Grenadiers with MG42-light

The “Maschinengewehr 42“ is a light machine gun, adding automatic firepower to the Grenadier's arsenal. A Grenadier squad can be upgraded with a single MG42 but it can potentially pick up a second one, which can make it an extremely lethal unit. Despite the MG42 being an automatic weapon, it does not perform well on short distances but excels in long range combat. Also keep in mind, that the MG42 cannot be fired on the move since the soldier carrying it needs to go prone in order to fire it unlike the Obersoldaten who can fire their LMG's on the move.

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Improvements

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Available for commanders
20
Ambush Camouflage

Infantry in cover can camouflage themselves from enemies. Ambushing enemy units while camouflaged will briefly increase the squads damage.

Abilities

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Available for commanders
10
Field First Aid
The squad has emergency medical supplies that allow the treatment of other injured soldiers.
25
Fire Panzerfaust
Fire a short-range Panzerfaust anti-tank weapon at the targeted enemy vehicle.
30
Rifle Grenade Shot
Grenadiers fire a 30mm high-explosive Gewehrsprenggranate rifle grenade.
20
Model 24 Stun Grenade
Model 24 Stun Grenades will do light damage and temporarily shock infantry units in an area.
10
Sprint
The unit will move very quickly for a short period of time. Weapons cannot be fired while moving.

Mines / Wires / Sandbags

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Sandbags
Rough and ready fighting positions offer vital cover from small-arms fire.

Produce Field Buildings

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150
Bunker

Primary defensive structure. Can cover one squad with high defensive cover. Can be upgraded to MG42 emplacement, Medic station or Command Post.

240
7
4
Kar98k
3
MG42-light
1
35
30
Infantry
Infantry in cover or building
Light vehicles
Light tanks
Long range
Shooting from the spot
Low (0.91)

Builds in

Infanterie Kompanie

Veterancy

  • increases accuracy
  • decreases weapon cooldown
  • decreases recharge time of the Panzerfaust
  • decreases received damage