Rendezvous with Destiny is the 2nd chapter (chronologically first) in Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30. It is basically a tutorial mission on basic controls.
Sgt. Baker, struggling to accept his new role as squad leader, has arranged to be the first one to jump in his stick of troopers...
It began with 3rd Squad in the plane waiting to jump out the plane while Baker monologue his thoughts being a squad leader. Soon, Mac ready the squad and preparing to jump. However, a Flak hits the plane and the squad is in disarray. Baker is ordered to stand at the entrance of the plane. Soon, the plane is hit again and Baker is forced to jump out, he managed to open his parachute and reach safely. He meets up with Mac and he gave Baker a pistol due to Baker loses his gear. They soon surprised two Germans who were checking a lifeless corpse of the parachuter and kill them with ease. Mac check his map to find where are they at before moving out. Baker and Mac found Leggett and Cole near a house. They ask the resident in the house for location and revealed that they are at north east of St Mere Eglise. With the knowledge, Cole order Mac, Baker and Leggett to link anybody in their way.
Get to the nearest crossroad Edit
Tou've been knocked out of your plane and mis-dropped. Look for allied paratroopers and use your compass to guide your way.
Follow Mac's orders Edit
Platoon Sergeant, "Mac" Hassay, dropped just after you. He outranks you, so follow his orders until you link up with the squad.
Baker's introduction Edit
I never asked to be squad leader, but I had no choice. Now I've got thirteen soldiers under my command. Thirteen men depending on me to make the right decisions and not get them killed. Thirteen families relying on me to bring their husbands and sons home. Thirteen. Thirteen is not a lucky number.
Baker starts to wake up. Mac is the first to get to his feet.
Mac: Stand up!
Baker and the others stand up.
Mac: Hook up!
Baker and the others hook up.
Mac: Check your equipment!
Each soldier checks his equipment.
Mac: Remember! This squad sticks together! Once you hit the ground, find Baker! Sound off!
Muzza: Fourteen OK!
McCreary: Thirteen OK!
The C-47 plane's right wing gets hit by Flak 88.
Hartsock: Corrion's hit!
Garnett: Let's get the hell out of here!
Allen: We gotta jump, Sarge!
Mac: We wait for the green light!
Allen: We wait any longer, there won't be a fucking green light!
Mac: Baker! Stand in the door!
Baker looks out and sees tracer bullets hitting other C-47s and paratroopers dropping from them.
Baker: I never asked to be squad leader.
A tracer bullet hits the left wing of the C-47, forcing Baker to jump. Baker parachute opens and sees his leg bag plummet to the ground. Less than a thirty seconds later, Baker lands on the branch of a tree and falls from it. Baker then goes to a nearby village, where he meets Mac.
Mac: Baker! Where the hell's all your gear?
Mac hands his pistol to Baker.
Mac: Shit. Take my .45 and shoot anything that's wearing gray.
Mac and Baker then go to a tree when two German troops are checking the lifeless corpse of Cpl. Mitchell.
Osttruppen: Ich glaube, um den brauchen wir uns keine Sorgen mehr zu machen. (I think we don't have to worry about him anymore.)
Another Osttruppen: Ob da noch mehr von ihnen sind? (Are there more of them?)
Mac and Baker kill them both. Mac consults a map.
Mac: I'm trying to figure out where the hell we are.
He looks at the map a couple times and looks around. They reach a road.
Mac: I'll cross first. Cover me!
Mac then crosses the road, followed by Baker.
Mac: Thunder! Who's there?
Leggett: Oh shit. Mac and Baker! I thought I was lost!
Cole: Quiet! Keep your voice down or the whole goddamn German army while show up. They'll be plenty of time to reminisce later.
Mac: Anybody know where we are?
Legget: No idea.
Cole: I'll find out. Stay put.
Cole then goes to a nearby house.
Cole: Hello. Je suis American. (Hello. I am American)
French Woman: S'il vous plaît, laissez-nous en paix. (Please leave us in peace.)
Cole: AMERICANS. What town is this?
French Woman: S'il vous plaît, partez d'ici. (Please, leave.)
Cole: Any of y'all know French? I can't understand a goddamn word she's jabbering.
Leggett: I speak a bit, sir.
Cole: Then get your ass over here, son.
Leggett walks to the door.
Leggett: Pouvez-vous nous dire où nous sommes? (Can you tell us where we are?)
French Woman: Juste au nord-est de Sainte Mère Eglise. (Just northeast of St. Mère Eglise.)
Leggett: She says we're just northeast of St. Mere Eglise.
Cole: Dammit. Well, we're headed in the wrong direction. I'm going to see if I can gather some more guys. Y'all head that way through the gate and link up with anyone else you find as you head east. Stay alive. That's an order.
- Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Cole
- Staff Sergeant Gregory Hassay
- Sergeant Matthew Baker (Playable)
- Corporal Joseph Hartsock
- Corporal Samuel Corrion (does not speak)
- Corporal Thomas Mitchell (not named, lifeless corpse only)
- Private First Class Jack Courtland
- Private First Class Kevin Leggett
- Private Larry Allen
- Private Michael Desola (does not speak)
- Private Michael Garnett
- Private Dale McCreary (does not speak)
- Private David Muzza (KIA)
- French Woman
- Colt M1911 (got from Mac)
Colonel John Antal Biography - Any Difficulty EditColonel John F. Antal, U.S. Army (Retired), served 30 years in the U.S. Army.
He entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1973 and retired July 31, 2003.
Antal has commanded U.S. combat soldiers at every level from platoon to regiment.
Antal is an Airborne Ranger and has earned the Expert Infantryman's Badge.
He served in combat units in Germany, Korea, Kuwait and the United States.
He commanded an M1A1 tank battalion in the volatile demilitarized zone in Korea.
His last Army assignment was operations officer (G3) for the 165,000 man III Armored Corps at Fort Hood, TX.
Antal now serves as military historian and adviser to Gearbox Software on gaming titles such as Brothers in Arms.
- Muzza was the first to die in this mission when the plane got hit by a Flak
- On PSP there's a M1 Garand under the dead paratrooper and one of the two Germans next to him is using a P-38, due to this and the next level being merged the player is also able to pick up weapons in this level. while the other versions don't let you
Difference in the PS2 version Edit
- The mission ends as soon as Baker lands.