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Veteran of Hill 400

Finished Hill 400 mission on Veteran difficulty

Veteran of Hill 4000
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12 Jul 2009
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This level was one of the easier ones for me, so I’m not sure why everyone hates it so much... I will try to tell you what I did.

Three stages of this last level as I see it:
Sniping the Mortars
Defending the hill (halftracks and infantry)
Destroying the Tigers (with infantry!)

Hill 400 - Defending the top of the Hill
Sniping the mortars: (suggest: sniper rifle and Thompson)
Start in any bunker, I chose northern one because it was close to the main bunker, and slowly worked my way around the outside. "Oh, how enlightening!" you say. This seems like really obvious advice, but move slowly because all of your (really helpful) AI players follow you around, providing plenty of covering fire for the most part! I don't suggest using smoke grenades on this part as it can hamper your allies who are doing a rather good job at ganging up on any enemies trying to sneak up on you.
As I was going around, I did not worry about the mortars trying to hit me, as they really don't, as far as I can tell. Go for the closest one, not the one on the other side of the hill.
Be aware that some of the mortars are single guys, others are two. You have to take out both if there are two (when the star disappears, you have taken it out) (yea, another obvious comment, but I thought I would throw it out there).

Defending the hill (halftracks and infantry) (suggested: Thompson and panzerschreck)
For this part, it gives you a chance to reload on ammo etc etc etc, and for this I head to the 3 machine guns near the main bunker. I find the west-facing one the most useful (faces the side that the halftracks come up on). I find that my troops did quite a good job at defending my back when using this turret, allowing me to spray anyone coming from that side, and duck down when getting hurt. If the mounted gun is not working for you, just hide behind the crates it is mounted on and pop up using a Thompson.
When the halftracks start coming up the hill, you can try (if you want) to use the turret to spray the top of the gunner's head to kill him, or just wait till it stops and kill it with the panzershreck panzerschreck. Or both. Rinse and repeat.
If at any time during this section you keep getting killed from behind (or from anywhere really) you can just throw smoke grenades at your feet to keep everyone off of you.
The good part about this section is you get a LOT of checkpoints.

Destroying the Tigers (with infantry!) (Suggested: Thompson and BAR, or any other weapon really.)
As soon as the artillery barrage starts again, head to the NORTH bunker (the little dirt on with a roof near the side). The tanks will later come over the wall about 30 feet to the west of this bunker, and you will 'spawn camp' them as they come across. Just stay in your bunker, jumping out when those perfectly aimed grenades come in. You don’t really need to worry about guys too much; you will only have 2 or 3 trying to kill you from the west side (where the tank comes from).
When you hear/see the tank coming up the hill, go out towards where it will come over the edge, plant a charge as it rolls past. BOOM. Easy. Return to your bunker, dodge a few more grenades, shoot a few more people, and do it again to the next tank... (You’d think they would learn...).

Congratz! You have finished a level everyone swears is the hardest, but I found rather easy...

Good Luck, and feel free to comment, message, question, denounce, debunk, and bash my (attempt at a helpful) guide.
Nudge2enterGreat guide and surprisingly easy in the end.
Posted by Nudge2enter on 15 Sep 09 at 15:56
FlammmyGlad you agreed with me... Everything I had heard prior to getting this game implied that it was the hardest part... but I disagree. Thanks for the comment and thumbs up :P
Posted by Flammmy on 16 Sep 09 at 02:03
SwervinCurvinIt was most definitely NOT the hardest level. Good tips, especially the north bunker for the tanks.
Posted by SwervinCurvin on 28 Feb 10 at 02:14
FlammmyGlad it was helpful. Thanks for the thumbs-up.
Posted by Flammmy on 28 Feb 10 at 09:22
iLIKEchicken007Your guide must be really good because I followed it and I had no problems with this mission it seamed way easier than the Battle for Caen misson. Great guide! Postive vote from me.
Posted by iLIKEchicken007 on 07 Dec 10 at 21:45
FlammmyThanks! If anyone else has problems with a solution, you can respond. I read all responses (within a while, at least) and will try to give advice. (I can't always remember as I often played these games months if not years ago)
Posted by Flammmy on 16 Dec 10 at 06:35
Scythecamyeah, i didnt have any problems with this level either. i almost beat it in one life once the countdown started. basically, you get a checkpoint after you take out a vehicle, the ai really does most of the work.

now, "the tiger" on the other hand.....
Posted by Scythecam on 28 Feb 11 at 10:23
Almighty AllahDefinitely one of the easiest levels for me in the game. Te only part that was hard for me was the sniping part cause I am a horrible sniper. But other then that all I did was stand near the bunker entrance and survive. Now the Battle for Coen or what its called was a pain in the ass for me!
Posted by Almighty Allah on 28 Mar 11 at 05:31
FlammmyI'm glad you guys all had an easy time with this level... I like how you both ended your comments with "this level was easy, but don't get me started on xxx level" :)
Posted by Flammmy on 31 Mar 11 at 14:05
Mmart32Your guide worked great for me. Had very little problems with the level. Took a few times to get through the part with the halftracks, but I didn't even die once on the other two parts.
Posted by Mmart32 on 04 Apr 11 at 23:58
skofuI was in fear of hill 400 a bit, looked up your list of tips before starting and died only 3 times during the whole chapter, really impressed. Thanks man.
Posted by skofu on 20 May 11 at 00:16
Skelebone XVIThanks for the great advice. I ended up finishing the last two parts on this one with the Thompson and the Panzerschreck. After hitting the halftracks with missiles, I hung out near the door of the central bunker and killed Germans as they came around the corner. When the tanks showed up, I used the Pazerschreck to take them out. My only problem was that I tried to hide in the main bunker, and the Germans have a perfect grenade aim to drop one down right in front of your face.
Posted by Skelebone XVI on 13 Sep 11 at 16:07
AcH ClawedI am currently at the second part (after taking out the mortar crews) and I must admit that after dying many times from a shot in the back, I must say that your guide really doesen't work for me on that part. Not that I am surprised, as the friendly AI in this game is shit and does nothing but running in my way. Your guide worked great for the first part though, so thanks!
Posted by AcH Clawed on 18 Feb 12 at 15:10
Oganese34Thanks, this really helped. I was freaking out because this was supposed to be the hardest part and I've had a lot of trouble with some of the previous missions but your guide really made it easy. Good job!
Posted by Oganese34 on 26 Jun 12 at 20:05
Neil79Thanks a lot this guide made this one of the easiest levels of the game, an excellent strategy.
Posted by Neil79 on 13 Aug 12 at 23:38
Posted by Flammmy on 31 Aug 12 at 17:45
Godfather1504Meticulous solution, thanks.
Posted by Godfather1504 on 08 Mar 13 at 10:50
AligusHow the hell did I pass this mission? shock
Posted by Aligus on 02 Jul 13 at 16:53
FrizbogI'm echoing what some others said. I didn't have as hard a time with this one as others. The first part just used the sniper and forced my squad to move forward and take care of business. Tried to stay behind or in the middle of them as much as possible. Same for the 2nd part. The 3rd part was a little tougher, but I think there were some squad members who could not die. I just stayed between them as much as possible. Threw smoke grenades and hid haha.
Posted by Frizbog on 18 Jun 15 at 22:06
PiCkLE SQU1DWow man, this was incredibly easy thanks to your guide. Thank you toast
Posted by PiCkLE SQU1D on 29 May 16 at 12:23
xMorettiThis mission is much more easier than D-Day and thaks for the help, specially the part of Tigers.
Posted by xMoretti on 06 Dec 16 at 01:13
Great guide. As good today as ever it was. Thumbs up and I have to agree the mission before was a lot harder. I think I fluked getting up the hill as I used a mobile truck as cover all the way to the top .
Posted on 24 Jan 17 at 10:56
LLboxedThis helped me out big time.

Posted by LLboxed on 04 Mar 17 at 09:34
KingOfBeasts713I found the second part, with the guns on the west to be slightly harder than the rest but I caked the first and last part with the tanks using this method. Good stuff
Posted by KingOfBeasts713 on 09 Jan 19 at 10:22