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Machine gunners are equipped for suppressing and killing enemy infantry at range.

Polanian Machine Gunners or MG Infantry are specialized infantry units trained by the Polania Republic. Wielding machine guns, they are capable of suppressing enemy infantries and dealing damage up to light armored enemies by showering them with bullets.

Machine gunners from all factions are functionally identical.

General Description[]

Heavy machine guns proved to be dreadfully powerful anti-infantry weapons, mowing down troops in hundreds, but their weight made it hard to keep up with the rapid advance of infantry. These specialists carry much smaller but no-less-lethal machine guns to lay down lots of fire as nearby infantry move up. The machine gunners wear the same uniform as their Riflemen counterparts, with the addition of a grey bandana on their neck, ammunition belts draped over their chest and carrying a canister of even more ammo.

Machine Gunners are slower and more expensive than standard infantry and must take a moment to set up before firing. However, once set up, particularly behind cover, they can lay down devastating barrages of fire on advancing infantry. This will suppress them, forcing them to move at a crawl and pinning them in place. As such, these work extremely well in tandem with Polanian riflemen who can pick off suppressed Rusviet Vanguards or Saxony Stormtroopers at range before they can even fire back. This makes them powerful defensive units.

They suffer heavily against enemy armor, however, and are slow to adapt to a changing battlefield if caught in the open. They can struggle to escape if caught by mech units.

In the latest version, MG infantries can no longer be trained from Rusviet or Saxon barracks. Only Polanians and Usonians can train MG teams, but players can still equip any infantry by salvaging equipment from a killed MG infantry or loot from a weapon crate.

Pros[]

  • Deadly against infantry with decent range
  • Strong when garrisoned or behind cover
  • Gains a fire speed boost inside a PZM-16 "Zółw" when in Deploy mode

Cons[]

  • Slower than standard infantry
  • More expensive
  • Requires an advanced barracks to train
  • Take a moment to set up

Quotes[]

When Trained:

Idle:

  • "Let's shoot something, means carrying less ammo."
  • "Machine guns make the most beautiful music."
  • "Who has water? We should drink while we can."

Selected:

  • "MG team here!"
  • "Guns are ready!"
  • "Whatcha need?"
  • "Yes?"
  • "Waiting for orders."

Selected multiple time (Annoyed):

  • "Speak up will ya!"
  • "You're not making any sense!"
  • "Whatever you're drinking, share some with us."

Moving:

  • "Yeah, we're moving."
  • "We'll check it out!"
  • "On the way!"
  • "Move out!"
  • "Understood, moving!"

Use cover:

  • "Yeah, we see it!"
  • "It's better than nothing."
  • "Better to wait from shelter."

Attacking:

  • "Got it!"
  • "With pleasure!"
  • "Engaging!"
  • "Firing!"
  • "Mow them down!"

Melee Attack:

  • "Closing!"
  • "Beat them to a pulp!"
  • "Into the fray!"

Ordered to Halt:

  • "Now what?"
  • "Holding."

Ordered to Open Create:

  • "We'll make it happen!"
  • "Fine!"
  • "Alright!"

Retreating:

  • "Get out of here!"
  • "To hell with this!"

Returning to base after retreating:

  • "Waiting for new orders."
  • "We'll rest here a bit."

Trivia[]

  • Polanian machine gunners use a gun based on the Degtyaryov-27 (DP-27), a very flexible light machine gun firing 7.62×54mmR used by the Soviet Union from WWII until the 1960s.
  • Polania likely actively trains machine gunners to help make up for the lack of DPS from their standard infantry's bolt action rifles, as these have great range and damage per shot but slow rates of fire.

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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