On June 5, 2014, Wargaming.net announced its participation in Wicksteed At War - a military history show for the whole family which will be held on June 14 and 15, 2014 . This is the event’s fourth year and there are plans to entertain thousands of visitors with an even bigger and better day out!
Wicksteed At War is one of the most established British, annual, military-history shows and is a must-see event that brings the story of tanks and soldiers to life. Wargaming.net’s presence at Wicksteed is partly down to the company’s award winning MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) pc games, World of Tanks and World of Warplanes, as well as World of Tanks XBOX 360 Edition.
“We at Wargaming are really excited to be attending this show for the first time. We have something special to be unveiled which will form the backbone of all the events that we will be attending in 2014”said Markus Schill, Director of Customer Relations at Wargaming.
“Events like this bring us a lot closer to a likeminded audience who like tanks and military history. With over 40,000 people being thrilled by the WWII battle re-enactments and vehicle displays, it will be great to meet up and chat with fans of the game, and make some new ones along the way, at this truly special event.”
World of Tanks is a team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armoured warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with fans of steel machines from all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 300 armoured vehicles from Great Britain, the United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Japan and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
Wicksteed At War is a show that seeks to educate visitors in the realities of war through its dedication to displaying military vehicles and providing a space for realistic re-enactments by military re-enactment groups. Combined with the family attractions of Wicksteed Park it is a great weekend for visitors young and old.
Among the attractions planned for this year are Battle of Britain memorial fly overs by a Lancaster Bomber (Saturday) and a Spitfire (Sunday), a Fire engine display, a tank display team, World War II battle re-enactments and vehicle displays.
There will also be a 1940s Blitz-era Ball in the park’s Pavilion on the Saturday, as well as a beer festival. For the first time, the event will also include a firepower demonstration, showing the crowd the difference in noise between a pistol and a tank gun and everything in between.
For further information, go to www.wicksteedatwar.co.uk.The event is held at Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England