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Battle of the Bulge
BF1942 WEHRMACHT BULGE
Game

BF1942 Icon Battlefield 1942

Part of the

Second World War

Teams

United States Army vs. Wehrmacht

Date

December 16th 1944 - January 25th 1945

Location

Belgian Ardennes

Terrain

Forest, Open Fields

Mode(s)

Conquest

Combat

Tank, Anti-Tank

Platform(s)

PC

Bulge

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.

DescriptionEdit

"In the Ardennes, the German Army has commenced a massive counterattack against a thin spot in the Allied front. Just when Allied leader envisioned an end to Germany's ability to conduct such an operation, German forces unleashed a sudden, all-out attack with everything they had. Surprising everyone, the attack has already resulted in heavy damages. Not only were the Allies surprised by the number of men unleashed in this attack, but they were also caught off guard by the number of armored units. With war-weary veterans and an ever-increasing amount of teenaged soldiers, German forces have been fighting desperately to stop the Allied advance across the Siegfried Line and into Germany."
— Map Briefing

ConquestEdit

This is 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 an ammunition depot to the west.

At the beginning of the round, the Germans start off with 1 heavy tank, multiple light tanks, and an artillery piece, but suffer ticket loss. The US, while having the advantage in tickets, is only equipped with a small number of tanks, most of which are far from the front lines. It comes down to a question of whether or not the superior German armor can make up for the disadvantage in tickets.

EquipmentEdit

Flag of the United States
United States Army
Light vehicle(s)
Half-track(s)
Medium tank(s)
Tank destroyer(s)
Self-propelled artillery
Emplacement(s)
Flag Germany 1933
Wehrmacht
Half-track(s)
Medium tank(s)
Heavy tank(s)
Self-propelled artillery
Emplacement(s)

BasesEdit

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.

United States Army:Edit

American Fuel Supply DepotEdit

The American base is on the opposite end of the map from the German HQ. Under Amercan control, it spawns two M4 Shermans, two M3A1s, and an M7 Priest. Under German control, it spawns two Panzer IVs, two Hanomags, and a Wespe. Discounting commando attacks, this is most likely the last point the Germans will capture due to its distance from their main base.

American Outpost (1)Edit

The outpost across the bridge from St. Vith serves as a spawn point. It features a bunker and spawns nothing other than an M2 Browning or MG42.

St. VithEdit

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 machine guns, barbed wire and sandbags covering the defenders. Despite its usefulness and strategic importance, it doesn't spawn any vehicles.

American Outpost (2)Edit

An outpost just north of St. Vith composed of a small bunker, a small canopy, and the ruins of a building. It spawns a M10 Wolverine under American control or a Tiger under German control.

WindmillEdit

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's often the first flag to fall. It spawns an M4 Sherman under American control and a Panzer IV under German control.

Wehrmacht:Edit

German Armored ColumnEdit

A large base that spawns four Panzer IVs, a Tiger, and a Wespe. It also cannot be captured by the Americans.

Neutral:Edit

Abandoned SawmillEdit

Lies east of the windmill and cannot be used as a spawn point. A Willys MB and an M2 Browning can be found there.

Abandoned OutpostEdit

A cluster of buildings and fortifications that spawns nothing and is situated on a tall ridge east of the supply depot. Like the sawmill, it cannot be used as a spawn point. However, it is of some strategic importance as its elevation and remoteness make it an excellent artillery position.

OutcomesEdit

"Berlin's arrogance nearly paid off in this last-ditch effort to halt the Allies at the German front. With Allied command caught completely off guard, German forces waged a brutal assault in the Ardennes. Fortunately, the Allies were able to regroup and hold on just long enough to control the line and stall the German assault."
— American Victory
"Once again, German command demonstrated its tactical superiority. By surprising the enemy in the Ardennes, German troops sent a clear message through their ranks that all is not lost. At the same time, this victory also sent a very clear message to the Allies - don't underestimate the supreme power of the Third Reich."
— German Victory

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