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A Look Through Time: Italian Battleships

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Před 11 minutami SPIDERBAIT řekl/a:

A camo and TWO flags!!!?

 

Consider yourselves spoilt captains!

You got that immediately, plus you can have the combat mission to get:

Completing missions of a chain will bring you up to four Regia Marina camouflages, while completing the entire chain will earn you an Italian Battleships container.

Something a little extra to take

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I really like the idea of adding quiz for these kinds of articles. It made me pay attention and even look back through the text again to get answers right. Would love to see this more often and I personaly don't even mind that rewards are nothing special. It's more about learning something new and not winning a jackpot. (but I would be quite happy to get some nice free stuff for sure :Smile-_tongue: )

 

But at the end, great article and lovely idea with quiz. Big thumbs up :cap_like:

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Are these the containers in the Italian BB missions the One Flag Wonders I kept getting, TBH I've just abandoned the whole Sorry Italian BB Ship Show, At least with Russian Ship Events an Effort is made and the Ships are Very, Very Well Balanced  :cap_rambo: :cap_rambo: :cap_rambo:

 

I do like the Historcal stuff though

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9 minutes ago, YabbaCoe said:

You got that immediately, plus you can have the combat mission to get:

Completing missions of a chain will bring you up to four Regia Marina camouflages, while completing the entire chain will earn you an Italian Battleships container.

Something a little extra to take

Jokes aside I actually enjoyed the quiz. I think you should do this with these articles more often.

 

Maybe swap the rewards for some try you luck containers or even one event container for getting them all correct or something. Likely end up with similar stuff from them but getting a single flag is like opening your advent calendar and only getting a picture and no chocolate. At least with a container there's a chance you might get something good. Could even give a perm flag or emblem or similar with no monetary value, but for the average player 2 signals and camo is a drop in the ocean.

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Před 17 minutami _Argas_ řekl/a:

I really like the idea of adding quiz for these kinds of articles. It made me pay attention and even look back through the text again to get answers right. Would love to see this more often and I personaly don't even mind that rewards are nothing special. It's more about learning something new and not winning a jackpot. (but I would be quite happy to get some nice free stuff for sure :Smile-_tongue: )

 

But at the end, great article and lovely idea with quiz. Big thumbs up :cap_like:

 

Před 5 minutami SPIDERBAIT řekl/a:

Jokes aside I actually enjoyed the quiz. I think you should do this with these articles more often.

 

Maybe swap the rewards for some try you luck containers or even one event container for getting them all correct or something. Likely end up with similar stuff from them but getting a single flag is like opening your advent calendar and only getting a picture and no chocolate. At least with a container there's a chance you might get something good. Could even give a perm flag or emblem or similar with no monetary value, but for the average player 2 signals and camo is a drop in the ocean.

 

I am glad, that you like those little quizes. Mostly we wanted to tight those rewards with the arc, so definitely with those IT BB containers or Regia Marina camouflages.

Some flag would make sense too, but the problem is, that we would need some special one to have created just for this occasion.. and also flags are not giving you any combat or economic bonueses (apart from very special ones)

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I quite enjoyed the quiz too.

Although co-op players only have one choice of mission type.

4 minutes ago, YabbaCoe said:

Some flag would make sense too, but the problem is, that we would need some special one to have created just for this occasion..

Kinda surprised the Roman camo for Andrea Doria / F. Caracciolo didn't come with a SPQR flag.

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Před 20 minutami FixCVs_Nautical_Metaphor řekl/a:

Most of us would prefer a glimpse into the future, specifically when WG will be fixing the captain skill trainwreck already.

How is this connected to this particular article?

Please stay on topic

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Not sure if it's a bug in the mission progress code, but whilst doing the 210 main battery hits mission I've noticed that the progress page from the "X MISSIONS IN TOTAL" screen doesn't show how long that mission is available for.

1) Tooltip shows it's available for 23 days - good

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2) After clicking the "3 MISSIONS IN TOTAL" button (partially hidden behind the tooltip) we see more detail, eg completion criteria, but no indication of how long the mission runs for

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3) Compare that to the 2nd (and 3rd) mission which is clearly indicated it has 22days left

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Seems odd that we don't see the expiry on the 1st mission but we do for the 2nd & 3rd missions.

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Před 36 minutami NewHorizons_1 řekl/a:

Not sure if it's a bug in the mission progress code, but whilst doing the 210 main battery hits mission I've noticed that the progress page from the "X MISSIONS IN TOTAL" screen doesn't show how long that mission is available for.

1) Tooltip shows it's available for 23 days - good

20210323150123_1.thumb.jpg.fe8994eccd7030aa2646676577498127.jpg

 

2) After clicking the "3 MISSIONS IN TOTAL" button (partially hidden behind the tooltip) we see more detail, eg completion criteria, but no indication of how long the mission runs for

20210323150129_1.thumb.jpg.21f41e4ca481c79b1d949866079f725c.jpg

 

3) Compare that to the 2nd (and 3rd) mission which is clearly indicated it has 22days left

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Seems odd that we don't see the expiry on the 1st mission but we do for the 2nd & 3rd missions.

Weird. Seems like a visibility bug for that Get ribbons mission, as obviously it should be the same, as those other two. Thank you for bringing this up.

 

Před 29 minutami powerverde řekl/a:

One Italian Container? Really? I'm ecstatic.

Still something more you can get just for playing... :cap_like:

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Not sure what is meant by " You'll find answers to all the questions below within this article".

Did someone forgot to put a link to the wikipedia article where the actual information is? 

 

Because this news item itself doesn't contain the information. 

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Sigh, the Vittorio Veneto, where my grandpa served in the navy. I am feeling super emotional.

 

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4 hours ago, YabbaCoe said:

How is this connected to this particular article?

Please stay on topic

let me explain - instead of wasting time on not-important you should FIX THE GAME - this is the connection

fix/compensate nerfed premiums ffs

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42 minutes ago, TheWarJaC said:

Sigh, the Vittorio Veneto, where my grandpa served in the navy. I am feeling super emotional.

 

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Props to your grandfather!

Just a shame that Vittorio Veneto in the game looks suspiciously like Roma, isn't it? ;) - Sorry, couldn't help myself

 

Anyway, the historical articles from WG are top notch, so thanks for that!

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11 hours ago, TheWarJaC said:

the Vittorio Veneto, where my grandpa served in the navy

I would like to know more about your grandpa´s story :fish_book: what was his duty on board, what time-span did he serve etc

If you don´t mind sharing ofc

 

(Hope that´s not too off-topic, @YabbaCoe)

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Před 14 hodinami carrierlost řekl/a:

Not sure what is meant by " You'll find answers to all the questions below within this article".

Did someone forgot to put a link to the wikipedia article where the actual information is? 

 

Because this news item itself doesn't contain the information. 

Well, exactly as it is written in your quoted sentence. In this article you can find all answers to those questions in that quiz. Just read that article again :cap_like:

 

Před 13 hodinami hellhound666 řekl/a:

let me explain - instead of wasting time on not-important you should FIX THE GAME - this is the connection

fix/compensate nerfed premiums ffs

How is this not important? This article is about current fresh release tech tree and their history. To me it is very important to know the background for this line.

 

Před 2 hodinami VIadoCro řekl/a:

I would like to know more about your grandpa´s story :fish_book: what was his duty on board, what time-span did he serve etc

If you don´t mind sharing ofc

 

(Hope that´s not too off-topic, @YabbaCoe)

Me too, actually. It is not an offtopic, as we are speaking here about IT BBs and their crew.

So, my friend @TheWarJaC, my coffee is ready, please enrich us with that story!

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1 hour ago, YabbaCoe said:

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How is this not important? This article is about current fresh release tech tree and their history. To me it is very important to know the background for this line.

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this actually explains a lot - there is a huge difference in what you consider "very important" and what the majority of players consider "very important"

i wonder if with upcoming soviet cv's you will find their background also important ...

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Před 23 minutami hellhound666 řekl/a:

this actually explains a lot - there is a huge difference in what you consider "very important" and what the majority of players consider "very important"

i wonder if with upcoming soviet cv's you will find their background also important ...

With all realease we of course have supporting articles, it is with every single new addition we had. And why not to have this, when it is only part of job of our Content department (the one which is writing articles)?

Or addition of new tech tree ships is not important to you or to majority of players?

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5 hours ago, VIadoCro said:

I would like to know more about your grandpa´s story :fish_book: what was his duty on board, what time-span did he serve etc

If you don´t mind sharing ofc

 

(Hope that´s not too off-topic, @YabbaCoe)

 

2 hours ago, YabbaCoe said:
2 hours ago, YabbaCoe said:

Me too, actually. It is not an offtopic, as we are speaking here about IT BBs and their crew.

So, my friend @TheWarJaC, my coffee is ready, please enrich us with that story!

Ahah,
Thanks for the interest, guys. 

I am planning to release a small article on the portal telling his story and his brother, who was serving on the Roma, unfortunately. Small Spoiler: he was a Radio Specialist. 😉

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1 hour ago, YabbaCoe said:

Well, exactly as it is written in your quoted sentence. In this article you can find all answers to those questions in that quiz. Just read that article again :cap_like:

I don't know which article are you referring to, but this particular doesn't discuss any transfers of the Cesare to the Soviets after the war.

The answer can be found ofcourse elsewhere, but not in this particular article.  I just wrote so people don't waste their time.

 

This is verbatim copy of all of the text  in the article as shown in browser just for reference and as can be seen USSR (U.S.S.R.) is mentioned only as a question in the quiz section.

 

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A Look Through Time: Italian Battleships
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Today, we're going to talk about the construction and service history of Italian battleships, evaluate their advantages and shortcomings, and see what we've managed to recreate in World of Warships. Moreover, we've prepared a quiz and a choice between two combat mission chains for you.

Birth of Italian Battleships ● A Look Through Time ● Combat Service of Italian Battleships ● Quiz for Attentive Readers ● Evaluation of Italian Battleships ● Combat Mission

BIRTH OF ITALIAN BATTLESHIPS
With the outbreak of the worldwide dreadnought rush, Italy, just like other naval powers, started constructing its own modern battleships. The first such ship, launched in 1910, was Dante Alighieri—named after the great poet and author of The Divine Comedy. A line from the famous poem became the ship's motto—"With the spirit that wins every battle."
 
The Italian Navy was soon reinforced with Conte di Cavour-class battleships and their improved version—the Andrea Doria-class ships. The battleships were designed primarily to defend Italian interests in the Mediterranean, but they were also capable of sailing on the Atlantic Ocean.

A LOOK THROUGH TIME
Conte di Cavour

Giulio Cesare (Conte di Cavour class) in the port of Taranto. August 1942.
 
Andrea Doria

Starboard view of the camouflaged Italian battleship, Caio Duilio (Andrea Doria class) Taranto, May 1942.
 
Vittorio Veneto

Vittorio Veneto on her way to Taranto after the Battle of Cape Matapan, March 28, 1941. Notice the battleship's aft sitting low in the water—the ship took on almost 4,000 tons of water after she had been hit by a torpedo and aerial bomb, and her floatplane was damaged by a gun turret explosion.

In early April, Vittorio Veneto arrived in Taranto, where water tanks were put on her bow to reduce the effects of the damage she had suffered.
 
COMBAT SERVICE OF ITALIAN BATTLESHIPS
Dante Alighieri was serving as the Italian Navy's flagship on the eve of the outbreak of World War I; during the war she was blockading the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. Three Conte di Cavour-class battleships assisted her in this task, aiming to counter the Austro-Hungarian Viribus Unitis-class battleships. One of these ships—Leonardo da Vinci—was destroyed in 1916 after her magazine detonated during the unloading of supplies in the port of Taranto. The ships Conte di Cavour and Giulio Cesare underwent modernization and went on to participate in World War II.

Andrea Doria and her sistership Caio Duilio patrolled the Adriatic Sea during World War I. During World War II, they escorted Italian convoys and participated in raids against the British.

The Francesco Caracciolo-class battleships had been laid down during World War I, but were never commissioned. If they had been, the ships of this class would have become the fastest battleships in the world at that time.
 
Vittorio Veneto, launched in 1937, turned out to be the most active Italian battleship. During World War II, she sailed out of port more than 50 times and covered over 20,000 nautical miles. The battleship participated in the battles of Cape Spartivento and Cape Matapan, and intercepted British convoys.

QUIZ FOR ATTENTIVE READERS
Welcome aboard, Commander! Can't wait to take the Italian battleships into battle?

It's time to find out what you've learned about these ships. You'll find answers to all the questions below within this article! Each correct answer will be rewarded with in-game items credited to your account. Be careful though—there will be no reward if you make a mistake!

In response to Austria-Hungary developing their own dreadnoughts, Italy laid down a series of Conte di Cavour-class battleships. In total, three ships of this class were constructed. Apart from the lead ship, battleships Leonardo da Vinci and Giulio Cesare served in the Regia Marina. Which of them was transferred to the U.S.S.R. after World War II.

Leonardo da Vinci

Giulio Cesare

During World War I, Andrea Doria mostly acted in the Adriatic Sea. She also participated in some World War II battles, including the Battle of Sirte. Does it make her the most active Italian battleship?

Yes

No

The Vittorio Veneto-class battleships became the epitome of practical shipbuilding for ships of this type in Italy. We've already covered this topic in a separate article dedicated to their further development—the Marco Polo project. Which feature could the battleships of this class be really proud of?

Anti-torpedo defenses

Gun accuracy

EVALUATION OF ITALIAN BATTLESHIPS
Italian battleships evolved significantly throughout their history. They had their shortcomings—the main ones being the poor accuracy and shot grouping of their main battery guns. The stability of the ships was also criticized, but in the conditions of Mediterranean, stability requirements were significantly lower than for ocean-going battleships.

The last generation of Italian battleships—the Vittorio Veneto class—could boast of having a successful distributed side protection system where the main armor belt consisted of two layers. The first layer was intended to tear off the armor-piercing caps of shells before they reached the main layer. Moreover, the ships' citadels were additionally protected with armor plates all around.

All this made it virtually impossible to inflict critical damage to battleships of this class with flat-trajectory fire, while the solid armor protection of their superstructures eliminated the possibility of serious damage being inflicted by HE shells. Additionally, these battleships could accelerate to a good speed for their dimensions and had effectively designed anti-torpedo defenses, which some specialists considered to be superior to those of both British and U.S. ships.

The specifications of the Italian ships were sufficient to meet their objectives in the conditions of the limited Mediterranean theater of war. Just like their real-life prototypes, the Italian battleships in World of Warships have good maneuverability and armor, as well as numerous main battery guns. However, these guns are not particularly accurate. This ship branch is now in Early Access. Starting from Update 0.10.3, Italian battleships will be available to everyone.

COMBAT MISSION

Starts: Tue. 23 Mar. 06:00 CET (UTC+1) / your local time: Tue. 23 Mar. 07:00
Ends: Thu. 15 Apr. 06:00 CET (UTC+1) / your local time: Thu. 15 Apr. 08:00

Depending on your preferred playstyle and impressions of the Italian battleships, we have another choice to offer you. To complete the offensive combat mission chain, you'll need to deal damage and earn "Target hits" ribbons using your main battery. If you choose the defensive chain, you'll need to accrue potential damage and earn the Dreadnought achievement.

You can choose your preferred mission chain only once. Completing missions of a chain will bring you up to four Regia Marina camouflages, while completing the entire chain will earn you an Italian Battleships container.

Offense

Defense

You can complete the combat mission chains playing Tier VI–VIII Italian battleships in Ranked, Co-op, or Random Battles, as well as in Operations.

All historical photos in this article are courtesy of U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive. Looking for more thrilling shots related to Navy History? Check the photo archive online here.

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Před 2 minutami carrierlost řekl/a:

I don't know which article are you referring to, but this particular doesn't discuss any transfers of the Cesare to the Soviets after the war.

The answer can be found ofcourse elsewhere, but not in this particular article.  I just wrote so people don't waste their time.

 

This is verbatim copy of all of the text  in the article as shown in browser just for reference and as can be seen USSR (U.S.S.R.) is mentioned only as a question in the quiz section.

 

 

So the question is: Which of them was transferred to the U.S.S.R. after World War II.

and options are Leonardo da Vinci and Guilio Cesare.

In text you have: One of these ships—Leonardo da Vinci—was destroyed in 1916 after her magazine detonated during the unloading of supplies in the port of Taranto. The ships Conte di Cavour and Giulio Cesare underwent modernization and went on to participate in World War II.

So though it is not said, which ship was transfered, but as the other one was destroyed in 1916, it couldn't have been transferred to USSR after WWII...

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27 minutes ago, YabbaCoe said:

So the question is: Which of them was transferred to the U.S.S.R. after World War II.

I thought that was one of the better questions on that quiz. As @_Argas_ pointed out it required you to pay attention and use a little bit of deductive reasoning.

 

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