Just go ahead and start shooting at things. You can't die. This is simply a quick playable intro scene to get you into the game. Test out your various buttons and soon enough the action will end and the real game will start.
You are now into the actual game. It is D-Day. Your plane has been hit and you have to jump out of the airplane. You land in the country side. Upon starting you get an objective.
Get to the nearest crossroad
Become familiar with your compass and follow the Yellow Arrow to the crossroad. On your way you'll learn to jump and crouch. Soon, you'll meet up with Mac (Sgt. Hassay). He'll give you a pistol. If you haven't yet messed with the "Options" menu, now would be the time to do so if anything is bothering you like Inverting the Y-Axis or adding crosshairs. If you want a more authentic experience, I'd recommend not adding the crosshairs (which I did my first time through). This time, however, I am playing with a crosshair, for ease.
Follow Mac. Take out the first two Germans you get to. Continue to follow Mac. If you lose him, just follow your Yellow Arrow. Soon you'll meet up with two other soldiers. That's it for the first Chapter.
Take out the AA (anti-aircraft) guns
Follow Mac and Leggett using your Yellow Arrow. When you stop you'll get your "Situational Awareness" tutorial. See the section, "Situational Awareness" in the Introduction for more info.
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When you get back to live action, Mac will ask that you fire on the two Germans to suppress them while he flanks them. You don't have a lot of bullets at this point, but go ahead and fire on the Germans and you'll see Mac go down the right side and fire on the Germans. This is simply to teach you the basics of suppress and flank. Go up to the dead Germans and take a K98 Rifle. Next, you'll have your chance to flank while Mac suppresses. Follow Leggett along the wall and around to the Germans. Using your K98 Rifle, take out the three Germans.
Follow Mac and Leggett to the next battle. You can flank these Germans by going along the left side of the stone building while Mac and Leggett are suppressing them. Next, follow Mac and Leggett to the AA guns. You'll take cover behind a wagon. Fire on the Germans. When they are dead, go up to the AA gun and you'll get a prompt to "Plant a Satchel Charge". Do so and runaway so you won't be near it when it explodes.
Follow your Yellow Arrow to Mac and Leggett. Take out the Germans behind the wall using your Rifle (remember, for a steadier aim, crouch) and then move into the stable through the open stall on the right. Kill the German in here, then head back outside using the open stall at the end and meet up with Mac and Leggett. Follow them and when Mac tells you to flank the enemy, head right (East), hop over the wall and approach the enemies from the side, using the truck for cover. Take out the enemies then plant a Satchel Charge on this AA gun. Take out any remaining Germans then meet up with Mac to end the mission.
At the start of this mission, you'll be given a Fire Team that you are in control of (in this case, it's only Cpl. Hartsock). The Fire Team is very good at suppressing enemies. Read the tutorial that pops up and practice on the German Scarecrow. You'll learn about the "Move," "Attack," and "Assault" commands. Also, you'll learn about the Red/Gray Suppression Icon over enemy's heads. When you want your team to rejoin you, either press and hold the "Select Team Button" or push down on the D-Pad. Notice the "Fire Team" icon on your radar. This is how you'll keep track of your team.
Link up with 4th Infantry Division (ID) at the beachhead
Follow the Yellow Arrow along the dirt road. Soon, a few Germans will come out and set up behind a wall. Order your Fire Team (Hartsock) to suppress them, then go into the shed on the right and take out the Germans through one of the windows. Call Hartsock back to you then make your way NE (from the shed), past the house, then NW, following your Yellow Arrow. You'll see a few more Germans. Take cover behind the wagon and dead horse. Order Hartsock to fire on the enemies while you flank around to the right. Kill them then head on through the field and onto the dirt road where a German will come out and attack. Shoot him. Continue to follow the road (and your Yellow Arrow) and you'll soon see two Germans manning a mortar (small mobile artillery) with their backs to you. Take cover behind the truck and shoot them. Watch out for any grenades being tossed your way.
Continue along the road to the next half-wall battle area. Two German teams of two will take cover an open fire on you. Order Hartsock to suppress the team on the right while you pick off the team on the left. Be patient and wait for good shots. When you have your team killed, work your way down the left side of the area and flank the team that Hartsock is firing on.
Continue following the Yellow Arrow, through the stream (pretty water), and along the road where you'll meet up with two more allied soldiers. Follow your new-found friend through the swamp and take cover at the dirt wall where they are. Four German teams will emerge. Worry about the teams in front of you first. Order some suppression fire on them then make a break for the truck on the right and get on the right side of it for cover. From here you can easily take out the nearby Germans. Stay in this position and watch out for several more German teams of two coming in from the NE. When no more reinforcements are coming in, concentrate on the other enemies, behind the wagon and dead horse. Order suppression fire on them, then work your way behind them. If you run out of ammo for your Rifle either pick up a German Rifle or just use your pistol.
When all Germans are dead, follow the Yellow Arrow to Mac and go up to him. Leggett will wax philosophical and you'll get a nice view of Utah Beach. Mission over.
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To start this mission you'll still have Hartsock as the only member of your Fire Squad. At this point, the game is keeping it easy for you, only giving you one man to control. You'll eventually build up to two teams of three. For now, don't worry about it and just be happy that you have Hartsock. Also note that you have a Sub-Machine Gun as your secondary weapon, good for charging enemies and close range action.
Defeat the soldiers at the German barracks
Follow the Yellow Arrow to the fence in front of you. Have Hartsock remain here and order him to fire on the two Germans. You should head East, around the stone house, take out the German who comes at you, then flank and fire on the Germans that Hartsock is still firing on. If they move and take cover behind the far fence, well, just shoot them there.
Next, go out to the road and you'll be fired upon by a German MG (Machine Gun). You don't want to attack this area head on or you'll be quickly wiped out. Find the truck as a landmark. Make sure Hartsock is with you. Look across the road and you'll see a wooden field fence on the left and an opening to a path on your right, near the first red-roof building. Make a break (run like hell) to the path, thus crossing the road. Move forward, take cover behind the crates, and you can easily take out the two Germans hiding behind the overturned wagon.
Continue in a Westerly direction, staying on the South side of the red-roof buildings. Soon, you'll see some more Germans behind a half-wall and one up in a window above and to the right of the half-wall. Take cover behind the fence on the left and fire into the window and take out the German there. Then use Hartsock to fire suppressing rounds at the Germans behind the wall. With them suppressed, run to the house where the German was in the window, and go up the stairs. Fire down upon the two Germans behind the wall with your Sub-Machine Gun. Be careful not to get hit, though. When they are dead, go over to the North window where you can fire down upon the German manning the MG. Use your Rifle to take him out.
Run to the sandbag MG, and man the MG (follow the on-screen prompts). Kill the two Germans running across the road. Note, when manning MGs and Tank Mounted MGs, you can toggle in and out of 1st person/3rd person using the "Zoom" button (click down on right analog stick). Next, follow the Yellow Arrow to the large gray farmhouse and take cover behind the truck. Have Hartsock suppress some enemies while your run North, behind the farmhouse. Watch out for any Germans exiting the farmhouse, kill any that do exit, then enter the farmhouse through the first open door that you see and take out the German hiding behind the sandbags (his back will be to you). Exit back out to the back of the farmhouse and continue around it, going through the hay bail opening and killing the German there. From this hay bail area, fire on the two Germans behind the firewood. When this area is clear, call Hartsock to you and continue to follow the Yellow Arrow.
Run past the downed tree and take cover behind the fence where you will see more enemies in front of you. Have Hartsock suppress them. Take out the first two enemies behind the near half-wall, then move forward and take out the next two enemies near the two trees and overturned wagon.
Continue forward to the paddock area where you'll see the barracks off in the distance and about four Germans taking up positions behind the many half-walls. While Hartsock is suppressing them, go around the wall to the right and flank the first set of Germans. Continue along this right path and take out the next two Germans as well. Call Hartsock to you and enter the German barracks through the door on the left.
In the next room, a dining room, there are about three Germans. Toss a grenade in there or send in Hartsock using an Assault command. Exit to the outside courtyard area where you'll meet up with two more allied soldiers and battle the last of the Germans in this mission.
Watch as Germans start to emerge from the barracks. The Allied bazooka soldier will take out the gunner in the upper window. You just need to take cover and patiently fire on the enemies in the three lower windows and the other Germans who have come out. After the first wave you'll get a second wave and Mac and Leggett will join you. Again, just keep relatively covered and shoot the remaining Germans. If the last two are giving you trouble, you can flank them from the right. When it's all clear, meet up with Allen and Garnett (bazooka guys) to end your mission.
This is your first mission with a full 3-man squad at your command. You have Hartsock, Allen, and Garnett. They all move as one team and they are your Fire Team, better at suppressing enemies than at assaulting enemies. Later, you'll also get an Assault Team. But, one thing at a time.
Secure the town of Foucarville
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Go out to the intersection and face West. You'll see 4-6 Germans shooting at you from down the road. Stay along the left wall and make your way to the green pickup truck. Have your team shoot at any of the enemies and be aware of Germans coming out from the house on the left. While your team is suppressing, from the truck go left behind the house with the Germans. Shoot any enemies in the immediate back yard, then get ready to fight the next group taking up position a few back yards away from you. Call in your team and use them to suppress the enemies. You can flank around to the left, along the stream, going to the grassy area. Try to get to the wagon to the left of the Germans where you can take cover and pick them off one by one.
When the back yards are clear head along the stream and go up the bank on the right where you'll find two Germans who were previously hiding behind barrels on the main road. Kill them then kill the other two Germans near the bridge.
To the North is another Machine Gun nest (MG). Lining the road on the East is a row of houses. You can go through the back yards of these houses so that you can flank the MG from the right. So, face the first house and go through the stone wall on the right into the back yard. Work you way North, killing as you go. When you come to the dead end, look left and go into the opening in the house and into the courtyard where there will be two Germans to the North. Take them out, go by where they were, and to your West (left) you'll see the MG. Shoot the two Germans manning it.
Peek out onto the main road and look North. You'll see two more enemies hiding in the brush on the left side of the road and another Machine Gun nest on the main road. Look a tad South and notice the farmhouse across the road. Run there and take cover behind the dirt wall. There will be two Germans in front of you, behind some barrels. Have you team suppress them then take them out from the side or just wait for them to pop their heads up and patiently take them out. Either way, move up to the barrels and look out onto the road where you can now take out this second MG.
Head NE, crossing the road again, and go up the orchard. Take cover behind the dirt wall and have your team suppress the enemies to the North. Meanwhile, head East to the road and follow it (don't go up to the Church yet) so that you come in from behind the enemies. Shoot them from behind. When the orchard is clear, head up to the Church and clear each graveyard on either side.
Next, you'll have to defend the Church using the MG at the NW corner of the Church, out on the road. Head there, man the MG and keep in mind you can toggle between 1st/3rd person. You should probably remain in 1st person if you don't have crosshairs enabled or in the 3rd person if you do. Scan the fence-line back and forth, killing the onslaught of Germans. When no more are coming, disengage the MG. If any did manage to make it by just pick them off one by one.
You have to take out the German mortars. Follow your Yellow Arrow to the field. At this point you'll see the red circles indicating enemies. Run toward them, then veer off to the left and flank them from that side. There are two sets of three enemies. Simply bring your team with you and shoot them from behind the dirt wall, or charge them or toss a grenade their way.
When the mortars are cleared out go meet with Mac (back on the road to the North of the Church) to end your mission.
Rommel's Asparagus refers to the wooden poles that Rommel's men set up in the field. The poles were meant to prevent Allied gliders from landing in the fields as the poles would tear up the wings. It's your job to blow up each and every wooden pole.
Destroy Eastern Field Poles
In this mission there is no set limit of enemies...they'll just keep coming until you blow up all of the poles. There's really no advantage in picking off enemies that you don't need to. It's better to just go quickly from pole to pole. With that being said, you do need to take out the MG nests.
From the start, head South to the irrigation ditch/dirt path and go West, working your way around to the opening to the field. To the NE is the MG. Go into the field and follow the water-filled ditch to the East. Follow it until you reach some barrels and crates near the MG. From this position, take out the MG soldiers.
It's time to take out the second MG. Follow the water ditch back to where you entered and this time, head West, following the water ditch ALL THE WAY TO THE END. At the end, you can flank the MG from the left. With these two MGs taken out, it's a pretty safe proposition to start taking out the poles. Do keep in mind, however, that reinforcements will continue to come so you may have to shoot anybody who is bothering you and keep an eye out to make sure nobody re-mans either MG.
There are nine poles that you need to destroy in this field. Go up to each one and follow the on-screen prompt to "Plant a Satchel Charge". When all the poles are destroyed a glider will crash land near you (this is actually the 2nd glider to crash land, so don't get confused if you saw the first one, too). Go up to it and take out any Germans in the area.
Destroy Western Field Poles
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From the crashed glider, head South into the dry irrigation ditch and follow it all the way to the end. Here you will find a truck and one German. Take him out, then use the truck for cover as you kill the three enemies near the AA gun, a grenade or two can come in handy here. Use suppression fire if needed. Place a Satchel Charge near the AA gun before you move on.
From the AA gun, head to the gate to the West. Use the open part of the gate as cover as you look to the East and find the two Germans manning the MG near the sandbags. You are now generally clear to go ahead and start blowing up poles. If anybody is bothering you, kill them or have your Fire Team lay down some suppression fire. There are also nine poles in this field: six between you and the crashed glider and three past the glider. If the two Germans behind the sandbags on the knoll are giving you trouble, take them out to get to the last three poles.
Finally, kill off any remaining Germans in the area and go up to the glider that successfully landed to end your mission.