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"Ba.. Ba.. BAKER!"
— Leggett scream for Baker after Allen & Garnett's Death

Buying the Farm is the 12th chapter of Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30. This chapter have the first appearance of a tank and assault team together and the squad loses two members.

Summary Edit

With St. Come liberated, the 101st must find a way to Carentan. With the help of a Sherman, look for a western path...

Plot Edit

It begins with the squad alone take on a farmhouse on the hill that have the remaining defenders from St. Come. Their goal is to capture and serve as not only a CP but to remove German presence in the area. Leggett and Allen had a heated argument before cool down by Mac. Since Mac can't join the assault, Leggett leads Allen and Garnett to flank the farm much to the friends chargin. This leave Baker, Red, Corrion and Desola along with a Sherman tank for the main assault.

Baker's squad push through the Germans who are well equipped with MG, Panzerfaust crew and well trained paratroopers to defend the farm. Despite this, Baker use their tactics and will to reach the farm and eliminate any opposition. Once they reach the farm, they faced heavy resistance including one Pak 36 but the tank and the squad wistfully dealt with the Germans.

Suddenly, they are ambushed by a mortar team on the other side of the farm. The team reach open field to reach the mortar while avoiding mortar fire. However, they are obstacles like German paratroopers and a StuG tank. The team defeat them and finish off the mortar team.

Despite their victory, they hear the voice of Leggett screaming for Baker. The team rushed to the scene to find a horrifying view, Allen and Garnett corpse along the three Germans corpses. Leggett fell down and cried over his guilt.

Objectives Edit

Capture the farmhouse Edit

Mop up the remnants around St. Come-du-Mont. The farmhouse is the high ground.

Kill the German mortar team Edit

Enemy artillery must be eliminated before the farmhouse can be used as a safe command post.

Characters Edit

Weapons Edit

American Weapons and Vehicles Edit

German Weapons and Vehicles Edit

Teams Edit

Assault Team: Edit

  • Cpl. Hartsock - B.A.R. M1918
  • Cpl. Corrion - M1A1 Thompson
  • Pvt. Desola - M1A1 Carbine

Tank: Edit

  • Sgt. Jackson- Sherman Tank

Transcript Edit

Main article: Buying the Farm/Transcript

Extras Edit

Recreating Normandy Edit

Recreating Normandy (1)
A US Army Signal Corps photo reveals a destroyed German Stug. Above the road on the hill to the right is the house featured in "Buying the Farm."



Recreating Normandy (2)
When Gearbox visited Normandy almost 60 years later, structures like this farmhouse were still intact and in use, to the delight of the surveyors.



Recreating Normandy (3)
Gearbox designer, Erik Doescher studies the farmhouse.





Recreating Normandy (4)
The farmhouse as recreated in Brothers in Arms.



Recreating Normandy (5)
The real-life counterparts to the other houses in the "Buying the Farm" courtyard. The photosource was used to recreate these buildings in the game.



Recreating Normandy (6)
The other "Buying the Farm" houses as recreated in Brothers in Arms.



The Sherman Tank - Col. Antal Briefing Edit

The Sherman Tank (1)
The Sherman Tank





The Sherman Tank (2)
Tanks like this landed in the first wave at Omaha Beach and linked up with the Paratroopers of the 101st airborne near Carentan.

The Sherman Tank (3)






The Sherman Tank (4)
The Sherman tank was armed with a 75mm cannon, which was used most effectively against the sides or rear of enemy tanks.

German Army Fallschirmjäger - Col. Antal Briefing Edit

German Army Fallschirmjäger (1)
The German Parachute Infantry, or Fallshirmjägers were the best equipped and most highly motivated light infantry in the German Army.



German Army Fallschirmjäger (2)
The German 6th Parachute Regiment and the 3rd Parachute Division fought in the Normandy battles.



German Army Fallschirmjäger (3)
The German paratroopers, like their American counterparts were all volunteers. They had more modern rifles and a higher allocation of machine guns, anti-tank weapons and mortars than regular infantry.

German Army Fallschirmjäger (4)
The Fallshirmjägers proved highly effective in the defensive actions they fought against American infantrymen in Normandy and were fierce opponents.

Orchestral Score, Part 2 Edit

Orchestral Score 05 - Buying the Farm

Orchestral Score 05 - Buying the Farm











Orchestral Score 06 - Carentan

Orchestral Score 06 - Carentan











Orchestral Score 07 - Purple Heart Lane

Orchestral Score 07 - Purple Heart Lane











Orchestral Score 08 - Reunion Theme

Orchestral Score 08 - Reunion Theme











Gallery Edit

Difference in the PS2 version Edit

  • Leggett, Allen, Garnett, Red and Corrion all carries an M1A1 Thompson
  • Leggett calls for Baker in different tones.
  • Desola is absent. Only Red, Corrion, and the M4 Sherman tank is at Baker's command.
  • Baker is using a Springfield M1903 as his secondary instead of an M1 Garand.
  • Allen & Garnett had their bodies covered up, while a dramatic song was played.
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