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

Rusviet Machine gunners or MG Infantry are specialized infantry units fielded by the Rusviet Tsardom. 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 of 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 Vanguard counterparts, except with the addition of red trousers and two ammunition bandoliers draped over their shoulders and tucked into their belts. They also carry canisters 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. 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.

In the latest version, MG infantries can no longer be trained from Rusviet or Saxon barracks. Only Polanians 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

Cons[]

  • Slower than standard infantry
  • Cannot be trained by Rusviet, numbers limited to how many kits can be found
  • Take a moment to set up

Trivia[]

  • Rusviet machine gunners seem to use the MG 08/15, a lighter and portable version of the MG 08 heavy machine gun employed by the German Empire and the most common German machine gun of WWI.
    • Interestingly, there is no recorded use of this gun with the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union, making it a strange choice for Rusviet.
  • Rusviet's favoring of offense is likely why they decided to use flamethrowers and shotguns instead of machine gunners as machine gunners are slower and less effective against entrenched units.

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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