Shotgun

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3-5
Allied Weapon
Shotgun
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Weapon stats:
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Maximum damage; the minimum is always 1 Effective firing range, in pixels (for reference, the game field is 400px wide by 600px tall) Maximum rounds fired at a single target Ammunition capacity Reload time, in ticks (20 ticks = 1 second); the less, the better; the unit's exp is deducted from this value, getting faster as it ranks up
100-200 100-200 1 8 200
CQC (close quarters combat) bonus multiplier; the unit's rifle skill is multiplied by this value when firing at a distance of 100px or less Range malus; the unit's rifle skill is divided by this penalty when firing beyond the weapon's effective range AP (anti-personnel) explosion radius; area of the blast that damages all units, but deals reduced damage to vehicles AT (anti-tank) explosion radius; area of the blast that deals fatal damage to mechanical units Gib explosion radius; area of the blast that blows all organic units caught in it to pieces
3 5 N/A N/A N/A
Strengths:
Cheap, CQC, and damage at close range
Weaknesses:
Slow firing rate, slow reload, range, and damage at long range
Description:
A favorite weapon of bear, deer, duck, zombie, and Nazi hunters.

Costing only a single TP, the Shotgun is the cheapest firearm available, besides the weapon downgrade. Praised by many users to be the best weapon in the game in close combat, the shotgun is widely used and abused by players who favor the push-forward tactic. Scouts with shotguns are relatively effective when pushing forward. Be warned, though, as sometimes they may not be operated at high levels of experience.

Fun Facts

  • In the hands of an experienced Soldier, the shotgun can fire extremely fast.
  • The Germans can't be armed with shotguns. Very happy.gif

Real Life

The Winchester Model 1897, one of the first successful pump-action shotgun designs, was slightly modified by the US military in WW1 for use and was called the Trench Gun. During WW2 it was also used, though it would be mostly superseded by the Winchester Model 1912. The Trench Gun was not used very much at all in the ETO (European Theater of Operations). It was somewhat popular in the Pacific, but other than that, you probably would not have found one in Europe in the 1940's. In the Pacific it was used by point men, and to clear out caves filled with Japanese infantry, though flamethrowers were usually used. It was a popular weapon in the jungle due to its good close range capabilities and stopping power. The Trench Gun was also used during the Korean War and during the early stages of the Vietnam War.

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