Alternate Route is the 14th chapter of Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30.
To avoid the open causeway, there must be an alternate route to Carentan. Baker's Dozen must bear the cost to find it...
Few hours after "Buying the Farm" event, the squad except Baker and Corrion are angry for letting Allen & Garnett as they express their anger while Leggett is alone grieving. Mac managed to stop the fight and ordered Baker to destroy a bridge which is another route to Carentan but also a potential flank. Mac and Leggett leaves Baker's team and a tank to deal with it.
Baker's team encountered some German defenders, a StuG tank and a Pak 36 to defend the area. The Americans fought their way through the defense and reach the trainyard where the objective is nearby. As they crossed the bridge, they encounter a counterattack but managed to repel it. Baker goes to the detonate and pushing it to destroy the bridge.
Destroy the bridge to Carentan Edit
The bridge may be an alternate route into Carentan, but it can be used by the enemy to mass a counter-attack on the 101st flank.
- Staff Sergeant Gregory Hassay
- Sergeant Matthew Baker (Playable)
- Sergeant Jackson (does not speak)
- Corporal Samuel Corrion
- Corporal Joseph Hartsock
- Private First Class Kevin Leggett (does not speak)
- Private Larry Allen (mentioned)
- Private Michael Desola
- Private Michael Garnett (mentioned)
American Weapons and Vehicles Edit
German Weapons and Vehicles Edit
Assault Team: Edit
- Cpl.Hartsock - B.A.R. M1918
- Cpl.Corrion - M1A1 Thompson
- Pvt.Desola - M1A1 Thompson
- Sgt.Jackson - Sherman Tank
- Main article: Alternate Route/Transcript
The German MP-40 SMG - Col. Antal Briefing EditThis is the German MP40 Sub-machine gun.
The MP40 was the standard German sub-machine gun of World War II and was the preferred weapon for squad leaders in the German Army.
The MP40 is 32.75 inches long, with the folding metal stock extended. And it weights 8.7 pounds.
The MP40 was a very lethal weapon at close range. Many Americans preferred the MP40 over their own sub-machine guns and scavenged them whenever possible. in Brothers in Arms, you can feel free to take one for yourself.
Alternate Route Official After Action Report EditOfficial After Action Report detailing attempts to discover an "Alternate Route" to advance on Carentan.
Just a few minutes before dark of the night that 502-3 was to move out, Capt. Henry G. Plitt, Rgt S-3, was told that an alternate route might be needed for the advance, and that the information would be needed before 0300. He took a Piper Cub from Houesville, and scouted the railway line south of the Douve as a possible alternate. The hour was about 2130 but there was still sufficient light for his purpose. Flying at 1500 feet, he could see the bridge over the Jourdan-Douve intersection and noted that it looked passable for foot troops.
The Bridge, Then, Now and In Game EditThe real bridge across the "Alternate Route" was not destroyed in the action during the Normandy campaign.
The "Alternate Route" bridge in Brothers in Arms.
Orchestral Score, Part 3 Edit
- This is the only chapter where Baker starts with a Browning Automatic Rifle.