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Operation Baytown (Italian: Operazione Baytown) is a map featured in Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome.

Conquest[]

The massive map allows for extensive air to ground warfare, as well as on water with the map's boats. Both teams start with the same number of vehicles, flags and have almost same distance to the closest flag.

All flags are capturable.

Equipment[]

BritainFlag.png British Army
Light vehicle(s)

Willys MB

Armored personnel carrier(s)

M3A1

Light tank(s)

M3 Grant

Fixed-wing aircraft

Spitfire
Mosquito

Emplacement(s)

MG 42
40mm Bofors

Flag of the Kingdom of Italy.png Royal Italian Army
Light vehicle(s)

Kübelwagen

Armored personnel carrier(s)

Hanomag

Light tank(s)

CA M11/39

Fixed-wing aircraft

Bf 109
BF-110

Emplacement(s)

MG 42
Flak 38

Bases[]

The Axis village[]

The Italian base, spawning two light tanks, a fighter, a level bomber, and two anti-air emplacements.

The Allied village[]

The British base, spawning the same types of vehicles as the Italian base.

South Beach[]

An Italian control point to the northwest of the base, spawning two stationary machine guns, two LCVP, and a light tank.

North Beach[]

A British control point to the south of the base, spawning identical vehicles to the South Beach.

The Southern house[]

An Italian control point to the northeast of the base, spawning only a scout car.

The Northern house[]

A British control point to the east of the base, spawning a scout car and an APC.

Other emplacements[]

In a bunker on the road between the Northern House and North Beach points, there is a stationary MG 42. Likewise, in a bunker on the road between the Southern House and South Beach points, there are two stationary MG 42. These are not tied to any control point.

Outcomes[]

"The Italian army was far too weak to put up any real resistance to the power of the Allied forces. Precision aerial support, perfect coordination of the Higgins boats, and a fair share of luck made the invasion a relatively simple feat. However, news that Berlin pulled 70,000 troops from Sicily into Italy's interior defense promises that a victory such as this may not come again any time soon."

— British Victory

"Operation Baytown did not run as smoothly as the Allies had planned. It seems that crossing the sea and climbing the cliffs proved to be too daunting a task for the unseasoned amphibious troops. In addition, the MG42 guns stationed on the cliffs ripped through the Allied attack wave, weakening the offensive from the start. The Italians were not as weak as had been anticipated and the Allies have now lost their footing for the Italian invasion. A new strategy is required."

— British Defeat

"Allied troops launched a clumsy offensive which was easily stopped by the Axis heavy armor and infantry. From the start of the mission it was clear that the Allies underestimated the preparedness of the Italians. After such a devastating blow, the Allied forces will have to plan more carefully before launching their next invasion into Italy."

— Italian Victory

"During Operation Baytown, the Italians lost key positions along the frontlines. Even though some of these positions were lost only momentarily, it gave the Allies enough time to establish positions from which they could drive the Italian army inland. The Allied troops swiftly landed on the beach and swept up the cliffs, ravaging most of the Italian forces and driving the remainder to retreat. Berlin will not be pleased that the Allies have gained such a pivotal victory in Italy."

— Italian Defeat

Trivia[]

BF1942 Baytown NS.png
  • Strangely, on this map, both the British and Italian forces use the MG 42.
  • There is evidence for a cut seventh, neutral flag on the island in the center of the map, with the ID openmidelpoint_Cpoint and was supposed to be named with the localization string bunkernest, which is currently not localized.
  • At coordinate A8 the terrain is raised above the water to form the letters "NS". This is not shown on the minimap.

Gallery[]

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