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Anti-Armor Gunners are armed with cannons for use against armored targets.

Polanian Anti-Armor Gunners, or simply Gunners, are specialized infantry units trained by the Polania Republic. They are armed with miniaturized cannons for use against armored targets like mechs.

The anti-armor gunners of all factions are functionally identical.

General Descriptions[]

With the advent of mechanized armor units trudging the battlefield and mechs or weapon systems of their own not always readily available, infantry often need a go-to and mobile option of their own. These demolition experts wear the same uniform as riflemen, except that their jacket is buttoned up in the front and they wear a leather load bearing harness. Compared to other factions, their cannon's design is very simplistic and bulky, more or less a green tube with handles welded on.

Gunners pack some of the best anti-armor weaponry of all low-tier infantry units short of heroes like Gunter. They are affordable to produce and in numbers can punch through light and medium armor with ease, especially if they use their relatively high speed to get behind mechs and exploit their weaker rear armor.

Their specialization in armor-busting, however, does leave them vulnerable to infantry, as their cannons are slow to reload and clumsy to aim at smaller targets. Their heavy equipment also slows them down, making escape from anti-infantry units like machine guns, anti-infantry mechs, or artillery difficult and costly. Thus, they require support from anti-infantry units, but in groups will wear down lower-tier mech units quite quickly.

Pros[]

  • Cheaper than mechs
  • Good anti-armor capability over all other low-tier infantry, particularly light armor
  • Good range
  • Adaptable with weapons kits

Cons[]

  • Slower-moving than grenadiers or riflemen
  • Slow rate of fire and poor accuracy against infantry
  • More expensive
  • Ineffective against heavy armor

Quotes[]

Produced:

  • "We've brought the anti-mech guns!"

Idle:

  • "How long are we supposed to sit here?"
  • "What is there to say about it: it's war. that's all."
  • "At least we have good weapons, I can't imagine relying on a pistol."

Selected:

  • "You have a target?"
  • "Just give us a target."
  • "We are listening!"
  • "Guns ready!"
  • "Gunners ready!"

Selected multiple time (Annoyed):

  • "We are still here, holding these heavy rounds."
  • "These rounds aren't getting any lighter!"
  • "We better kill something for having to carry these!"

Moving:

  • "Acknowledged!"
  • "Moving!"
  • "Understood!"
  • "On the way!"
  • "On the move!"

Use cover:

  • "A little protection helps."
  • "Good spot."
  • "Taking an improved position!"

Attacking:

  • "Engaging!"
  • "Right!"
  • "Target acquired!"
  • "Got it!"
  • "Targeting!"

Melee Attack:

  • "Polania!"
  • "It's personal!"
  • "Hit them hard!"

Ordered to Halt:

  • "Is there somethings else?"
  • "New priorities?"

Ordered to Open Create:

  • "Gotcha!"
  • "Alright!"
  • "Understood!"

Retreating:

  • "We are out of here!"
  • "Just run!"

Returning to base after retreating:

  • "We are tired but alive."
  • "Gunners are up!"

Orders to pick up Engineering Tools:

  • "Some of us were builders once."
  • "From blowing up to building up!"

Trivia[]

  • The design for their cannon seems to be inspired by that of the M20 "Super Bazooka" rocket launcher employed by the United States Army in WWII as well as its later German counterpart the RPzB 54 "Panzershreck."
  • Given the availability of rocket/missile technology in the Iron Harvest universe, the use of hip-fire large bore cannons, whose recoil would be impossible to control and whose weight should be unbearable, is interesting to say the least, though looking at the mortar-like munitions visible on some models it's possible they behave like the PIAT.

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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