A whole new front of the war has been opened with the new and highly agile US Firefly Jump Infantry, the gargantuan Kodiak Walker and the ‘packing-a-punch’ Heavy Bazooka team!
Firefly Jump Infantry!
Using revolutionary jump-packs, Firefly infantry are drawn from the Paratroopers and specialise in rapid advances to take ground, waiting for conventional infantry and armour to relieve them.
The US army tactical doctrine placed great emphasis on firepower and mobility, and this is reflected in the armament of the standard infantry squad.
With plenty of speed; this shock unit is ideal for artillery hunting and objective securing tasks. Packed with SMGs and able to take a flamethrower, they can certainly make mincemeat of any foe!
As the US developed walker tactics for regiments of Grizzly and Bruin walkers it became apparent that an antiaircraft capability was required; wheeled and tracked systems were unable to coordinate with the walkers in urban or close terrain.
The Kodiak was the result, reducing its weight with the removal of the 75mm gun, the Kodiak is more agile and able to deliver a storm of heavy calibre rounds when defending against aircraft. In addition, it is a popular walker with troops in close quarters, its weaponry capable of decimating enemy infantry if they are foolish enough to give it a target.
The Kodiak is perfect for the front line as it is able to dish out an insane amount of bullets, easily taking out entire squads and lighting up lightly armoured vehicles. It can also be situated in an elevated position providing a considerable amount of supporting fire, and it’ll usually become the main threat on any battlefield.
Heavy Bazooka Team!
After recognising the limitations of the bazooka when facing the newer heavy German tanks, the US produced a heaver version that a fired a shaped charge similar to that of a the highly effective panzerschreck. The weapon proved too heavy and bulky for regular use, but was highly suited to the new armoured infantry formations.
The US deploys its first Tesla Cannon-armed Shermans and infantry assaults are spearheaded by heavily armoured infantry. The results are impressive but overconfidence in the new technology means that the best tactical use is squandered and the Germans make the Allies pay for retaking the north of France and Belgium
Resilient and boasting a ‘super bazooka’ which does as much damage as you think it’ll do, the Heavy Bazooka team can reliably take out nearly any armour. Make sure they are comfy behind some cover or outflanking their opponent and then shove a rocket into the rear-end of an unsuspecting tank!
The US sent reinforcements!