Men of War (Video Game)
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Men of War (Russian: В тылу врага 2: Лис пустыни, or Behind Enemy Lines 2: Desert Fox) is a 2009 real-time strategy video game. Players issue orders to and/or take direct control of soldiers on a simulation-driven battlefield.
The game takes place during World War II (with the exception of the Vietnam expansion pack) and features battles set in Europe, the Soviet Union, Crete, and North Africa across three different campaigns for the Americans, Germans and Soviets. The Empire of Japan was later introduced as a multiplayer faction in a patch.
On November 1, 2009, a sequel called Men of War: Red Tide (Russian: "Черные бушлаты") was released, featuring missions centered on the Soviet Naval Infantry of the Black Sea Fleet, in addition to adding the arsenals of two more countries, Italy and Romania. This game notably featured no multiplayer or editor.
On February 25, 2011, a stand-alone expansion pack called Men of War: Assault Squad was released, featuring more small arms and high quality weapon models. The expansion pack focused on the multiplayer and infantry combat aspects of the game more.
On September 9, 2011， another stand-alone expansion called Men of War: Vietnam was released, featuring 2 campaigns focused on the Vietnam War (of the Vietcong and their Russian Advisors, and American Forces respectively) and featuring Vietnam War-era weapons.
On April 12, 2012, a sequel called Men of War: Condemned Heroes was released, featuring several campaigns focusing on the infamous Soviet "Penal battalions" and high quality human models.
It is not to be confused with the Perry Lang's action film Men of War.
The following weapons appear in the video game Men of War:
Men of War
All pistols in game use the same universal "Pistol Ammo", shared with SMGs.
Top (From left to right): Nagant Revolver with silencer; Nagant Revolver sans silencer; Nambu Type 14; Walther P38.
Bottom (From left to right): Welrod Mark I; Luger P08; Colt M1911A1; TT-33.
All rifles in game use the same "Rifle Ammo".
The M1 Garand is used by US soldiers in game. It's a semi-automatic rifle which means the rate of fire is higher than other bolt-action rifles, but it only holds 8 rounds of "Rifle ammo".
The M1A1 Carbine is used by US Soldiers. It holds 15 rounds, more than any other rifle-type weapon in Men of War.
M1903A1 w/ M84 Scope
The "M1903A4" in game modeled with M1903A1 Rifle, but is attached with the M1903A4 Springfield Sniper Rifle 's M84 scope.
The Karabiner 98k, used by German soldiers.
Karabiner 98k Scoped
Mosin Nagant M44
The Mosin Nagant M44 is used by Soviet soldiers.
Mosin Nagant M44 w/ PU Scope
The SVT-40 is used by the Soviet elite unit in multiplayer mode, and it is also available in the editor.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I
Called "EM-3" in game, the Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I is used by British Rifleman. It holds 10 Rounds of "Rifle Ammo" and the rate of fire is the same as other bolt action rifles.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T)
Called "EM-2" in game. Holds 8 Rounds of "Rifle Ammo".
De Lisle Carbine
The De Lisle Carbine is used by the Allied Elite unit in multiplayer mode. It holds 7 rounds of "Rifle Ammo".
Arisaka Type 99
The Arisaka Type 99 is used by Imperial Japanese soldiers.
Arisaka Type 99 Sniper Rifle
The Arisaka Type 99 sniper rifle is used by Imperial Japanese snipers.
In Men of War, the STG-44 is classified as a SMG and called "MP-44", a popular misnomer. It holds 30 Rounds of "Pistol Ammo" and the range of the STG-44 is longer than other SMGs.
The FG 42 is used by the Fallschirmjäger (German Paratroopers, hence the "FG" 42) in multiplayer mode. Like the STG-44, the FG-42 in game is also classified as a SMG. It holds 20 rounds of "Pistol Ammo".
Browning Automatic Rifle
The Browning Automatic Rifle, called "B.A.R." in game, is used by US soldiers. It is classified as a Machine Gun.
The Boys Anti-Tank Rifle is used by British forces. All Anti-Tank Rifles in game use the same "AT Rifle Ammo".
The PzB-39 is used by German soldiers.
Type 97 automatic cannon
Called the "Anti-Tank Rifle".
The Browning M2 is mounted on various platforms.
The Browning M1919 is mounted on Allied vehicles.
The Bren gun is used by British soldiers, and it holds 30-Round "MG Ammo Belt"s.
The BESA tank machine gun is mounted on British Armored Vehicles and tanks. Appears as "B.E.S.A.".
The Vickers is used by British forces.
The DShK heavy machine gun is mounted on Soviet Tanks.
The Maxim M1910 is used by the Soviet Red Army.
The Soviet Degtyaryov DS-39 mount on various platforms, and it's anachronistic service to long.
The DP-27 is used by Soviet soldiers.
The DT-29 is mounted on Soviet Tanks and APCs, but it is also available for infantry.
The MG42 is used by German soldiers. It is modeled with a 50 Round drum, but it holds 75-Round “MG Ammo Belt”s.
The MG34 is used by the German dorces, usually mount on vehicles.
The Type 96 Light Machine Gun is used by the Japanese Machine Gunner.
Type 1 Heavy Machine Gun
The Type 1 Heavy Machine Gun is used by the Japanese forces, and is incorrectly mounted on Japanese vehicles.
All SMGs in game use "Pistol Ammo" (which, essentially, is correct because most SMG's have pistol-caliber rounds).
Used by Soviet soldiers. It is fed with 71-round drum magazines instead of stick magazines.
The Thompson Submachine Gun is used by American soldiers and some British soldiers.
M3A1 '"Grease Gun"
The M3A1 "Grease Gun" is used by US soldiers and incorrectly holds 32 rounds.
Used by Japanese soldiers and incorrectly called the "Type 100 SMG". It is only available in multiplayer or in the editor.
Owen Submachine Gun
The Australian Owen Submachine Gun is used by British troops.
Reising M50 Submachine Gun
Like the real-life version, the Panzerfaust is a disposable weapon in game. When the Panzerfaust is fired, the user will drop the empty tube and pick up a new one.
The PIAT, called "P.I.A.T." in game, is used by British forces.
The M9 "Bazooka" is used by US Forces, and (incorrectly) Soviet AT Soldiers use it in multiplayer mode.
Type 4 70 mm AT Rocket Launcher
Men of War: Red Tide
The Steyr Hahn is used by Romanian officers, incorrectly called "Steyer 1912" in game. (might be a spelling mistake).
The Beretta M1934 is used by Italian officers.
The Orita M1941 , called "Orita SMG" in game, is used by Romanian soldiers. It feeds 32-round stick magazines.
Beretta Model 38A
The Beretta Model 38A , called "Bereta M938A" in game, is used by Italian soldiers.
Simonov AVS-36 Rifles are used by Soviet Paratroopers during the first campaign and holds 15 rounds of "Rifle Ammo". It loses ammo rapidly due to its high rate of fire.
Czech VZ-24 rifles are used by Romanian soldiers.
Carcano M91 Rifles are used by Italian soldiers.
SVT-40 w/ PU Scope
Wz. 35 anti-tank rifle
The Polish Wz. 35 anti-tank rifle, called "Pzb 35(P)" (the German designation for captured Polish Wz. 35s), is used by Romanian AT Rifleman.
The ZB26 is used by Romanian soldiers.
ZB-53 / Vz.37
The ZB-53 is used by Romanian forces.
Breda Modello 30
The Breda Modello 30, called the "Breda Mod.30" in game, is used by Italian soldiers.
Called "Gzb.39" in game.
Men of War: Vietnam
Mk 22 Mod 0 "Hush Puppy" (Smith & Wesson 39)
The Mk 22 Mod 0, called "Smith" in game, is used by SOG members which includes all storyline characters of the US Campaign.
The Makarov PM pistol is carried by NVA officers and Rocket Launcher operators.
Like the original Men of War, all assault rifles (AK-47\M-16) are classified as SMGs, loading "Pistol Ammo". However, battle rifles like the M-14 still use "Rifle Ammo".
The SKS is used by NVA Riflemen. The model of the SKS in game has no bayonet attachment.
The AK47 is used by NVA soldiers, and it is also used by SOG member Bill Kirby in the US Campaign.
M14s are used by US Riflemen and ARVN Rangers and incorrectly holds 20 rounds of "Rifle Ammo".
M16 rifles, used by US soldiers and ARVN Rangers, have -2 ammo per magazine (for example a M16 with 20-Round magazine only holds 18-rounds).
XM177E1s are used by Carl Dillan and some US Special Forces operators.
The SVD Dragunov is used by NVA snipers in US Campaign, but it is only available for Soviet Military Adviser Mikhail Morozov during the Vietnamese Campaign.
M21 Sniper Rifle
The M21 Sniper Rifle is used by US snipers.
GE M134 Minigun
Used by Vietcong Rocket launcher operator.
Used by NVA Rocket launcher operator,mount with a PGO-7 Scope.
M79 grenade launcher
Carried by some US Soldiers. As in real-life, it's a disposable weapon like the Panzerfaust of the original game.
Men of War: Assault Squad
High Standard HDM
The High Standard HDM.
The M1928/M1928A1 Thompson is available in Men of War: Assault Squad, used by some Allied Elite units.
Sten MK.V Silenced
Nambu Type I
Type 100 SMG
The real Type 100 submachine gun is available in Men of War: Assault Squad.
In Men of War: Assault Squad, they correctly call the MP28/II by its real name (unlike it's Type 100 designation in the original game), and it has two different model.
Winchester Model 1897
The Winchester Model 1897 shotgun fires "Winchester Ammo" (Shotgun Shells).
Type 2 Paratrooper Rifle
Gewehr 43 w/ZF4
The M2 Carbine holds 30 rounds of "Rifle Ammo" and fires in full-automatic.
M1941 Johnson rifle
In Men of War: Assault Squad, the FG 42 became reclassified as a Machine Gun. It holds 30 rounds of "MG Ammo Belt".
The Vickers K machine gun is available in Men of War:Assault Squad. Surprisingly, the Vickers K is not mounted on any vehicles or aircraft, but used by the British SAS in multiplayer.
M1941 Johnson machine gun
8.8 cm FlaK 37
The 8.8 cm FlaK 37 AA-Gun is available for the Germans.