La Fière was one of the famous airborne engagements during the Normandy Campaign, known for being one of the bloodiest, small unit battles of the invasion, and we hope to capture that same intensity in our take of the battle. Those of you who have been with us for a long time no doubt already know of the map, and we've taken player feedback and suggestions from our playtests to improve on the design, and make it all the better.
Today, just like we did with Carentan on our previous Inside Surveillance, we're taking you on a tour of the main areas of the map.
As always, note that the map is still unfinished, and that a few areas need some touching up.
The first objective is the German held Manor. The Allies have 3 main avenues of attack. The main road, the Hay Pile Field, and the Manor Field.
Hay Pile Field
Next, the Allies will have to take control of the bridge. There are 3 main avenues of attack across the flooded river into the German bridgehead. The Bridge, the Shallows, and the Tree Bridge.
The Tree Bridge
And for those feeling like those paths may be too conspicuous, one can always take a chance at swimming across, preferably with someone covering you.
Axis Bridge Camp
After Securing the bridgehead. The Allies must continue up the road to take out a German 88 emplacement before getting into the village. They can keep pushing down the Main Road using the downed tanks for cover, trudge through the flooded Glider Field or try to flank through the Flooded Field.
German Flak 88 Emplacement.
With the Flak88 out of Commission, the American Paratroopers can finally head into the village and take out the German HQ, but first, they'll have to get control the Cauquiny, defended by a ruined house turned MG nest that guards the Main road.
Once the MG nest is neutralized, it's a straight shot to the German HQ in close quarters battle from courtyard to courtyard, and through the bombed Church of Saint-Ferréol de Cauquigny.
MG nest backyard
That's all for today's Inside Surveillance on Carentan! Keep in mind everything's still subject to change, but you can get an early look at what awaits you once you strap up and head feet first into the Battle of Carentan in WWII Online: Chokepoint!
Thank you all for reading, and hope to see you again on the next Inside Surveillance.
See you on the battlefield!
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