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The axis can only call in four fire support options, CAS, a V1 rocket, artillery and a bomb strike.

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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 and the FotD 2012 Archive

January 2013

  1. A happy new year to you all!
  2. The FotD has been going for 15 months.
  3. This is the third year in which the FotD has been published.
  4. The battle of the Atlantic was the longest continual military campaign of WWII.
  5. There are 5 possible unfair events.
  6. There is only one unit that deploys with under 100 health points, the Frenchy
  7. Wonder why German support is being called on you? Make sure you're obeying the Six Man Rule.
  8. Hitler was not German, as many people believe, but was born in Austria.
  9. There were 84 Facts of the Day published in 2011
  10. The wiki has three officers, Branabus, Tazaraki and Riderx.
  11. Roughly 2350 people were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbour.
  12. The plutonium isotope used in the Fat Man bomb was Pu-240
  13. World War Two began on the third of September 1939
  14. If you want to speak to staff and editors, go on the IRC Channel.
  15. The Alliance between Hitler and Mussolini was called the Rome-Berlin axis
  16. A great many poles and Czechs fought in the RAF during World War II
  17. The largest amount of tactical points you can spend in one go is 20, which can be spent on 20 rounds of naval artillery, a tank or a land mattress.
  18. There are two units that can see and engage cloaked units, the sniper and scout.
  19. The wiki has just under 1500 registered accounts.
  20. The hiding effect of a camnet extends to all units within the sprite, this means a soldier stood between two of the camnets legs is hidden and exempt from the six man rule.
  21. If you want to play around with some coding or templates, head to the Sandbox
  22. The only unit with no combat capabilities is the Medic.
  23. More Americans died in WWII than all of their other wars put together.
  24. The higher a soldier's rifle skill, the higher chance of him hitting his target.
  25. If a soldier has less than one morale point they will flee the field
  26. The term blitzkrieg literally translates as lightning war.
  27. The only natural destructible terrain features are trees and rocks.

February 2013

  1. The wiki just hit 1500 users!
  2. Mud and Blood 2 is a strategy sandbox game.
  3. Looking for inspiration? Then look at the Storytelling thread
  4. The author of "The Catcher In the Rye" served in the American army during the war.
  5. When 35,000 US and Canadian troops stormed Kiska, 21 men were killed in the firefight, the casualties may have been higher had the Japanese been on the island.
  6. Operation:Overlord was the largest amphibious assault in History.
  7. The Allied invasion of Sicily was codenamed Operation:Husky
  8. The Yamato and Musashi were the two largest battleships ever built.
  9. When the Germans shout 'Sieg Oder tod', they are shouting Victory or death.
  10. Mussolini was hung by partisans from an Esso petrol station.
  11. Panzershreck translates literally as Tank Dread.
  12. Over 12,000 heavy bombers were shot down during world war two.
  13. The only nation that Germany declared war on was the USA.
  14. The average US soldier served 16 months overseas.
  15. The Russians destroyed over 500 German aircraft by ramming them in mid-air (they also sometimes cleared minefields by marching over them).
  16. This page got full protection on the 14th of October 2011 at 17:07
  17. The Victoria Cross is the highest award available in the British army, and in-game.
  18. 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.
  19. There is only one user to win the Guide of the Month competition twice.
  20. It was rumoured that Hitler was xenophobic.
  21. If you play Supremacy 1914 there is a Mud and Blood 2 Alliance, which can be found here
  22. The M4 Sherman is great at killing, Friendly Vehicles, Friendly Troops, Friendly Crates and occasionally germans.
  23. The Holocaust was the largest genocide in history.
  24. The Gunner is one of the most popular, and deadly, anti-infantry units.

March 2013

  1. The Half-track Gun boat upgrade is the most expensive thing you can buy, costing a total of 27 Tactical points.
  2. The word FlaK is derived from the German word for anti-aircraft gun, Flugzeugabwehrkannone.
  3. There are 8 IRC channels that relate to URB and/or Mud and Blood
  4. It's Urb's birthday today!
  5. 80% of Soviet males born in 1923 didn't survive World War 2.
  6. German city of Cologne was the target of worlds first 1 000 bomber attack, called Operation Millennium.
  7. 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.
  8. The parachute regiment were nicknamed 'The red devils'
  9. There were 5 beaches that were assaulted during D-Day: Juno, Sword, Omaha, Gold and Utah.
  10. The first few months of the war were nicknamed the Phoney War due to lack of agressive actions.
  11. Mud and Blood 2 is written in the programming language Flash.
  12. The only nation that Germany declared war on was the USA.
  13. German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City but the Germans thought it wasn't worth the effort.
  14. The page which belongs in the most categories is the PAK-38, which is in five categories.
  15. On the MnB.net site you get 10% extra exp.
  16. The SS were supposed to be Hitler's personal bodyguard, but there ended up being over 1.5 million of them at their peak.
  17. 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.
  18. The Gunner has the most movement frames of any unit in game.
  19. 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.
  20. The Wiki has more views than Mud and Blood on Kongregate has plays.
  21. Out of the 40,000 men who served on U-boats during WWII, only 10,000 returned.
  22. Führer translates literally as Guide
  23. 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.
  24. The French Resistance were the first people to kill someone personally close to Hitler.
  25. One of the most efficient snipers in the world was Simo Häyhä (Finland) during Winter War scoring over 500 kills during 100 days.
  26. The MG-42 was nicknamed 'The buzz saw' because of the distinctive sound it made when firing.

April 2013

  1. Disobedient russian soldiers were assigned to punishment squads, where they were given tasks such as marching over minefields.
  2. Category:Game Mechanics has 42 pages included in it, and 3 subcategories.
  3. There are 9 firearms available to Germans in the game.
  4. Mud and Blood 2 has had over 20 patches.
  5. World War Two saw the first use of a cruise missile.
  6. There are only eight units in MnB:Vietnam, and seven of those are american.
  7. The most used image in the wiki is the Officer badge for the forum, also used in some Officer's signatures.
  8. The largest airborne operation in history was Operation:Market Garden, involving almost 36 000 airborne soldiers.
  9. There are ten Allied support calls in the game.
  10. The most ever users online on the forums at the same time is 84, achieved on September the 11th, 2011.
  11. A soldier's morale affects his effectiveness in CQC.
  12. The highest scoring ace of all time was the German Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann with 352 aerial kills on the Eastern Front.
  13. 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.
  14. The seventh largest cause of German submariner's deaths was disguised ships.
  15. NebelWerfer translates literally as Fog Thrower, or Dropper.
  16. This function is in its 19th month.
  17. The battle of Kursk, in Russia, was the largest clash of armoured forces in a single battle ever.
  18. French Resistance loyal to De Gaulle was called FFI, Forces France Interiur
  19. There are six Axis units that will not attempt to, or will not count as a flanker when they cross your lines.
  20. If 10 Germans cross your lines then the game is over!
  21. The most decorated American soldier of the war was named Audie Murphy.
  22. Mud and Blood 2 on Kongregate has over 19,000 forum posts.
  23. 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.
  24. Poland lost 21.4% of its entire population during WW2.

May 2013

  1. The US Army had more ships than the US Navy.
  2. There are only two units which get a bonus automatically in CQC.
  3. There is only one recorded instance of a Tiger Tank occuring at wave 1.
  4. The MnB2 Supremacy 1914 Alliance has just started a new game! Contact Death23 to apply.
  5. Albert Göring, the younger brother of Reich Marshal Hermann Göring, was an outspoken anti-Nazi.
  6. Two US generals were killed by friendly fire, half as many as died of heart attacks.
  7. The M4 Sherman is great at killing, Friendly Vehicles, Friendly Troops, Friendly Crates and occasionally germans.
  8. The most decorated American soldier of the war was named Audie Murphy.
  9. Scouts are the only allied infantry unit that can move and fire at the same time.
  10. The siege of Leningrad lasted for 872 days.
  11. This function has existed for almost 600 days.
  12. Hitler was awarded the Iron Cross first class during world war one for valour as a messenger.
  13. Disobedient russian soldiers were assigned to punishment squads, where they were given tasks such as marching over minefields.
  14. Two of the five most viewed pages in the wiki are medals.
  15. Mud and Blood 2 is hosted on over 100 websites.
  16. The bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki was called Bock's Car.
  17. The battle of Kursk was the largest clash of armoured forces ever.
  18. There were over 430 Medals of Honor given during World War 2. Out of all those honored, only 214 were alive to receive it.
  19. Famed author J. D. Salinger (writer of The Catcher in the Rye) is reported to have fought at Mortain during Operation Luttich
  20. 62% of the casualties during WW2 were civilians.
  21. 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.

June 2013

  1. I am become death, the destroyer of worlds" J. Robert Oppenheimer (after the detonation of the first test nuclear explosion in 1945.)
  2. When the Germans shout 'Sieg Oder Tod!' they are saying Victory or Death.
  3. Around 200,000 troops fought at El Alamein, along with over 1000 tanks.
  4. The most linked to page in the Wiki is the Officer page, with over 350 links.
  5. "It takes a brave man not to be a hero in the Red Army”; Joseph Stalin.
  6. There are 40 different specialities in the game.
  7. The defences of the French coast were nicknamed the Atlantic Wall.
  8. There are 121 pages with only two edits.
  9. U-boats, supplemented by mines, aircraft and surface ships, succeeded in sinking three million tons of Allied shipping between the fall of France in June 1940 and the end of the year.
  10. The nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were codenamed 'Fat man' and 'Little Boy'
  11. At the time of Pearl Harbor, the top US Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced “sink us”)
  12. There are only two allied units capable of construction, the Engineer and the Paratrooper.
  13. There are only two units which get a bonus automatically in CQC.
  14. The average US soldier served 16 months overseas
  15. The Codename for Hitler's failed invasion of Britain was Operation: Sealion.
  16. There are only three allied infantry units without a backpack, the Crewman, Frenchie and the Mechanic.
  17. When Allied soldiers reached the Rhine, the first thing many of them did was urinate into it.
  18. During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles.
  19. More planes were destroyed during the battle of Kursk than during the entire battle of Britain.
  20. The French cities of Toulon and Marseille were liberated by Allied forces on 28th of August 1944
  21. This page got full protection on the 14th of October 2011 at 17:07.
  22. Schwerer Gustav and Dora railway guns were the largest calibre rifled weapons ever used in combat and 2nd largest calibre of any weapon ever constructed.
  23. On June 30th, 1944, Allied forces captured the city of Cherbourg what housed deep-water harbor allowing direct transport of troops and supplies to mainland Europe.

July 2013

  1. One of the most efficient snipers in the world was Simo Häyhä (Finland) during Winter War scoring over 500 kills during 100 days.
  2. The very first flight of Junkers Ju 287 was performed 8th of August 1944
  3. The Parachute regiment were nicknamed 'The Red Devils' .
  4. The wiki began on the 10th of June 2010.
  5. This page got full protection on the 14th of October 2011 and 17:07.
  6. German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City but the Germans thought it wasn't worth the effort.
  7. 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.
  8. The French cities of Toulon and Marseille were liberated by Allied forces 28th August 1944.
  9. The two largest battleships ever built, the Japanese ships Yamato and Musashi could fire shells over 41,000 metres (41 kilometers/25.5 miles).
  10. Operation Bagration (Soviet Unions counter-attack) was the largest military operation in history containing 2 300 000 men, 4 000 tanks and over 5 000 aircraft.
  11. 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.
  12. The Main Page has over 465,000 views.
  13. The MG-42 was nicknamed 'The buzz saw' because of the distinctive sound it made when firing.
  14. The word FlaK is derived from the German word for anti-aircraft gun, Flugzeugabwehrkannone.
  15. 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.
  16. One of the most efficient snipers in the world was Simo Häyhä (Finland) during Winter War scoring over 500 kills during 100 days.
  17. Germany lost nine times as many submarines as Italy during the war.
  18. The only nation that Germany declared war on was the USA.
  19. A unit can only go over 100 exp. if it is gained by passive methods such as a medic healing.
  20. The German battleship Bismarck was sunk by torpedo bombers.

August 2013

  1. 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.
  2. On 3rd of August, 1940, Italian Army crossed the border of British Somaliland (modern day North-West Somalia) and conquered the area during course of 16 days.
  3. There were 5 beaches that were assaulted during D-Day: Juno, Sword, Omaha, Gold and Utah.
  4. "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.
  5. The defences of the French, Belgian and Dutch coasts were nicknamed the Atlantic Wall
  6. The sister ships Tirpitz and Bismarck had a displacement of around 50,000 tonnes each.
  7. The axis can only call in four fire support options, CAS, a V1 rocket, artillery and a bomb strike.
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