn_Bird_Fish#6220
War Thunder Historical Customs (WTHC) is dedicated to providing a historically accurate recreation of custom battles, focusing on portraying real historic conflicts, strong team-play, and a lot of fun in the process. We try to help players step away from the average AB/RB Game Modes and come and join a Historical Reenactment of History, Strategy, and Tactics that are heavily used in our events. Each event will provide players hours of fun whilst content creators get the best experience for their next cinematic! We are launching new programs such as our "Top Gun" Training Program, and our New Story Mode game mode, and we host weekly Mini Events. We have lots of channels for you to make new friends and overall a great environment. Get involved, and Join War Thunder Historical Customs Discord Server: https://discord.gg/seX4K5gh8Y

Barn Squad Event Announcement

Operation Dust Clouds Date: 22nd October (German Version)

Operation Sandstorm Date: 29th October (Italian Version)

Time: Custom battle opens: 6pm BST

Event briefing: 6:30pm BST

Official start: 7pm BST

Latest arrival for the event: 6:50pm BST

Gamemode: Realistic without Tags (Usernames)

British, Italian and German forces are fighting in Africa with no real winner in sight. An Attack has been planned by both sides to push back the other side. This battle will decide if the Axis get pushed back out to the sea or if they create a breakthrough, cementing their foothold in northern Africa. The Event During the years of 1940 to 1942 there was much fighting in the northern parts of Africa between the Axis and the Allies. The following battle is to demonstrate a decisive battle in the region and will be played out in War Thunder in the form of a 64 player, ground and air strategic event.

New Event Features

Two different but same battles will be taking place, with different vehicles and nations. The first Battle will be held with the Germans and British and the second one will be held with Italian and British vehicles. There will be two different sign up sheets, each having a different time zone and not being connected with each other.

Mini Events

We now have a fully organised Mini Event System planned. With a dedicated team

What are Mini-Events?

What are Mini-Events? Mini-Events are smaller events that are played before the Main Event in which the outcome can effect the main event in smaller but impactful ways such as a less detailed map for the enemy to plan with, easier or harder objectives and more whilst also staying balanced. Only people that sign up for the main event can play the Mini Events. Coin flips are the second version of this idea which consists of a scenario with 2 outcomes and an effect. This is decided by a coin flip. Only luck will give you the edge over your enemies.

Sign Up

Make sure to state your desired slot that you choose after viewing the document listed in Barn Squad so that an event organiser(which can be found on the Barnsquad Discord server) can add you to the event roster. Make sure that a slot for that vehicle does not contain a name before asking and that you are a member of the Barn Squad Server.

(Air/Ground Realistic Battle w/ Markers Off & Cockpit / FPS Views Only)
Join us on September 24th, on a Saturday at USA: 11:00AM MST in War Thunder for a reaction of Operation Undertone, set in March of 1945. Direct-Message (Reborn_Bird_Fish#6220 for Questions, and More Information) Get involved, and Join War Thunder Historical Customs Discord Server: https://discord.gg/seX4K5gh8Y

- Time Conversions: USA: 11:00 AM MST, 1:00 PM EST, 12:00 PM CST, 10:00 AM PST, UK: 6:00 PM GMT
- All Unit Commander's are going to need speaking/working Discord Alt Accounts

Vehicle Spots/Information - Spread Sheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ctKMsyLGfBwcOLEswKs_LCPE3EaIfQ2ItsH-vbiXYPg/edit?usp=sharing

Organizer/More information contact: Reborn_Bird_Fish#6220

War Thunder Historical Customs (WTHC) is dedicated to providing a historically accurate recreation of custom battles, focusing on portraying real historic conflicts, strong team-play, and a lot of fun in the process. We try to help players step away from the average AB/RB Game Modes and come and join a Historical Reenactment of History, Strategy, and Tactics that are heavily used in our events. Each event will provide players hours of fun whilst content creators get the best experience for their next cinematic! We are launching new programs such as our "Top Gun" Training Program, and our New Story Mode game mode, and we host weekly Mini Events. We have lots of channels for you to make new friends and overall a great environment. Get involved, and Join War Thunder Historical Customs Discord Server: https://discord.gg/seX4K5gh8Y

Date: 3 September

Time: 7 pm BST

Gamemode: PVE Realistic Without Tags

Players: 64 Players on US side

Background After the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour in early December 1941, the Japanese forces are on an unstoppable course to extend their influence in the Pacific. And while one island after another is conquered by their experienced Navy, the USA can only watch. The Japanese prepare to advance further into the pacific targeting Wake Island, Midway and Hawaii itself. The USA must try its best to stop them there and deliver a decisive blow to their fleet.

The Event Early June 1942. Midway Atoll. Japan is preparing to deliver a decisive blow to one of the most important US Navy naval bases in the Pacific. Under the command of Isoroku Yamamoto, leading the invasion fleet from the Yamato, and Chūichi Nagumo, leading the Kidō Butai combined fleet from the Akagi, their mission is to destroy the airstrip, hangars and naval yards in a surprise attack while also preparing for an devastating strike on any incoming US reinforcements. Unbeknownst to them however, Chester W. Nimitz, in conjunction with the excellent work of the US intelligence department, was able to predict the Japanese plan, sending Task force 16 and 17 as reinforcements in advance. The subsequent clash and battle, filled with hard decisions and luck, will make its way into the history books as on of the most important battles in the Pacific theatre of all time. -----------------------------------

Event features With the main target being the defence of Midway and the US Task forces, there will also be multiple side quest that can change the course of battle. The players have to dynamically react to new orders while also trying to not lose focus on the main task. While not being as important as the defence itself, losing too many side quest can also lead to defeat in the long run. PVE This is gonna be a PVE event. So players are all on one side while fighting against bots. Something we have not done before. So this is gonna be an interesting experience for all of us.

⇚ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ Battle for Henderson Field & Naval Battle of Guadalcanal⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⇛
November 13th 1942, Henderson Field, Guadalcanal.

⭑ ⭑ Important Info ⭑ ⭑
Date and Time: September 3rd, 3:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC)
Be on call by: 2:30pm EST (6:30pm UTC)
Mode: Realistic, no markers.
Battle Conditions: 2am, Stormy weather.
Place: https://discord.gg/bhsspFAJB3

⭑ ⭑ Mission ⭑ ⭑
The Japanese, with the aim to land supply and transport ships, sends a massive naval force ahead to attack the American ships and bombard Henderson's Field.
The Japanese ground forces, with the aim to retake Henderson Field, scraped together their remaining tanks and launched an attack in conjunction.
The US however learns of this plan and sends their own ships to intercept the naval raid as well as bringing armored reinforcements.

The naval forces of the Japanese and USA, with one spawn, will fight one another while also providing bombardment and anti-air cover.
The Japanese ground forces will have 15 minutes to capture Henderson Field from the US forces.
If the Japanese fail to capture Henderson Field within 15 minutes, the US forces will go on the offensive with a counterattack.

⭑ ⭑ Respawns ⭑ ⭑
Unlimited respawns for tanks and aircraft but with 500 deaths overall per team.
Every ship only gets 1 spawn, when killed you must switch to your signed up tank or aircraft.

⭑ ⭑ Banned Modifications ⭑ ⭑
M4A2 Sherman - Parts, M61 Shot, T45 Shot, Add on Armor.
M3 GMC - M61 Shot.
All Ships - Tool Set.

⭑ ⭑ Additional Info ⭑ ⭑
When signing up you must choose a tank or aircraft, then you can optionally choose a ship.
If your ship gets sunk, you will switch to your tank or aircraft you have signed up for.
Please keep in mind, this will be a night battle in story weather.

⭑ ⭑ Media ⭑ ⭑
Vehicle list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KM2xhFR2c4QCtBnagCxEANF7wDrOQ1EmRzJ-DYBQwYY/edit?usp=sharing

Falkland War - Operation Corporate (Air/Helicopter/Sea Realistic Battle w/ Markers Off)
Join us on July 30th (Saturday) at USA: 11:00AM MST in War Thunder for a Historical 44 player Event in the Falkland War - Operation Corporate (Air/Helicopter/Sea Realistic Battle w/ Markers Off & FPS Views), Direct-Message (Reborn_Bird_Fish#6220 or Moderator for Questions, and More Information)
Discord invitation can be found below or here: https://discord.gg/seX4K5gh8Y

Time Conversions: USA: 11:00 AM MST, 1:00 PM EST, 12:00 PM CST, 10:00 AM PST, UK: 6:00 PM GMT

Vehicle Spots/Information - Spread Sheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AHvRW3AoKGkjyXSvTukhMMQUsqohguVs4f6Kh8ae9sc/edit?usp=sharing

Organizer/More information contact: Reborn_Bird_Fish#622
War Thunder Historical Customs (WTHC) is dedicated to providing a historically accurate recreation of custom battles, focusing on portraying real historic conflicts, strong team-play, and a lot of fun in the process. We try to help players step away from the average AB/RB Game Modes and come and join a Historical Reenactment of History, Strategy and Tactics are heavily used in our events. Each event will provide players hours of fun whilst content creators get the best experience for their next cinematic! Get involved, and Join War Thunder Historical Customs Discord Server (Current Event Operation Corporate, the Falklands War Milsim & Carrier Ops): https://discord.gg/seX4K5gh8Y

⇚ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑Seven Days to the Rhine⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⇛
November 1985, Fulda Gap, West-East German border

⭑ ⭑Important Info⭑ ⭑
Date and Time: July 2nd 3:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC)
Be on call by: 2:30pm EST (6:30pm UTC)
Mode: Realistic no markers
Place: https://discord.gg/bhsspFAJB3

⭑ ⭑Mission⭑ ⭑
NATO forces need to defend West Germany from the advance by the Warsaw Pact nations. Both Teams will be fighting over capture points along the iron curtain, both teams will have the opportunity to attack and defend from one another with the Warsaw Pact Nations making the first advance.

⭑ ⭑Respawns⭑ ⭑
Unlimited respawns for all vehicles but each team will get a set number of spawns overall and this will be represented by a ticket bleed (this may be subject to change)

⭑ ⭑Banned Modifications⭑ ⭑
Warrior - Additional Armour Package
Harrier GR.3 - AIM-9G
Jaguar GR.1/A - AIM-9G
F-4F/Early - AIM-9E, AIM-9J, AIM-7E/-2, Gun pod SUU-23/A A-10A - AIM-9L, Gun pod SUU-23/A
Lynx AH.MK.1 - AIM-92 Stinger

MiG-21MF/SAU/bis - R-3S/R R-60/MK, R-13M1
MiG-23MF/MLA - R-60/M, R-13M1, R-23R/T, R-24T/R
MiG-27M - R-60M, R-13M1, Gun pod SPPU-22-01 Mi-24V/P - R-60/M, Gun pod UPK-23-250

⭑ ⭑Media⭑ ⭑
Vehicle list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1u5oROLAe27fBEgIuf1QDWI09c0xCgak9wvAzKiMDj2Q/edit?usp=sharing

Join us on June 26th (Sunday) at the USA: 6:00 PM CST in War Thunder for a Historical 30+ player Event in the Operation Iraqi Freedom (Air/Ground/Helicopter Realistic Battle w/ Markers Off), Direct-Message (Reborn_Bird_Fish#6220 or Moderation Members) for Questions, and More Information. Discord invitation can be found below or here: https://discord.gg/seX4K5gh8Y

Vehicle Options Mini Event: (We already have about 15+ sign-ups, so some vehicles may not be mentioned here)
M1 Abrams x1
Challenger Mk.2, Challenger Mk.3, Challenger DS x2
Chieftain Mk.3, or Chieftain Mk.5 x2
M3A3 Bradley, or M3 Bradley x2
M60 (All) (Not AMBT) x∞
M551 x2
A-10A Late (Not Premium variant) x2
ZSU-23-4 x1
T-54 (All) x∞
Only T-55A (Not AMD-1) x∞
Type 59 x2
BMP-1, BMP-2 x4
PT-76B x1
SU-7BMK, SU-22 x2
Mirage F1C x2
Jaguar GR.1, Jaguar GR.1A x1
French Jaguar A x1
AMX-30 (1972), AMX-30B2, AMX-30B2 BRENUS x2
AMX-10RC x2
Warrior x1
T-72A, T-72B, T-72B (1989) x2

Organizer/More information contact: Reborn_Bird_Fish#6220

War Thunder Historical Customs (WTHC) is dedicated to providing a historically accurate recreation of custom battles, focusing on portraying real historic conflicts, strong team-play, and a lot of fun in the process. We try to help players step away from the average AB/RB Game Modes and come and join a Historical Reenactment of History, Strategy and Tactics are heavily used in our events. Each event will provide players hours of fun whilst content creators get the best experience for their next cinematic! Get involved, and Join War Thunder Historical Customs Discord Server (Current Major Event, which is still in the works is Operation Corporate, the Falklands War Milsim & Carrier Ops): https://discord.gg/seX4K5gh8Y

Pacific Theater - Operation Watchtower (Air/Ground/Naval Realistic Battle w/ Markers Off & FPS Views)
Join us on May 21st at USA: 11:00 AM MST in War Thunder for a Historical 64 player Event in the Pacific Theater for Operation Watchtower (Air/Ground/Naval Realistic Battle w/ Markers Off & FPS Views), Direct-Message (Reborn_Bird_Fish#6220 or Moderation Members) for Questions, and More Information. Discord invitation can be found below.

- Time Conversions: USA: 11:00 AM MST, 1:00 PM EST, 12:00 PM CST, 10:00 AM PST, UK: 6:00 PM GMT
- All Unit Commander's are going to need speaking/working Discord Alt Accounts
- The hype trailer will be on our Discord Server so be on the lookout for that!!

Vehicles Spreadsheet (Actively Updated): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18j3ytRsKxp1ulSHmTXNVByqnFVW-01NteVfr_6n1jVg/edit?usp=sharing

Organizer/More information contact: Reborn_Bird_Fish#6220
War Thunder Historical Customs (WTHC) is dedicated to providing a historically accurate recreation in custom battles, focusing on portraying real historic conflicts, strong team-play, and a lot of fun in the process. We try to help players step away from the average AB/RB Game Modes and come and join a Historical Reenactment of History, Strategy and Tactics are heavily used in our events. Each event will provide players hours of fun, whilst content creators get the best experience for their next cinematic! Get involved, and Join War Thunder Historical Customs Discord Server: https://discord.gg/seX4K5gh8Y

⇚ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑Battle of Honkaniemi⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⇛
February 26th 1940 Karelian Isthmus, Finland

⭑ ⭑Important Info⭑ ⭑
Date and Time: Saturday 7th May at 7pm UTC (3pm EST)
Be on call by: 6:30pm UTC (2:30pm EST)
Mode: Simulator, no markers
Place: https://discord.gg/bhsspFAJB3

⭑ ⭑Mission⭑ ⭑
In early 1940 the Soviets were ramping up their attacks in eastern Finland in an attempt to break through the Finish defensive lines. The Fins have been defending their homeland for the last few months with great tenacity and heroism against a well equipped and battle hardened foe. For the last 2 months the Soviets have been throwing their all at the Fins in order to secure their flank from a supposed German Invasion staged from Finland. The Finns must keep hold of their territory and secure a Victory. The Soviets must take any chance of Victory from the Finns and secure the area around Lake Näykkijärvi.

⭑ ⭑Respawns⭑ ⭑
Each vehicle can respawn however many times they want but each death will result in a loss of tickets. Too many deaths will equal a loss for the team (use your lives sparingly).

⭑ ⭑Banned Modifications⭑ ⭑
Fighter Aircraft - Suspended Ordnance (Bombs, Rockets)

⭑ ⭑Media⭑ ⭑
Vehicle list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CeFtwfj4DTDsF8rK2dZpg5nRGzl7c_xNS_DYawugYxA/edit?usp=sharing