- "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.
With St. Come liberated, the 101st must find a way to Carentan. With the help of a Sherman, look for a western path...
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.
You really get to know a man if you have to watch him die. That moment right before he realizes it's over. That moment his face reflects every decision he's ever made. What kind of life he led...and if he regrets it.
This is the same day five years ago Baker and George enlisted in the United States Army. The day is very gloomy, almost as if it was going to rain any minute. Everyone is staring at a farmhouse, which is located and can be seen a few kilometers away from their position.
Corrion: So, take the farm? That's it?.
Allen: Well I'm sure the bloodthirsty Nazis will just walk out and hand it to us if we ask them nicely enough.
Garnett: What if we say please?
Leggett: Do you guys ever stop?
Allen: Only when you take breaths in between all your whining.
Leggett walked towards Allen.
Leggett: You trying to say something Allen!?
Mac: Shut up. Both of you! The fight is with the Krauts, not each other. Leggett, you're ranking private, so you take Allen and Garnett with you around the back.
Allen: Why are we with the boy wonder?
Mac: Don't even try to argue with me son! I was kicking ass while you were playing dolls with your sister! Now get moving!
Allen began walking around the back, followed by Garnett and then Leggett.
Mac: Baker, I gotta get going. You take Hartsock, Desola, and Corrion. Capture that farm and link up with Leggett on the other side.
Mac then headed off back to St. Come. Baker was left with his Assault team and a helping hand from Omaha Beach - an M4 Sherman tank commanded by Sgt. Jackson
Baker ordered the tank into the garden. Germans were armed with Panzerfausts, so Baker and his Assault Team had to defend the tank. The tank fired its coax machine guns on the advancing Germans. After the Germans died, Baker and his Team slowly moved towards the farm. A Panzerfaust round exploded near the Sherman. Baker ordered his squad to charge the Germans. Afterwards, the squad was successful.
Outside the farm were two MG potions and troops with Panzerfausts. Baker, his Assault team, and the Sherman went to the side of the farm and killed a German on a MG without sandbags. Baker moved towards the farm and sees a Pak 36, an anti-tank gun. Baker flanks the gun and killed the men on the gun. The tank fired its main gun on the Germans, killing them.
Moments later, Baker and his squad here mortar rounds exploding. Baker, his Assault team, and the tank moved into open field and killed Germans coming out of the corner. Baker scouts up ahead, sees a Stug tank, and orders the Sherman to destroy it. Baker then takes his squad and kill the mortar team.
Hartsock: Do anyone here that?
Hartsock: Aw, SHIT Leggett!
Everybody goes to see Leggett. All Baker see are the corpses of Allen and Garnett and dead Germans with Leggett on his knees.
Leggett: They're dead. There were too many of them. God.
- Staff Sergeant Gregory Hassay
- Sergeant Matthew Baker (playable)
- Sergeant Jackson (does not speak)
- Corporal Samuel Corrion
- Corporal Joseph Hartsock
- Private First Class Kevin Leggett
- Private Larry Allen (KIA)
- Private Michael Desola (does not have scripted dialouge)
- Private Michael Garnett (KIA)
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 Carbine
- Sgt. Jackson
- Sherman Tank
Recreating Normandy EditA 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."
When Gearbox visited Normandy almost 60 years later, structures like this farmhouse were still intact and in use, to the delight of the surveyors.
Gearbox designer, Erik Doescher studies the farmhouse.
The farmhouse as recreated in Brothers in Arms.
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.
The other "Buying the Farm" houses as recreated in Brothers in Arms.
The Sherman Tank - Col. Antal Briefing EditThe Sherman Tank
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 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 EditThe German Parachute Infantry, or Fallshirmjägers were the best equipped and most highly motivated light infantry in the German Army.
The German 6th Parachute Regiment and the 3rd Parachute Division fought in the Normandy battles.
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.
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
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.