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Close Quarters is the 10th chapter of Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood.

Introduction Edit

After a fellow soldier is wounded, the men of 2nd and 3rd squad must work together to eliminate the threat hiding deep in Carentan.

Objectives Edit

Clear the remaining Germans out of Carentan Edit

The remaining Germans in the train yards scattered into the city once their positions was overrun.

TranscriptEdit

Hartsock's introductionEdit

Hartsock: I'd been promoted maybe an hour before, but it still felt like I was following Baker around. It was probably for the best at the time.

Marshall: How much more resistance did you encounter?

Hartsock: Mostly just the pockets of scared Krauts that fled during the assault on the train yards. It wasn't easy finding 'em in all those back alleys and side streets. It's hard to imagine people lived in half the places we were standing on.

ConflictEdit

The battle of Carentan is still going on as there are German resistance in the area who were scattered from the trainyards held their positions in the streets. Mac was wounded in the battle and Corrion carried him to couch that is intact.

Baker: McCreary. stay with him.,Alright,we're going to attack in two separate routes and meet back at the plaza. No point in wastin' a buncha words... Let's just get this done.

Mac:It went in and out i think. Krauts weren't supposed to shoot at me, the little bastards. Hurts like a son of a bitch.

Later

Baker: Red! There are Germans all over this area and they got a tank.We've been running from it since we split up.

Corrion sees the German Tank approaching.

Corrion : Uh,Baker!?

Baker: We have to clear out this orchard before we can do anything else. I had no fucking idea there would be so many.

Corrion: Baker!

(PS2 Version)Baker: What,Sam!

Soon, the Panzer IV fire its gun and miss which gave Red, Baker and Corrion to flee the scene. Baker and Corrion flee to a nearby house for safety from the tank.

Baker: SHIT! Get into that house!

Soon, the tank fire another round into the house, serverly damaging the house. This made Red worried whether his friends managed to survive. Well, its Baker, he can survive anything, I am sure of it, Red thought about their safety. Later the tank destroy a portion of the wall and stationed itself at the opposite of the plaza side of Red's squad. The blown wall allow Red to access the plaza and tries to defeat the Germans from there.

Corrion: That shell hit too fucking close,I can barely hear anything. Jesus,Baker,this shit is drawn to you. This ringing in my ears is going to drive me crazy!

Baker: I jumped onto what i think was a table and I found this... Figured you'd like to properly toast your promotion!

Chapter Ends

Characters Edit

Weapons Edit

American Weapons

German Weapons and Vehicles Edit

Teams Edit

Assault Team: Edit

  • Cpl. Paddock - M3 Grease Gun
  • Pvt. Winchell - M1A1 Carbine
  • Pvt. McConnell - M1A1 Carbine

Fire Team: Edit

  • Cpl. Campbell - M1 Garand
  • Pvt. Paige - M1A1 Thompson
  • Pvt. Marsh - M1 Garand

Extras Edit

Sgt. "Mac" Hassay Edit

Sgt. Mac Hassay (1)
Mac has been a professional soldier since 1930 had knows his trade inside and out. He has served all over the world and volunteered for the Airborne in 1942. He is dedicated and committed, an expert with all infantry weapons and a superb "lead by example" Platoon Sergeant. Mac will not let the men of his platoon down. He is very proud to be a paratrooper and in the 101st and very proud of his 3rd Platoon.

Sgt. Mac Hassay (2)
Max served with Colonel Joe Baker, Matt Baker's father, at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1939 when Mac was a rifle and machine gun marksmanship instructor at the Infantry School and the Colonel was an instructor of Infantry tactics. Colonel Baker saved Mac's life in a demolitions training exercise at Fort Benning. As a result, Mac respects Matt's father and looks at Matt as a leader with the potential to carry on in his father's footsteps.

The Browning Automatic Rifle Edit

The Browning Automatic Rifle (1)
The Browning Automatic Rifle, commonly referred to by the abbreviation BAR, was introduced in service in 1918 and became a favorite weapon of Allied forces in WWII.

The Browning Automatic Rifle (2)
Designed by famous weapon maker John M. Browning, this cross between a light machine gun and heavy assault rifle was the powerful and essential part of Allied squads. Although not initially issued to paratroopers on D-Day, many (including Sgt. Joe Hartsock) scavenged them from gliders or landing troops.

The Browning Automatic Rifle (3)
A very versatile weapon, the BAR could be fired from many positions including the shoulder, hip and from the prone position using a bipod attachment. Despite its limited 20-round clip, the BAR became a weapon that Allied infantry swore by.



The Browning Automatic Rifle (4)
In Brothers in Arms Earned in Blood, the BAR is an essential element of your squad. Because its high rate of fire, the BAR is a perfect weapon to suppress the enemy, and its ability to be fired from the shoulder and hip make it a capable weapon in close quarter firefights.

Recreating Carentan Edit

Recreating Carentan (1)
The city of Carentan was the vital link up point for Allied forces making their assault during the D-Day invasion. Because of its importance, the Gearbox design team had to make sure the missions within and around the city were as accurate and as authentic as possible.

Recreating Carentan (2)
Using military maps; aerial photos; After Action Reports; and on site reconnaissance, the city of Carentan was meticulously recreated for the many missions in both Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood.

Recreating Carentan (3)
The map from 1944 illustrates the detail that went into creating the city's center area used for both the "Close Quarters" and "Eviction Notice" missions in Earned in Blood.

Recreating Carentan (4)
Here you can see the church where Hartsock received his promotion at the end of Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30.



Recreating Carentan (5)
A secondary map provides more detail on the buildings and roads and rail station just south of the church area.



Recreating Carentan (6)
A closer look...





Recreating Carentan (7)
Using these maps, the design team rebuilt this area of the city. Here you can see the actual game levels "Close Quarters" and "Eviction Notice" imposed on top of the map.

Recreating Carentan (8)
Here, Gearbox Artist, Jennifer Burris photographs one of the many side streets in the "Close Quarters" map. These photos were then used to recreate the many buildings and structures found throughout Carentan.

Recreating Carentan (9)
Comparing real life photographs to in game screenshots, you can see the level of detail that the Gearbox Art team put into creating an authentic and accurate depiction of 1944 Carentan.

Recreating Carentan (10)
More Comparison Photos...

Recreating Carentan (11)
More Comparison Photos...





EIB Additional Talent Edit

EIB Additional Talent (1)
Earned in Blood Additional Talent





EIB Additional Talent (2)
Earned in Blood Additional Talent

EIB Additional Talent (3)
Earned in Blood Additional Talent



GalleryEdit

Difference in the PS2 Version Edit

  • Baker,Corrion & Mccreary each have an M1 Garand.,Corrion later has a B.A.R.
  • Marsh & Mcconnell are absent.(Mcconnell is left out in the PS2 Version.)
  • Friar has an M1 Garand
  • Paddock & Paige each has a B.A.R.
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