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Written in Stone is the 8th chapter in Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway.

Introduction Edit

There are many dark corners in Eindhoven for the enemy to spring an attack

Objective Edit

Destroy the 88's Edit

  • Rendezvous at Church Entrance
  • Eliminate the Sniper
  • Destroy the German Trucks: 4
  • Destroy German Fuel Supply
  • Destroy the Radio Post
  • Destroy the Kloosterdreef 88
  • Destroy the Woenselschenstraat 88

Checkpoints Edit

  • Among the Gravestones
  • On Holy Ground
  • New Objectives
  • Backyards of Eindhoven
  • 88 on the Outskirts

TranscriptEdit

A cut scene shows a soldiers running through a cemetery to a church while a sniper aims his scope and kills him.

Zanovich: I don't care how much dirt I've had in the last two days. These jeeps sure beat the hell out of walkin' everywhere.

McCreary: When do I get to drive?

Zanovich: When the Army hands out tractors.

Sink: I need you ladies to drive those jeeps around the back of the 88. It's just down the road. Cut through the fields and set up an OP in the church. We'll catch 'em with their pants down.

Baker and Red's team reach the church, but it is heavily guarded by German machine guns. While the team suppress the machine gun teams, Baker and Paddock starts to flank by going through the cemetery. However, there are some German resistance on the way but both men took them down with ease. As they approach the flank with more German soldiers guarding it, Baker saw and hear Leggett's scream back at Hill 30 on one of the gravestone before it faded out. This got Baker nearly hit by a Kar 98k with Paddock telling him take cover.

Paddock: Ugh! Ah! Son of a bitch!

Paddock shoots the door then pushes the door open.

When you are in the church you are alone except for paddock you will have lots of cover just be careful and kill one at the time and move slowly, avoid taking cover behind the chair because its vulnerable to gunfire. There is a MG 42 team at the ground floor so take it out before it pin you down. When you reach the second floor, German units will be appearing all over the second floor, the route is straight-forward so you shouldn't get lost. Enemies won't dump grenade until you get close, so its suggested to use the rifle to engage at medium to long range, and focus on one target at a time. Use automatic weapons if your foes are attempting to storm your location. watch your step in this part, falling will result an instant death.  If you like to do assault, use your Sub-machinegun and have Paddick to suppress the enemy for safe apporach. Watch where Paddick is and make sure he is not exopsed, then you can let him do his work, after clearing all the Germans, you will eventually find the sniper and a cutscene will start.

Baker is sneaking into the top of the church holding his rifle not aimed but up in battle position. Suddenly a German sneaks up behind Baker and punches him in the face. Then Paddock comes in, punches him a couple times in the face and starts choking him. The German tries to stab him with a Hitler Youth knife, but Paddock disarms him.

Paddock: Hey, I'll be sending the rest of your friends your way REAL soon.

He throws the German sniper out the window.

Paddock: You okay?

Baker: Yeah just got punched. Hurts. It was him. That bastard shot Cole. Let's get back to the guy's.

Nicholaas: I've been looking for Americans. Oh, it's you! Your face was in better shape when we last met. Well there are two of those large cannons nearby. I also spotted and ammunition dump and a fuel station. I drew a map for whoever I could find.

Baker: Spread out! Check your weapons!

After killing the sniper you'll meet Nicholas saying he spotted 88s and fuel trucks, your squad is tasked to destory them. Your Assault team and Bazooka tem will rejoin you, have them take cover and recon the area, you want to keep your squad alive as much as possible, so rush in this mission is not recommeded. Move your team from cover to cover, if you face MG 42 team on the stronghold, use Bazooka team to wipe them out. Assault team is mainly used as suppression, they are very effective at pinning the enemy down, the Bazooka team can wipe out the enemy squad if they are not in heavy cover. You job is to flank and hunt down the enemy that your teammates not killed. First you have to take out fuel trucks, ask your men to use Bazooka is the best way to do it, but if you want, grenades and Satchel Charges also works.  After all fuel trucks are blown up, the level will get harder, but before that use your map to locate the ammo dump and resupply. The courtyard area is pretty dangerous to your teammates. You have to enter first, suppress the enemy close to you, have your teams take cover fast, it is possible for your Bazooka team to wipe out some enemy units before reach cover. Watch the MG 42 team on the attic, it will cause trouble to you and your team even if you suppress it. Move the Bazooka team as close as you can to wipe it out. After get through the small gate, more enemy squads will come to your right, same drill, move yourself to cover first, move your team to safe spot and use four fs. After this area is clear, Baker will be on his own. 

Baker only have to kill one enemy in this part, shoot the radio to prevent the enemy to call for help. After that, a teammate will open the door, the final part begins.

Nicholas: I apologize. It's my son Pieter I cannot locate him. I am very worried he followed me and I lost him. It's my fault entirely I gave him my gone to protect him not-revenge...

Paddock: And then he pulled out one of those Hitler youth knives and tried to shank me with it!

Friar: So what happened to the knife then?

Hartsock: So where to now?

Baker: Did you see a kid?

Hartsock: What?

Baker: I just saw Nick. He said he lost his son around here somewhere.

The cut scene ends and then another cut scene opens with Baker.

Baker: What's it like for Red to be here? God, seeing Nick's face, the face of a man who just lost his son, there's some questions you can never ask your friends. What was it like to kiss your pregnant wife goodbye and get in that car? How does it feel to miss your daughter's first two birthdays? What if you die before the 3rd?

Pieter then shoots a German dead to the ground with a pistol in his hands and Baker watching.

Chapter Ends

Characters Edit

Weapons Edit

American Weapons Edit

German Weapons Edit

Teams Edit

Assault Team: Edit

  • Cpl Paddock

Later: Edit

  • Cpl. Corrion
  • Pfc. Dawson
  • Pvt. LaRoche

Bazooka Team: Edit

  • Pfc. Connor
  • Pfc. Courtland
  • Pfc. Jasper

Recon Report Edit

The Plan: Garden Edit

The Plan Garden (1)

Gen. Brain Horrocks' XXX (30th) Corps would spearhead the British armored invasion into Holland

The second half of Field Marshall Montgomery's plan to invade Holland, "Operation Garden" had the British 2nd Armored Army in Allied-controlled Belgium conduct a mad-dash northward over the Neder-Rijn River. The attack would be spearheaded by the British XXX Armored Corps, who would travel along the main causeway from Eindhoven up through Arnhem held by the members of the 1st Airborne Army, providing much-needed armor support to the light infantry units as they advanced along the corridor.

The Plan Garden (2)

One of the many war factories located in the Ruhr region of Germany.

If the 2nd Armored could establish a front North of the Neder-Rijn, they would be in a prime position to invade Northern Germany's Ruhr region. The Ruhr contained most of Germany's war factories, and it also lied North of Germany's heavily fortified Siegfried Line. Attacking here would not only allow the Allies with a path into Germany that completely bypasses the Siegfried Line's defenses, but would also severely cripple the production capabilities of Germany's war machine. If would spell a quick and utter defeat for Germany, and thus "End the war by Christmas".

The Plan Garden (3)

Men of the XXX Corps struggle to organize their vehicles to navigate the narrow streets of Dutch towns.

The main weakness of the plan was time. Airborne soldiers are fast-attack light infantry, and as such aren't equipped for heavy or prolonged fighting. Their success and survival depended on the expedient arrival of XXX Corps. In order for "Garden" to be considered a true success, XXX Corps had to travel over 60 miles up a narrow causeway and reach the 1st Airborne in Arnhem within 3 days. The Airborne soldiers could not be expected to hold out for much longer than that. Such a feat would require a break-neck pace that would be difficult to accomplish even under best conditions, and traveling in a vulnerable column down a narrow stretch of highway through enemy-occupied territory was definitely not "under the best conditions".

The Butcher Shop Edit

The Butcher Shop (1)

Men of the 506th pass by the battered shop after securing Eindhoven.

This butcher shop took the first 88mm round fired at the assaulting 506th as they moved into Eindhoven. For an 88 crew, hitting targets as small and mobile as infantry units is considerably difficult with such a large and unwieldy weapon, allowing the men of the 506th to move in, even under the thundering fire of 88mm Guns. Unfortunately for the civilians of Eindhoven, hitting the surrounding buildings is a much easier feat to accomplish.

The Butcher Shop (2)

The impact from the round has caused the front wall of the building to buckle, and the second story to cave in.

The butcher shop on Woenselschestraat took one 88mm round straight to storefront, and as a result, there was not much left of it. The building become a landmark to passing soldiers, and a reminder of the destruction the feared German weapons could cause.

The "Kloosterdreff Incident" Edit

The Kloosterdreff Incident (1)

The corner of Kloosterdreff and Woenselschestraat where most of the skirmish took place.

By the time the 506th made it to Eindhoven early on D+1, the occupying forces were in a state of confusion and disarray. With Airborne soldiers dropping in to the North, and reports of Allied armor coming in from the South, the German forces in Eindhoven decided that getting out of the city was the best course-of-action. Many of the units occupying the city retreated throughout the night of the 17th, leaving a few 88mm Guns behind to shield the retreat. Upon reaching the outskirts of the city, the men of the 506th came under fire from these guns. Since the primary 88 Guns laid along the intersection of the streets Kloosterdreff and Woenselschestraat, the battle to silence these two guns came to be called the "Kloosterdreff Incident".

The Kloosterdreff Incident (2)

This Flak 36/37, hidden among the buildings along Woenselschestraat, proved a deadly obstacle for the 506th.

Spearheading the 506th's assault into the city, the 2nd Platoon of 'F' Company, led by Lt. Sandy Santiero, successfully managed to disable both of the guns. The 88 Crews, surprised by the speed and effectiveness of 2nd Platoon's flank attack, hastily tried to bring their massive guns to bear against the encroaching infantry. Although they managed to inflict massive property damage to the surrounding houses, the crews were quickly disabled by mortar and rifle grenade fire before they could mount any serious defense. The platoon's attack was incredibly successful, killing 41 German soldiers and capturing another 34, while only incurring two casualties of their own.

Trivia Edit

Brothers in Arms Chapters
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Brothers in Arms · Rendezvous with Destiny · Silence the Guns · Ambush at Exit 4 · Objective XYZ · Foucarville Blockade · Rommel's Asparagus · Action at Vierville · Dead Man's Corner · The Crack of Dawn · The Fall of St. Come · Buying the Farm · Alternate Route · Purple Heart Lane · Cole's Charge · Ripe Pickings · Push Into Carentan · Tom and Jerry · No Better Spot to Die · Victory in Carentan
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Bookends (Part 1) · Roses All The Way · Action at St. Martin · Three Patrol Action · Hell's Corners · Château Colombières · Bookends (Part 2) · Bloody Gulch · Eviction Notice · Close Quarters · Baupte · Hedgerow Hell · Bookends (Part 3) · Run of the Mill · The All Americans - Part 1 · The All Americans - Part 2 · Bookends (Part 4)
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway The Story So Far · Lost · Prologue (Hell's Highway) · Operation Market · Five-Oh-Sink · Kevin · The First Bad News · Written in Stone · Operation Garden · Reunions · Baptism of Fire · The Rabbit Hole · We Happy Fewer · Black Friday · The Right Man · Hell's Highway · Those We Lost · Tooth and Nail · Farewell Is Goodbye
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