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August 23rd 1942 - February 2nd 1943
Stalingrad, (formerly Tsaritsyn, currently Volgograd), Volga river, Southern Russia
The Battle of Stalingrad (Russian:Сталинградская битва)was one of the most pivotal military battles of World War II. The battle was fought from August 23, 1942 to February 2, 1943. German troops were decimated by the defending Soviets in the battle which involved more personnel than any other battle of the war. It is often regarded as one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare as it resulted in approximately two million casualties. It is a map featured in Battlefield 1942.
The battle for the city centers around the bombed out port and rail facilities where both forces must battle through the bombed out buildings from their respective uncapturable bases to control the 3 capturable points. Being the smallest map in the game, it is largely infantry based with a few armored vehicles and cars available for transport. Due to the map's small size, much action takes place between the flags.
The Allied base is in a crater with the River Volga behind it. The layout consists of four bombed out buildings. There are three MG positions throughout the base, an ammo crate on the hill in the destroyed building east of the flag, and a first aid cabinet located in the orange bricked building near the flagpole. The base spawns two T-34-85s and a Willys MB.
Soviet City HQ Edit
The Soviet HQ is the closest to the Allied base, inside a four story building. The first floor has a room with a first aid cabinet to the left, and a staircase. While the second and third floor have nothing of interest, the fourth floor has a large room that can be used as a sniping area. The capture radius is on the fourth floor hugging the walls between the room and the stairways. Outside is an ammunition crate near the front door.
The heart of the map. This part of the map is the center of conflict. Consists of several railway-type boxcars and several sandbag walls. The boxcars that are still on the tracks are quite useful for cover, as players who go prone can fire underneath.
Once captured, five MG emplacements will spawn here, depending on the faction that captures it.
German City HQ Edit
The German city HQ is a reversed clone of the Soviet City HQ.
Axis Base Edit
The Axis base is a train yard inside a warehouse. Two Panzer IVs and a Kubelwagen spawn here.