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The Rusviet Vanguards are infantry units trained by the Rusviet Union. They are equipped with semi-automatic shotguns, effective infantry unit at short range.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The elite and most loyal core of the Rusviet Army have been universally equipped with trench guns. These weapons proved to be extraordinarily efficient in the close quarters and urban battlefields of the Great War; so much so, that they drew a diplomatic protest from the Saxon government.

General Description[edit | edit source]

These hardy conscripts are pulled from all walks of Rusviet life to give their lives for the state. Many are disgruntled but continue to serve, while many others truly do believe in their country. Their leaders, however, see them as little more than fodder for the enemy cannons. Their uniforms are thick and warm, with boots, gloves, a grey fur-lined jacket and a tall black ushanka embellished with the Rusviet five-pointed star.

Vanguards live up to their name: always in the front. Equipped with shotguns, they are the strongest in close quarters so long as they can get close. Being fast, they are powerful in a group, swarming the enemy ahead of the main force to clear out infantry and soften up the enemy.

However, range is the bane of these infantry. If something is preventing them from getting within effective range, like barbed wire or being suppressed by machine guns, they will get picked off without doing much damage, particularly by Polanian Riflemen. Out of all standard infantry, they are marginally the most effective against armor but are still hopeless against mechs. Sent in with units capable of slowing down or softening up the enemy like the SHM-86 Kolokol, they will make hostile infantry engagements short but sweet victories for the glory of Rusviet.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

The Rusviet Vanguards are equipped with semi-automatic shotguns, which makes them best at short range and bad at long-range.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The shotguns used by Rusviet vanguards looks to be based off a mix of the Kalashnikov rifle family, the PPSH-41 submachine gun, and "bastard" submachine gun from "Metro 2033," all three distinctly Russian designs.
  • Their use of shotguns being protested by Saxony is a nearly-exact mirror of protests in World War I by the German Imperial forces at the United States Army's use of the Winchester Model 1897 pump-action shotgun, which proved very effective in trench warfare. It was cited as being against the Geneva Convention and caused unnecessary suffering. The Germans threatened reprisals to any captured American soldiers using these shotguns, which the Americans countered with threats of reprisals towards any captured Germans who had used flamethrowers and serrated bayonets.

Gallery[edit | edit source]


Units
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs 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"
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Unarmed Bunker
MG Bunker
Cannon Bunker
Medic Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Structures
Saxony Empire Gunter von Duisburg
Brunhilde
Prince William 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"
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Unarmed Bunker
MG Bunker
Cannon Bunker
Medic Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Structures
Rusviet Olga Romanova
Lev Aleksey 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"
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Unarmed Bunker
MG Bunker
Cannon Bunker
Medic Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Structures
Neutral Destroyer Cannon Iron Mine Site
Oil Pump Site
Sandbags
Barbwire
Mine
Explosive Barrel
Gas Tank
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Structures
Not Used Akiko
Bjorn
Connor
Zehra
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