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Riflemen are the basic infantry unit in Warfare 1917 and Warfare 1944.

Warfare 1917Edit

In this game, they are the basic cannon fodder unit, with the fastest reinforcement times. They are excellent at defending trenches and open field combat against other infantry, but not much else.

British ArmyEdit

British Riflemen menu icon

The British Riflemen squad uses the Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle, and consists of 6 men. They possess a slight advantage over their German counterparts, as they have one extra soldier. 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.

Imperial German ArmyEdit

German Riflemen menu icon

The German Riflemen squad uses the Gewehr 98 rifle, and consists of 5 men. They are at a slight disadvantage compared to their British counterparts, as they have one less soldier. 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.

Warfare 1944Edit

In this game, they are still the basic cannon fodder unit. They are the cheapest unit, and have the fastest reinforcement times. Due to the new cover, flanking, unit spawning systems and the addition of grenades to their equipment, their usefulness is increased compared to the previous game.

US ForcesEdit

American Riflemen menu icon

The American Riflemen squad uses the M1 Garand rifle, consists of 5 men, and costs 200 RP. Despite their greater numbers, they will likely lose in a one on one field battle. 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.
  • Grenades, which unlocks the Throw Grenade ability.
  • Explosives, which increases all infantry-based explosives damage.

WehrmachtEdit

German Riflemen W1944 menu icon

The Wehrmacht Riflemen squad uses the Karabiner 98K rifle, consists of 4 men, and costs 200 RP. Despite their inferior numbers, they are likely to win in a one on one field battle. 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.
  • Conscripts, which halves their RP cost.
  • Grenades, which unlocks the Throw Grenade ability.
  • Explosives, which increases all infantry-based explosives damage.

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