Bocage, referring to the typical terrain of Normandy, pastoral land with many hedgerows, is the name given to a map for Battlefield 1942. Set in France as part of the Normandy campaign, the map is a battle between US and German forces.
Step by step, the Allies are claiming more occupied territory from Germany. However, losses continue to mount and the effort proceeds slower than expected. While transport ships continue to deliver more men and supplies onto the beaches, an armored division sets forth to take positions further inland. With heavy air support, these soldiers will have to maneuver carefully through the bocage-filled landscape as they attempt to root the enemy out of the landscape."
— American Map Briefing
German forces are setting up their defenses to take advantage of the unique Normandy landscape. In particular, they have taken up strategic positions amidst the "bocage", the dense hedges surrounding the fields. From these spots, the Panzers will put a quick stop to the Allied advance in France."
— German Map Briefing
— American Objective Briefing
— German Objective Briefing
At the start of the map, there are uncapturable bases for both sides, separated by rivers, fields and three capture-able flags, one on an island and the other two on the bridges to the island from the direction of each base. German forces are equipped with two tanks and two planes while the US forces have two tanks and three planes, including a B-17.
|United States Army|
The US Army uncapturable main base, containing many building like bunkers and field hospitals. This base spawns 2 Sherman tanks, 1 M10 heavy tank, 2 Willys MB Jeeps, an M3A1, two Mustang fighters, a B-17 and several anti-aircraft and machine guns.
In singleplayer the B-17 will not spawn.
2nd Panzer Division HQ
In singleplayer, the Tiger is replaced by two Panzer IV.
Bridge (Allied side)
A small bridge over the river, it serves little purpose other than spawning an AA gun, but is essential to prevent ticket bleed.
Bridge (Axis Side)
Another bridge with exactly the same function. The AA gun does sit a little lower, so it may be slightly more effective against ground targets.
A small wooden sawmill on top of a hill. This is where most fighting will occur, as it is the most important capturable flag. It spawns a mobile artillery piece (Wespe for the Axis, Priest for the Allies) and a AA gun. It also has a medical cabnet and a ammo box.
Capture the Flag
The layouts of control points and vehicles are the same as Conquest. The main bases contain the objective flags for each team, while the other flags remain neutral.
The layouts of control points and vehicles are the same as Conquest.
— American Victory
— American Defeat
— German Victory
— German Defeat
- The thumbmail for the map is a cropped image of Battlefield 1942 (Work in progress) from September 20th, 2000.