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Maps vary in size, design, terrain, location, weather and land leveling. Each map offers different tactics to different tanks. Use these tactics to your advantage and you will master the battlefields.


Open Maps

These maps consist mostly of open sight lines out to, or past, detection ranges and have limited amounts of rolling terrain and/or buildings, for close combat and cover.


Airfield - 1000m x 1000m

This map offers many great ambush spots, as well as possibilities for maneuvers and breakthroughs. A large airfield in the upper part of the map and a rocky highland in the center offer a major tactical challenge. Occupy the highland to get a perfect view of the surrounding terrain and dominate routes to the enemy base.

Camo Type: Desert


Tactics

The game modes on Airfield are Standard Battle and Encounter Battle.

Light tanks tend to scout the hill in the lower center of the map, counting on the combined support of the tank destroyers that camp back at the bases. Alternatively, an effective spotting area in the North can be found at B5-B6, where tanks advancing through the upper center of the map can be spotted.

There are many different options for medium tanks on this map. Medium tanks can choose to go to the southern hill, get to the small pocket at E7 (east base only), go to the B line, skulk at the low path next to the hill at F5-F6, or support the heavies at the chokepoint at E6.

Heavy tanks tend to attack the valley at E6 and flank around at D6 Those at E6 benefit from supporting fire from the tank on the South hill, as well as artillery support. Heavies advancing past these chokepoints must be wary of tank destroyers hiding at B9 and D9, as well as enemy artillery, but their success at these chokepoints is crucial to winning the map.

Tank destroyers tend to camp at various locations at the front of the base, D2 and D9 to provide support for the tanks in the center or northern part of the map, or support the south coast at D2-D3 or D8-D9.

SPGs traditionally go in/behind the base or head to the TD sniping spots in the north or south.



El Halluf - 1000m x 1000m

A large valley filled with rocks, vegetation, and a small village surrounding a dried out river bed separate the two teams. The large hills on either side of the valley offer many firing positions, and very little cover in the valley will protect a large tank completely against all positions. Regardless of approach, attackers will face a long climb into the enemy's camp, and effective use of the cover en route is essential. The northern approach offers plentiful protection to attack either hill, but the southern approach makes up for lack of protection with shorter distances and better concealment.

Camo Type: Desert


Tactics

Typically both sides will spread out a few snipers along the ridgelines to defend against any rushes through the middle and counter-snipe, which ideally are TDs but other tank types will also work to a lesser effectiveness. It's important for snipers to have cover nearby, as although the ridges are at the edge of spotting and render distance from each other, tanks in the center valley can spot those on the ridges.

Heavily armored tanks should head north or west (depending on the spawn) towards the A1 corner. Traditionally, the northern flank takes a more defensive approach and allows the southern flank to cross the valley and advance partially up into A2. From the south, some snipers can be left in C3 or E2 to defend against any tanks popping out from the north. A flank around from A2 to B3 and then B2 is unlikely to succeed due to snipers at B6 spotting and destroying the flanking tanks, but if successful it can be very effective. For the northern team, in addition to occupying the south road at A2-A3, the northern hills can be used, though it tends to be less effective cover when popping out to take shots. Tanks with good gun depression and turret armor are at an advantage in the north, and both teams must be mindful of artillery focusing on their positions and take appropriate cover.

For light tanks and faster mediums, a dash to the south-eastern corner can also be used. The winner of this corner can spot the tanks on the ridges for their own snipers, as well as advance up into the enemies base to wreck havok on TDs and SPGs. Less contested but also less effective positions can also be found elsewhere in the valley. Typically, the map is decided by whichever team can more quickly win the north-east corner or advance into the enemy base from the south-west.

SPGs should primarily focus at the A2 corner, though this may be difficult for SPGs with poor gun arcs, especially the French, to hit targets behind cliffs. However, SPGs should also take advantage of any spotted snipers on the ridges.



Erlenberg - 1000m x 1000m

A large river splits this map in half, with three bridges acting as choke points between the halves. A small town surrounds the center bridge, while the north and south bridges have fewer buildings providing cover. A large castle overlooks the west half of the map on a large hilltop, offering cover and supporting fire positions. Hills overlook the city in the east, with sufficient vegetation to provide some concealment for tanks.

Camo Type: Winter


Tactics

All three game modes of Standard Battles, Assault, and Encounter are found on Erlenberg.

There are two main areas of contention regardless of the game mode. The west side of the map features a castle on the south, connected by a ridge to a hill on the south with a house and a ridge that serves as a defensive trench. There is also path that runs even further to the west right along the water's edge and around the hill to the north. The south side of the map also features a hill to the south-west of the castle in G1 that can be an effective location for snipers. The east features another ridge with a pair of houses on the north, and lots of undulations on the south side. There is a hill at the east edge of the map located in F0 that is a critical point for spotting the opposition, with some destructible houses on the foot of the hill in the north. Finally, a forested hill at the north east in C0 provides a location for snipers. Generally the east side emphasizes gun depression, viewrange/camo, and mobility, while the west requires armor and gun performance more. From the north, the west side is fairly easily won with an early, aggressive push if the team works together, while the same can be said for the south for the east, due to the fact that these pushes will deny sniping positions to the opposing team. However, more passive play favors the south in the west and north in the east due to the better sniping positions, though this doesn't mean that such an advantage can be defeated by a careful slow push later on.

Typically the heavies split 50:50 or slightly more to the west. Northern TDs tend to favor east more, while the south is usually more evenly split. Mediums and lights also split more evenly. Lights and fast mediums can play more to the center of the map, and occasionally at the center buildings next to the river, but this is usually less effective. SPGs can position either at the center or in one of the corner to better support an individual flank.

The role of the center is somewhat dependent on the game mode. For both Standard and Assault, tanks in the center can take advantage of unaware tanks on either flank, but tend to be easily focused down when spotted. A light tank might be able to streak down the center while the flanks are occupied to destroy enemy artillery, but otherwise the center is mostly a supporting role. However, for Encounter, the capture circle is in the center of the map. Fast captures are not uncommon, especially at low and mid-tiers, so it is wise to send a tank or two to the middle early to stall and spot the cappers, or risk having to have tanks from the flank cross open-fields to stop the cap in a rush.



Fisherman's Bay - 1000m x 1000m

The map is a combination of open spaces and irregular terrain. Meandering narrow streets of the seaport on the flank can be surprisingly advantageous. Sloping hills covered with bushes offer excellent ambush opportunities.

Camo Type: Urban


Tactics

The game modes supported on Fisherman's Bay are Standard Battle and Encounter Battle.

On Fisherman's Bay, typically heavy tanks and a few mediums and TDs head to the village at the east, fighting along the 8 column with opportunities for supporting fire from further out east in D9 or F9-F10. The buildings here are mostly indestuctive, and allow for tanks who excel at urban combat to shine, though the long sniping ranges down the alley can counter reckless pushes. Flanks though the 7 column can be devasting, if somewhat risky. A few mediums or lights may patrol the center ridge and pop up for spotting or supporting fire to either flank. In particular, flanking fire towards D7-D8 or F7-F8 to counter flanks or a synchronized push from the center towards the sea down the E line are options.

Meanwhile the rest of the mediums, TDs, and lights should go to the west. Support from the center in E4-F4 can also be useful, particularly from the north, but cannot convincingly win the flank. Fighting tends to be concentrated in the 1 column to the west of the raised road due to the cover it gives from flanking fire and the prevalance of rock cover in the depression. Many rocks are located here, large enough to totally conceal a tank, but spaced far enough away from each other that it is likely that enemy tanks will be able to get off a shot while you are moving from cover to cover. Very fast tanks may be able to get very close to the enemy lines by quickly heading down the west while the enemy is still moving into position, then hiding behind the rock and providing spotting for your own allies. Typical snipers reside in B1-B2 and A3 in the north and H1-H2 or J2-K2 in the south.

For both flanks, after defeating the first and second line enemies, continue to carefully progress north-south to eliminate any hiding snipers or SPGs, then sweep across laterally to or across the flag cap, but beware of enemy snipers in the other corner. Alternatively, heading to the middle allows you to support your allies pushing forward as well as supporting the other flank. Tight games on this map can be extremely entertaining to watch as teams react to spots, as long as the opponents do not insist in camping a corner.



Karelia - 1000m x 1000m

Swamps, rocks, and cliffs determine major avenues of approach on this map. This map, with sparse protection and no buildings, gives the combat advantage to artillery. Concentrate your attacks along the path of your main advance, while conducting delaying and defensive actions along the rest of your front lines.

Camo Type: Summer


Tactics

Karelia offers both Standard Battles and an Assault mode, which play very differently.

For Standard Battles, the bases are as indicated in A0 and K1. For very low tier battles the middle is used, but otherwise the teams mainly split to the raised area in the north-west and around the mountain in the south-east, as the center tanks are too vulnerable to accurate fire from north-west. Generally light tanks will go to the north-west and heavy tanks will go to the south-east, but any tank type can be useful anywhere.

The hill in H6-G7 is extremely useful for winning the south-east, which generally requires fast tanks to be able to get around the corner and start going up their respective path up the hill before heavier firepower can arrive. Tanks going up the hill are shielded by a rock formation separating the paths up from each side. This hill is an important strategic location as not only does it allow flanking fire downwards into the tanks in H9 and J7, which prevents the enemy from holding these areas, it is also a location for shots across the map into the north-west flank. For the tanks that stay at the base of the mountain, there are lots of rock cover, small depressions to go hull-down in, corners to peek, and a few sniping positions in the far back. Having heavy here is critical to being able to push into the enemy.

The north-west has lots of open ground, broken by a few rock formations. Some TDs will typically hang in the back, while aggressive lights may take up positions in the mountain behind trees in B2-C2. Winning this flank usually requires superior spotting and better shot trading when popping out of cover behind the rock formations, if there isn't any extremely early spots while the enemies are still making their way to cover.


For the Assault Mode, the avenues and locations of clashes are much different. The attackers spawn in J7 and G9, while the defenders spawn around C3. The attackers generally split into two, with the SPGs and occasionally a few snipers climbing the hills. However, for the snipers to be effective, generally spots need to be made by a light tank or fast medium in the center, otherwise the snipers don't have any targets to shoot at, so usually such snipers are not very helpful to the team in random, uncoordinated battles. However, if the attacking team is able to get one or two tanks into the center under the hill, they can be very effective at spotting and/or destroying the soft TDs and SPGs in the base. To counter this, occasionally the defensive team will send a few lights and mediums into the center as well, underneath the attacking team's mountain. The attacking tanks on top of the mountain are very vulnerable to countersniping from all angles if they are spotted.

Otherwise, if there isn't significant action in the center, the attacking team will usually progress to J1 and A9 depending on their spawns, while the defensive team will set some snipers in D1 and anywhere in A3-A5 and B3, while pushing heavy tanks up to spot the attackers, which include positions in F1, H1, A7, and A8. Generally speaking, D1 depend slightly more on accuracy than the other positions. Afterwards, the teams will trade some shots and generally look to outflank each other. In the south, the attackers can flank around G1 through H2 and G2 to get shots into the rear of the tanks while being partially protected from snipers by a rock formation in F2. If they then manage to get rid of most of the tanks in F1, they can then blitz into the gorge in F2 while killing the remaining tanks, then be able to hull-down and spot the defending snipers in D1 from E2. E2 can also be reached simply by going around through the center. The defenders are forced to play passively and don't have many flanking opportunities in the south unless they manage to hold H1 convincingly, then the defenders can flank around carefully to H2 and crush the remaining tanks. The north also holds the potential for a lot of flanking maneuvers. Both attackers and defenders can flank around through A7-B9, though attackers risk being shot from the center. If the attackers are able to destroy the tanks in A8, they must advance to A7 to be safe from snipers. It may then be worth pushing a few tanks through B6 to provide another angle of attack to defeat the snipers.

There are a number of scenarios after a flank is won: If the attackers win the south side, the defenders must try to reinforce the defense by redirecting some of their tanks to defend the cap. Generally speaking, just defending the cap in this situation is somewhat favorable to the defense, all other variables equal and without attackers from the north, due to the superior hard cover in the north side of the base compared to the west. However, having to deal with attackers from both flanks may make the defense vulnerable to cross-fire, but as long as some tanks recognize that the west has fallen then they will be able to put up a fighting chance by advancing closer to the base to protect the flanks of their allies. If the attackers win the north side, the defenders have a much harder battle. Usually the attackers will not completely wipe the north flank, but they gain the advantage of good cover. If the defenders are able to rush to and past the cap before the flank falls, then the defense has a good chance; otherwise, the defenders will be mostly stuck in D1 and maybe E3. If the defenders have to try to fend off both flanks there is almost no hope, and if they only have to hold off the north it will still be a tough battle. If the defenders win either "chokepoint", they face a choice between returning to base and reinforcing the other flank or continuing to advance. Especially if the defenders are able to win early, sending a few faster tanks to deal with the enemy SPGs and TDs on the hill, then advance to harass the back of the opposing flank, may be worth it. However, destroying the enemy SPGs is no consolation if the base is overrun, so the rest of the flank, if not all of the tanks, should attempt to reinforce the other flank if necessary. Be careful not to be overzealous in rushing over to aid the defense however.



Komarin - 800m x 800m

A more or less unique map in that the teams do not start near the flags, Komarin offers multiple tactical options. The teams start in the north and south, divided by rivers offering three routes. The rivers itself are mostly impassable. The middle bridge is also only accessible once a heavy tank clears the obstacles by driving over them or if someone clears them with HE ammo. The center route is a large, elevated, and wooded island connected by bridge to the south, and offers firing positions to nearly the entire map, but at the cost of being exposed if spotted. A small village on both the west and east side of the map offer attackers valuable cover en route to the flag, but leave any tank passing the village exposed to covered and concealed defenders once they leave the village.

Camo Type: Summer


Tactics

The only game mode on Komarin is Standard Battles.

Komarin used to be a very campy, sniper-friendly map, but in its latest iteration the bushes on the map have been reduced, and now terrain features play a bigger role in providing cover. The hill is usually where the big tanks clash, and if won, tanks can snipe almost any place on the map from it, and it's a very good avenue for storming the enemy base. However, while the two sides are battling on the hill, unwary tanks can be shot at from the sides of the map. The sides of the map are usually areas where faster tanks and TDs go, with faster tanks lighting up enemies and drawing fire, while TDs snipe at stray tanks down their rather long lane of fire.


Malinovka - 1000m x 1000m

A map defined by its fields, cliffs, downward slope from north to south, and the large, partially traversable lake in the middle of the map. Make use of flanking maneuvers and natural defenses like woods, hills, and farmhouses, as these can be decisive. Spawn point relocations have changed the play style and tactics on this map several times, revitalizing it and changing the strategic importance of various parts of the map.

Camo Type: Summer


Tactics

All three game modes of Standard Battles, Assault, and Encounter are played on this map.

In standard battles, the spawns for the two teams are at D2 and J6, with arties starting in the forests at B4 and G9. There are generally three ways to go at the enemy: Cross the field, skirt the field edge, or go to the hill in the North-East. Those that cross the field are generally either skilled scouts that can light up the enemy for those at base to shoot, or tanks looking for the fastest route to the enemy base that usually get turned into fiery scraps of metal rather quickly. Those who skirt the field edges have can go either from the south or north of the field. The north road is wider than the south, allowing for more maneuverability, and has rocks scattered about to give protection. However, tanks advancing on this road may be flanked by both tanks at the enemy base and tanks on the hill. The south road is narrower with little protection, but unlike the north road, the enemy is only coming from one direction. This road is usually used near the end of the game by tanks who have been at base, and can safely cross into enemy territory. The last of the roads, the hill, is the main route for striking the enemy base. The two parts here are the hill and the flat area of land below it. The latter has a town that can be used as temporary cover, and those who use it have a chance of flanking enemies on the hill, or getting a direct path to the enemy base, but usually come under fire from both of those groups (that is, both tanks at base and on the hill). The hill itself is mostly a slugging party with a lone building to give shelter. Winning the hill can be a valuable way to reach the opponent, but there will almost always be enemies coming for it to achieve the same goal. Malinovka's bases both appear to have great protection at first, with solid walls that have windows for shooting through facing a plain that can be difficult to cross, and almost always, tanks will begin camping behind those walls. This led to the name "campinovka", where tanks would just sit behind those walls, waiting for enemies to come by. Usually, after the first two minutes, all enemies that dare to cross the field have been either driven away or (more likely) burnt to a crisp, so it is better to leave the base less defended after the initial field-crossing wave.

In Encounter Battles, both teams spawn on the "field" side of the map, with one team on the far left side and the other team on the far right side. The base is on the hill on the northern most part of the map. Most of the time, the main force pushes to the hill, sticking towards the boundary line. On the East side, there is a small hill that is adjacent to the line, and it is strictly advised to stay inbetween it and the boundary (to not get spotted from the other side). The West side usually gets to the hill first, but has less of an incline and less of a hull-down position. The East side is a good hull-down side, but it is more difficult to get to push up with out support. You can find heavy tanks and tank destroyers to be on the hill engagement. Medium tanks and light tanks are usually found in in the area between the cliff and the lake, and some TDs in the forests. Near the spawns, the teams set up their tents and campfires. Unless flanked, the tanks their will usually stay in the same position. Of course, a lemming-train (big push of many teammates on a side) can change all of this. You can find all different tank types at the spawns roasting marshmallows. Artillery is usually found nust north of each spawn.


Murovanka - 1000m x 1000m

A small town dominates the center of the map, with a large forest providing concealment in the east and high ground to the west. The forest provides effective concealment, but lacks cover from fire; whereas the town has plentiful cover, but lacks concealment.

Camo Type: Summer


Prokhorovka - 1000m x 1000m

Generally open, but hilly, terrain around a vital railroad, with groups of trees providing shelter for tank destroyers. On the offensive, watch your own flanks while striking against the enemy flanks. Artillery has free reign, with the only real hindrance being the train cars themselves, but the open terrain makes them very vulnerable to raids by light vehicles.

Camo Type: Summer


Redshire - 1000m x 1000m

A rolling area, dominated by a couple of hills. The village of Redshire gives places to hide from hill snipers to its northeast. Artillery will play a powerful role on this map.

Camo Type: Summer


Sand River - 1000m x 1000m

A mostly open map offering little concealment, but providing plentiful cover due to the large number of sand dunes. Three small villages provide temporary cover at best, but are easily destroyed, so they must be used cautiously. Each flag is well protected with a ridge offering defenders cover, concealment, and excellent firing positions. Plentiful cover allows an excellent arena for run and gun tactics while offering many routes for tanks to engage the enemy and make use of their mobility.

Camo Type: Desert


South Coast - 1000m x 1000m

On this rugged-terrain map, make use of various battlefield tactics: flank or ambush the enemy, or attack straight ahead. Also use numerous hollows between the rocks for a busting attack with concentrated forces.

Camo Type: Summer


Steppes - 1000m x 1000m

A seemingly endless open expanse of fields and hills, scattered through this farmland-esque map. Open fields, varying ditches, and small hills and rises litter this map, allowing for some prime spots to lay ambushes. Long, open fields are great for those who prefer long-distance combat, with little cover available to your target. Just remember; This works both ways.

Camo Type: Summer


Westfield - 1000m x 1000m

A wonderfully lush area, Westfield features forests, fields, farmland, and multiple villages throughout the map. Included is a large war-damaged bridge crossing the eastern valley. Plentiful ridges give ambush positions along nearly every route, and large fields can leave a tank vulnerable when moving between positions.

Camo Type: Summer


Closed Maps

These maps have very few open sight lines out to, or past, detection ranges and mostly consist of rolling terrain and/or buildings for close combat and cover.


Himmelsdorf - 700m x 700m

Literally translated as "sky village" from German, this labyrinth of streets and squares are a large hindrance for artillery and tank destroyers, but ideal for speedy breakthrough and bypass by medium and light vehicles. With the castle dominating the area, access roads running by the hill and along the railway lines to help you out of the impasse.

Camo Type: Urban


Mixed Maps

These maps have a mix of open sight lines out to, or past, detection ranges combined with rolling terrain and/or buildings for close combat and cover.


Arctic Region - 1000m x 1000m

A large ice-and-snow covered area stretches through this map. Steep hills, rock encampments, twists and turns, and plenty of places to stay and wait will have you on your toes as you battle through this icy deathtrap. Ridge, hills, and lots of rocky outcrops give you many places to hide and ambush your enemy as they come about. Turns and twists could have you stuck if your not on your toes, so watch out.

Camo Type: Winter


Cliff - 1000m x 1000m

Starting in the north and south, both teams are connected through a valley on the extreme west of the map. Large boulders offer cover south of the valley, and a small town provides cover to the north. The eastern portion of the map is elevated, with two large jutting hills providing cover from enemy fire. An overlooking position near the center of the map allows tanks to fire into the valley from above. Plentiful cover throughout the area allow for multiple attack routes, with careful coordination and flanking playing a significant role.

Camo Type: Summer


Ensk - 600m x 600m

A mixture of city outskirts and suburban areas with railroad tracks spanning and dividing this map. Plan your tactics to take advantage of defensive choke points and cover open areas with your vehicles. Artillery is great for deterring enemy breakthroughs, but remains almost defenseless when exposed to enemy vehicles attacking from cover.

Camo Type: Urban


Lakeville - 800m x 800m

An isolated mountain valley on one flank and city blocks on the other allow you to thrust close to the enemy. A large lake in the middle gives long-range weapons a clear field of fire.

Camo Type: Summer


Live Oaks - 1000m x 1000m

In the center of the map there is a large bog lake. A railway bridge and a fording side on the one flank allow to defend the area using scarce forces, and to concentrate main forces on the other flank.

Camo Type: Summer


Highway - 1000m x 1000m

The diverse landscape of this map makes it peculiar and complex, and also encourages a wide range of tactics. Multiple defilades are favorable for surprise attacks, while the city blocks are advantageous for close combat.

Camo Type: Urban


Mines - 800m x 800m

A flat hilltop in the center of this map provides an excellent firing position, but the short drive from either starting position makes climbing the hill a dangerous endeavor. Nestled in the canyon northeast of the hill is the small village of Pagorki; offering a tempting route with plenty of cover, but one that is exposed if the enemy controls the hill. West of the hill, surrounded by shallow water, is a small island which offers good cover while providing a large fire zone. While the island is protected from the hill, it is, for the most part, vulnerable to flanking attacks or fire from multiple angles. The island cover is solid, but not particularly large.

Camo Type: Summer


Mountain Pass - 1000m x 1000m

A large map with many turns and rough ground. The bridge near the center features natural choke points on both sides, and provides a good sniping position against opponents in the north passes if held. There are small positions for artillery near the bases, though artillery may have difficulty due to the terrain.

Camo Type: Summer


Pacific Island - 1000m x 1000m

This map presents an isolated paradise in the heart of the ocean. The north-west of the island is a large mountain, with several trails that allow tanks to traverse it. Beaches surround the island while vegetation, small hills, shallow lagoons, and rocky outcroppings dot the interior. In combination they provide a good mix of sniping positions, cover, and flanking opportunities. Though it appears to be a small map, the impact of the terrain on lines of sight can effectively cut off tanks that are as little as 20 meters apart.

Camo Type: Summer


Port - 800m x 800m

The setting is an industrial area of a port city. Teams begin the battle surrounded by factory buildings, warehouses, and docks. An open space in the center of the map consists of a hilly, open area and railroad tracks. Train cars can provide cover during combat. The most direct route to the enemy base is along the two highway bridges above the railway tracks. Common tactics on this map might include ambush and firing from defilade positions. Surprise attacks to the enemy's rear can break a deadlock.

Camo Type: Urban


Province - 600m x 600m

Hills on the periphery of the map are covered with numerous houses and winding streets advantageous for surprise attacks. An open area between the bases is favorable for daring strikes. Except for clan wars, this map is only available to tiers 3 and below.

Camo Type: Summer


Siegfried Line - 1000m x 1000m

A wonderful map combining the best of both worlds. The west side is open fields with little cover, excellent for quick flanks around the side for those looking for an early victory. To the east, the town offers concealment and cover for those brave enough to enter its confines.

Camo Type: Urban


Widepark - 600m x 600m

This map depicts an industrial city devastated by war. A railway embankment divides the map in two, making it possible to concentrate forces for an attack or counterattack.

Camo Type: Urban


Upcoming Maps

These maps are currently either in development or live on the supertest server. Details can often change.


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