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

Bundeswehr is the level 11 German unique Heavy Infantry unit unlocked in the Atomic Age. Its predecessor is the Volksgrenadier and can be upgraded to Heavy Bundeswehr. It is researched in a level 10 Armory. It replaces Elite 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 German unique unit, The Bundeswehr have 20% more damage than standard Heavy Infantry.

Historical Description[]

After World War II, Germany was divided into British, French, American, and Soviet occupied zones. These later became the basis for the NATO-aligned West Germany and the Communist East Germany. Initially, Soviet and Western forces provided security within their own occupied zones. However, as in Japan, tensions led to the creation of local armed forces in the 1950s; the West German Bundeswehr and the East German Nationale Volksarmee. Though neither army saw significant combat, for the duration of the Cold War they stood along the Iron Curtain, ready to fight on the front lines of a potentially apocalyptic Third World War.

Visuals[]

Looks similar to the Volksgrenadier, but with a slightly bland uniform, Green and the absence of the arm band

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 []

  • Bundeswehr means "Federal Defense" in German.
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