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Omaha Beach
BF1942 Omaha Beach
Game

BF1942 Icon Battlefield 1942

Part of the

Second World War

Teams

United States Army vs. Wehrmacht

Date

June 6th, 1944

Location

Omaha Beach, Normandy

Terrain

Coastal

Combat

Amphibious Assault

Singleplayer

Yes

Platform(s)

PC

Omaha

Omaha Beach is a map featured in Battlefield 1942, and is based upon one section of the Normandy landings, which were in turn part of Operation Overlord. Historically, Omaha Beach was one of the most famous of the beaches due to the extremely heavy defenses, failed plans, and the subsequent lack of armored support (due to the failed landings of the armor) for the landing infantry; in spite of overwhelming odds, however, the landing units managed to drive the German defenders away from the coast, and linked up two of the other landing zones; Utah and Gold beaches.

DescriptionEdit

"The stage is set for Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy and the beginning of the push toward final victory over Germany. While German headquarters focuses on Calais - thanks in large part to expert diversionary tactics by the Allies - the main invasion force zeroes in on a stretch of Normandy beaches further south, between Cherbourg and Le Havre. General Eisenhower's order to attack has mobilized an unprecedented military force. About 4,000 ships will deliver over 175,000 men and supplies to the Normandy beaches. As an advanced unit pushes toward Omaha Beach, the men onboard the landing craft know it will not be an easy mission. Even though air strikes have intensified against German coastal defenses, a formidable enemy awaits atop the cliffs."
— Map Briefing

ConquestEdit

US forces begin the map on a ship out at sea. On the beach lies a flag, unowned at the start of the map (this is unique, however. It can only be captured by the Allies). Up on the cliffs at the head of the beach is a German fortified position, behind which is a German garrison. The Allies have to land on the beach then push inland.

BasesEdit

Allied FleetEdit

The Allies start out with a Fletcher-2 destroyer, armed with heavy guns which can be manned and fired. It also spawns landing craft, which are used to land on the shore.

Omaha BeachEdit

The first Allied objective is the landing beach, and can only be taken by them. This flag will spawn a Sherman. The beach itself provides little cover apart from static destroyed landing craft and some beach obstacles. There is only a single way up to the second (and subsequently third) base, a road on the west side of the landing zone that arcs east at the top of the map.

German Fortified PositionsEdit

A bunker system featuring machine gun emplacements and a tank spawn. This is one of two initially Axis controlled bases. In spite of the appearance of a number of MG42 machineguns, the AI will rarely use them effectively, and occasionally the weapons will go unused altogether.

German GarrisonEdit

The Axis fallback base, it spawns a tank and an APC. If the Allies capture this base, the Axis will start losing tickets at a fast rate and eventually lose.

EquipmentEdit

Flag of the United States United States Army
Light vehicle(s)

Willys MB

Half-track(s)

M3A1

Medium tank(s)

M4 Sherman

Heavy tank(s)

M10 Wolverine

Boat(s)

LCVP

Ship(s)

Fletcher-class destroyer

Flag Germany 1933 Wehrmacht
Half-track(s)

Hanomag

Medium tank(s)

Panzer IV

Heavy tank(s)

Tiger

Emplacement(s)

MG42

Neutral
Emplacement(s)

Defgun

OutcomesEdit

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Omaha Beach was the highest voted map to be remade in Battlefield 4 in a poll by DICE LA to bring a remade map to the game, beating Wake Island by approximately 250 votes. Despite this, however, it was ultimately decided that Dragon Valley would be selected despite not winning the poll.[1]


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