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One of Polania's mightiest walkers, possessing heavy armor and massive high-caliber weapons.
Lore[edit | edit source]
Designed as much for its potency in wartime as for its formidable presence in peacetime, the PZM-24 is believed to be the largest mech in regular service across the whole of Europa. Such behemoths have put a considerable strain on Polanian industry however, and have been deployed only in very limited numbers.
General Description[edit | edit source]
There are few more awe-inspiring sights than a column of these walking battleships trudging across the landscape, dominating the European skyline. Truly titans in their own right, the Tur walks on two very sturdy legs which hoist its chassis high above the battlefield. The crew compartment is situated behind a large glass viewport dome, right between two colossal cannons mounted to either side. As with most units, the engine and its smokestacks are mounted to the rear. Atop the mech’s body, there is even a wood-paneled viewing deck with handrails and stairs leading to the hatch.
Few units equal the Tur in terms of supreme armor and firepower, making it an ideal line-breaker unit. It is the second most durable unit in the game (only just losing to the SKS-300 "Kaiser" by a few hundred) with some of the highest damage per shot and great area of effect, especially with its mortars ability. Even artillery and anti-mech units will need some time and concentrated fire to take it down, so leading an attack formation with a Tur or two will devastate even powerful defenses. Its cannons do heavy damage, particularly to mechs and structures, they send infantry flying, and as such Turs can go toe-to-toe with just about anything in a head-on fight. However, in terms of cost-efficiency, they actually are not ideal against other heavy mechs, as their cannons are best off dealing splash damage; for taking down heavy mechs expediently, the PZM-11 "Lowca" is a better choice, even if the Tur can survive for much longer than the Lowca.
Turs do come at a very heavy price for construction, being the second most expensive unit in the game (again, losing to the Kaiser) and are no less heavy themselves. They move and react very slowly, making them fairly easy for artillery and field cannons to hit, and only have a limited forward firing arc, making attacks from behind or to the flanks hard to respond to. Its weapons also fire very slowly. The Tur works best with a formation to support it, soaking up enemy fire, devastating enemy armor while its comrades guard the flanks, rear, and mop up any enemy forces still left standing but shaken in its passing.
Pros[edit | edit source]
- Very strong cannons, effective against all infantry and mechs
- Second most durable unit in the game to the SKS-300 "Kaiser"
- Large AOE
- Mortars ability gives it even more firepower at point-blank range
- Slightly faster than the Kaiser
Cons[edit | edit source]
- Third slowest heavy mech with low turning speed, easy to flank or kite from the sides and rear
- Low rate of fire
- Second most population-expensive unit, costs 7 population
- Most expensive oil and iron costs
- No machine guns and cannot fire on the move
- Vulnerable to field cannons and artillery
- Mortars have a short range and fairly long cooldown
Weapons[edit | edit source]
The Tur's primary armament consists of two massive cannons normally only mounted on armored trains or battleships, firing immense shells that impact with crushing force on all units. It can also be mounted with a set of light mortars to help protect against units getting too close.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Defensive Charges: Upon reaching veterancy, the Tur can launch a barrage of sixteen close-range mortar shells in a circle around it, dealing damage to all nearby units.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- "Tur" is Polish for an extinct wild ox of Europe, most commonly known as aurochs. The aurochs survived in central Poland until 1627.
- It's designation might be a reference to Polish fighter PZL P.24- Improved export version of PZL P.11 featuring improved engine and armament.
- Turs are the tallest mechs in the game.
Gallery[edit | edit source]