Ardennes Forest, Belgium December 24th, 1944
Go South along the right side of the road, use the rocks as cover and take out the 3 soldiers that come from the hill on the right. Then go up the hill to the SouthWest, using the rocks as cover from the Nerbel- werrfer. Take out the 3 soldiers on the road down to the left. Move up to the smaller rock closer to the Artillery gun and kill the 2 Germans in the trench by the Nerb with a grenade, then rush the Nerb gun from the side and kill the guy using it.
Get near the Nerb and let your squadmates catch up to you, then USE the Nerb gun to take out the Halftrack that comes in from the North and the three Germans up on the hill across from you. Stop using it and your squadmate will give you some Sticky Bombs, get the squad away from the gun and blow it up with a Sticky Bomb.
Now, head NorthWest up on the hills, away from the road, and take out the 2 soldiers in the trench, then move to where they were and kill 3 more to the NorthWest in another trench, then use the rocks as cover from the Nerb as you kill the 2 soldiers across the road. Once they're dead, rush the left side of the building and take out any remaining soldiers on your way to the Nerb. Kill the German running it, and then the guy up in the tower next to it.
Get close to the artilley gun and a squad of Germans comes from the North, use the gun if you want or not, just take them out and then blow up the gun. Now head South along the right edge of the road and the game will Autosave.
Run up to the smaller rock next to the road and use it as cover from the tank. Take out the German to the right of the rock, then the guy running near the tank, and finally the soldier manning the machine gun on the tank. Once they're dead, stay behind the rock until the tank fires a shot, then run out and Sticky Bomb it on one of the 4 glowing spots and run back to the rock and wait for it to blow.
Now go South-SouthWest towards the large rock and take out 3 more enemies. Head West on road until prompted to spread out. Use the trees on the left side as cover from the Nerbelwerffer and take out the guys up on the hill to the East with the Garand, then move up to the smaller rocks. Take out the next couple Germans on the higher East hill, one has a Panzerfaust so take him down quick. Once they're dead turn your attention to the two Germans to the West in the ditch.
Rush up to the Nerb on the left side and kill the guy running it, then another 2 soldiers to the East. Blow up the Nerb, then continue down the road to the North. Take cover behind the rocks and Garand the guy that's using the next Nerbelwerffer. Stay behind the rock until the tank runs off the road and stops, wait until it fires a shot then run up and use a Sticky Bomb on it and run back to the rock before it fires another. Once the tank blows up wait by the rock and 4 germans come out of it, take them out then head East up to the Nerb. Throw a grenade into the ditch behind the gun and then use the Thompson to take out any of the surviving 3 Germans.
Now blow up the gun and continue to the north, along the right side of the road. Kill 2 soldiers, then move up to the two big rocks by the road and a truck will crash into a tree. Kill the two Germans that come out then run up to the MG nest and take control. Use the MG on the wave of enemy soldiers that come from the rocks on the side of the road, once they stop coming a couple allies will come running down to the road.
When they reach you, head to the West towards the well then turn and go North towards the compound. Kill the 3 guys that come out of the door, then go in and to the right, through another door and you'll be inside the compound. Stay near the wall and go left, take out the single guard walking around the two garages across from you, then inch up to the edge of the wall and toss a grenade around the corner into the squad of Germans waiting there. Once it goes off, go around the corner and finish off the rest. Then look up and take out the guy in the window above.
Go into the left-most garage and take out the two soldiers up on the ledge, then Sticky Bomb the tank and run back out. Now go into the next garage on the right and kill the 3 Germans on the first floor, then two more on the top ledge. Then go and touch the truck to end this section.
THE GREAT ESCAPE
This is one of the most frustrating levels in the entire game, there's no health pickups and you're constantly being shot at. Be sure to quick save after every tank/halftrack you kill and are in good health(50+), take out the other vehicles as quickly as you can and then concentrate on the foot soldiers. Once you know where everything is going to come from you'll have a chance to get prepared to take stuff out quickly.
When you start moving, take out the two soldiers right by the compound gate, then the soldiers up on the hill across from you. Take out the first tank on the left quickly or it will cut your life in half. The next tank is on the right behind some trees, fire a few shots at it but if you start turning away from it before it's down don't worry. You'll get stuck on the edge of the mountain and the game will autosave.
TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
Shoot down at the Nerbelwerfer and two soldiers near it while you're stuck. Once you start rolling down, try to get the German with the bazooka on the right, then look up to the left and take out the tower with the MG in it. Once you start backing up and let the truck pass a tank will come up behind your vehicle. You HAVE to kill this tank quickly. Hit it a couple times when it's behind the hill, then lay into it when it comes around into full view. When you start moving down the road again, take out the couple soldiers on the left side of the road. A tree will fall in the road, kill the two soldiers in the ditch when you go around the tree, then shoot the left set of barrels when the oncoming tank is near them to take it out easily and without damage. This is a good spot to quicksave if you haven't already.
A Halftrack that can really lay into you will be on the hill to the right, by the trees. Take it out as quickly as possible. If it ends up taking you down to below 20 health or so, then quickload back to where you just blew up the tank and try to get it again. When it's gone, quicksave, there'll be two soldiers directly in front of you on a hill to kill, then a tank comes right at you. Again take it out ASAP, if it gets you then quickload back to right after killing the halftrack. Another tank will come down from the left, then a halftrack will start tailing you on the far right. Pepper it with shots until you meet up with your supply truck, then take it out when it gets closer. There's one more tank on the hill to the left as you make the final stretch, again quicksave after killing the last halftrack so if this tank gets you you'll be right back here. Take it out along with some enemies up on the hill. Allies will start coming from up ahead on the road. Just ride until this section is finally done.
Christmas Eve, 1944 Ardennes Forest, Belgium
This is a tough stage, but just remember that the shellings come in waves. Jump in a hole when they start, then immediately run when there's a break.
Jump down into the closest hole when the shellings start, then make your way North up when you get the "New Objective" message. Go from hole to hole when the shellings briefly stop, you can take some damage since there's health scattered everywhere, but you don't want to be out in the open during the heavy shellings. Make it to the Captain and you'll find he's hurt, now you have to head South and get the Medic. Again, run from hole to hole when there's a break, and quicksave after you make a significant distance.
Follow your compass to the back of the area, where the Medic is in a tent.
LOCATE THE MEDIC
When you find the Medic, he'll follow you. On your way back the truck on the left will get blown up and the Medic will stop to help the driver, don't wait for him, run ahead to the foxhole beyond the truck before the next round of shelling begins. Once the Medic gives up trying to help him he'll join you. Now, make your way back to the Captain, going foxhole to hole and quicksaving. Get back to the Captain and grab the health and the Medic will start working on him. He'll say the Captain will be all right and then gunfire comes pouring in from the West. The game will autosave.
DEFEND THE FRONT
Here's another frustratingly fun stage to play. The object now is to hold the line against the assault of German soldiers. Again, quicksaving after every objective is completed will cut down the frustration factor a bit.
The first thing you have to do is get to the Right Front to the North West. If any of the German soldiers make it past the ditch then you'll fail the mission, so stay a bit behind it(this helps you stay out of the way of gunfire and explosions as well) and roam from side to side shooting any soldiers who get close. Once they start running away you'll be told to go to the Left Front and stop a tank. Quicksave and head South, through a patch of trees to the trench that is the Left Front. The Bazooka that you need is behind the ditch on the ground, the compass doesn't point to it for some reason. So grab the bazooka then move to where the compass is pointing, between a couple trees, to activate the tank coming at the line. Help the other soldiers take out the advancing soldiers until the tank comes into view on the right side, then quickly switch to the Bazooka(hotkey is 6) and take it out with a couple rockets. You'll then be instructed to go back to the Right Front.
Quicksave and head back North to the Right Front, take out the tank that comes up just as you arrive there, then grab the two missles near the morter. Switch to a SMG and, again, stay behind the ditch and kill any Germans that get close. When the next tank comes into view, keep killing any soldiers close to the ditch then hotkey back to the Bazooka and take it out. This is a good spot to quicksave at as well, as long as no Germans are about to cross over.
Someone will shout about a Halftrack coming on the right, you want to take it out as fast as you can because this will signal the other Germans to start running away, if you wait they'll just keep coming and the Half- track itself will cross the ditch. So run to the right side and shoot the Halftrack with your last Rocket and the enemies will start to retreat. Phew!
This is another mission where you have to keep the Captain alive, usually it's not too hard but there are a couple spots where he wonders right into the thick of battle. Once again, the quicksave is your friend on this level.
Once the Captain lights the smoke grenade run up the middle like he says, but don't stop at the small hut, you'll still get hurt by the explosions, instead run straight to the small ditch to the right of the hut, you won't take damage here. If you're in good health still(50+) then quicksave, if not, load from the beginning, you WILL take some damage in this next part.
Run up to the bigger trench directly in front of you and get your Bazooka out. There's a tank on the left and a MG Nest on the right, if your squadmates actually prove useful(hey, a video game first!) and take out the tank before you can, then rocket the Machinegunner on the right, Otherwise, use the Bazooka on the tank on the left, then duck back down while you reload, then pop up and rocket the MG on the right. Once both of them are down, advance quickly to the house in the middle and take out the two Germans near the fence. Then go into the house and take out a couple more inside, grab the health and ammo and go to the door on the left, quicksave in here as well.
Open the door but don't go out, shoot the soldier across from you, then move up to the door and lean around it to the right, there's an MG nest just beyond the door so lean out and toss a grenade at it. Rush the nest once the grenade goes off and kill the gunner if he's still alive. Move ahead along the wall, then quickly turn the corner and go in the hole in the building to the Captain. The game will autosave.
A QUIET LITTLE TOWN
The church you have to clear is to the North, run out of the building you're in and head towards it. Go in before the Captain so he doesn't take any damage and take out the three Germans inside. The first two will run to the edges of the walls and the third will stay by the steps at the back end of the room. Once they're dead, go up the wooden steps and take cover behind the boxes, kill the 3 soldiers in this room(1 right by the boxes, two more in the pews) then get the single soldier in the small room at the South end of the room. Go back to the boxes and jump up on them to get to the wide ladder. Jump to it and USE it to climb up. Shoot the sniper at the far end of this narrow hall and go grab his rifle. Look out the window and snipe the soldier down to the right with the Bazooka, then go back down to the captain. Quicksave here then run out of the church before the Captain and go South until the MG starts firing. Snipe the gunner before the Captain runs up and gets killed(oh, it will happen, it WILL happen), then keep moving South along the short wall on the right. Kill the 2 soldiers running the Artillery cannon and the game will autosave.
PANZER IN THE STREET
Move into the blown up building with the cannon and look to the West, use the Bazooka on the tank as it approaches or it will kill the Captain(who helpfully runs out right into it's path). Now head West and kill a couple more Germans on the way to the hotel.
The Captain will wait outside the hotel for you. Go up to him and quicksave after he talks to you. Pick up the Shotgun(but don't use it, it doesn't work that well in here) and enter the hotel and kill the two soldiers in this main room. Then open the East door and wait by it for a couple guys to come up to it. Kill them then go through the door and take out a couple more at each corner of the room. Now go upstairs and you'll be in a narrow hall with 3 doors on the East wall and another down at the opposite end. Open each door on the East wall and kill the enemies in in each one(the shotgun works here). Once you've opened all 3 East door, open the North door and kill 1 more then go all the way back down to the other end of the hall, where you started. Open the West door and kill the guy by the window. Go up the steps and kill 2 soldiers who rush you, then turn around and kill the guy by the boxes. Get the health and ammo up here then go back down the steps and through the West door.
You'll be in another hallway. Open all the doors on the West wall this time and kill the soliers in each one, then go in the North door and kill 2 more, look out the window and snipe the Machinegunner below. Now go South and down the steps and kill 2 Germans in this room. Go through the East door, then back outside via the North doors.
Head North and use the wall as cover as you take out the new guy manning the MG. Once he's dead, keep going North and kill the guy that comes out the door, then head to your allies past the building. Go to the Captain and your allies will blow up a halftrack. QUICKSAVE RIGHT HERE
After the Captain talks a little, a plane will bomb you. Now you have to take control of the AA gun and take the plane down. This can be VERY frustrating. But once you figure out where the plane will fly in from you can take it down after a couple passes. After the first pass as you're running to the gun, aim at the trees on the left. Aim above and a bit to the right of the right-most tree and start firing as soon as you hear the plane noise. After this pass, aim at the buildings on the right. Aim above the left side of the right-most building(the shorter, wider one) and again, start firing as soon as you hear the plane coming. Hopefully the plane will be smoking heavily after this pass. Again, aim at the trees on the left, in the same spot and fire away as the plane approaches. If you hit it enough times, the plane will crash as it comes back from the right, otherwise it will drop a bomb that kills the Captain. That's why you need to quicksave at the beginning of this shootout. It may take a couple tries but once you know where to aim as the plane is coming in, then you'll take it down. That's the end of the second mission!