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Following last week's update "The Calm" we would like to introduce the other half of the British infantry squad. In Part 1 we saw the 3 main roles within the squad: Squad Leader, Rifleman, and Bren Gunner. Today we are going to see three more specialized squad roles.

Posted by [TWDEV]_General_Naga on Jul 12th, 2013

Following last week's update "The Calm" we would like to introduce the other half of the British infantry squad.

In Part 1 we saw the 3 main roles within the squad: Squad Leader, Rifleman, and Bren Gunner. Today we are going to see three more specialized squad roles.

The Assault Gunner in the squad is dedicated to close combat. Officially, as assistant squad leader he would carry a rifle; however it was far more common for him to discard the rifle in favour of a Sten gun to add close quarters punch to the squad's assaults.

The Engineer would represent attached sapper units. He was equipped with the standard infantry man's rifle, however also carrying explosive charges, wire cutters and other paraphernalia to support attacks on enemy strong points.

Finally, the Grenadier represented the other support element of the squad. Equipped as a regular riflemen, the grenadier also carried a cup launcher which attached to the muzzle of his rifle, giving it the ability to launch rifle grenades, both of the AP and HEAT varieties. The HEAT round was weak, but still capable of penetrating the top armour of German tanks. The anti-personnel round was the same Mills Bomb carried by riflemen, but with an added flat metal base for the cup launcher, giving it a range of around 100 yards.

These three classes represent the last of our squad element classes for the British and Commonwealth Armies.


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JayDilla!
JayDilla! Jul 12 2013, 9:22pm says:

nice nice nice :)

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Turkish007
Turkish007 Jul 13 2013, 4:29am says:

More masterpieces! And its lovely that you guys come up with so many updates in so little time!

I get more and more excited to play the game, and I cant wait to see the German playermodels. ;)

(Oh, and I am the one who suggested wrie-cutters around 3 months ago, yay for me! :D)

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volcol
volcol Jul 13 2013, 7:25am replied:

The wire cutters for the Biritish character have been modelled for 5 months or more :D so it was an excellent guess! We'd have included them based on a suggestion though! as we have done with some items recently. We're always open for equipment/weapon suggestions :)

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hight_tower
hight_tower Jul 13 2013, 6:18am says:

A quand cette fameuse béta, je deviens impatient de jouer sur le chapitre Overlord

J'espère voir une vidéo (trailer) de tout ce que l'on voit actuellement.

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Serathis
Serathis Jul 13 2013, 8:10am says:

No PIAT?

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hannibaldinski
hannibaldinski Jul 13 2013, 4:04pm replied:

Piats were platoon level, issued out to squads. Thus, not part of squad classes. But you will find them in Traction Wars eventually:)

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tk210
tk210 Jul 13 2013, 8:20pm replied:

Moddb.com

Shhhh, they are coming just like snipers are.

Moddb.com

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Serathis
Serathis Jul 15 2013, 9:16am says:

I still can't think but imagine a huge TW vs FE off when those two ship.

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Maniche
Maniche Jul 15 2013, 7:34pm replied:

Nothing wrong with some friendly competition, Serathis.

Maniche

+3 votes     reply to comment
volcol
volcol Jul 18 2013, 6:40pm replied:

We don't ship - we just release - to ship this it would require us to charge money :D

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hannibaldinski
hannibaldinski Jul 19 2013, 3:26pm replied:

Aren't we going to use balloons?

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