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

Saxon Machine Gunners or MG Infantry are specialized infantry units fielded by the Saxony Empire. Wielding machine guns, they are capable of suppressing enemy infantry and dealing damage up to light-armored enemies by showering them with bullets.

The 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 Stormtrooper counterparts, with the addition of 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. 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
  • More expensive
  • Cannot be trained by Saxony
  • Take a moment to set up

Weapons[]

Machine gunners carry an automatic weapon on a bipod that, once set up, sprays loads of lead downrange in long bursts. Due to recoil and weight, however, it must be fired from support either lying prone, behind cover, or within a building.

Quotes[]

Idle:

  • "A thicker barrel would not overheat so quickly."
  • "We are das wolves, and the enemy: sheep!"
  • "What are we standing around for? Let's fight!"

Selected:

  • "Give us an objective!"
  • "Machine gunners!"
  • "Our weapons are ready!"
  • "We are waiting for orders!"

Selected multiple time (Annoyed):

  • "What is this supposed to accomplish?"
  • "There must be a better use of our time."
  • "We are not in the mood for childish games!"

Moving:

  • "Let's go, Kameraden!"
  • "Location acknowledged!"
  • "With haste!"
  • "We are on the prowl."
  • "Moving to new objective!"

Use cover:

  • "Let's stay in cover."
  • "We'll over-watch from cover."
  • "Taking a covered position."

Attacking:

  • "Open fire!"
  • "Shower them with lead!"
  • "Fire!"
  • "Shoot them all!"
  • "Engage!"

Melee Attack:

  • "CHARGE!"
  • "NO MERCY!"
  • "KILL THEM!"

Ordered to Halt

  • "There a problem?"

Retreating:

  • "Fall back and regroup!"
  • "We're brave, not stupid!"

Returning to base after retreating:

  • "MGs holding right here."
  • "We can't stop here."

Ordered to collect items:

  • "We will do it."
  • "Orders acknowledged."

Ordered to pick up standard weapon:

  • "Take the MPs!"
  • "Ah, this is more portable."

Trivia[]

  • Saxony machine gunners seem to use the Madsen light machine gun, a Danish machine gun that was conceived as early as 1880's, began service in 1902, and the first LMG to be mass-produced. It was sold in 12 different calibers in over 34 countries, including the German Empire (and thus would very likely see service in the Saxony Empire of this timeline).
    • Despite being invented in 1902, Madsens are still being used by the Brazilian military police as recently as May 2020.
    • The Saxony MG infantry carry belts of ammunition, which is interesting as the Madsen fires from a top-mounted box magazine.
  • Like all Saxony voice clips mentioning machine guns, they pronounce MG with a hard "g": "em-gee" instead of "em-jee."
  • Saxony's choice to not actively train machine gunners likely stems from their main troops instead being armed with automatic weapons, necessitating less of a need for specialized 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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