"While their shots do little at enemy buildings, these troops are experts at dealing enemy foot troops."
The Rifleman is a level 8 standard Ranged Infantry unit and is unlocked in the Industrial Age. Its predecessor is the Musketeer. It can be upgraded to the Submachine Gun. It is upgraded in the level 8 armory
General Information Edit
- Like all ranged infantry, Riflemen can kill enemy infantry easily and quickly. They have 4 times the damage to enemy infantry than other type of unit.
- Riflemen aren't efficient against enemy cavalry and buildings.
- Riflemen are ranged units and can destroy buildings over walls.
- Riflemen would attack the closest building on front of them but when attacked by an enemy troop; will fight back.
- If there are enemy units nearby, Riflemen would attack them.
Historical Description Edit
"A rifle is a gun with a barrel that has been scored with groves ('rifling') designed to spin the bullet as it emerges, dramatically improving the range and accuracy of the weapon. Early rifles were deployed by snipers and skirmishers, while the smoothbore musket remained the main weapon for infantrymen. When rates of fire significantly increased with innovation like breech-loading, entrenched massed riflemen became very difficult to dislodge."
Oriental: A Japanese-style soldier of World War 1 wearing a blue metallic Brodie helmet with a green suit. He carries a type 99 arisaka rifle.
Mediterranean: A British or American soldier of World War 1 wearing a green Brodie helmet with a blue stripe on it. He is also wearing a beige suit with blue armbands. He carries a SMLE mark III.
Northern European: A French Soldier of World War 1 wearing a blue Adrian helmet, and a blue suit. He also has a thin mustache. He is carrying what looks like a German-made Mauser Gewehr 98 rifle or lebel modele 1886.
Attacking Strategies Edit
- Riflemen have low health; making them vulnerable to defenses. Use heavy infantry such as shock infantry as meat shields to protect the Riflemen.
- Riflemen are cheap and can be used to set off hidden enemy traps.
- Use Riflemen to protect heavy infantry from other infantry so your heavy infantry won't get distracted.
Defensive Strategy Edit
- Riflemen can be used as good Alliance Troops. One example is that they can shoot over walls to attack troops of the attackers forcing the troops to destroy the wall to kill them. Another thing is that they're good against other heavy infantry.
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