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Pioniere Edit

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Pioniere

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"An elite German formation, the German Garde-Reserve-Pioniere became infamous for their use of the flamethrower. They are also equipped with heavy explosives and can count on smoke barrages to close in on strongpoints."

- In-game Description

Pioniere Setup Edit

Squad Info: Edit

Squad Type: Engineer

The Pioniere is a German squad featured in Verdun. Weapons are the Gewehr 88 and Wechselapparat or 'Wex' Flamethrower.

Squad Roles Edit

Feldwebel: Edit

Feldwebel

The Feldwebel's task is to lead the squad to strongpoints and call in smoke cover.

Motto: "Isolate"

Specializations: Edit

Sturmleiter - Standard Edit

Loadout:

  • C96
  • Binocs

Reserveoffizier - Level II Edit

Loadout:

  • Gew. 98

Spähleiter - Level III Edit

Loadout:

  • Kar. 88
  • Binocs

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Sturmpionier: Edit

Sturmpionier

The Sturmpionier's task is to close in on the strongpoint and destroy it using explosives.

Motto: "Obliterate"

Specializations: Edit

Reservepionier - Standard Edit

Loadout:

  • Kar. 98
  • M15 2x

Grenadierpionier - Level II Edit

Loadout:

  • Luger
  • Geballte 6x 1x

Stellungzerstörer - Level III Edit

Loadout:

  • C96
  • Geballte 9x 1x

This class is absolutely atrocious at longer ranges, and their Geballte grenades have a much shorter than most other grenades. However, they also have a massive blast radius, comparable to that of a single mortar shell. Use this to your advantage and target bunched up groups of enemies. Also make sure to not get spotted and use your grenade wisely: you only have one and you have to be very close to effectively use it. As such, it is recommended that you attempt to flank the enemy and avoid frontal assaults, as well as throw from the highest spot of elevation, especially if the enemies are in a spot of low elevation (like a trench), thus extending you're reach and mitigating risk.

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Flammenwerfer: Edit

Flammenwerfer

The task of the flamethrower operator is to push through enemy strongpoints and trenches using the flamethrower. Motto: "Incinerate"

Specializations: Edit

Reserveflammenwerfer - Standard Edit

Loadout:

  • Wex
  • Reichsrevolver

Pistolenflammenwerfer - Level II Edit

Loadout:

  • Kar. 88 + Seitengewehr

Karabinerflammenwerfer - Level III Edit

  • Wex
  • C96

The Flammenwerfer Wex has abysmal range and takes a second to get going. However, it has tons of ammo, never needs to reload, can kill enemies very quickly at close range, and leaves behind fire for a few seconds, which can effectively block off enemy flanking routes. One should use the Wex to lock down corridors or when flanking enemies, as the short range, slow movement speed while firing, and "charge" time makes frontal assaults virtually suicidal and that grenades are your enemy.

Always keep a close ear and listen for grenades, shotguns, and MGs; these are your direct counters. when in no-man's land or in a large, mostly open map (like Argonne), stick to cover whenever possible. You have no long range capabilities (outside of the Kar. 88 at tier 3, though even that has mediocre accuracy and velocity at range).

Lastly, make sure to stick near your teammates; you are vurnerable to flanking and your weapon leaves you vulnerable to anyone outside of its range.

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Musketier: Edit

MG-Schütze

The task of the Musketier is to suppress the strongpoint so the other squad members can close in

Motto: "Lay down fire!"

Specializations: Edit

Muskettenpionier - Standard Edit

Loadout:

  • Kar. 98
  • Luger

Artilleriegrenadier - Level II Edit

Loadout:

  • Madsen
  • C96

Sturmmusketier - Level III Edit

Loadout:

  • Artillery Luger

Having what is possibly the best LMG in the game, the Muskettenpionier is very effective for both fire support and mobile defense. The Madsen has excellent accuracy, velocity, handling, and a quick reload (for an MG), at the cost of a slightly-below average fire rate and a mediocre magazine size. However, it is still an LMG, so be careful when fighting snipers and expect inconsistent results while using hipfire. Meanwhile, the Artilleryluger is a great weapon for trench clearing, behaving esentailly as a cross between the Luger pistol and the MP18i. It's huge magazine, and decent accuracy make it superior for a very mobile playstyle. However, its recoil is relatively high, exasperated by its sights, so accurate follow-up shots on distant targets may be difficult. Finally the Kar. 98AZ (the only non-unique weapon for this class) is probably the worst pick in most situations, and should really only be used when accurate, long-range fire is required.

The recommended playstyles of this class depend heavily on the weapons in use, with the Madsen offering good sustained fire and a mobile and easily-portable LMG, the Aritelleryluger being good for suppression fire and trench-clearing, and the Kar. 98AZ being used when range is required, making this an incredibly diverse class.

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