|Battle of the Bulge|
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December 16th 1944 - January 25th 1945
Forest, Open Fields
The Battle of the Bulge was the name given to a major German counter-attack launched against US forces in Belgium. 'Bulge' refers to the German penetration of the US lines during the battle. It is featured as a map for Battlefield 1942.
Historically, it was the last major offensive ever mounted by the Wehrmacht and was ordered personally by Hitler, despite the misgivings of several of his top generals. It was planned to be a repeat of the very successful 1940 blitzkrieg in France that won the Wehrmacht its fame. Hitler however, decided to ignore the differences between the 1940 Wehrmacht and the 1944 Wehrmacht. It was an initial success, catching the defenders off-guard and on full retreat, but eventually failed as the Germans were held up by US airborne troops besieged in the town of Bastogne (not depicted in this map) as well as in the frontlines by other Allied troops. General George S. Patton's army ensured that the Germans were not only driven out of Belgium, but were chased into Germany. If anything, the Germans achieved very little in terms of military gain and wasted much valuable resources that may have been better employed in defensive battles.
A large map, based around the town of St Vith, at the start of the game the US forces are in possession of 5 capturable points, while the Germans only have a single, uncapturable base. The German forces must attack the US positions and capture as many as possible. In addition, there are bunkers and a ammunitions depot to the West.
At the beginning of the round, the Germans start off with 1 heavy tank, many light tanks, and an artillery piece, but they are bleeding tickets and have a major disadvantage in tickets. The US, while having the advantage in tickets, only gets a small number of tanks that are far from the front line. It is a question of whether or not the German superior tank force can make up for their disadvantage in tickets.
There are six flags in total, five of which are capturable. Since the German team is attacking, they start with ticket bleed until the first point is captured.
American Fuel Supply DepotEdit
The American base is on the opposite end of the map from the German HQ. It spawns tanks. It is most likely the last point the Germans can capture due to its distance as well as defenses.
American Outpost (1)Edit
The outpost across the bridge from St. Vith serves as a spawn point. It is initially controlled by the US and features a bunker.
This is a destroyed town across the river with ruins to provide cover for ambushes and surprise attacks. There is an intact church which lies near to the flag. The flag itself is in the middle of a fortified post with machineguns, barbed wire and sandbags covering the defenders.
American Outpost (2)Edit
The outpost just north of St. Vith. It is initially held in American hands and spawns tanks.
The nearest American flag to the German base. It can be seen from the German base. It features a windmill on top of a hill with a few sandbags. Due to its proximity and poor defenses, it is often the first flag to fall.
German Armored ColumnEdit
This is where the German team starts. It is a large base with tank spawns. It is also uncapturable.