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Stalingrad
Stalingrad
Game

BF1942 Icon Battlefield 1942

Part of the

Second World War

Teams

Red Army vs. Wehrmacht

Date

August 23rd 1942 - February 2nd 1943

Location

Stalingrad, (formerly Tsaritsyn, currently Volgograd), Volga river, Southern Russia

Mode(s)

Conquest

Combat

Urban

Platform(s)

PC

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.

DescriptionEdit

"As enemy troops continue to pound Stalingrad, Stalin's words "not a step backwards" echo in the ears of every Red Army soldier. After the long winter campaign, Russian troops are more determined than ever to maintain control of the city. Even though Germany's armored units have turned much of the city to ruin, the Red Army has been doing a good job at repelling the assault. According to intelligence, German forces are gathering for a final all-out assault on the city. If successful, this attack could mean defeat for Russia, It is crucial for every Russian to dig in and hold the city against this invasion. Stalingrad must not fall into enemy hands."
— Map Briefing

ConquestEdit

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.

There are several MG42 emplacements situated around the central control point called "Railway". Both teams start off with 2 medium tanks (Panzer IV for the Axis, T-34 85 for the Allies).

EquipmentEdit

Red Army
Light vehicle(s)

Willy MB

Light tank(s)

T-34-85

Emplacement(s)

M2 Browning

Wehrmacht
Light vehicle(s)

Kubelwagen

Light tank(s)

Panzer IV

Emplacement(s)

MG42


FlagsEdit

Allied BaseEdit

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.

Railroads Edit

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.

Outcomes Edit

"Berlin must be wondering what it must do to capture this city. With each victory like this, Red Army troops are essentially telling the enemy that there is nothing they can do to overthrow Stalingrad"
— Red Army Victory

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