Stielhandgranate

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Axis Weapon
Stielhandgranate
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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) Firing rate, in ticks (20 ticks = 1 second); the less, the better Clip size 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
100 540 N/A 1 N/A
CQC (close quarter 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 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 special damage to mechanical units Gib explosion radius; area of the blast that blows all organic units caught in it to pieces
N/A N/A 100 5 10
Strengths:
Same as hand grenades but with 20% more range.
Weaknesses:
Only goes in vertical lines contrary to its Allied counterpart.
Description:
A grenade on a stick. It can damage cam nets, people and vehicles , landscape included.

The Stielhandgranate is carried by only one enemy, the Panzergrenadier. They use these stick nades to clear trenches and blow up cam nets. Damage is increased within trenches and mortar pits. Watch out for the Panzergrenadiers who use these, they will wipe out your soft defenses that are around the 200 pixel line. Stielhandgranates are very deadly against your infantry and can do minor damage to your vehicles. If you are lucky your frenchie can blow up an ammo dump and stop Panzergrenadier's from being equipped with them.

Be wary of Panzergrenadiers in higher waves, as they can throw many grenades within a short span of time. What's even worse, since these travel in vertical lines, they can blow up anything and anyone along that line.

Who uses this?

Panzergrenadiers

Real Life

The Stielhandgranate, or Model 24 grenade, was invented in 1915 and has such names as the "potato masher" and "stick grenade". It used the common German friction igniter and was an offensively oriented grenade, relying on blast damage rather than fragmentation. However, in 1942, a serrated fragmentation mechanism was installed in the grenades. Instead for pulling a "pin", like traditional hand grenades, the operator twisted the metal mechanism at the bottom and pulled a cord that came out of the handle instead.

A German throwing a stick grenade on the Russian Front, 1941.
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