Interesting History Behind BF1 Weapon Skin Names?

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Light Tank Skins:

Legendary: Dazzle Bronze, M1917 Trophy, Silver Victory
Distinguished: Blindés, Char, Japanese Style, La Victoire, Spanish Interwar, Two Tone
Other: Beutepanzer FT, DICE, Factory Gray, M1917 USA


Char skin for Light Tank ( Naming. The vehicle was originally intended to carry a machine-gun, and was therefore described as a char mitrailleur - mitrailleur had by this time come to mean "machine-gunner". When it was decided to equip the FTs with either cannon or machine-guns, the cannon version was designated char canon (cannon tank) and the latter, in accordance with French grammar, renamed char mitrailleuse (machine-gun tank).


La Victoire skin Light Tank ( Renault FT-17: Le char de la victoire. Il joua un rôle prépondérant dans les offensives de 1918 au cours desquelles il reçut le nom populaire de «char de la victoire» (It played a leading role in the offensives of 1918, when it received the popular name of "Victory Tank").


Blindés skin for Light Tank ( The Musée des Blindés ("Museum of Armoured Vehicles") or Musée Général Estienne is a tank museum located in the Loire Valley of France, in the town of Saumur (reference to the Assault Tank's Saumur skin). It is now one of the world's largest tank museums. The museum owns three FTs, with two in running order.


M1917 Trophy and M1917 USA skins for Light Tank ( The M1917 was the United States' first mass-produced tank, entering production shortly before the end of World War I. It was a license-built near-copy of the French Renault FT, and was intended to arm the American Expeditionary Forces in France, but American manufacturers failed to produce any in time to take part in the War. Of the 4,440 ordered, about 950 were eventually completed. They remained in service throughout the 1920s but did not take part in any combat, and were phased out during the 1930s.


Spanish Interwar skin for Light Tank ( Interwar period. During the Rif War, after the Annual disaster, the Spanish Army ordered 10 FT armed with Hotchkiss machine guns and 1 char TSF to supplement a first Renault bought in 1919. These tanks formed a company deployed from 1921. After a first failure, they proved to be very effective and six more were delivered in 1925. The Spanish FT were the first tanks in history to take part in an amphibious assault, the Alhucemas landing. When the Spanish Civil War broke, half of the Renault crews remained loyal to the Spanish Republic while the others joined the rebels.



Japanese Style for Light Tank ( As well as other many countries, Japan bought Renault FT17 tanks from France. A few were 37mm gun type and others were MG type. Guns were replaced with Japanese MG or 37mm infantry gun in Japan. They were used in the Manchurian Incident and then used for the training of tankers.


Beutepanzer FT skin for Light Tank ( Beutepanzer (German, lit. 'Captured Tank') is the German designation for a captured armored fighting vehicle. The Germans used Beutepanzers to gain insight into enemy technology and to augment their own armored forces. During World War I, the Germans had many Beutepanzers in their arsenal, far exceeding the production of their own tanks. Beutepanzers were given a German national cross and new camouflage. By the end of the war, a total of 170 Beutepanzers were still in running condition with 35 reported to be battle ready. In comparison, over a third of the 20 A7V tanks built by Germany had been destroyed or captured by then. During World War II, the Wehrmacht captured 1,704 FTs. They used about 100 for airfield defence and about 650 for patrolling occupied Europe. Some were used by the Germans in 1944 for street-fighting in Paris, but by this time they were hopelessly out of date.

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SMG 08/18 skins:
Legendary: Bakhmach, Felixmüller, Von Kluck
Distinguished: Faustschlag, Feldgrau


Faustschlag skin for SMG 08/18 ( The Operation Faustschlag ("Operation Fist Punch"), also known as the Eleven Days' War, was a Central Powers offensive in World War I. It was the last major action on the Eastern Front (Date: 18 February – 3 March 1918). Russian forces were unable to put up any serious resistance due to the turmoil of the Russian Revolution and subsequent Russian Civil War. The armies of the Central Powers therefore captured huge territories in Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, and Ukraine, forcing the Bolshevik government of Russia to sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.


Bakhmach skin for SMG 08/18 ( Battle of Bakhmach (Bitva u Bachmače in Czech), was one of the last battles on the Eastern Front in World War I between the Entente-backed Czechoslovak Legion, Soviet Russia and the Central Powers occupying Ukraine after the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The battle lasted from March 8 to March 13, 1918 over the city of Bakhmach (Бахмач), today in Ukraine and was the last engagement in World War 1 for the Soviets. Following a Legion victory, the Germans negotiated a truce.



Von Kluck skin for SMG 08/18 ( Alexander Heinrich Rudolph von Kluck (20 May 1846 – 19 October 1934) was a German general during World War I. With the outbreak of World War I, Kluck was placed in command of the German First Army. According to the Moltke revisions (reference to MG15's Moltke skin) of the Schlieffen Plan (reference to Gewehr 98's von Schlieffen skin), the First Army was part of the strong right wing and positioned on the outer western edge of the German advance through Belgium and France. After fighting the British at Mons (reference to Selbstlader 1906's The Hound of Mons skin) and Le Cateau (reference to M1909 Benet Mercie's Le Cateau skin), the First Army pursued Lanrezac's French Fifth Army during the great retreat.
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Felixmüller skin for SMG 08/18 ( Conrad Felixmüller (21 May 1897 – 24 March 1977) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker. Born in Dresden as Conrad Felix Müller, he chose Felixmüller as his nom d'artiste. In 1917 he performed military service as a medical orderly, and became a founding member of the Dresden Expressionist group Expressionistische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dresden. Felixmüller was one of the youngest members of the New Objectivity movement. His paintings often deal with the social realities of Germany's Weimar Republic. He was mentor to the German Expressionist Otto Dix (reference to Parabellum MG14/17' Otto Dix skin).


Feldgrau skin for SMG 08/18 ( Feldgrau (English: field-grey) is a grayish green color. It was the official basic color of military uniforms of the German armed forces from the early 20th century until 1945 (West Germany) or 1989 (East Germany). Feldgrau was used to refer to the color of uniforms of the armies of Germany, first the Imperial German Army and later the Heer (ground forces) of the Reichswehr and the Wehrmacht. In World War I the color feldgrau was a light grey-green, though there were variations of the shade ranging from greys to browns.

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Hi @HUN_gattaca_lg can you find anything about M95's skin "Osterschacht"? I found nothing about this thing. 

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Das ist eine gute Frage.

if i had to guess: Osterschlacht ("Easter Battle") in den Karpaten = Dritte Karpatenschlacht = the Third Carpathian Winter Offensive of Spring 1915
The Carpathian Front of World War I was a theater of conflict, part of the greater Eastern Front, centered on the Carpathian Mountains in which Austro-Hungary faced Russian forces. According to Prit Buttar, "The rugged peaks and passes of the Carpathians formed a natural barrier between Galicia (reference to the Gewehr M.95's Galicia skin), now in Russian hands, and the great plain of Hungary and the Danube valley. At the time, there were five main passes through the mountains, at Wyszkov, Verecke, Uzsok, Lupkov (reference to Battlefield 1's Łupków Pass map), and Dukla."
Am 20. März 1915 starteten russische Truppen eine neue Generaloffensive an der Karpatenfront. Das russische Kommando konzentrierte alle strategischen Reserven im Gebiet der heutigen Nordostslowakei und startete einen entscheidenden Angriff. Um die Wende März und April 1915 wurde die Nordostslowakei Schauplatz einer der wichtigsten Operationen des Ersten Weltkriegs. Diese Schlachten sind als "Osterschlacht in den Karpaten" in die europäische Militärgeschichte eingegangen und der russische Militärhistoriographie bezeichnet sie "Dritte Karpatenschlacht".



Showdown In The Dardanelles - Bulgaria Flirts With The Central Powers I THE GREAT WAR Week 36
What we're seeing here is the final stages of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's Third Winter Offensive in those mountains. The first two were complete debacles, and the third seemed to be going evern worse, if possible.


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Gewehr M.95 Skins:
Legendary: Die Kaiserin Elizabeth, The Edelweiss, Osterschlacht, The SM U-5
Distinguished: Galícia, Ruck-zu-ruck, SMS Novara, Von Banfield


Ruck-zu-ruck skin for Gewehr M.95 ( The Mannlicher M1895 (German: Infanterie Repetier-Gewehr M.95, Hungarian: Gyalogsági Ismétlő Puska M95; "Infantry Repeating-Rifle M95") is a straight pull bolt-action rifle, designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher that used a refined version of his revolutionary straight-pull action bolt, much like the Mannlicher M1890 carbine. It was nicknamed the Ruck-Zuck-[Gewehr] by Austrian troops (ruck-zuck spoken as "roock-tsoock", in common language meaning "back and forth [rifle]") and "Ta-Pum" by Italian troops who wrote a song (it) about it during World War I. Auf Grund der schnellen Nachladebewegung des Kammerstängels (zurück und vor), wurde der M95 (Gewehr/Karabiner) von den Soldaten in der k.u.k. Armee, „Ruck-zu(rü)ck-Gewehr“ genannt.


Galícia skin for Gewehr M.95 Galicia (Polish: Galicja, Ukrainian: Галичина) is a historical and geographic region spanning what is now southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. Known informally as Galicia, it became the largest, most populous, and northernmost province of the Austrian Empire. After 1867 it was part of the Austrian half of Austria-Hungary, until the dissolution of the monarchy at the end of World War I in 1918. During the First World War, Galicia saw heavy fighting between the forces of the Russian Empire and the Central Powers, on the Eastern Front of World War I. The Russian forces overran most of the region in 1914 after defeating the Austro-Hungarian army in a chaotic frontier battle in the opening months of the war. They were in turn pushed out in the spring and summer of 1915 by a combined German/Austro-Hungarian offensive.


SMS Novara skin for Gewehr M.95 SMS Novara was a Novara-class scout cruiser of the Austro-Hungarian Navy which served during World War I. Novara was frequently used to raid enemy shipping and the Otranto Barrage, including a patrol in November 1915 where she destroyed a stranded French submarine. These operations culminated in the Battle of the Strait of Otranto (reference to Battle of Strait of Otranto skins) in May 1917, the largest naval battle of the Adriatic Campaign. Miklós Horthy (8 June 1868 – 9 February 1957), was a Hungarian admiral and statesman who served as the regent of the Kingdom of Hungary between the two World Wars and throughout most of World War II – from 1 March 1920 to 15 October 1944. In 1915, he earned a reputation for boldness while commanding the new light cruiser SMS Novara. He planned the 1917 attack on the Otranto Barrage, which resulted in the Battle of the Strait of Otranto, the largest naval engagement of the war in the Adriatic Sea.
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Die Kaiserin Elizabeth skin for Gewehr M.95 ( SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth was a Kaiser Franz Joseph I-class protected cruiser of the Austro-Hungarian Navy. Named in honor of the Empress Elisabeth, consort of Emperor Franz Josef, the cruiser was designed for overseas service and in fact was stationed in China at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Upon the outbreak of the First World War, Kaiserin Elisabeth took part in the defense of the German colony of Tsingtao, which was besieged by the Japanese on 25 August 1914; Japan had declared war on Germany on 23 August and the presence of Kaiserin Elisabeth led to Japan declaring war on Austria-Hungary on 25 August. On 6 September 1914 the first air-sea battle in history took place when a Japanese Farman MF.11 aircraft (reference to the Model 8 Autoloading's Farman skin) launched by the seaplane carrier Wakamiya (reference to the Type 38 Arisaka's Wakamiya skin) unsuccessfully attacked Kaiserin Elisabeth with bombs.
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The Edelweiss skin for Gewehr M.95 ( Leontopodium nivale, commonly called edelweiss (German: Alpen-Edelweiß) is a mountain flower belonging to the daisy or sunflower family Asteraceae. The plant prefers rocky limestone places at about 1,800–3,000 metres (5,900–9,800 ft) altitude. The passion for edelweiss, which had previously been neglected, began in the middle of the 19th century. The focus is on an incident from 1856, when the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I (refrence to Frommer Stop Pistol's The Emperor skin) went on a mountain hike to the Pasterzen Glacier on the Großglockner with his wife Sisi (reference to Gewehr M.95's Die Kaiserin Elizabeth skin). The Alpen-Edelweiss was assigned as a badge by Emperor Franz Joseph to troops (three regiments of Kaiserschützen, reference to the M1914 Taschenpistol's Kaiserschützen skin) of the Austro-Hungarian Army intended for use in the mountains. It was worn on the collar of the uniform skirt. In addition to the "Edelweiss Corps" (k.u.k. XIV. Corps) of Archduke Joseph Ferdinand, an "Edelweiss Division" was formed in the course of the First World War. It essentially consisted of Kaiserjäger (reference to the M1914 Taschenpistol's Kaiserjäger skin) of the 3rd and 4th regiments, the Salzburg infantry regiment "Archduke Rainer" No. 59 and the Upper Austrian infantry regiment "Grand Duke of Hesse and the Rhine" No. 14. In 1915, World War I, the edelweiss was granted to the German alpine troops for their bravery.


Von Banfield skin for Gewehr M.95 ( Gottfried Freiherr von Banfield (6 February 1890 – 23 September 1986) was the most successful Austro-Hungarian naval aeroplane pilot in the First World War. He was known as the 'Eagle of Trieste' and was the last person in history to wear the Military Order of Maria Theresa. He scored 9 aerial victories during the war, making him one of the only Flying aces who flew a flying boat to five or more victories.
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The SM U-5 skin for Gewehr M.95 ( SM U-5 or U-V was the lead boat of the U-5 class of submarines or U-boats built for and operated by the Austro-Hungarian Navy (German: Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine, K.u.K. Kriegsmarine) before and during the First World War. The submarine scored most of her wartime successes during the first year of the war while under the command of Georg Ritter von Trapp. On the morning of 5 August, the Italian submarine Nereide was on the surface, moored under a cliff in the island's harbor. When U-5 surfaced just offshore, Nereide's commanding officer, Capitano di Corvetta Carlo del Greco, cast off the lines and maneuvered to get a shot at von Trapp's boat. Nereide launched a single torpedo at U-5 that missed, after which del Greco ordered his boat submerged. U-5 lined up a shot and launched a single torpedo at the slowly submerging target, striking her, and sending her to the bottom with all hands.


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Vetterli-Vitali M1870/87 skins:
Legendary: Crna Bend, Doberdò, The Scaroni
Distinguished: Guiseppe, Taurinorum

Guiseppe and Taurinorum skins for Vetterli-Vitali M1870/87 From 1887 until 1896, the Italian Army converted M1870s into a four-shot repeating rifle, based on the system designed by Italian artillery captain G. Vitali. Giuseppe Vitali (Bergamo, 1845 – Anzio, 1921) è stato un militare e inventore italiano. Promosso al grado di capitano nel 1878, prestò servizio alla Compagnia Operai, dal 1883 al 1890 alla Fabbrica d'Armi di Torino, anno in cui fu promosso maggiore. Fin dal 1883 aveva iniziato i suoi studi sulla ripetizione seguendo pertanto una strada nuova e più razionale da quella battuta dalla Germania e dalla Francia. L'americano Lee aveva in quegli anni ideato i serbatoi centrali mobili, l'allora capitano Giuseppe Vitali li perfezionò rendendoli fissi e realizzando il caricamento multiplo per mezzo di un caricatore contenente quattro cartucce che si caricavano tutte insieme in un tempo uguale a quello occorrente per caricarne una sola cartuccia. Per tali studi da lui effettuati, 1887 l'Italia trasformò ed adattò il fucile Vetterli Mod. 1870, realizzato appunto dallo svizzero Federico Vetterli, in fucile a ripetizione Modello 1870-87 sistema Vitali. Nel suo periodo di permanenza alla Regia Fabbrica d'Armi di Torino, trasformò il ciclo produttivo per adattarlo e rendere possibile l'incremento della trasformazione dei Vetterli.


The Scaroni skin for Vetterli-Vitali M1870/87 ( Tenente Silvio Scaroni (12 May 1893 – 16 February 1977) was an Italian World War I fighter pilot credited with 26 victories. He was the second ranking Italian ace of the war. My sidenote: Count Francesco Baracca (reference to Baracca skin for Modello 1915 Pistol) was Italy's top fighter ace of World War I.


Doberdò skin for Vetterli-Vitali M1870/87 ( The Battle of Doberdò took place in August 1916, fought by the Kingdom of Italy and Austria-Hungary. The Austro-Hungarian army was primarily made up of regiments filled with Hungarians and Slovenians. The battle was a part of the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo, and occurred in a strategic area: the most western edge of the Karst Plateau. The Italians had already conquered the lowland area surrounding Monfalcone and Ronchi, and attempted to push over the Karst Plateau to seize control of the major road that linked the city of Trieste, with its important port, to Gorizia. After fierce combat, and sustaining heavy casualties, the Italian forces secured victory, forcing the Austro-Hungarian forces to retreat, and capturing Gorizia.


Crna Bend skin for Vetterli-Vitali M1870/87 The Crna River (Macedonian: Црна Река), traditionally known in English as the Cerna, is a river in North Macedonia. It is the right tributary of the Vardar River. Thus, the river makes a bend of almost 180 degrees east of Bitola. This bend was part of the Macedonian front in World War I. It was known to the allied forces as the Cerna Bend or Cerna Loop, and two major battles were fought here: the Battle of the Cerna Bend (14 October - 19 November 1916) and the Second Battle of the Crna Bend (5–9 May 1917).
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Lebel Model 1886 skins:
Legendary: La Madelon, Le Grand Cheval, Le Poilu
Distinguished: Chemin des Dames, Poincaré


Le Grand Cheval skin for Lebel Model 1886 ( Raymond Duchamp-Villon (5 November 1876 – 9 October 1918) was a French sculptor. In 1913 he took part in exhibitions at the Galerie André Groult in Paris, the Galerie S. V. U. Mánes in Prague, and in 1914 at Der Sturm Gallery (reference to the LMG 08/18's der Sturm skin) in Berlin. During World War I Raymond Duchamp-Villon served in the French army in a medical capacity, but still worked on his major cubist sculpture, The Large Horse. In late 1916, Raymond Duchamp-Villon contracted typhoid fever while stationed at the military quarters in Champagne. As a result, he was taken to the military hospital at Cannes where he died. The Large Horse (French: Le Grand cheval) is a 1914-31 bronze sculpture by French artist Raymond Duchamp-Villon, installed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's (MFAH) Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden in Houston, Texas, in the United States.
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Le Poilu skin for Lebel Model 1886 ( Poilu is an informal term for a late 18th century–early 20th century French infantryman, meaning, literally, the hairy one. It is still widely used as a term of endearment for the French infantry of World War I. The word carries the sense of the infantryman's typically rustic, agricultural background, and derives from the bushy moustaches and other facial hair affected by many French soldiers after the outbreak of the war as a sign of masculinity. The last surviving poilu from World War I was Pierre Picault. However, French authorities recognised Lazare Ponticelli (reference to the Ribeyrolles 1918's Lazare skin) —who had served in the French Foreign Legion as an Italian citizen—as the last poilu, as he was the last veteran whose service met the strict official criteria.


Poincaré skin for Lebel Model 1886 ( Raymond Nicolas Landry Poincaré (20 August 1860 – 15 October 1934) was a French statesman who served as President of France from 1913 to 1920, and three times as Prime Minister of France.


Chemin des Dames skin for Lebel Model 1886 ( Three battles were fought along the Chemin des Dames east-to-west ridge located to the north of Paris during the First World War. All are named after the river which flows on the south side of the ridge. Their names are as follows:
-First Battle of the Aisne (1914) – Anglo-French counter-offensive following the First Battle of the Marne.
-Second Battle of the Aisne (1917) – main component of the Nivelle Offensive. (reference to Battlefield 1's Nivelle Nights map)
-Third Battle of the Aisne (1918) – third phase (Operation Blücher) of the German spring offensive.


La Madelon skin for Lebel Model 1886 ( La Madelon or Quand Madelon, also known in English as Madelon (I'll Be True to the Whole Regiment) is a French popular song of World War I. Although it is mostly known as La Madelon the proper title is Quand Madelon which are the beginning words of the refrain. The lyrics are by Louis Bousquet (1914) and the music by Camille Robert. The song tells a story about soldiers flirting with a lovely young waitress in a country tavern and may partly owe its long term popularity to the fact that the lyrics were clean at a time when soldiers' songs were mostly bawdy and rude.

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Ribeyrolles 1918 skins:
Legendary: Forain, L'Union Sacrée
Distinguished: Esprit de corps, Lazare


Lazare skin for Ribeyrolles 1918 ( Lazare Ponticelli (born Lazzaro Ponticelli; 24 December 1897, later mistranscribed as 7 December – 12 March 2008), Knight of Vittorio Veneto, was at 110, the last surviving officially recognized veteran of the First World War from France and the last poilu (reference to the Lebel Model 1886's Le Poilu skin) of its trenches to die. Born in Italy, he travelled on his own to France at the age of eight. Aged 16, he lied about his age in order to join the French Army at the start of the war in 1914, before being transferred against his will to the Italian Army the following year. Ponticelli was the oldest living man of Italian birth and the oldest man living in France at the time of his death. Every Armistice Day until 2007 he attended ceremonies honoring deceased veterans.


Esprit de corps skin for Ribeyrolles 1918 ( Morale also known as esprit de corps, is the capacity of a group's members to maintain belief in an institution or goal, particularly in the face of opposition or hardship. Morale is often referenced by authority figures as a generic value judgment of the willpower, obedience, and self-discipline of a group tasked with performing duties assigned by a superior. Morale is important in the military, because it improves unit cohesion. Esprit de corps is considered to be an important part of a fighting unit. During the proceedings of the Southborough Committee inquiry concerning shellshock (reference to the M1917 Enfield's Shellshock skin), testimony by Colonel J. F. C. Fuller (reference to SMLE MKIII's The Fuller skin) defined morale as "the acquired quality which in highly-trained troops counterbalances the influence of the instinct of self-preservation."


L'Union Sacrée skin for Ribeyrolles 1918 ( The Sacred Union (French: Union Sacrée) was a political truce in France in which the left-wing agreed, during World War I, not to oppose the government or call any strikes. Made in the name of patriotism, it stood in opposition to the pledge made by the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) internationalism, and its former leader Jean Jaurès, not to enter any "bourgeois war." On 3 August 1914, Germany declared war on France. The next day, Prime Minister Rene Viviani read an address written by the President of the French Republic, Raymond Poincaré (reference to the Lebel Model 1886's Poincaré skin): « Dans la guerre qui s'engage, la France […] sera héroïquement défendue par tous ses fils, dont rien ne brisera devant l'ennemi l'union sacrée » ("In the coming war, France will be heroically defended by all its sons, whose sacred union will not break in the face of the enemy").


Forain skin for Ribeyrolles 1918 ( Jean-Louis Forain (23 October 1852 – 11 July 1931) was a French Impressionist painter and printmaker, working in media including oils, watercolour, pastel, etching and lithograph. Compared to many of his Impressionist colleagues, he was more successful during his lifetime, but his reputation is now much less exalted. During the first World War, Forain's illustrations honored the patriotism of his contemporaries, and he enlisted in the Section de Camouflage under Lucien-Victor Guirand de Scévola.




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Mosin-Nagant M91 skins:
Legendary: The Bochkareva, Cobadin, Monastir
Distinguished: Kokovtseva, Yurlova

Monastir skin for Mosin-Nagant M91 ( Bitola (Macedonian: Битола) is a city in the southwestern part of North Macedonia. Bitola, known during the Ottoman Empire as Manastır or Monastir, is one of the oldest cities in North Macedonia. During World War I Bitola was on the Salonica front. Bulgaria, a Central Power, took the city on 21 November 1915, while the Allied forces recaptured it in 1916. Bitola was divided into French, Russian, Italian and Serbian sections, under the command of French general Maurice Sarrail. Until Bulgaria's surrender in late autumn 1918, Bitola remained a front line city and was bombarded almost daily by air bombardment and artillery fire and was nearly destroyed.


Cobadin skin for Mosin-Nagant M91 ( Cobadin is a commune in Constanța County, Northern Dobruja, Romania. Two battles were fought on the territory of the commune and in the surrounding area during World War I: the First Battle of Cobadin (September 17–19, 1916), and the Second Battle of Cobadin (October 19–25, 1916).


Kokovtseva skin for Mosin-Nagant M91 In addition to military work, the percentage of women in the civilian labor force nearly doubled in some nations, but grew in all. And indeed, some even fought at the front. Flora Sandes, Milunka Savic, Helen Ruz, Olga Kokovtseva and of course - the Russian Women's Battalion of Death, led by Maria Bocharevka. Margarita Romanovna Kokovtseva, generally named in English sources as Olga Kokovtseva was a female soldier in an Imperial Russian Army cavalry unit during World War I. Wounded in combat and decorated for bravery, she appears to have been involved with establishing a hospital for injured servicemen.


Yurlova skin for Mosin-Nagant M91 ( Marina Yurlova (Russian: Мари́на Максимилиа́новна Ю́рлова; 25 February 1900 - 1 April 1984) was a Russian child soldier and author. She fought in World War I and later in the Russian Civil War on the side of the anti-communist White movement. Wounded several times, she won the Russian Cross of Saint George for bravery three times. She eventually made her way to Vladivostok, then to Japan and finally to the USA, where she performed as a dancer. Yurlova published her autobiography in three parts: Cossack Girl (1934, republished in 2010), Russia Farewell (1936) and The Only Woman (1937).


The Bochkareva skin for Mosin-Nagant M91 ( Maria Leontievna Bochkareva (July 1889 – 16 May 1920; Russian: Мари́я Лео́нтьевна Бочкарёва, nicknamed Yashka) was a Russian soldier who fought in World War I and formed the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death. She was the first Russian woman to command a military unit.

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Fedorov Avtomat skins:
Legendary: The Kerensky, Marasti, Oituz
Distinguished: Izmail, Mikhailovich


Izmail skin for Fedorov Avtomat ( In 1916, the Weapons Committee of the Russian Army decided to order no less than 25,000 Fedorov automatic rifles. In the summer of 1916, a company from the 189th Izmail Regiment was equipped with eight Fedorov Avtomats. Trained in tactics with the new weapon, they concluded that the Fedorov worked best as a crew-served weapon: the gunner armed with the Fedorov, and an ammo bearer armed with an Arisaka rifle. As both weapons used the same ammo and same 5-round stripper clips, this allowed for the greatest flexibility. It also allowed for the ammo bearer to fire defensively, while the gunner reloaded. It was also recommended that the primary mode of fire be in semi-automatic, as the Fedorov would rapidly overheat in full-automatic. After completing their training, the company was deployed to the Romanian front in early 1917.


Marasti skin for Fedorov Avtomat ( The Battle of Mărăști (Romanian: Bătălia de la Mărăști) was one of the main battles to take place on Romanian soil in World War I. It was fought between 22 July and 1 August 1917, and was an offensive operation of the Romanian and Russian armies intended to encircle and destroy the German 9th Army. According to General Alexandru Averescu, the commander of the Romanian Second Army at this major engagement, the Battle of Mărăști was the "first true victory in the history of the modern Romanian Army".


Oituz skin for Fedorov Avtomat ( The Third Battle of Oituz was a confrontation between Romanian and, to a lesser extent, Russian forces on one side and German and Austro-Hungarian forces on the other, during the Romanian Campaign of World War I. The battle took place primarily in the Oituz valley on the border between Hungary and Romania, from 8 to 22 August 1917. The Austro-Hungarian First Army planned to attack Romanian positions along the Oituz valley, primarily using the Gerok Group, which had recently participated in the Battle of Mărăști (reference to the Fedorov Avtomat's Marasti skin).


The Kerensky skin for Fedorov Avtomat ( It was supposed to report back valuable combat experience with the new weapon, but this did not happen because the company disintegrated during the Kerensky Offensive. The Kerensky offensive (Russian: Наступление Керенского), also commonly known as the July offensive (Russian: Июльское наступление) or Galician offensive, was the last Russian offensive in World War I. It took place in July 1917. It was decided by Alexander Kerensky, Minister of War in the Russian provisional government, and led by General Aleksei Brusilov (reference to the Autoloading 8's Brusilov skin). Such a decision was ill-timed, because, following the February Revolution, there were strong popular demands for peace, especially within the Russian Army, whose fighting capabilities were quickly deteriorating.


Mikhailovich skin Fedorov Avtomat ( About 10 other Avtomats were given to the Russian naval aviation; Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia telegraphed back that his pilots found it more suitable than the Chauchat in light aircraft. In early 1917, the order for Fedorov rifles was limited to 5,000 weapons. However, only about 100 Fedorov Avtomats had been produced before the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917, when production was halted. Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (Russian: Александр Михайлович Aleksandr Mikhailovich; 13 April 1866 – 26 February 1933) was a dynast of the Russian Empire, a naval officer, an author, explorer, the brother-in-law of Emperor Nicholas II and advisor to him. Alexander played a major role in the creation of Russian military aviation. He was the initiator of the officer's aviation school near Sevastopol in 1910 and later the chief of the Imperial Russian Air Service during the First World War. From December 1916 Alexander was the Field Inspector General of the Imperial Russian Air Service.








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