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Rifleman upgraded with grenades for additional versatility.

Polanian Grenadiers are upgraded infantry units trained by the Polania Republic. While they can still use the rifles afforded to them from being a Rifleman, they have the added bonus of being able to use grenades for more versatility.

General Description[]

These proud sons of Polania are fresh off the farm in many cases, but no less ready to lay down their lives for national sovereignty. All volunteers, many of them are crack shots coming from rural communities, having been trained to shoot their whole lives and instilled with national pride from birth. Their uniforms are quite different from that of standard riflemen: they wear the same green pants, brown breeches and black leather boots, but instead of a jacket they wear a blue vest, an off-white sweater, and an olive-drab beret. They also wear a large number of grenades on their load-bearing harness, with more hanging from their hips.

These Polanian infantry fulfill all the same roles of standard riflemen and more, being quick and cheap to produce. They use tried-and-true bolt-action rifles, giving them the best range and accuracy of all standard infantry units as well as good damage per shot. They work together with machine gun units extremely well, as any suppressed unit will have a hard time getting into range while the Riflemen are free to pick them off at will. They are also slightly better equipped to combat light armor or enemies that have bunkered down using their grenades.

However, they also have the slowest fire rate and poor melee despite their bayonet. They rely on keeping the enemy at range, but are vulnerable to being rushed. In CQB, they will often lose to Rusviet shotguns or Saxony machine pistols. And like all infantry units they are vulnerable to machine guns; they are somewhat more effective against armor but their grenades rearm slowly and are still hopeless against most mechs. Thus they function best with armor support, machine guns, and cover to get behind.

Pros[]

  • Good range and higher damage per shot
  • Fast
  • Cheap
  • Adaptable with weapon kits
  • Slightly more flexible against armor and enemies in cover than standard Vanguards

Cons[]

  • Low rate of fire
  • Slightly more expensive than riflemen
  • Grenades have a long cooldown and takes a second to detonate
  • Poor in melee
  • Fragile to mech weapons and machine guns
  • Useless against medium or heavy armor

Weapons[]

Polanian Grenadiers are equipped with a bolt action rifle rifle, which makes them best at fighting in long-range fights. They also are equipped with a bayonet, which they use if engaged in melee. They can also can throw a grenade, effective against lighter armor and enemies behind cover.

Quotes[]

When Trained:

  • "Just get us in throwing distance!"

Idle:

  • "We've all earned a drink after this."
  • "Stay sharp boys; don't think the enemy is taking a break"
  • "Enough sitting around, we should be fighting the enemy!"

Selected:

  • "Orders?"
  • "Ready!"
  • "Grenadiers ready!"
  • "Ready for action!"
  • "Standing by!"

Selected multiple time (Annoyed):

  • "How 'bout orders!"
  • "Surely we can do something!"
  • "Now we just wasting time!"

Moving:

  • "Right away!"
  • "Moving out!"
  • "Moving!"
  • "We'll get there quick!"
  • "On the way!"

Use cover:

  • "It beats standing in the open."
  • "Taking cover!"
  • "Moving to cover!"

Attacking:

  • "Engaging target!"
  • "About time!"
  • "Kill them fast!"
  • "Finally!"
  • "Let them have it!"

Melee Attack:

  • "Kill them!"
  • "Charge!"
  • "Hoo-raaa"

Throw Grenade:

  • "Catch this!"
  • "Grenade away!"
  • "Compliments of Polania!"

Ordered to Halt:

  • "That's enough!"
  • "New plan?"

Ordered to Open Crate:

  • "Understood."
  • "Right away!"
  • "Got it!"

Retreating:

  • "Get back!"
  • "Falling back!"

Returning to base after retreating:

  • "Grenadiers back in service."
  • "Waiting for instructions."

Trivia[]

Polanian riflemen seem to use a variant of the Lee-Enfield bolt action rifle, specifically the Short Magazine Lee–Enfield (SMLE) Mk I which saw service in many countries from 1903 onwards, including Poland (and thus would likely see service in the Polania timeline).

  • These rifles still see use in some militaries, largely as training rifles but some still see scattered combat use in the Middle East by groups such as the Taliban.

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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