World of Tanks War Stories Reaps the Spoils of War

By Rebecca Smith, 22 days ago
Wargaming.net continues to expand the content available for their multiplayer tank combat game World of Tanks. Players can now get their hands on three more single-player and co-operative online multiplayer War Stories missions in the form of the "Spoils of War" trilogy.

The three free War Stories missions take place in 1948 and tell an alternative story where World War II never ended. Players take the fight to three different fronts as American, Soviet and German heroes. In a welcome change to previous missions, players will need to pay attention to their conscience and morals; if this means defying direct orders then so be it.

Chapter #1 - “Sieben Ritter”: a small town on the German-Polish border hopes to survive in the crossfire for long enough to surrender to the Allies, but an incoming Soviet force may extinguish any remaining hope. Will Captain Karl Staupe and his Sieben Ritter refuse to answer the call to make a final stand in Berlin, and instead stay and fight to save the otherwise doomed town? This chapter takes inspiration from the legendary 1952 Japanese film Seven Samurai, which sees a band of ronin — samurai without a lord or master — fend off a gang of bandits that seek to ravish a defenseless farming town.


Chapter #2 - “The Connoisseur”: Sergeant Frank Martinez is tasked by the Allies with destroying a cache of stolen art and priceless treasures. However, a band of German soldiers has also set their sights on the treasure and taken it for themselves. Sergeant Martinez gives chase, but can he succeed in recovering some of the world’s most sought-after treasures before they’re lost to the pages of history? “Kunstschutz” was the German practice of preserving art during times of conflict. The Allies saw this as looting. Not surprisingly, this was a major point of contention during and after the war.


Final Chapter - “Potemkin”: The thrilling third act of the Spoils of War trilogy is set in a town on the German front lines, where a Soviet artillery commander has been selling food on the black market to keep his people from starving. Soviet high command has discovered the dealings and scrambled an armored NKVD unit to restore order and bring justice. Captain Anatoly Petrov, risking capture and punishment for defying his superiors, decides to rebel against Soviet high command and fight back. This chapter takes its name from the 1925 silent film Battleship Potemkin, which tells the story of the rebellious crew of a Russian battleship.

You can see the missions in action in the trailer below:


The "Spoils of War" trilogy is available now. There are also a series of War Storyteller bundles and Limited Edition Spoils of War bundles that can be purchased — you can find more details on those here.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.