Talk:Men of War: Assault Squad 2
Only reason the page was left in vegetative state was because I was forced away from the computer and did not have time to complete it, and wanted to save the work done. Even said in the list I'd personally add more to the page. Please don't delete. --Sergeant Simpleton (talk) 11:45, 20 November 2016 (EST)
- That's what the WIP tag is for. --Funkychinaman (talk) 08:03, 21 November 2016 (EST)
- Even in the worst case I'm sure you'll have nothing to worry about - The main page, if deleted, will most likely have all the stuff presently on there archived here in the discussion page as has been done elsewhere. In which case you won't actually lose anything. StanTheMan (talk) 17:44, 21 November 2016 (EST)
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is a real-time strategy game set during the Second World War, released by Digitalmindsoft in 2014. It is the sequel to Men of War: Assault Squad, and is the latest edition in the Men of War series. It features five playable factions by default: the USA, Germany, the Soviet Union, Japan, and the British Commonwealth.
In 2016, an HD clone, Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins was released, adding DirectX11 support and improving the models and textures for many of the game's units, and some vehicles and weapons. Previous owners of Assault Squad 2 received the HD assets for free.
Heavily-weathered Colt M1911A1 pistols act as the standard sidearm of US forces.
Enfield No.2 revolvers, erroneously named "Webley Mk I" in-game, appear as the standard sidearm of Commonwealth forces.
High Standard HDM
High Standard HDM pistols fitted with suppressors are used by US scout units.
German Leuchtpistole flare guns are used by radio signallers on all five sides, obviously incorrect for any faction but Germany (though the flare guns are almost never used in regular gameplay.)
Luger P08 handguns are carried by German officers.
The Nagant M1895 revolver appears as a sidearm for certain Soviet units, namely officers. A suppressed NKVD variant is used by Soviet scouts.
Nambu Type 14
Nambu Type 14 pistols appear as the standard Japanese sidearms.
The Tokarev TT-33 acts as the standard sidearm for Soviet forces.
The Walther P38, strangely named "Valter" in-game, acts as the standard German sidearm.
Integrally-suppressed Welrod Mark II handguns are used by Commonwealth scout units.
Rifles / Carbines
Arisaka Type 2
The Arisaka Type 2 is used by Japanese paratroopers.
Arisaka Type 99
Japanese forces employ the Arisaka Type 99 (standard length variant) as their standard rifle.
Arisaka Type 99 Sniper Rifle
The Arisaka Type 99 Sniper Rifle is the standard sniper rifle for Japanese forces.
De Lisle Carbines are used by Commonwealth commandos.
German Falschirmjager units employ second-model FG42 battle rifles.
The Gewehr 43 is employed by several German elite units. A scoped variant is used by Fallschirmjager (paratrooper) units.
The Karabiner 98k appears as the standard rifle of German forces. Though correct for most purposes, it also appears as the standard rifle of the Volkssturm, when in fact Karabiner 98ks were only used by a few Volkssturm units (most used older Gewehr 98s, other Mauser-pattern rifles, or a very large and nonstandard variety of domestic, foreign, and improvised firearms.) A variant with a ZF-42 scope is used as the Wehrmacht's sniper rifle.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III
The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III (SMLE) appears as the standard rifle of Commonwealth forces, for some reason named the "EM-2" (perhaps confused with the Enfield EM-2). While a common rifle during the war, the No.1 Mk.III was officially superseded by the No.4 Mk.I by the time the war began, so the No.1's appearance as the standard rifle is somewhat erroneous. A sniper (T) variant also appears as the "EM-3", which is even more unusual, as most Lee-Enfield snipers during WW2 were built off of No.4 Mk.Is rather than No.1 Mk.IIIs.
The M1 Garand is the standard rifle of US forces.
M1A1 Carbines are used by US 82nd Airborne paratroopers. They have an anachronistic bayonet lug, a feature of Korean War-era rifles.
M2 Carbines are used by US Army Rangers, somewhat erroneously. The M2 Carbine was produced as early as 1944, but arrived in Europe too late to see combat, and only saw very limited use in the Pacific. Like the M1A1, these also have anachronistic bayonet lugs.
M1903A3 Springfield rifles are used by US militia units and Army medics. They are not employed by the US Marines, despite it being their main rifle for most of the war. The M1903A3 has an incorrectly modeled front sight, one that does not appear on any major Springfield variant. Additionally, an M1903A3 with a scope appears as the main sniper rifle of the US faction, erroneously named "M1903A4" (it is not an M1903A4, however, as it features a front sight)
M1941 Johnson Rifle
The M1941 Johnson Rifle is used by some US Army Rangers.
Mosin-Nagant M38 Carbine
Dramatically over-scaled Mosin-Nagant M38 Carbine rifles appear as the standard rifles of Soviet forces. Their oversized appearance was likely done purposefully to make them appear as full-length M1891/30 rifles, though it is nonetheless incorrect. A variant with a PU scope appears as the Red Army's sniper rifle (Even though Mosin carbines were almost never equipped with scopes.)
SKS rifles sans bayonet are employed by Soviet Red Guards. This is not entirely anachronistic, as a few SKS rifles did see front line service (for testing) with elite units of the Soviet Army in the last days of World War 2 in Europe, as well as during the Soviet invasion of Manchuria at the war's end.
Waffen-SS soldiers and other elite German military units use the Sturmgewehr 44, among other weapons.
The SVT-40 is used by many elite units of the Soviet Army, such as the Red Guards and marine infantry.
Winchester Model 1912
The Winchester Model 1912 "trench gun" is the only shotgun in the game, used by the US Army. Units hit by the 1912's pellets are knocked over.
The Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II appears, used by Japanese militia forces. While unusual, this is not incorrect, as prior to the development of the Type 100, the MP-28 was the only submachine-gun in the Japanese army, and many continued to see service during WW2 due to the small numbers of Type 100s produced. Despite being a German SMG, the MP-28 is not used by any German forces in game (the MP-28 was still used by the Waffen-SS and some Wehrmacht units during WW2.) Variants are available with 20 and 50 rounds, but only the 20 is used in normal gameplay.
M3A1 Grease Gun
The M3A1 Grease Gun appears as a secondary submachine-gun used by some US forces, namely tank crews, militiamen, and engineer infantry.
The MP40 is the standard submachine-gun of German forces.
The MP 3008 appears as the submachine-gun of German Volkssturm forces.
The Owen Submachine Gun appears as the SMG of Commonwealth ANZAC forces.
The PPSh-41 is the standard submachine-gun for Soviet forces. Both 71-round drum magazine and 35-round box magazine variants appear.
PPS-43 submachine-guns are also used by Soviet forces.
The Reising M50 is used by certain Commonwealth engineers and SMG infantrymen (though more often they use the Sten Mk.V) Rather strangely, neither the US Marines the Reising was designed for nor the rest of the US faction use it at all.
Sten Mk V
A Sten Mk V sans vertical foregrip appears as the standard submachine-gun of the Commonwealth, though several others are available. A suppressed variant is used by SAS operatives and commandos.
The Mk V was introduced in 1944 (making it anachronistic for most of the timeline) for airborne infantry, and though it was used by ground forces to a some degree, the cheaper Sten Mk IIs and Mk IIIs were far more common and introduced much earlier. Its use by the SAS is, however, appropriate.
A Thompson M1928 "Tommy Gun" with a 50-round drum magazine appears used by some Commonwealth SAS soldiers. Drum mag-equipped Thompsons were in-fact quite popular with British commandos during WW2, for their considerable utility in close quarters combat.
The Thompson M1928A1 with late sights and a 20-round magazine appears as the standard submachine-gun of US forces, and one of several available to the Commonwealth (used by squad leaders and officers.) A variant with a 30-round magazine exists in the game files, but uses the exact same model as the 20-round variant.
There are a number of issues with the M1928A1's appearance. Most US Army units (and especially elite units such as the 82nd Airborne and Rangers) deployed to Europe would've been equipped with the later M1A1 Thompson standardized in 1942 (though some M1928A1s would continue to serve alongside M1A1s in the Army as late as the Vietnam War.) The same applies to the 20-round magazines, which saw far less use in Europe than their 30-round equivalents. In the Pacific, however, the M1928A1 saw more widespread use with the Marines (as correctly depicted in game) and Army soldiers.
Type 100 SMG
A late war model Type 100 Submachine Gun appears as the standard SMG of Japanese forces.
Besa Machine Gun
The Besa Machine Gun is mounted on several Commonwealth vehicles.
Bren machine guns equip the vast majority of Commonwealth infantrymen. They are also used on certain Commonwealth vehicles, such as the Universal Carrier.
Browning M1919A4s are mounted on many US (and certain Commonwealth) ground vehicles. Additionally, they are used on tripod mounts as static emplacements.
The Browning M1919A6 appears as one of two machine-guns used by US infantry forces.
Browning M2HBs are the standard heavy machine guns on US vehicles, and are also used on many Commonwealth vehicles, and Soviet M3 Half-Tracks. Rather interestingly, the M2HB can be picked up and used like any typical machine gun by infantry, despite its immense weight (though it is technically possible and has been done before in reality.) They also appear as static guns and on M51 AA 'Maxson' Quadmounts.
Degtyaryov DP-27 machine-guns are the standard infantry MGs for the Soviet forces.
The Degtyaryov DT is the Soviet vehicle-mounted medium machine gun, used as a hull or coaxial mount for most tanks and armored vehicles. Soviet Red Guard infantry machine gunners also use dismounted DTs, a practice sometimes used during the war.
The DShK heavy machine gun is used on many Soviet vehicles, and also appears on a single ground-level mount, though is oddly (and historically incorrectly) overshadowed by the Degtyaryov DS-39 machine gun.
Commonwealth forces employ Lewis Guns as their secondary infantry machine-guns.
M1941 Johnson Machine Gun
M1941 Johnson Machine Guns are used by US Army Rangers and US Marines (somewhat erroneously, as the USMC only used small quantities of the M1941 MG.)
Low-detail Maxim M1910 machine guns are available as static mounts, used by Soviet forces. A quad-version also exists.
The MG34 is the standard German vehicle-mounted machine gun - used by nearly all armed German vehicles. Static variants are also available, and an infantry variant is used by Waffen-SS soldiers (strangely modeled without any visible magazine.)
The MG42 is the standard German machine gun for infantry purposes. Some vehicles also employ it on rooftop mounts, and static variants are also used.
Type 1 Heavy Machine Gun
The Type 1 Heavy Machine Gun is used on several Japanese vehicles, and also appears as a static mount.
Type 99 Light Machine Gun
Type 99 Light Machine Guns are the standard machine guns of Japanese infantry forces, and are also employed on a few of their vehicles.
Vickers machine guns appear as static guns, and are also a secondary armament on several Commonwealth vehicles.
Handheld Vickers K machine guns are carried by Commonwealth SAS operatives, something practiced considerably often during the war, as the Vickers K had been phased out of aircraft use and many were available as surplus.
Boys Anti-Tank Rifle
The Boys Anti-Tank Rifle appears as the standard anti-tank rifle used by Commonwealth forces.
The PTRD-41 is one of two anti-tank rifles available to Soviet forces.
The more-effective PTRS-41 is the second anti-tank rifle available to the Soviets.
The PzB-39 appears as the standard anti-tank rifle used by German forces. It has two spare ammunition boxes attached, but these do not have an actual gameplay effect.
Type 97 Anti-Tank Rifle
The Type 97 AT Rifle appears in use by Japanese forces. Though firing a 20mm round, it has the exact same damage and penetration as the other AT rifles.
The M1A1 "Bazooka" is the standard (and only) anti-tank weapon of all US forces (with the exception of Army Rangers, who also use the M18 Recoilless Rifle.) It is also used by Soviet soldiers, marines, and Red Guards. This is not inaccurate, as the Soviets did not produce any domestic anti-tank launcher designs during the war, so lend-lease Bazookas made up the majority of their launcher complement.
M18 Recoilless Rifle
The M18 Recoilless Rifle is available to US Army Rangers, alongside the M1A1 Bazooka. Its use by Rangers is rather erroneous, as the M18 was only deployed to Europe during the last few months of the war, and only two battalions of Rangers fought in the Pacific War where it saw significant use (additionally, the sparsely appearing US Marines do not use it for some reason.) Nevertheless, it is not completely inaccurate as the game's timeline continues until the war's end.
The Panzerfaust is one of two AT launchers available to German forces. It is named the "Panzerfaust 100" in game and properly modeled after one, but incorrectly only usable out to 30 meters, the max range of the older Panzerfaust Klein series. It is, however, correctly depicted as expendable, and units will drop it after firing.
The RPzB 54 'Panzerschreck' is the second AT launcher available to the German faction.
The PIAT is the standard AT launcher for Commonwealth forces.
Type 4 70mm AT Rocket Launcher
The Type 4 70mm AT Rocket Launcher appears as the standard AT launcher for Japanese forces. Its appearance is anachronistic, as the actual Type 4 never saw significant combat, being developed only in preparation for the defense of the Japanese mainland.