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“Well-armed and plentiful, these troops are effective at tearing down enemy buildings. These unique German soldiers deal more damage!”

Advanced JSDF Soldier is the level 15 Japanese unique Heavy Infantry unit unlocked in the Information Age. Its predecessor is the Honored JSDF Soldier. It is researched in a level 14 Armory. It replaces Advanced Infantry.

General Information[]

The standard Heavy Infantry's default A.I. or purpose is to destroy the closest building (excluding walls), but they may fight back when attacked by an enemy troop. They're excellent at taking down defensive Heavy Cavalry (noticeably on cavalry at an age lower than them) and are able to destroy buildings quickly. However, their disadvantages are that they have low health, meaning that they can be killed very quickly. They can get destroyed easily by Splash Damage Structures such as Catapults or Mortars and Multiple Target Damage Structures such as Redoubt or Machine Gun. They are also weak against other Heavy Infantry (and even Ranged Infanty} spawned by the City Center, Garrisons, Ambush Traps etc.

  • As a Japanese unique unit, Advanced JSDF Soldier has 20% more damage than standard Heavy Infantry.

Historical Description[]

Based on the R93 hunting rifle, the Blaser R93 Tactical is a German sniper rifle first produced in 1993. It utilizes a straight-pull reloading mechanism in contrast to the turn-bolt action that was standard at the time. To lodge a new bullet in the chamber, the shooter simply pulls the bolt backward and pushes it forward rather than needing to make an upward rotating motion. This makes for a faster rate of fire at the cost of somewhat reduced reliability.

Police in a number of countries carry the R93 including Brazil, Germany, Russia, the United States, and Iceland. It is also wielded by special forces in Bulgaria, Malaysia, and Slovenia. A more recent variant, the Tactical 2, enables swapping between different calibers of ammunition without becoming misaligned or 'losing zero.' The weapon is effective at long ranges up to 800 meters and accurate to within about a quarter of an inch.

Visuals[]

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Attacking Strategies[]

  • If these units are used in large groups and not in heavy fire, they can be devastating and can destroy a base easily.
  • Catapults or Mortars, with their splash damage, are devastating against these units and can kill a group of them in a few hits if in the range of the impact. Spread the units around so that the mortar would have to hit each infantry to kill it and that its impact would not affect other infantry as well, or deploy a few Heavy Cavalry to destroy it.
  • Redoubts or Machine Guns buildings can likewise be devastating against these units, if it is not dealt with appropriately. Keep the units away from it until it is destroyed or position them to destroy it quickly.
  • If a group of these units are under fire from Catapults or Mortars or Redoubts or Machine Guns buildings, consider using war tactics such as Sabotage or Protect and destroy the buildings as quick as possible, or use Demolition beforehand to eliminate these threats. You may also consider using Heavy Cavalry or other units to destroy these threats early on.
  • The Missile Silo can eliminate a group of these units quickly. Don't group them together so much that will attract the Silo attacks. Or you could deploy them after the Silo is destroyed, sabotaged or distracted by other units with high HP.
  • Use Ranged Infantry or Machine Gun Infantry to support them, so they don't perish easily to defenders.
  • They can be used as a distraction for many defenses and can help protect ranged infantry such as Ranged Infantry from defenses.
  • A group of them can easily overwhelm single target defensive towers, but are vulnerable against machine gun buildings.
  • While using an army entirely composed with Heavy Infantry can decimate enemy bases early on, this strategy becomes less useful as you advance ages as your opponents will use more powerful defenses with AOE effect such as the Missile Silo.


Trivia[]

  • JSDF stands for "Japan Self Defence Force"
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