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

Rusviet Anti-Armor Gunners, or "Gunners," are specialized infantry units trained by the Rusviet Tsardom. They are armed with miniaturized cannons for use against armored targets like mechs.

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

Lore[]

Anti-Armour gunners are the youngest infantry specialist in the Rusviet army. Rusviet did not have Anti-Armour weapons when the war began. During the war, Rusviet had to rip-off Polanian and Saxonian Anti-Armour cannons for their Gunner corps. However, Rusviet Anti-Armour Cannons are still limited in supply, so a special training program was implemented to choose those best to use them. Of course, only the hardiest of men succeed and join the gunner corps. Most of these are from Syberia and Mongolia, where only the strongest of boys become men due to the harsh conditions.

General Description[]

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 identical uniforms to those of Vanguards, except that their trousers are red and they wear a leather load-bearing harness carrying shells. Compared to other factions, their cannon's design is very heavy and sturdily-built.

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.

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. Thus they require support from anti-infantry units, but in groups will wear down early enemy 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

Trivia[]

The Rusviet Gunner is also differentiated by having distinctly Mongolian features.

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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