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Soldiers wearing exosuits and carrying powerful weapons for front-line combat.

PZM-2 "Rycerz" (Knight) are heavy infantry units trained by the Polania Republic. Bold and agile, they are equipped with mechanized armor, cannons, and ballistic shields.

General Descriptions[]

Inspired by the medieval knights of old, these gallant warriors of Polania bridge the gap between the light but vulnerable infantry and the tough but bulky mech units. These soldiers wear light mechanical suits armed with a powerful drum-fed cannon as well as a small shield to deflect incoming fire. They are considerably less bulky and intimidating than their Saxony counterpart the Pkp 17 "Eisenhans": instead of being encased in thick armor, the pilot is more or less strapped to the front of the main hydraulic framework with a heavy face-mask and some lighter plates covering parts of their body. The signature clanking of their plates and joints in the near distance signal to all that the knights of Polania have arrived.

These mechanized infantry excel in front-line combat. Their armor is not the strongest, but gives them the speed to move with the front-lines and take hits that would eviscerate normal infantry. Their cannons deal steady damage to enemy armor, especially in groups, so as with many Polanian units they excel at hit-and-run attacks, armor harassment, flanking, and can quickly adapt to a changing battlefield situation with the use of their arm-shields.

They do sacrifice armor for speed and agility, so they cannot take too much of a beating. They also have relatively short range, but their speed makes it easy to close the distance and avoid incoming artillery. Unfortunately, they are not fast enough to outrun infantry, but can handle most infantry in a straight fight without anti-armor support.

Pros[]

  • Almost 3x faster then the Eisenhans and good at maneuvers
  • Tougher than standard infantry with light armor
  • Cannon fires rapidly and does decent damage to light and medium-armored units
  • Can use their shields to negate some damage

Cons[]

  • Overall ineffective against heavier armor
  • Cannot outrun infantry
  • Relatively fragile
  • Requires an advanced barracks to train

Weapons[]

Each mech suit has an arm-mounted cannon with a decent rate of fire that does well against light and medium armored units.

Abilities[]

Shields Up: Rycerz lift their shields and hunker down, reducing incoming damage at the cost of movement speed.

Quotes[]

When Produced:

Idle:

  • "How much longer are we just going to be sitting around?"
  • "Maybe we should go where we can do some good."

Selected:

  • "Polanians need help?"
  • "What's the mission?"
  • "Let us do the heavy lifting."

Selected multiple time (Annoyed):

  • "We're fine just waiting for a mission."
  • "What? You don't like our helmets?!"
  • "We've got a war to fight, There's no time for Nitpicking!"

Moving:

  • "Armored squad on route."
  • "We're mobilizing"
  • "Exosuits moving out!"

Attacking:

  • "Put them down"
  • "We'll handle them"
  • "They're good as dead."

Melee Attack:

  • "Get close!"
  • "Bash them in!"
  • "For the Republic!"

Ordered to Halt:

  • "Standby."
  • "Halt."

Ordered to Open Create:

  • "Sure thing."
  • "Consider it done."
  • "We've got it covered"

Retreating:

  • "We're not dying today!"
  • "Fall back!"

Returning to base after retreating:

  • "Okay, let's get it together."
  • "Ready to return to the field."

Trivia[]

  • "Rycerz" is the polish word for "Knight".
  • Most Polanian equipment seems to be salvaged industrial equipment; the faceplate for the Rycerz seems to simply be a heavy-duty welding mask.
    • One of the unit voice clips indicate they are sensitive about their helmets, possibly for this reason
  • The Rycerz seem to be an exclusively female unit.

Gallery[]

Units
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Polania Republic Anna Kos
Michal Sikorski
Lech Kos
Engineer
Rifleman
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
PZM-2 "Rycerz"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
Artillery Train
PZM-9 "Straznik"
PZM-7 "Smialy"
PZM-13 "Mocny"
PZM-11 "Lowca"
PZM-16 "Zółw"
PZM-24 "Tur"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Outpost
MG Outpost
Cannon Outpost
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Saxonian Empire Gunter von Duisburg
Brunhilde
Prince Wilhelm of Saxony
Engineer
Stormtrooper
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
Pkp 17 "Eisenhans"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
Sd. KS 49 "Grimbart"
Sd. KS 78 "Isegrim"
SLL 33 "Erlkönig"
SKS 156 "Wotan"
MWF 28 "Stiefmutter"
SKS 300 "Kaiser"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Pillbox
Shrapnel Pillbox
HE Cannon Pillbox
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Rusviet Tsardom Olga Morozova
Lev Alekseevich Zubov
Janek Kos
Engineer
Vanguards
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
SHM-60 "Groza"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
SHM-86 "Kolokol"
SHM-78 "Ognivo"
SHM-70 "Gulay-Gorod"
SHM-79 "Nagan"
SHM-68 "Nakovalnya"
SHM-69 "Serp"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Sentry
Autogun Sentry
Cannon Sentry
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Usonian Union Admiral Mason
William Mason
Sita Al-Hadid
Engineer
Volunteer
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
S3-55 "Ward"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
M-29 "Salem"
M-8 "Attucks"
M-19 "Knox"
M-22 "Stark"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
ZR-3 "Revere"
ZR-25 "Samson"
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Unarmed Bunker
Flame Bunker
Paratrooper Bunker
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Neutral Destroyer Cannon
Anti-Air Turret
Iron Mine Site
Oil Pump Site
Sandbags
Barbwire
Mine
Explosive Barrel
Gas Tank
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Not Used Akiko
Bjorn
Connor
Zehra
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