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=== October 2011 ===
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Below you will find all the past FotD's for this year. For older entries, check out the '''[[/2011_Archive|FotD 2011 Archive]]'''.
 
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# D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in the history of warfare.
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# NebelWerfer translates literally as Fog Thrower, or Dropper.
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# We have had 4 winners of strat of the Month so far.
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# When the Germans shout 'Sieg Oder Tod!' they are saying Victory or Death!
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# The forums have over 50,000 posts.
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# Hacking is bad, don't do it.
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# You get extra marks in an REP exam if you write an essay on why Hitler <i>wasn't</i> evil.
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# Today is 1 week since this function was started.
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# World war II is the bloodiest single event in the history of mankind.
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# The M4 Sherman is great at killing, Friendly Vehicles, Friendly Troops, Friendly Crates and occasionally germans.
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# Operation Bagration (Soviet Unions counter-attack) was the largest military <br/> operation in history containing 2 300 000 men, 4 000 tanks and over 5 000 aircraft.
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# If you see an Infiltrator, get the hell out of knife range.
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# Don't be stupid, Sarge doesn't CQC wespes. Although it may be amusing to watch, URB has neglaected to code it.
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# If you think the Tiger tank is easy to beat, just hope URB doesn't add 'Der Ratte'.
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# In an upcoming patch, tanks will have front armor!
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# You can nominate your guide for Strategy of the month this week.
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# One woman locked a Home Guard in her cupboard because he had  Hitler moustache... Crazy people.
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# It has been claimed that Hitler is still alive and either working as a bartender in Austria, living as a Shepherd in Scotland, or in a secret bunker with a lot of tinned food.
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# Italian Partisans hung Mussolini from an Esso petrol station.
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# U-boat was short for Underseaboaten.
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# Alexander Fadin commanded T-34 tank with support of infantry platoon, destroyed 3 German tanks, half-track, two mortars, 12 MG nests and shot down enemy airplane with coaxial MG
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# There are currently 15 users, including URB, who hold a wiki or forum moderation position.
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# Hermann Goering was Hitlers commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe
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#You can find older versions of MnB2 for download in [http://mudandblood.net/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=392 this forum thread].
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# Make sure to go and vote for Strat of the Month in [http://mudandblood.net/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3048&start=0 this] forum thread.
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# Halloween is coming up soon, be sure to get your [[Halloween Ribbon|ribbon]].
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# The Codename for Hitler's failed invasion of Britain was Operation: Sealion
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# Today is Halloween, All Hallows Eve, Samhain, The Day of the Dead, get your [[Halloween Ribbon|ribbon]] by killing 20 zombies!
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=== November 2011 ===
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# Hitler was a corporal in WWI and was shot in the leg during a battle for a village in France.
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# The [[Half-Track]] is the only modular unit to be used in MnB2 yet.
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# During the siege of Stalingrad, General Paulus, the commander wanted to surrender, Hitler sent him a promotion to Marshall, reminding him that no German Marshall had ever surrendered, Paulus surrendered the next day.
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# The Victoria Cross is the highest award available in the British army, and in-game.
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# The war room is the largest Forum section.
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# Fuhrer translates literally as Guide
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# The Holocaust was the biggest Genocide in human history.
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# The battle of Kursk, in Russia, was the largest clash of armoured forces in a single battle ever.
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# The Half-track Gun boat upgrade is the most expensive thing you can buy, costing a total of 27 Tactical points.
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# You can get your rememberance day ribbon today, but spare a thought for the millions of lives lost.
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# One of the most efficient snipers in the world was Simo Häyhä (Finland) during Winter War scoring over 500 kills during 100 days.
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# When the sun goes down, und am Morgen, Nous-nous rappelerons d'eux
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# Be sure to check out [http://mudandblood.net/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3109| The Poetry Thread] on the forums.
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# Monte Cassino monastery in Italy was the most bombed position in WWII
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# The invasion of Sicily was codenamed operation:Husky
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# The whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."
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# The bombing of Monte Cassino dropped 5 tonnes of bombs for every German soldier in the town.
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# The Gunner is one of the most popular, and deadly, anti-infantry units.
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# The Brutalized's Guide on How NOT to Get Brutalized is the largest page in the wiki.
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# German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City but the Germans thought it wasn't worth the effort.
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# Sarge is lethal in CQC with a bayonet.
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# We have a new Bloody sunday today!
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# There is only one user to win the Guide of the Month competition twice.
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# Only 2 people are known to have all medals in MnB2.
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# The nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were codenamed 'Fat man' and 'Little boy'
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=== December 2011 ===
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# Mud and Blood 2 is a strategy sandbox game.
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# The prisoners in Sobibor concentration camp overran their german guards and 300 escaped, the largest revolt during the war.
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# As of 16:32 GMT, December 3rd 2011, the wiki had 1,111 accounts.
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# Be sure to submit an entry to the [http://www.mudandblood.net/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3158= December writers contest].
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# On the MnB.net site you get 10% extra exp.
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# The War Room has over 20,000 posts
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# Russian T-34 was the most produced tank during WW2 with over 33 000 tanks produced
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# The only nation that Germany declared war on was the USA.
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# There are 7 wiki user groups: unconfirmed, autoconfirmed, Trusted, NCOs, Officers, Admins and Bureaucrats
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# Be sure to have a look at the newly made guide to editing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BK2yYWUVkE
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# The December writers competition submissions end on Christmas eve.
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# Mud and Blood 2 on kongregate has over 6.5 million plays
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# Monopoly games manufactured in England were really escape kits for POWs. 35,000 POWs escaped from Germany and Italy. About one third of these credited the contraband games for their escape
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# The first German serviceman killed in the war was killed by the Japanese
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# 10 minutes after the landing at Omaha Beach had started, the leading company was completely annihilated by the defending Germans.
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# Albert Göring, the younger brother of Reich Marshal Hermann Göring, was an outspoken anti-Nazi.
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# The Russians destroyed over 500 German aircraft by ramming them in mid-air (they also sometimes cleared minefields by marching over them).
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# URB has a new [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkPf7bp6sBQ&feature=g-u&context=G2080850FUAAAAAAAAAA video] out, containing hints about the Christmas patch
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# There is a [http://www.mudandblood.net/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3205 forum thread] containing sample questions from URB's Q&A.
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# The soldiers attacking  Omaha lost roughly one man per foot gained.
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# The siege of Leningrad lasted for 872 days
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# When 35,000 US and Canadian troops stormed Kiska 21 men were killed in the firefight, it may have been worse had there been Japanese on the island.
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# Tomorrow is the only day of the year you can get your [[Xmas Ribbon]]
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# Today is Christmas, I doubt anyone will read this today, but if you do, Have a nice time.
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# The Christmas newletter is out on the forums, it can be found [http://www.mudandblood.net/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3225 here]
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# Santa is now in MnB! Get your [[Xmas Ribbon|ribbon]]!
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# The Xmas patch has brought a new gamemode available once every rank.
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# The feared [[Wespe Blitz]] has arrived. Be afraid, be very afraid.
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# Poland lost 21.4% of its entire population during WW2.
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# Happy new year for everyone!
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# The Zombies are out tonight! Kill 20 and get your [[Halloween Ribbon|ribbon]]!
 
# The Zombies are out tonight! Kill 20 and get your [[Halloween Ribbon|ribbon]]!
  
== November 2012 ==
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=== November 2012 ===
 
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Archive

Below you will find all the past FotD's for this year. For older entries, check out the FotD 2011 Archive.

January 2012

  1. There is new forum contest, details can be found here.
  2. There were 5 beaches that were assaulted during D-Day: Juno, Sword, Omaha, Gold and Utah.
  3. The Parachute regiment were nicknamed 'The Red Devils'
  4. If you play Supremacy 1914 there is a forum Alliance, which can be found here
  5. Panzershreck translates literally as Tank Dread.
  6. You have a one in 160,000 chance of getting a free flamer, extra Reg and Bazooka at the start of the mission with the relevant medals.
  7. The Guide of The Month for January will be only Para challenge strats accepted.
  8. New Bloody Sunday has been released here
  9. The Wiki has more views than Mud and Blood on Kongregate has plays.
  10. There are 8 IRC channels that relate to URB and/or Mud and Blood
  11. The word FlaK is derived from the German word for anti-aircraft gun, Flugzeugabwehrkannone
  12. There are 21 pages of threads in the Suggestion Forum.
  13. If anyone knows what the third blitz added in the new patch is, the staff would be grateful for your assistance.
  14. The Strategy of the Month submissions have opened today.
  15. The largest thread on the forums is the Officer's Quarters, which is 200 pages long.
  16. There are only two deployable units capable of construction in MnB2
  17. The SS were supposed to be Hitler's personal bodyguard, but there ended up being over 1.5 million of them at their peak.
  18. World War Two involved over 60 countries
  19. The Wiki has 484 articles
  20. The new main page is the smallest on the Wiki.
  21. Noob in MnB2 has the most revisions of a single page.
  22. D-day was codenamed Operation:Overlord
  23. Mud and Blood 2 is hosted on over 100 websites.
  24. At the time of Pearl Harbor, the top US Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced “sink us”), the shoulder patch of the US Army’s 45th Infantry division was the Swastika, and Hitler’s private train was named “Amerika”. All three were soon changed for PR purposes.
  25. Today has been 66 years after the Red Army liberated the concentration camps of Auswitch and Birkenau.
  26. Charles de Gaulle was only French commander what managed to push back Germans during German attack to France at Caumont 28th May 1940.
  27. French Resistance loyal to De Gaulle was called FFI, Forces France Interiur.

February 2012

  1. The War Room is the largest Forum Section.
  2. This function has existed for five months and one day.
  3. Enough people died in the battle of Kursk to qualify it as an entire war of its own.
  4. The Suggestions forum has the most threads.
  5. B-17 Flying Fortress was one of the most durable heavy bombers during WW2.
  6. Over 10,000 Supermarine Spitfires were built during the second world war.
  7. A new competition has started up, details can be found here
  8. 80% of Soviet males born in 1923 didn't survive World War 2
  9. There are only two units which get a bonus automatically in CQC.
  10. Disobedient russian soldiers were assigned to punishment squads, where they were given tasks such as marching over minefields.
  11. Many sound effects in MnB2 can be found in Medal Of Honour games.
  12. The word “Nazi” derives from a Bavarian word that means “simple minded” and was first used as a term of derision by journalist Konrad Heiden
  13. Happy Valentine's Day for everyone
  14. Category:Units is the largest category in MnB Wiki.
  15. Wreckage page holds the current record for longest time without edits.
  16. Japanese battleships Yamato and Musashi were the heaviest battleships ever built in the naval history.
  17. The unit with the most modules is the Halftrack.
  18. The Announcements section has the least posts of all.
  19. There is only one command that increases a soldier's rifle.
  20. The final Japanese surrender was accepted upon the USS Missouri.
  21. The competition submissions end today, be sure to get in your entry.
  22. There are 161 protected pages on the wiki.
  23. If the Battle of Britain had been lost by england, then Germany would have attempted an invasion of the British Isles.
  24. The Main Page has over 465,000 views.
  25. File:Stat_screen.png is the first picture up-loaded to the wiki what has not been deleted.
  26. Mud and Blood 2 on Kongregate has over 19,000 forum posts.

March 2012

  1. Every 4 in 5 Germans killed died on the Eastern Front.
  2. The French Resistance were the first people to kill someone personally close to Hitler.
  3. This function has existed for over half a year.
  4. The smallest user group is Bureaucrat, with only one in the wiki.
  5. Yesterday was URB's birthday! Be sure to say happy birthday in the Forum Thread
  6. German city of Cologne was the target of worlds first 1 000 bomber attack, called Operation Millennium.
  7. There are only three german infantry units that can move and fire at the same time.
  8. There are 1 active users in the wiki, which includes account creation.
  9. Category:Game Mechanics has 42 pages included in it, and 3 subcategories.
  10. The Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat team won 2.5 Purple hearts for every soldier in the unit, and won a total of over 18,000 medals.
  11. This page got full protection on the 14th of October 2011 and 17:07.
  12. There are 18 blitzes in the game, with rumours of a 19th.
  13. Urb's last edit was on the 27th of December 2011.
  14. When Allied soldiers reached the Rhine, the first thing many of them did was urinate into it, one general decided to have himself photographed doing so.
  15. The most people an #mnb2elite has ever had in it is 17.
  16. There are only three allied infantry units without a backpack, the Crewman, Frenchie and the Mechanic
  17. The largest ever forum thread is the Officer's Quarters, with 200 pages.
  18. Category:Work On needs work, head over there and see if you can help!
  19. There are 13 axis vehicles in the game, excluding the plane.
  20. Mud and Blood 2 on Kong has just under 72,000 ratings, roughly one tenth of it's plays.
  21. Over 12,000 heavy bombers were shot down during world war two.
  22. Out of the 40,000 men who served on U-boats during WWII, only 10,000 returned
  23. Mud and Blood 2 has had over 20 patches.
  24. The British home guard, the equivalent of Volkssturmms were so competant that they managed to kill over fifty civilians on their own side.
  25. There are 17 Wiki Awards, can you collect them all?
  26. Friendly fire with grenades is akin to chickens from eggs, be explosion aware.

April 2012

  1. Battle of Guadalcanal was the first major attack against Empire of Japan.
  2. Germany got 45% of its oil supplies from Romania, which was captured by the Soviets in August 1944
  3. The phrase Gung Ho actually is Chinese for "work together."
  4. There are 9 firearms available to Germans in the game.
  5. There were over 430 Medals of Honor given during World War 2. Out of all those honored, only 214 were alive to receive it.
  6. Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano was the largest carrier built during WW2 with displacement of 73 000 tons. It is also largest warship ever sunk by submarine.
  7. Japanese ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa shot down over 80 planes. He died while a passenger on a cargo plane.
  8. The MG-42 was nicknamed 'The buzz saw' because of the distinctive sound it made when firing.
  9. Germany lost nine times as many submarines as Italy during the war.
  10. The War Room has five sticky threads and two announcement threads.
  11. There are eight disambiguation pages in the wiki.
  12. Want to learn how to edit? Riderx has made some videos to tell you how!
  13. There are 14 Axis vehicles in the game, including planes
  14. Wiki Staff get annoyed when you make too many edits to the same page, use the preview button!
  15. There are six Axis units that will not attempt to, or will not count as a flanker when they cross your lines.
  16. 67 years ago US 2nd and 69th Infantry Divisions captured the city of Leipzig, what was later given under control of Soviet Union by agreement of occupation area borders.
  17. There were 433 Medals of Honor awarded during World War 2, 219 of them were given after the recipient's death
  18. More US servicemen died in the Air Corps that the Marine Corps. While completing the required 30 missions, your chance of being killed was 71%
  19. There are 61 units in the game.
  20. "Fat Man" was the code name of the atomic bomb, made from plutonium, that destroyed Nagasaki
  21. There are over five mud and blood games under development, ranging from medieval to vietnam.
  22. "Enemy submarines are to be called U-Boats. The term submarine is to be reserved for Allied under water vessels. U-Boats are those dastardly villains who sink our ships, while submarines are those gallant and noble craft which sink theirs." Winston Churchill
  23. U-793 was first commissioned on 25/4/1944 and was on operations until the end of the war but had not a single enemy nor own casualty to report during its entire service.
  24. Famed author J. D. Salinger (writer of The Catcher in the Rye) is reported to have fought at Mortain during Operation Luttich
  25. The swastika is an ancient religious symbol. It derives from the Sanskrit name for a hooked cross, which was used by ancient civilizations as a symbol of fertility and good fortune

May 2012

  1. There are eight allied support calls.
  2. Scouts are the only allied infantry unit that can move and fire at the same time.
  3. Today is 70 years from the beginning of the battle of Coral Sea, the first battle where aircraft carriers engaged each other and no visual contact was made by ships of either side.
  4. Today is 67 years since the liberation of The Netherlands.
  5. If you have a strategy from before 2.3, try to update it, it really helps.
  6. When Hitler joined the Nazi Party, it had under 20 members.
  7. A unit can only go over 100 exp. if it is gained by passive methods such as a medic healing.
  8. There are four wiki NCOs.
  9. There are only eight units in MnB:Vietnam, and seven of those are american.
  10. This function has existed for 225 days.
  11. German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.
  12. If you see a Goliath RC mine, get your units out of the blast radius!
  13. Donald Pleasance, who played "The Forger" in "The Great Escape" was really a RAF pilot who was shot down and held as a POW by the Germans.
  14. There are two Ground Controller units in the game.
  15. The current version is 2.3.1g.
  16. Today is Deathbringer23's Birthday!
  17. Today is 67 years since Heinrich Himmler, former head of the Nazi SS, committed suicide in British custody.
  18. The average US soldier served 16 months overseas.
  19. A number of air crewmen died of farts. (Ascending to 20,000 ft. in an unpressurized aircraft causes intestinal gas to expand 300%)
  20. The highest scoring ace of all time was the German Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann with 352 aerial kills on the Eastern Front.
  21. World War Two saw the first use of a cruise missile.
  22. On September 4, 1941, the USS Greer became the first United States ship fired upon by a German ship in the war.

June 2012

  1. Nearly 1,100 U.S. Army generals served at some point during World War II, and of those about 40 died during or immediately following the war.
  2. 'You win a war by making the other poor **** die for his country' -General Patton
  3. June is the ninth month this function has existed in.
  4. Von Luger, the camp commander in The Great Escape, was held as a prisoner by the Russians during WWII.
  5. Two US generals were killed by friendly fire, half as many as died of heart attacks.
  6. The average edits per page on the wiki is 7.2
  7. MnB.net has recently celebrated its second year of life! Check out the commemorative newsletter on this link.
  8. The Hall of Honor has been opened in our Forums with the goal of storing the best of all community-produced content, such as stories, poems, the official newsletters, all Bloody Sunday cartoons, links to MnB2 reviews and more.
  9. If you enjoy the Bloody Sunday cartoons, here's your chance to write your own punchline. Head over here, check out the latest picture, post your caption and join the voting. Every other Sunday, the best caption will be featured in the news.
  10. Soviet, the general name for Russian forces in World War II is Russian for Council.
  11. WWII cost in the region of 1.2 trillion dollars.
  12. You can still download and play the very first MnB2 version, released back in August 2008.
  13. The US Army had more ships than the US Navy.
  14. This function may soon be automated! No more edit spam for Death23!
  15. Most members of the Waffen SS were not German.
  16. Many of Hitler's close aides and assistants were in fact not aryan.
  17. During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles.
  18. The Bismarck was sunk by Fairey Swordfish. Don't worry, they were torpedo bombers.
  19. 71 years ago Nazi Germany captured Polish city of Bialystok during Operation Barbarossa and Romanian goverment ordered the Iasi pogrom to execute the Jewish population in city of Iasi (more commonly referred as Jassy) what lead to the death of 13 266 Jews.

July 2012

  1. Mud and blood 2 Wikipedia page has been deleted twice.
  2. The most decorated American soldier of the war was named Audie Murphy
  3. 69 years ago the largest full-scale battle and largest tank battle in history was fought near village of Prokhorovka during Battle of Kursk.
  4. Normal German soldiers wore green whereas the SS wore black.
  5. Want a promotion? Then take the test
  6. The Gunner has the most movement frames of any unit in game.
  7. The seventh largest cause of German submariner's deaths was disguised ships.
  8. There are seven levels of wiki permissions holders, ranging from unregistered users to bureaucrats.
  9. The sister ships Tirpitz and Bismarck were over 50000 tonnes.
  10. Hitler was awarded the Iron Cross first class during world war one for valour as a messenger.
  11. The island of Malta was awarded the George Cross for bravery.
  12. The debt of the USA is roughly equivalent to the total amount of money spent on WWII
  13. 17.7.1944 the very first napalm incendiary bombs were used against German controlled fuel depot at Coutances, France.
  14. During the battle of Kursk, more planes were destroyed than during the entire battle of Britain.
  15. The two largest battleships ever built, the Japanese ships Yamato and Musashi could fire shells over 41,000 metres (41 kilometers/25.5 miles).
  16. The youngest serving soldier in WWII was twelve years old.
  17. There are ten Allied support calls in the game.
  18. The axis can only call in four fire support options, CAS, a V1 rocket, artillery and a bomb strike.
  19. If you ever wonder what patch you're playing, the number in the bottom left hand of the game screen will tell you.
  20. Ever want to try some code or a template out? Just use the Sandbox
  21. During July 28th 1944 Joseph Stalin issued order 227 what ordered fleeing and men retreating without order to be shot on site and penalty companies created. 427 910 soldiers were assigned to them.
  22. Admiral Willis Augustus Lee commanded Battleship Battalion Six at Pacific during Guadalcanal campaign and sank Imperial Japanese navy battleship Kirishima in his flagship Washington as only American battleship to sink enemy ship in 1-on-1 gunfight. He was first to use new radar remote technology succesfully and won 7 medals in Olympic games (5 gold medal, all in year 1920 Olympics). He was awarded Navy Cross, Legion of Merit and 2 Distinguished Service Medals during his career.
  23. USS Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese submarine I-58 during 30th July 1945 killing total of 879 sailors. The ship had delivered atomic bombs Little Boy and Fat Man to the airbase at Tinian Island at 26th July, 4 days before sinking.

August 2012

  1. Today is 68 years from the start of Warsaw Uprising.
  2. United States President John F. Kennedy was aboard of Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 during 2nd of August 1943 what got rammed by Imperial Japanese destroyer Amagiri. 2 sailors of the 13 man crew were killed and 2 were wounded. Lieutenant Kennedy (at the time) commanded and managed to save the entire surviving crew. He was awarded with Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his actions.
  3. Soviet sniper Vasily Zaytsev killed 225 German soldiers during Battle of Stalingrad and his 28 students in sniper school at Metiz factory killed 1 000 - 3 000 German soldiers during WWII. He also created many tactics used by modern day snipers and was awarded with 18 differend medals and rewards.
  4. In 1935, British engineer Robert Watson-Watt was working on a “death ray” that would destroy enemy aircraft using radio waves. His “death ray” instead evolved into radar.
  5. During the Nuremburg trials, the defence 'I was following orders' was disallowed.
  6. The largest airborne operation in history was Operation:Market Garden, involving almost 36 000 airborne soldiers.
  7. The largest naval battle in history was The battle of Leyte Gulf, which involved the two largest battleships in history, Yamato and Musashi.
  8. Today is 68 years since American forces defeated the last Japanese forces on Guam.
  9. Last Japanese soldier who surrendered after the war had ended was Private Teruo Nakamura. He was spotted by Indonesian Air Force on island of Morotai and surrendered to the search party 18th December 1974.
  10. Equivalent amount of one third of the of the amount of bombs dropped during the entire battle of Britain were dropped on Malta during April 1942
  11. The forums have over 32000 users, roughly one for every two posts.
  12. The very first flight of Junkers Ju 287 was performed 8th of August 1944.
  13. British Royal airforce commenced operation Hyra against German V-2 research sites killing 2 V-2 rocket scientists and delayed test launches by seven weeks during night of 17th-18th August 1943.
  14. Term un-sinkable aircraft carrier was created to describe atolls in the Pacific which had been turned into airbases. British also planned to build un-sinkable aircraft carrier from pykrete (Project Habakkuk).
  15. 62% of the casualties during WW2 were civilians, 58% were Allied civilian casualties and 4% Axis casualties. 13% of the casualties were Axis military personnel while 25% were Allied.
  16. Operation Tractable ended during 21st of August 1944 where two Polish battlegroups of the 1st Armored Division held their positions at Hill 262 for 3 days while surrounded by Germans permanently closing the Falaise Pocket.
  17. German army reached the city of Leningrad 22th of August 1941 leading to the beginning of the siege of Leningrad 71 years ago.
  18. The Molotov-Rippentrop Pact was signed 23rd of August 1939.
  19. During the Battle of Suomussalmi, 11 000 Finnish infantry soldiers destroyed 2 Soviet Divisions and a tank brigade consisting of a total 45 000 - 55 000 men. The Finns lost 350 men and 600 wounded, the Soviet Union lost 27 500 men as killed or wounded and lost a large amount of weapons to the Finnish.
  20. The Guadalcanal Campaign was one of the turning points of the Pacific War. 60 000 Allied forces ground forces captured Japanese airbases that threatened Australian supply lines and destroyed almost completely the 36 200 men defending Japanese garrison while suffering only 7 100 casualties.
  21. Over 100 of the best fighter ace pilots were all Luftwaffe pilots. Around 140 of the best pilots were flying either for Axis or their allies, best Allied pilot was from Soviet Union with 62 shotdowns.
  22. The French cities of Toulon and Marseille were liberated by Allied forces 28th August 1944, 68 years ago.
  23. The German Army occupied the capital of Estonia, Tallinn during 29th of August 1941. The city had been occupied by Soviet Union year earlier, to be occupied by them again during 1944.
  24. The most linked to page in the Wiki is the Officer page, with over 350 links.
  25. The most used image in the wiki is the Officer badge for the forum, also used in some Officer's signatures.

September 2012

  1. Ever thought of an Axis unit? Then submit it for the forum contest!
  2. There are eleven staff members in the wiki.
  3. The first few months of World War Two were nicknamed the 'Phoney War' due to lack of agressive action.
  4. Mud and blood is written in flash.
  5. There are four medals that are only obtainable before a certain game number.
  6. Ever had a suggestion for a new Mud and Blood game? Then post it in the Future Plans forum section and it might get noticed.
  7. The page which belongs in the most categories is the PAK-38, which is in five categories.
  8. Today is 69 years since the British 8th army ocuppied Brindisi in Southern Italy
  9. The Battle of Britain was key to a German invasion of Britain, if it had been lost, Germany would have landed on the beaches of southern England.
  10. It takes a brave man not to be a hero in the Red Army”; Joseph Stalin
  11. Approximately 600,000 Jews served in the United States armed forces during WWII. More than 35,000 were killed, wounded, captured, or missing. Approximately 8,000 died in combat. However, only two Jewish soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor.
  12. Two of the five most viewed pages in the wiki are medals.
  13. For every edit, the wiki has had 332 views.
  14. 19th of September 1944, Finland and Soviet Union signed armistice ending the Continuation War.
  15. The invasion of Japan, codenamed Operation:Downfall nessecitated the making of so many Purple Hearts that the US are still using them, but the operation was cancelled due to Japanese surrender.
  16. The most used template in the wiki is the Welcome Template with almost 250 uses.
  17. The German army was called the Heer (armed forces as whole was called the Wehrmacht), the Air force the Luftwaffe and the Navy was called the Kriegsmarine.
  18. The sinking of HMS Hood by the German ship Bismarck was considered the largest non-nuclear explosion of WWII.
  19. Among other things, WWII saw the development of helicopters and jet fighters.
  20. Nearly 2,500 of the 33,000 survivors of Dachau died within six weeks of liberation.
  21. The Main Page has been viewed roughly 90 times more than Urb's user page.
  22. The category with the most pages is Category:Units, with 64 pages.
  23. On September 30th 1938, Britain, France, Italy and Germany signed the Munich Agreement what allowed Germany to occupy Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia.

October 2012

  1. I am become death, the destroyer of worlds" J. Robert Oppenheimer (after the detonation of the first test nuclear explosion in 1945.)
  2. Occupied France was split into two parts, Vichy France, which was run by a french puppet government, and Occupied France that was run by the Germans.
  3. The most ever users online on the forums at the same time is 84, achieved on September the 11th, 2011.
  4. There are over 840 images on the wiki.
  5. The FotD was a year old last Friday.
  6. There are 1 users who have performed an action in the wiki over the past week.
  7. Germany got 45% of its oil supplies from Romania, which was captured by the Soviets in August 1944
  8. The defences of the French coast were nicknamed the Atlantic Wall.
  9. On 13th of October, 1943, Italian goverment switched sides and joined Allied forces, declaring war on Germany.
  10. On August 24, 1942 the 3rd Dragoons Savoia Cavalleggeri regiment made the last recorded cavalry charge of the war, capturing over 900 Russians and earning 54 Medals in the process.
  11. The FotD page has been viewed almost 6,500 times.
  12. The Noob in MNB2 page has 21 different sections of noob examples.
  13. There are ten forum moderators, including Urb and senior moderators.
  14. Soviet Union initiated liberation of Czechoslovakia on 18th of October, 1944.
  15. If you want to talk to Wiki staff or contributors, be sure to go to the IRC Channel.
  16. There are 20 guides in the User Help category.
  17. There is a new newsletter out, find it on the forums!
  18. The forum Newsmakers are looking for new blood, apply via PM to Lance on the forums to maybe become an Editor!
  19. Know anybody who deserves a Wiki Award? Then write on the talk page of the award, and maybe they'll be chosen!
  20. Hyyppa is now a forum moderator.
  21. The Australian and New Zealand forces were collectively known as the ANZACs.
  22. The Germans pioneered dive bombing with the Stuka II bomber.
  23. There are ten different user groups on the forums.
  24. Today is 68 years since the Auschwitz gas chambers were used for the last time.
  25. The Zombies are out tonight! Kill 20 and get your ribbon!

November 2012

  1. Marshal Phillipe Petain was the ruler of Vichy France.


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