A hulking mech outfitted with a rotary gun for use against infantry and light armor.
The Sd. KS 49 "Grimbart" was instrumental in breaking through fortified positions during the Great War, impervious to small arms fire while equipped with devastating machine guns of its own. It remains one of the most popular mechs in the Saxon arsenal, and increasingly replacing traditional machine gun teams.
Compared to its Polania Republic counterpart, the PZM-9 "Straznik," the Grimbart is built with defense and durability in mind. The body is much bigger and covered in thicker armor; it is a bullet-proof box on very short legs with two spindly arms. The right appendage boasts a large rotary Gatling-style machine gun while the left arm is equipped with a pinching claw. The whirring sound of the mech spinning up its machine gun spells doom for anyone caught in its field of fire.
The fairly flexible Grimbart is excellent at taking out unarmored enemies and even does fairly well against light armored units. Even large groups of regular infantry like Riflemen and Vanguards have little effect on its armor, and it can easily cut down swathes of them in return. One-on-one and head-on, enemy light mechs like the Straznik will often lose out as well.
However, due to its stout build and heavier armor, the Grimbart is quite slow. This leaves it vulnerable to artillery and it is relative unable to react to attacks from all directions. It will take extra damage from anti-mech units like the PZM-11 "Lowca" or field cannons, as well as attacks from behind. The Grimbart also has slow movement and turn speed making swifter units able to out-run and out-maneuver it. Overall, the Grimbart is best used against infantry and light armor types in conjunction with heavier anti-armor units to deal with mechs.
- Most durable light-armored mech
- Devastates infantry
- Does well against light mechs especially at elite level
- Ability lets it damage groups of targets at once
- Slightly outranges the Straznik
- Slow to move and turn
- Vulnerable to artillery and field cannons
- Of little use against medium or heavy mechs or structures
- Ability renders the machine temporarily immobile
Its sole armament is an upscaled, large-caliber rotary cannon like a Gatling gun, giving the mech an increase in firepower and anti-armor capability over its Polania cousin. While firing a slightly smaller burst than the Straznik's pair of twin-linked machine guns, each bullet does over three times the unarmored damage. The gun also enjoys a slightly increased range, making it less easily kited by the Straznik's guns.
- Sweep: The Grimbart will fire non-stop in an arc in front of it, mowing down anything in front of it. The player can control the size of the arc, the larger the arc the longer it will stay in the Sweep Attack command. The Grimbart is unable to move while this ability is in use.
- Copper Finish - Costs 3200 tokens
- Gold Knight - Unlocked at Saxony Level 15
- "Grimbart" is a german word, that is used for badgers in old german tales and fables.
- "Sd.KS" means "Sonder Kampfschreiter". In English: "Special Combat Walker".
- The Grimbart was originally named the "Bär", or Bear in German. However, somewhere down the line, the name was changed to its current name.
- The Grimbart bears some similarities to the Dreadnought walkers used in the Warhammer 40,000 universe: both being heavily armored, boxy assault walkers bearing huge weapons, with some dreadnoughts wielding an "assault cannon" that also resembles the machine gun used by the Grimbart.