For the Record: 9.2 – Clanwars Rotmistrov Medal
Source: http://worldoftanks.ru/ru/news/pc-br...mistrov_medal/ Hello everyone! Wargaming on RU portal posted an article about the new 9.2 Clanwars medal, the “Rotmistrov Medal”. As Wargaming writes it, it was implemented “in honor of the Hero of the USSR, Chief Marshal of the armored forces, Pavel Alekseevich Rotmistrov”. The medal is issued in 4 stages. 4th Class – for playing 3 battles on Clanwars map 3rd Class – for playing 30 battles on Clanwars map 2nd Class – for playing 150 battles on Clanwars map 1st Class – for playing 300 battles on Clanwars map And a bit of history from Wargaming: Pavel Alekseevich Rotmistrov was born on 6.7.1901 in the Tver governorate. In 1919, he enlisted in the Red Army. He fought against Kolchak’s troops and in the Soviet-Polish war in 1920-1921, in March 1921 he participated in the quelling of the Kronstadt anti-bolshevik uprising, distinguishing himself in combat and getting wounded. For valor, he was awarded with Order of the Red Banner. In 1928, he entered the Frunze military academy. After graduating, he served in the Far East, from March 1936 he was the chief of operations for the Special Far East Army, after that he commanded a rifle regiment. During the Soviet-Finnish war in 1939-1940, he commanded the 35th Light Tank Brigade and participated in the assaults against the Mannerheim line. He fought from the first day in the Great Patriotic War. In 1942, he was appointed to the position of commander of 7th Tank Corps, he fought with it near Elyec and Stalingrad. In February 1943, he became the commander of the 5th Guards Tank Army, which participated in July 1943 in the battle of Kursk Salient and carried out the famous counterstrike near Prokhorovka. On 21.2.1944, Rotmistrov recieved the rank of Marshal of Armored Forces. By summer, his army as a part of the operation Bagration participated in the liberation of Borisov, Minsk and Vilnius. In August 1944, Rotmistrov became the deputy commander of all armored forces of the Red Army. After the war, he served in Germany, Far East and taught at the Voroshilov’s Military Academy. Hmmm, funny, no mention of the fact that he was promoted to strategic level for incurring so high losses with the 5th Guards that he was not to be trusted with direct command anymore, yet too well-known to punish and demote? Oh well.