It bears the name "New Years Day" and is about the last great offensive of the German airforce against airfields and facilities of the Allied airforces in Holland and Belgium, which took place on January 1, 1945. The goal of this offensive was to achieve air superiority, at least for a short amount of time, during the Battle of the Bulge. Although the Germans committed the bulk of their air power and surprised the Allies, the success of this attack was rather small and the Allied losses were replaced within a few days. To make things worse, the Allies mainly lost parked planes on the ground, while the Germans lost many hard to replace pilots during this attack.
This map was created by Sarge Surfat, it offers Conquest and Coop mode and comes without any capturable flags. Here, other than usual in BG42, you can attack and bomb the enemy base just as you see fit, if you can manage to reach it. The whole arsenal of bombers for the European theater is at your disposal, as well as six new player classes which will be available on every "aircraft only" map in the final version. After all, classes like "Assault" and "Sniper" don't make much sense on such maps. The new kits are "Wing Commander", "Pilot", "Gunner", "AA Gunner", "Mechanic" and "Medic". All of these kits have a reduced armament - hardly more than a knife and a pistol - but do have one or the other special ability. In addition, only the first three mentioned classes - the flying personnel - are equipped with parachutes !
The next map preview is another remake - this time of one of the best known maps of the original game: Wake. Sarge Surfat grabbed the atoll-island and gave it a rework. In doing this, not the atoll's contours were touched, but that what you can see on it, with the mapper using original maps of the atoll. There's now a big airfied with hangars and two runways, a fuel depot, barracks for the civilian workers and a Pan Am hotel with bungalows and a pier, at which a static Pan Am clipper is awaiting passengers. Abundant vegetation and numerous stationary defensive positions complete the transformation of the map, which is now called "Wake Island" in BG42. It's available in Conquest and Coop mode.