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Polanian Field Cannons are weapon systems built by the Polania Republic. It can pierce through the heaviest of mech armor at long range, but must be positioned and used carefully.

All faction's field cannons are currently functionally and aesthetically identical (except for their crews in the latter case.)

General Description[]

In a time of rapidly advancing technology, not all old or conventional designs have ceased being very effective. The basic principles behind these simple artillery pieces have seen use for hundreds of years, and they remain valuable at bringing down even the heaviest mechs of the modern era. Mounted on a wheeled carriage, the cannon has a long barrel which incorporates a hydro-pneumatic recoil system and mounts a large shield to protect its users from the front. When deployed, a pair of stabilizing legs are folded out to keep the cannon in place.

Few weapons have as much power against mech units, particularly heavy ones. It can hit them at long range and punch clean through their armor to deal heavy damage. Compared to countering very resource and population-expensive heavy mechs with mechs of your own, they are a more affordable option for a lot of power. A few of these guns supporting an army will blunt enemy armor with ease.

Their specializing in armor-busting leaves them severely limited against infantry, however, making them easy to rush and destroy or capture. Their slow rate of fire makes them struggle to deal with multiple attacking units without support. In addition to these, being a weapon system it shares the same weaknesses as its fellow systems: In order to move, it must redeploy which leaves it unable to fire and deploying again takes a moment before the gun is brought to bear again. This primarily makes them support and defensive weapons, but very deadly ones in the right hands.

Pros[]

  • Equally heavy damage against all types of armor
  • Long range, outranges all units except artillery
  • Effective and relatively cheap defensive counter to mech units.
  • Light armor and crew takes less damage from the front

Cons[]

  • Slow rate of fire
  • Inaccurate against infantry
  • Very limited firing arc
  • Relatively short range compared to artillery
  • Less effect against to medium or heavy mechs
  • Becomes abandoned if three crew members are killed
  • Very slow-moving and cannot fire unless deployed
  • Crews take full damage from the side, rear, or from flamethrowers

Trivia[]

  • The particular model of cannon is likely based on the 75mm Canone de Modele 1897 or "Canon de 75" used by the French in World War I. With its recoil system and relatively rapid-fire capability, it is considered the first modern artillery piece.
    • These cannons are still used as saluting pieces of French parades today.
  • The field cannon is the only ingame unit that solely rolls on wheels without the use of mechanical legs.




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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