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Rise of Nations
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Thompson Submachine Gun
The Thompson Submachine Gun is used by the Allied themed model (which is based on WWII period US infantry) of the Infantry unit. It also seen on the unit portrait, the Thompson also appears on the portrait of the Axis themed Infantry and Volksgrenadiers unit even though they actually use MP40s and STG44s respectively.
The MP40 is used by the Axis themed model of the Infantry unit, however, likely due to recycling, their unit portrait shows them with the same Thompson from the Allied version's portrait. The Aztec Jaguar Infantry unique unit also wields the same weapon as the Axis infantry even though the portrait depicts them with M1 Garands. The Jaguar Infantry have unique animation showing them firing the weapon one-handed.
The PPSh-41 is used by the Russian Red Guards Infantry and Chinese Manchu Infantry unique units.
The MAC-10 with suppressor is used by the Aztec Jaguar Assault Infantry unit. Like the Jaguar Infantry, this unit also has the unique one-handed firing animation.
Curiously, the MAC-10 wielding Jaguar Assault Infantry are the strongest infantry unit in the game with 27 attack and 15 range while the M16A2 armed regular Assault Infantry and American Assault Marines have 25 attack and 14 range and the AKM using Shock Infantry have 26 attack and 14 range. As for how exactly a .45 cal submachine gun achieves more power and range than M16s and AKs remains a mystery.
Generic Side-Mounted Magazine Submachine Gun
A generic submachine gun with side-mounted magazine and wooden body and stock in the style of the MP28 is used by the Asian, African, Indian and Native American infantry units.
Rifles & Carbines
The AKM is used by the Russian Shock Infantry unit, it is clearly visible in promotional materials for the game. The Indian and African themed Assault Infantry units also wield the same weapon as the Shock Infantry.
Flintlock Cavalry Carbine
A generic flintlock cavalry carbine is wielded by the Dragoon and Carabineer units.
The M16A2 rifle is used by the American themed model of the Assault Infantry unit. The American Assault Marines unique unit also wield it equipped with M203 grenade launchers.
The Sturmgewehr 44 is used by the German Volksgrenadiers unique unit. The unit portrait incorrectly shows them with Thompsons due to reusing the Axis Infantry portrait.
Generic Bolt-Action Rifle
Generic WW1 period bolt-action rifles are used by the Riflemen unit. Considering that the Riflemen models are based on WW1 era British, German and WW2 era Japanese infantry, the generic rifle shared by those units likely stands in for Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III, Mauser Gewehr 1898 and Arisaka.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III
The Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III is used by the British Black Watch unique unit. It can be identified by its distinctive thicker shape compared to the regular bolt-action rifle model used by the regular riflemen and the fact that the Black Watch is based on WW1 period Highlander units of the British army.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
The Mauser Gewehr 1898 is seen in the intro movie being used by the Imperial German soldiers in the trenches of World War I. Presumably, it is also the rifle used by the German based riflemen model.
The M1 Garand is seen in the portrait of the Aztec Jaguar Infantry unique unit, though the unit actually reuses the MP40 model from the Axis Infantry unit.
Brown Bess Flintlock Musket
The Brown Bess Flintlock Musket is seen in artwork depicting red coats. The Musketeers unit also uses flintlock muskets in game.
A generic Matchlock Musket is used by the Arquebusiers unit. The European variant likely wields European matchlocks while the Asian version, which is based on Japanese Ashigaru, is seen in artworks using Tanegashimas.
Winchester Model 1873
The Winchester Model 1873 is used by the Lakota Repeating Rifle Horse unique unit as evident by an artwork depicting the unit armed with an engraved M1873 rifle.
A Blunderbuss is used by the Fusiliers unit. Befittingly, it is depicted with short range and is characterized as kind of an anti-cavalry weapon. A blunderbuss with wide muzzle is also utilized by the Gun Mahout unique unit.
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle
The M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle is used by the American Marine Infantry unique unit.
The Maxim MG08 inappropriately mounted on an M3 tripod is used by the Machine Gun unit.
Browning M2 Heavy Barrel
The Browning M2 Heavy Barrel mounted on an M3 tripod is used by the Allied themed Heavy Machine Gun unit.
The MG42 with spade grips, likely due to reusing assets from the other machine guns, and inappropriately mounted on an M3 tripod is used by the German MG42 unique unit. The weapon also has a carry handle similar to the one of the Browning M2 HB. Both sides of the barrel shroud are shown with the large cutout which is present only on the right side of the real MG42. The same weapon model is also used by the Axis and Asian themed Heavy Machine Gun unit.
The M134 Minigun with spade grips and mounted on an M3 tripod is used by the Advanced Machine Gun unit.
M1 Rocket Launcher "Bazooka"
The M1 Bazooka is used by the Bazooka unit.
The RPG-7 is used by the African and Indian Anti-Tank Missile units. It appears to have a scope, most likely a PGO-7.
M20 Recoilless Rifle
The M20 Recoilless Rifle with what appears to be a scope similar to the M18 Recoilless Rifle is used by the Recoilless Gun unit.
The M47 Dragon is used by the Dragon AT Missile unit.
The Flammenwerfer 35 is used by the Flamethrower unit.
22.5 cm Minenwerfer M 15
The Austro-Hungarian 22.5 cm Minenwerfer M 15 appears in the game as the Inca Siege Mortar unique unit.
3-inch M1902 field gun
The US 3-inch M1902 field gun towed by a truck is featured as the Artillery unit.
A Coehorn type mortar is used by the Inca Mortar unique unit.
8.8cm FlaK 18
The German 8.8cm FlaK 18 cannon is featured as the Radar Air Defense building.
General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger
The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is the gun armament of the Bantu Eagle Fighter unique unit which is based on the A-10 Thunderbolt II. However, the Eagle Fighter doesn't make use of the rotary cannon, instead it attacks only with its missiles.
QF 13-pounder 6 cwt AA gun
The QF 13-pounder 6 cwt AA gun mounted on a Daimler Mk 3 lorry constitutes the Anti-Aircraft Gun unit.
The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 is part of the armament of the Mi-24 based model of the Attack Helicopter unit.
M230 Chain Gun
The M230 Chain Gun is part of the armament of the AH-64 based model of the Attack Helicopter unit.
The 8.8 cm SK C/35 naval gun is mounted on the Submarine unit which is based on the German Type VII U-boat.
Various ship units are armed with naval cannons.
The Bomb Vessel and Bomb Ketch naval units are armed with mortars.
The M110 Howitzer was featured in the early builds of the game as the Tank Destroyer unit. It was ultimately cut from the final game.
The Chinese Fire Lances unique unit is armed with fireworks.
Either M16 or M17 Stielhandgranate is seen on artwork of World War I period German troops.