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Xbox Series X
Isonzo is the third entry of the WWI Game Series, taking the setting to the Alpines Front and is named after the twelve Battles of the Isonzo River from 1915 to 1918 in northern Italy. At that time, Austria-Hungary's troops fought bloody battles against Italy's soldiers in various areas in the Alps from the Swiss border to the shores of the Adriatic. A good 500,000 people lost their lives in the process.
The following weapons appear in the video game Isonzo:
The first iteration of the Beretta pistols, the Beretta M1915 is available for the Italian Officer, Engineer, Assault, and Marksman as the "Beretta Modello 1915". The Austro-Hungarian Officer can also use the M1915 as their last unlock, representing a captured weapon.
Beretta Modello 1915 - .32 ACP
A Italian officer with a Beretta M1915.
Reloading. When reloading from an empty magazine, the slide drops.
Official render of the Beretta M1915.
The Hungarian-made Frommer Stop is available to the Austro-Hungarian Officer and Marksman, referred to by its full name.
The Frommer in use atop Sabotino.
Like with the Beretta M1915, the user pulls the slide upon loading a fresh magazine.
Official render of the Frommer Stop.
Glisenti Model 1910
The Glisenti Model 1910, referred to as the "Glisenti Modello 1910", is available exclusively to the Italian officer.
Glisenti Modello 1910 - 9mm Glisenti
The Gilisenti atop the Sextenstein
Loading a new magazine. Unlike the Beretta M1915 in which its slide drops back into battery during an empty reload, the Glisenti remains in place.
The Roth-Steyr M1907 is usable by the Austro-Hungarian officer.
Roth-Steyr Repetierpistole M1907 - 8mm
A Roth-Steyr in use with an Austro-Hungarian officer.
Inserting the stripper clip into the chamber.
Official render of the Roth-Steyr M1907.
The Steyr M1912 is available for the Austro-Hungarian officer, assault, and marksmen classes as the "Steyr M1912 'Steyr-Hahn'". A captured version is available to Italian officers. Unlike the Roth-Steyr, the Steyr-Hahn is capable of being reloaded mid-magazine, albeit at a significantly reduced rate.
Steyr Hahn Model 1912 - 9x23mm Steyr
A Austro-Hungarian soldier with a Steyr-Hahn M1912 in hand.
Partial reload in which the player would use loose cartridges.
Full reload, akin to the Roth-Steyr with stripper clips but with two less cartridges.
Engaging the slide release.
The default sidearm of the Italians is the Bodeo Model 1889. It is available to the Officer and Marksman.
Bodeo Model 1889 Type II - 10.4x22mm Italian
An Italian officer holds his "Bodeo Modello 1889" near Fort Carbin Warden.
Opening the loading gate.
Replacing it with a new one.
Closing the loading gate.
Official render of the Bodeo Revolver.
Rast & Gasser 1898
The Rast & Gasser 1898 is available to the Austro-Hungarians. Like its Italian counterpart revolver, it is available to the Officer and Marksman.
Rast & Gasser Modell 1898 - 8x27mm Gasser
While on top of the Dolomites, an Austro-Hungarian officer wields his "Rast & Gasser M1898".
Opening the loading gate.
Getting rid of a spent casing.
Closing the loading gate.
Official render of the Rast & Gasser 1898.
Villar Perosa M1915
The Villar Perosa M1915 appears as a weapon for the Italian side, available exclusively to Assault as the "Villar Perosa 9mm Mo. 15". It is the only man-portable fully automatic usable by the Italians. It can be fired from both barrels when mounted on its bipod, or hipfired from a single barrel.
The reload animation for the Villar Perosa is incorrect; the player does not press the magazine release catches, instead just yanking the magazines out of the feeds, and the cocking pawls both retract together instead of individually.
Villar Perosa M1915 (in infantry configuration) - 9x19mm Glisenti
An Italian soldier holds his "Villar Perosa 9 mm Mo.15".
Aiming. Note that the rear sight peephole is not used.
Pressing the right trigger.
Removing the right magazine which still contains some 9x19mm rounds. The player does not push the magazine release catch and simply yanks the magazine out of the feed; this is not possible in reality.
Cocking the Villar Perosa. The player only pulls back the right cocking pawl, but the left one automatically retracts with it, cocking both bolts. In reality, both pawls had to be retracted individually.
Official render of the Villar Perosa M1915.
The Carcano M91 is the standard rifle for the Italians. It is the default rifle of the Italian Rifleman, Marksman, and Engineer and can be unlocked for use by the Officer and Mountaineer. The Rifleman can make use of a Benaglia rifle grenade while the Marksman has access to a telescopic scope for their Carcano. The Austro-Hungarian Riflemen and Marksmen can use captured Carcanos as their final unlocks. It if referred to as "Fucile da Fanteria Mo. 1891 'Carcano'".
Fucile Modello 1891 - 6.5x52mm
An Italian Rifleman holds his standard-issue Carcano long rifle.
Aiming reveals small sights that may be a bit of hindrance in the long sightlines of the Alps and Dolomites.
Reloading after expending all six rounds- all Carcano variants cannot be reloaded until the magazine is emptied. The soldier loads a new en bloc clip...
...and then pushes the bolt closed.
A Carcano M1891 equipped with a "La Filotecnica Milano M1917" scope.
The Carcano M91 Carbine appears as "Moschetto da Cavalleria Mo. 91". It is used exclusively by the Italian Mountaineer, with the Austro-Hungarian Mountaineer able to unlock it as well.
Moschetto Modello 1891 - 6.5x52mm
Holding a "Moschetto da Cavalleria Mo. 91".
Cycling the bolt-handle after emptying out the chamber.
Inserting a new 6-round en-bloc clip.
Official render of the M91 Carbine.
The Carcano M91 TS carbine is also available for the Italian Engineer and Assault. Their Austro-Hungarian counterparts can also unlock the rifle. It is referred to as the "Moschetto per Truppe Speciali Mo. 91".
Moschetto per Truppe Speciali Modello 1891 - 6.5x52mm
Italian assault trooper arms himself with a shortened Carcano M91 TS.
Aiming down the sights, which have somehow shrunk even further compared to its full-sized counterpart.
Of course, loading remains much the same.
The Gewehr 1888/05 first appeared in the launch week as the "Mannlicher M.13", but was then renamed "Repetiergewehr M.13" which is the official designation of the Austro-Hungarian Army. It is available exclusively to the Austro-Hungarian Rifleman.
Holding the Gewehr 88/05.
Bringing up the 5-round stripper clip.
Feeding the chamber with the Mauser rounds.
The Mannlicher-Schönauer Y1903/14 is available exclusively to the Austro-Hungarian Marksman under the name "Mannlicher-Schönauer M.03/14".
Mannlicher-Schönauer Y1903/14 - 6.5x54mm Mannlicher-Schönauer
A Y1903/14 wielded by a k. u. k. Kaiserschütze
on his way to the Monte San Michele.
Working the bolt-action after firing a shot.
Reloading the Mannlicher-Schönauer with a stripper clip.
Filling in one loose round. The mounted Mannlicher M1903 bayonet is visible.
Steyr Mannlicher M1895
The Steyr Mannlicher M1895 is the standard rifle for the Austro-Hungarians. It is usable by the Officer, Rifleman, Engineer, and Marksman. The Rifleman can unlock a rifle grenade for use and the Marksman has access to a scoped variant, and the Italian Riflemen and Marksman have access to captured rifles.
Infanterie Repetier-Gewehr M.95, System Mannlicher - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
holds his "Infanterie Repetiergewehr M.95".
Ruckzucking the straight bolt handle with the thumb and index finger.
About to load in a new 5-round Mannlicher clip.
Steyr Mannlicher M1895 with a C. Reichert Scope - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
Official render of the scoped Mannlicher M1895.
Steyr Repetier-Stutzen M1895 is available to the Austro-Hungarian Engineer, Assault, and Mountaineer. Referred to as the "Repetierstutzen M.95". It can also be unlocked for the Italian Mountaineer.
Steyr Repetier-Stutzen M1895 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
Holding a "Repetierstutzen M.95".
Loading in a new en-bloc clip.
Steyr Mannlicher M1888-90
The Steyr Mannlicher M1888-90 is available to the Austro-Hungarian Rifleman as the "Infanterie Repetier-Gewehr M.88-90".
Repetiergewehr M1888/90 System Mannlicher - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
An Austro-Hungarian rifleman reflects on an idyllic mountain vista that would probably be nice if there wasn't a war on.
Sighting up a sheer massif in the distance.
Reloading using the same 8x50mmR Mannlicher en bloc clip used on the Steyr M1895.
Finishing off by closing the bolt.
The Mannlicher M90 carbine is available exclusively to the Austro-Hungarian Mountaineer. It is referred to as "Repetier-Carabiner M.90".
Kavallerie Repetier-Carabiner M1890 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
The Vetterli M1870/87/15 is the second unlockable rifle for the Italians. It is usable by the Rifleman and Marksman classes.
Vetterli Modello 1870/87/15 - 6.5x52mm
An Italian rifleman holds a modernized take on an antiquated rifle.
Aiming shows that the iron sights have remained fairly vintage.
Like the Carcano series, the M1870/87/15 is loaded via a six-round 6.5x52mm en bloc clip, only once the magazine has been emptied.
And then the bolt is closed, of course.
The Swiss-Italian Vetterli-Vitali M1870/87 is available exclusively to the Italian Rifleman.
Vetterli-Vitali Modello 1870/87 - 10.35x47mm R
A Vetterli-Vitali Rifle equipped with an M1887 bayonet in the hands of an Italian Rifleman.
Aiming at a FIAT 18 BL Lorry.
Ejecting the remaining casing.
About to place in a full magazine.
Thumbing in the magazine...
...and removing it by using the attached string.
Official render of the Vetterli-Vitali M1870/87.
The Werndl M1873/77 returns from Tannenberg and is used exclusively by the Austro-Hungarian Marksman. It is the only single-shot breechloader in the game and deals the most raw damage of the ballistic weapons.
Infanteriegewehr M1873/77, System Werndl/Holub - 11.15x58mmR
A Werndl Rifle with a fixed M1877 Bayonet carried by a Scharfschütze
Moving the hammer back a little...
...and then opening the chamber with the right thumb to remove the spent casing.
Pushing in a 11.15x58mmR round.
After everything is done the hammer is cocked all the way to the back.
An official render of the Werndl M1873/77.
The Fiat-Revelli M1914 with ribbed water barrel is the standard heavy machine gun at Italian positions. Caproni bombers could be armed with the aircraft version.
Fiat-Revelli Mod. 1914 - 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano
Coming across a Fiat-Revelli M14 in an Italian trench line.
Taking up the weapon shows off the (non-adjustable) tangent sights.
Firing results in the distinctive "squirrel cage" magazine shifting right as it feeds.
Starting the reloading process.
The user inserts a new 50-round magazine.
Official render of the Fiat-Revelli M14.
Fiat Mod. 14 tipo Aviazione - 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano
The Madsen M1902 is available exclusively to the Austro-Hungarian Assault as simply "Madsen". It is the counterpart of the Italian Villar Perosa M1915, being the faction's only man-portable automatic weapon.
Madsen Model 1907 - 7x57mm Mauser. The German М1915 in 7.92x57mm looks similar.
An Austrian Musketenschütze
carries his "Madsen" in the streets of Gorizia. Note the early style barrel.
Looking through the sights.
Grabbing the empty magazine without touching the magazine catch.
...before clipping in the full one.
Pulling the crank-style charging handle off-screen. The reload animation is done with the right hand, unlike in Verdun
Unflipping the bipod while going prone.
Schwarzlose Model 07/12
The Schwarzlose Machine Gun Model 07/12 returns as the heavy machine gun for the Austro-Hungarians. It is incorrectly modeled after a Romanian post-war version with an extended barrel and cooling jacket.
Romanian Schwarzlose Modell 1907/12 - 7.92×57mm Mauser
The Schwarzlose. Note the green camouflage paint scheme and longer barrel and cooling jacket.
The right side of the Machine gun. Note the two brackets mounted on the top cover which also is a hint to a Romanian post-WWI conversion.
The sights are pretty small for a machine gun, but nice and unobstructive.
Beginning to pull off a complicated series of hand motions to load a new belt.
Pushing through the ammo belt.
Operating the charging handle three times.
Hebel Model 1894
The Hebel Model 1894 is a piece of equipment available to the Austro-Hungarian Mountaineer as the "Leuchtpistole Model 1894 'Hebel M1894'". Firing it reveals enemies on an area of the map, useful for homing in mortars or fire support.
Leuchtpistole Modell Hebel (M. 1894) - 26.5mm
An Austro-Hungarian Mountaineer points his flare pistol to the sky.
Aiming reveals the Hebel lacks sights, not that you'll really need them.
Reloading: the breech is opened as a spent brass flare shell is slid out...
...a new one is inserted...
...and finally, the barrel is pushed closed.
An official render of the Hebel Model 1894.
The Lanciarazzi Very is the flare pistol available to the Italian Mountaineer as the "Pistola Mo. 95 'Lanciarazzi Very'". It is functionally identical to the Hebel Model 1894.
Pistola Lanciarazzi Very - 26.9mm
An official render of the Lanciarazzi Very.
A promotional image showing an Italian Spaccamela and Baldari grenade on the left and two Austro-Hungarian Rohrhandgranaten on the right.
The Baldari hand grenade is available to the Italian Rifleman, Engineer, and Assault.
The Benaglia rifle grenade can be unlocked at rank 10 for the Italian Rifleman class.
Model 16 Stielhandgranate
Two unusable Model 16 Stielhandgranates are seen lying on top of the Austrian grenade crate.
Model 16 Stielhandgranate
The Rohr Handgranate can be used by the Austro-Hungarian Rifleman, Engineer, and Assault.
The Spaccamela hand grenade is available to the Italian Assault.
The rifle grenade available for Austro-Hungarian Rifleman is the Zeitzünder Handgranate.
Zeitzünder Gewehrgranate Modell 15
Zeitzünder Handgranate Modell 15
7.5 cm Gebirgskanone M.15
Gebirgs-Kanone Modell 15 - 75x129 mm R
9 cm Minenwerfer M.14
The Austrian Minenwerfer M.14 is the buildable mortar for the Austro-Hungarians.
Minenwerfer Modell 14 - 90 mm
Official render of the Minenwerfer M.14.
15 cm Feldhaubitze M.14
The 15 cm Feldhaubitze M.14 is seen as a static prop on several maps.
Škoda Feldhaubitze Modell 14 - 149.1 mm (5.87 in)
Cannone da 65/17 modello 13
The Cannone da 65/17 modello 13, classified as a mountain gun in-game, is buildable by Italian Engineers on some maps, marking the first time players can directly control artillery pieces in the series.
Cannone da 65/17 modello 13 - 65x172 mmR
Official render of the Cannone da 65/17 modello 13.
Cannone da 75/27 modello 06
Numerous unusable Italian Cannone da 75/27 modello 06 field guns are positioned on some maps.
Cannone 75/27 Modello 06 - 75x185mmR
A Cannone da 75/27 modello 06 ontop Monte Fior.
A covered Cannone da 75/27.
Cannone da 149 G (149/23)
The Italian fortress/siege gun Cannone da 149 G (149/23) is present as a prop on some maps.
Cannone da 149 G, later known as the Cannone da 149/23, captured by Austro-Hungarian troops at Chiopris-Viscose, 1917.
The Lanciabombe Bettica (Bettica bomb launcher) is the Italian's buildable mortar.
Official render of the Lanciabombe Bettica.