|Game:||Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30|
|Previous mission:||Objective XYZ|
|Next mission:||Rommel's Asparagus|
|Date:||June 6, 1944, 1500|
|Objective(s):||Secure the town of Foucarville.|
Baker's introduction Edit
Familiar faces. Makes a place like this almost feel like home... almost. Sometimes I forget Allen and Garnett are two people. They showed up at Fort Bragg together and no one has seen them apart since. We just started saying 'Allen-n-Garnett' like it was one word. Even with the damn mis-drops they still managed to stay together.
Hartsock, Allen, and Garnett are staring at a dead American soldier.
Garnett: What do you suppose killed him?
Allen: Wasn't old age, I know that.
Garnett: They would just leave him here. Didn't we take this town?
Hartsock: I think we have to assume for the time being that Foucarville isn't under our control.
Allen: Red, you're ruining my good mood.
Hartsock: So what's the plan, Baker?
Baker orders Hartsock, Allen, and Garnett (Base of Fire team) to fall in. As they head down the main road, church bells are ringing. At the far-end side of the road was a "T" intersection with two German rifle platoons in position waiting for Baker and his Base of Fire team to move up. Moments later, the road is alive with German firepower. Baker orders his Base of Fire team to take cover behind a truck. A few feet away, Baker flanks around a house and is quickly engaged in another rifle platoon. Baker's Base of Fire team lays suppressing fire while Baker maneuvered around and cut down the German rifle platoon.
The second and third rifle platoons at the far-end of the road was also cut down by Baker and his squad. Now heading northwest, straight down the road, Baker and his squad are met with an machine gun team just fifty feet away. Acting quickly, Baker spots a nearby house, an ideal flanking maneuver to save them from the machine gun. Baker and his squad head up the side of the house, where more German soldiers were waiting. With ease, Baker and his squad cut down the German soldiers and reached the machine gun team, unaware of where Baker or his squad was.
Baker's squad snuck up behind a few barrels while Baker tossed two fragmentation grenades. Moments later, after the machine gun team realized that a grenade had landed near them, the team splits and is cut down by Hartsock, Allen, and Garnett. Unbeknownst to Baker and his squad, a German rifle platoon open up followed by a second machine gun.
Baker and his squad turn tail and head towards the hedgerow where the German rifle platoon were. After cutting the German rifle platoon down, Baker and his squad do the same maneuver - grenades first followed by rifle fire.
Baker notices an opening that leads to a field of trees and hedgerows, which leads to the church just twenty-five feet away. Suddenly, two German rifle platoons start their attack on Baker's squad. Again, using the Four Fs, Baker flanks around the two German platoons while Hartsock, Allen, and Garnett lay down suppressing fire.
Baker and his squad head towards the church, which is covered with tombstones and German soldiers. All in all, there were approximately ten or fifteen German soldiers around the church when Baker and his squad cut them down. Soon thereafter, Baker spots an MG42 just outside the church. Baker immediately mans the MG42 and orders his Base of Fire team to take cover. Less than a minute later, as many as twenty to thirty German soldiers start counterattacking Baker and his squad's location by climbing over the fence where Baker was facing and down the road where Baker's Base of Fire team was. In hindsight from the German perspective, that was not a perfectly well-planned execution. Baker and his squad cut them down instantly.
Seconds passed and soon a hail of mortar shells began bombarding. Thinking quickly, Baker orders his Base of Fire team to assault the two mortar teams. Miracuously, there were no casualties. Baker then linked up with Mac and Leggett.
Mac: We got here as soon as we could. Heard our guys were wiped out in a German counter-attack. Baker, I pegged you wrong. At first I thought you were a shy poetic young man. Turns out you're a shy poetic young man who kills everyone who gets in his way. That's a down right admirable quality.