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Machine Gunners are an advanced infantry unit in Warfare 1917 and Warfare 1944.

Warfare 1917Edit

They are highly effective against other infantry, especially when entrenched. However, they are easily killed when not entrenched. They are the only infantry unit with an automatic weapon.

British ArmyEdit

British Machine Gunners menu icon

The British Lewis Gunners use the Lewis Gun and Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle, and consists of 3 men. In the campaign, they can be upgraded with:

  • Ballistics, which increases rifle damage.
  • Hard Headed, which increases defense.
  • Entrenched, which increases defense while entrenched.
  • Rally, which speeds up reinforcement.
  • Post Haste, which speeds up reinforcement even further.
  • Fire Support, which greatly increases damage.

Imperial German ArmyEdit

German Machine Gunners menu icon

The German Machine Gun Team uses the MG08/15 and Gewehr 98 rifle, and consists of 3 men. In the campaign, they can be upgraded with:

  • Ballistics, which increases rifle damage.
  • Trench Armor, which increases defense.
  • Entrench, which increases defense while entrenched.
  • Reinforcements, which speeds up reinforcement.
  • Rapid Deployment, which speeds up reinforcement even further.
  • Machine Gun Trench, which increases damage while entrenched.

Warfare 1944Edit

Just like in the previous game, they are very effective when in cover and are vulnerable outside of it. They come with the Suppress ability by default.

US ForcesEdit

American Machine Gunners menu icon

The American .30 Cal Team uses the M1919 Browning and M1 Garand, consists of 2 men, and costs 400 RP. In the campaign, they can be upgraded with:

  • Ballistics, which increases damage.
  • Take Cover, which increases defense.
  • Hit 'Em Hard, which increases damage when attacking from the flank.
  • Post Haste, which speeds up reinforcement.
  • Resupply Inbound, which speeds up reinforcement even further.
  • Go! Go! Go!, which increases movement speed.
  • In Good Supply, which reduces their RP cost.
  • Fire Support, which greatly increases damage.

WehrmachtEdit

German Machine Gunners W1944 menu icon

The Wehrmacht MG34 Team uses the MG34 and Karabiner 98k, consists of 2 men, and costs 400 RP. In the campaign, they can be upgraded with:

  • Ballistics, which increases damage.
  • Take Cover, which increases defense.
  • Fortified, which further increases defense.
  • Secure Flanks, which increases defense against attacks from the flank.
  • Reinforcements, which speeds up reinforcement.
  • Rapid Deployment, which speeds up reinforcement even further.
  • Machine Gun Training, which increases damage.

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