One of Rusviet's mobile fortresses, able to engage multiple enemies with an assortment of weapons.
The SHM-70 "Gulyay-Gorod" is a massive mech unit produced by Rusviet. Bristling with weapons, it can take on almost anything on its own.
Lore[edit | edit source]
Many mechs have already entered regular service within the Rusviet Army, including specialized anti-armor, ant-personnel, and artillery variants. The largest of these, the SMH-70 "Gulyay-Gorod," by contrast, is a multi-purpose mech, equally suited to engaging infantry and other, smaller mechs.
General Description[edit | edit source]
This pride of Rusviet engineering is truly a sight to behold; one of the biggest and most imposing mechs to stomp the battlefield. It resembles the prow of an icebreaker ship on two heavily-built legs, with two huge smokestacks belching smoke. On the left side of the chassis is a colossal rotary magazine-fed rocket tube, on the right is a large naval-grade cannon, and on the shoulders and center of the "head" are three machine gun turrets facing all directions.
Heavy armor and armament make this unit good as a line-breaker, leading an attack formation to shatter enemy defenses. It can take and shrug off all kinds of incoming fire; with all its turrets and armor, it can ignore even gunner infantry and repel them with relative ease. Its main gun fires fairly fast, has good range, and a large AOE making it quite good against infantry and light units. It is also one of the faster heavy mech units, although still slow compared to almost everything else. Overall, this mech is ideal against infantry with a number of features making it excellent at crowd control especially after gaining a rank.
Like all heavy mechs, the Gulyay-Gorod is vulnerable to concentrated artillery thanks to its high profile and low speed. It trades thicker armor for a diverse armament, and the main cannon deals relatively light heavy-armor damage compared to that of the PZM-24"Tur's" paired guns or the SKS-300 "Kaiser's" main weapon, although it fires a good deal faster than either. Its missile, while potent against infantry, does not deal as much damage against heavy armor units. Overall, in a duel with one of its Saxony or Polania counterparts, it will often lose. Properly supported, however, this behemoth can crash and bash its way through even the sturdiest of defenses in the name of the Tsardom.
Pros:[edit | edit source]
- One of the faster heavy mechs.
- Relatively fast-firing main gun with decent damage against all units.
- Machine guns cover all angles and can fire on the move
- Incredible veteran ability.
- Decently survivable, tougher than the SHM-69 "Serp"
- Shreds infantry and lighter mechs.
Cons:[edit | edit source]
- Loses straight-up slugging matches with other heavies, needs to use its speed to reposition and flank or come with numbers to back it up.
- Its strongest ability is locked behind its first veterancy rating.
- Less health than its other heavy kin.
- Lower damage than the rest of its kin per shot.
- Its weapons are more suited to killing infantry rather than mechs.
- Requires an advanced workshop to produce
Weapons[edit | edit source]
Its primary weapon is a large cannon that deals strong damage to medium and light armor as well as infantry. However, it should be noted that the Gulyay-Gorod does not excel in Mech-To-Mech fighting until it accesses its secondary. Its secondary, which it can access once it has reached veteran, is a missile launcher that after a brief priming period fires a rocket that nukes a sizable area. Finally, it is supported by three machine gun turrets each guarding a 120-degree arc of view that can also fire on the move.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Devastator Missile: Fires a Devastator Missile at a specific target. This rocket deals a heavy blow to most mech units and obliterates clusters of infantry.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- "Gulyay-gorod" was a type of mobile fortifications used by the Russian army between the 15th and 17th centuries. It literally means "wandering town" and was comprised of a wall on wheels with firing slots to wheel ahead of troops attacking a position to use as protection from projectiles.
- Its name was initially misspelled in-game as "gulay-gorod," although this was later fixed