Battlefield 1: The Four Historical Battles In Operations Mode

Battlefield 1 has been praised for its realistic take on World War I. Indeed, EA actually replicated some of the most historical battles that happened in World War I. The Operations mode, for example, are based on four biggest battles that happened during the First World War.

The first map in Operations mode for Battlefield 1 is based on the Spring Offensive of 1918. Otherwise known as the Kaiser's Battle, the Kaiserschlact, or Ludendorff Offensive after German General Erich Ludendorff. This happened after the Russians released the German POWs after the signing of Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. Ludendorff rallied the German troops in a last ditch effort to distract the British forces.

The second map on Battlefield 1 called Conquer Hell drew its inspiration from a non-fiction book written by Edward G. Lengel which chronicles the exploits of the American Expeditionary Forces led by US General John J. Pershing. The American forces, totaling to 1.2 million soldiers, successfully pushed against the German forces until the end of the war in November 11. The frontline of the battle stretched 20 miles from the Argonne Forest to the Meuse River.

Iron Walls, the third map of the Operations mode on Battlefield 1, replicated the Battle of Vittorio Veneto where Italian forces fought against the Austo-Hungarian forces from 1915 to 1918. Before that, the Italians suffered a huge defeat against their opponents in the Battle of the Caporetto in 1917. The Italians gained ground when the States of Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs withdraw their support forcing the Austro-Hungarian forces to retreat.

In the fourth map of the Operations mode in Battlefield 1, Oil of Empires, was inspired by the battle of Fao Landing on November 6, 1914 which also set the stage for the start of World War I. When the Ottoman Empire joined the war, the British forces sent troops to the Al-Faw peninsula to secure the oil facilities there. Hit us with your thoughts via the comments section below.

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