Monte Battaglia

ITALY
Battle Mountain

Mission 6: Monte Battaglia
Monte Battaglia - Able Bunker
Monte Battaglia - Baker Bunker
Monte Battaglia - The Mountain Road
Monte Battaglia - The Wine Cellar
Monte Battaglia - Into the Castle
Monte Battaglia - The Radio Tower

Mission 6: Monte Battaglia
September 28, 1944

Objectives - Anzio
Deliver the Supplies to Able Bunker
Repel the Attack on Baker Bunker
Repel the Attack on Charlie Bunker
Regroup with Allied Forces in the Castle
Defend the Communications Tower
Send a Distress Signal from the Castle Tower
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Monte Battaglia - Able Bunker
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You'll be operating a jeep-mounted .30 caliber. The jeep will drive to go pick up the supplies. Provide covering fire in an arc from the SW west to the north. Once the supplies are loaded into the jeep you'll go back to Able Bunker. Provide covering fire again along the wall to the west.

[X} Objective Complete: Deliver the Supplies to Able Bunker

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Monte Battaglia - Baker Bunker
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The jeep will now heads towards Baker Bunker. There will be numerous enemies to the left along the entire route. You'll get dropped off at Baker Bunker to help out. Go into the bottom floor of the bunker. There is a full health just inside the door. Then operate the machine gun at the unmanned position.

Try to keep the area as clear as possible. Hold off the enemy for as long as possible, but the bunker will eventually get overrun. When this happens run up the stairs and crouch down in the corner at the top of the stairs. Enemies will either come up the stairs or from the northwest. There is a health pack nearby if you take too much damage. Just be patient and a reinforcement will arrive.

[X} Objective Complete: Repel the Attack on Baker Bunker

Get out of the corner and exit Baker Bunker to the west. There will be some enemies outside the bunker. Get on the road and head south towards Charlie Bunker. Up ahead you will see a jeep burning. Take out your sniper rifle and move slowly towards the jeep. There will a firefight in progress. Snipe from a distance.

Continue south down the road. You will see where the road turns to the southwest. There is an ambush here so get ready to find some cover. Next move up to the low stone wall on the west side of the road. Another group of enemies will come to you. Shoot the one that approach you. When it sounds clear peek around the wall and snipe any other enemies out there. Watch out for grenades and keep your head down. Follow the road and hide behind the next low stone wall. Shoot anybody that comes around the wall and snipe anybody else. Continue to follow the road and you'll come to Charlie Bunker. There is some ammo as you enter the bunker. Go to the east corner to find the stairs going down. There is a health kit in the basement. Save the health kit on the ground floor for later.

Go upstairs and approach the allied soldier by the southwest machine gun but don't get too close. A rocket takes out the allied soldier on the ground floor. Then man the southwest machine gun. It has the best line of sight. Keep enemies out of the bunker. They will try to get into the bunker from the now open southwest corner. Also try to take out any Panzerschreck troopers that show up. It is absolutely critical that you prevent any enemies from getting in the bunker from the southwest. Eventually an allied soldier will show up and tell you to fall back to the castle. Heal up if you need it. Head out of the bunker and start going northwest.

[X} Objective Complete: Repel the Attack on Charlie Bunker

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Monte Battaglia - The Mountain Road
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You will be running through a canyon. There will be enemy troops up on the ridges. You can ignore them. Enemies rush down from the grassy slopes to the southwest. There is a lot of random fire so try not to stay in one place for too long or else you'll take some additional damage. Run and take cover just before the first grassy slope. Take out the enemies. Make sure no enemies are hiding behind the numerous rocks. Run and take cover before reaching the second grassy slope. Eliminate those enemies. Go up a little ways and a third group of enemies will rush you from the northwest instead of a grassy slope.

Now run straight towards the building you will see ahead of you. The building is under attack by a tank. Run straight up the stairs and into the building. Grab the bazooka. Face due east to destroy the tank. Reload the bazooka from the crate of ammo. Face northwest. Take a peek out the doorway. You will see another tank. You might have to go through the doorway to trigger the tank. Destroy the second tank.

Go out the door to the northwest and jump down to the ground floor and run to the northeast corner for cover. Quickly turn around to the south and deal with any enemies. Run south through the doorway and continue to the south corner. You should be at the top of some stairs. Go down the stairs.

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Monte Battaglia - The Wine Cellar
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Grab the shotgun and the health kit from the table. The wine cellar is basically a bunker crawl. Be careful when entering rooms. Peek around corners.

Turn southeast to look into the first room. There are 2 enemies in the room. Go south across the room to the the bottom of a short flight of stairs. There are 3 enemies on the stairs. Go up the stairs. Peek around the corner. 3 enemies. Cross the room by going south. Turn southwest and go through the passageway. You will pick up a StG 44 with 30 rounds loaded and 162 rounds of additional ammo. Peek around the corner into the room. There are 2 enemies taking cover behind some crates. Exit that room to the southeast. More enemies. Go through the passageway. In the next room is a ladder going up.

At the top of the ladder you'll get rushed by 2 enemies. Go to the southeast and go up the long stairway. At the top you'll reach a room with wine racks. There are 4 enemies hiding between the wine racks. Go southwest to get to the back of the wine racks. Go to the southeast corner. Turn northeast and go to the corner. Peek around the corner. There are a lot of enemies in the next room. Toss a couple frag grenades in there then mop up. There is a ladder going up. Climb.

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Monte Battaglia - Into the Castle
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Move up to the allied soldier. This will start up some dialogue. He tells you that you need to get to the tower and send a distress call to send in an air strike. There's a lot of noise so it might not be clear what he's saying.

[X} Objective Complete: Regroup with Allied Forces in the Castle

Go around the broken wall and head southeast. Go down the passage and turn northeast. Go through the door into a tiny room. Peek out the southeast door to the southwest. There are a couple of enemies waiting for you. Go up the stairs and grab the health on the table at the top of the stairs. Turn northwest and go to the door in the narrow hallway. Behind the door is a large room with 3 enemies. Cross the room and exit through the southwest door into the hallway. You will see a firefight going on outside. You can ignore it. Go to the door at the opposite end of the hallway.

The door opens onto a rather large two story room. There is a firefight in progress. There is a hole in the roof so check above, around, and below you. There are two staircases going down. Take either set of stairs to the main floor. Go through the double doors to the northeast.

This is some sort of Great Hall. There are a couple enemies on the ground floor plus additional enemies on the balcony above you. There are 2 doors to the northeast. Open the northeast door on the left. There is an allied solider in a firefight in the room beyond. Rescue him (or not). Take the door to the east corner.

This leads to a chapel that's been converted into a barracks area or maybe a triage area. A couple of enemies are in here. Take care of them (with your weapon). Head across the room to the east to the spiral stairs. Go up the stairs. You'll see a small window with planks leading over the room you were just in. Crouch down and follow the planks northwest to the other end. You will come under fire from below from additional enemies. Just ignore them and get across the planks.

If you fall down the planks you'll just be in the chapel, maybe with some more enemies. Just go back to the bottom of the spiral staircase and try again.

Once you get across the planks switch to your sniper rifle. Now go up the stairs and open the door at the top. You've reached the castle tower. Grab the rifle ammo and the health packs from the tables. The radio operator will tell you he needs to go fix a transmitter so the distress signal can be sent out. You'll need to prevent the communications tower from getting destroyed by the enemy in the meantime.

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Monte Battaglia - The Radio Tower
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The key to defending the communications tower is finding a good position where you're protected from enemy ground fire and can see the plunger at the base of the communications tower. Ignore the Panzerchreck troops and the rest of the enemies running all around the tower. Don't even bother sniping them. Concentrate on the plunger. Towards the end a couple Panzerchreck may start to fire on you but you shouldn't take any damage but you might get pushed out of position.

Face due north. Walk up to the balcony so you can see the plunger and the large wire spool through the sniper scope. You shouldn't be able to see the allied MG nest to the northwest. You shouldn't see where the balcony meets the wall to your left. You should see some of the side wall on the left side of your scope and the top of the balcony wall diagonally in the lower right corner of the scope. The entire wire spool should just be visible in the scope.

Plan on there being a dozen enemies trying to reach the plunger. You'll need to reload once unless you miss a lot of shots. You might see some enemies appear in the scope. Ignore them. Most of the enemy fire will be directed at the MG nest to the northwest. You might get pushed out of position by Panzerchreck fire. Just try to quickly get in position so you can see the plunger again.

Keep your ears open because you will hear the allied solider over the radio tell you to send the distress signal. Immediately run over to the radio and 'Use' it. If you hesitate too long an enemy might get to the plunger and blow up the communications tower. The mission will end in a bad way if the tower is blown up even after you send the distress signal.

[X} Objective Complete: Defend the Communications Tower
[X} Objective Complete: Send a Distress Signal from the Castle Tower
[X] Objective Complete: Confirm the Air strike