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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 the game use the same universal "Pistol Ammo", shared with SMGs.
Nambu Type 14
Welrod Mark I
All SMGs in-game use "Pistol Ammo" (which, essentially, is correct because most SMGs have pistol-caliber rounds).
The M1A1 Thompson 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.
This is the most common weapon used by German soldiers in the single-player campaign. In real life, the K98k was much more prevalent than the MP40.
The MP 3008, a German last-ditch weapon based on the British Sten Mk II is available.
Owen Mk. I
The Australian Owen Submachine Gun is used by British troops.
Used by Soviet soldiers. It is fed with 71-round drum magazines instead of stick magazines.
Soviet shock troop members are equipped with PPS-43s.
Japanese squads like the "Pioneers", "Scout", and the "SMG Gunners" are armed with the SIG Bergmann which is incorrectly named the "Type 100". It is only available in multiplayer or in the editor.
Sten Mk. V
The Sten Mk V, used by British soldiers, is incorrectly called "Sten Mk.1" in-game.
All rifles in-game use the same "Rifle Ammo".
Arisaka Type 38
The Arisaka Type 38 appears incorrectly as the "Type 99" and is used by Imperial Japanese soldiers.
Arisaka Type 97
The scoped Arisaka is the Type 97 sniper rifle.
De Lisle Carbine
The De Lisle Carbine is used by the Allied Elite unit in multiplayer mode. It holds 7 rounds of "Rifle Ammo".
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 an SMG. It holds 20 rounds of "Pistol Ammo".
The Karabiner 98k is used by German soldiers.
Karabiner 98k Scoped
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I
Called "EM-3" in-game, the Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I is used by British Riflemen. 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)
The scoped Lee-Enfield appears as the "EM-2" in-game and 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.
The M1 Garand is used by US soldiers in the game. It's a semi-automatic rifle, meaning the fire rate is higher than other bolt-action rifles, but it only holds 8 rounds of "Rifle ammo".
Mosin Nagant M1938
The Mosin Nagant M1938 is used by Soviet soldiers.
Mosin Nagant M38 w/ PU Scope
The M1903A1 Springfield. Both the scoped and unscoped rifles sport a front sight protector similar to the one on the M1917 Enfield.
M1903A1 w/ M84 Scope
The "M1903A4" in-game modeled with M1903A1 Rifle but is attached with the M1903A4 Springfield Sniper Rifle 's M84 scope.
In Men of War, the STG-44 is classified as an 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 SVT-40 is used by the Soviet elite unit in multiplayer mode and is also available in the editor.
Boys Mk. I
The Boys Anti-Tank Rifle is used by British forces. All Anti-Tank Rifles in the game use the same "AT Rifle Ammo".
Due to a bug, both the PTRD-41 and PTRS-41 use the same model (which is a PTRS-41).
The PTRS-41 is carried by the Soviet tank hunter unit.
The PzB-39 is used by German soldiers.
Type 97 anti-tank rifle
The Type 97 anti-tank rifle is called the "Anti-Tank Rifle" in the game.
Most of the Machine Guns in the game use the "MG Ammo Belt", but large-caliber Machine Guns like the DShK or Browning M2 use another kind of "MG Ammo Belt".
Bren Mk. I
The Bren gun is used by British soldiers, and it holds 30-Round "MG Ammo Belt"s.
Browning Automatic Rifle
The M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle, called "B.A.R." in-game, is used by US soldiers. It is classified as a Machine Gun.
The Browning M1919 is the standard heavy machine gun for U.S. forces.
The DP-27 is used by Soviet soldiers.
The Soviet Degtyaryov DS-39 mount on various platforms, and its anachronistic service is too long.
The Maxim M1910 is used by the Soviet Red Army.
The MG34 is used by the German forces.
The MG42 is used by German soldiers. It is modeled with a 50 Round drum but holds a 75-Round “MG Ammo Belt”s.
Nambu Type 96
The Type 96 light machine gun is used by the Japanese Machine Gunner and Parachuter units. Like the Arisaka rifle, it is incorrectly called the "Type 99".
Type 1 Heavy Machine Gun
The Type 1 Heavy Machine Gun is used by the Japanese forces and is incorrectly mounted on Japanese vehicles.
Vickers Mk. I
The Vickers is used by British forces.
The M1A1 "Bazooka" is used by US Forces, and (incorrectly) Soviet AT Soldiers use it in multiplayer mode.
Like the real-life version, the Panzerfaust is a disposable weapon by the "Sturmtruppen" in the game. When the Panzerfaust is fired, the user will drop the empty tube and pick up a new one.
German tank hunters are equipped with Panzerschrecks
The PIAT, called "P.I.A.T." in the game, is used by British forces.
Type 4 70 mm AT Rocket Launcher
The Type 4 70 mm AT Rocket Launcher is used by Japanese units.
The Flammenwerfer 35 is the model for all in-game flamethrowers of all factions.
The LP-42 Flare Pistol is an usable flare gun.
Grenades & Explosives
AN/M8 HC smoke grenade
What appears to be an AN/M8 HC smoke grenade is the only smoke grenade for all factions in the game.
F-1 hand grenade
The F-1 hand grenade is the standard grenade for the Red Army.
Japanese soldiers have access to the Shitotsubakurai.
M26 hand grenade
The standard grenade for the U.S. Army is the anachronistic M26 hand grenade.
The Mills Bomb is used by British soldiers.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is used by German forces.
Model 39 Eihandgranate
The Fallschirmjägers and Sturmtruppen squads can throw the Model 39 Eihandgranate.
The Panzerwurfmine is avaiable for the German Fallschirmjäger squad.
POMZ-2 anti-personnel mine
The Soviet POMZ-2 anti-personnel mine is available for all factions' Anti-Personnel units.
The RPG-43 Anti-tank Grenade is used by the Soviet shock troops.
Type 3 Anti-tank grenade
The Japanese AT gunner has one Type 3 Anti-tank grenade.
Type 97 hand grenade
The Type 97 hand grenade is the main Japanese hand grenade.
Type 99 Hand Grenade
Japanese storm infantry has access to Type 99 hand grenades.
Type 99 Mine
The "Kamikaze fighters" can use Type 99 mines.
2 cm Flakvierling 38
Flakvierling 38s are mounted on the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind
2 cm KwK 30
The KwK 30 is mounted on Panzer II tanks and Sd.Kfz. 222 armored cars.
3.7 cm Flak 37
A Flak 37 is mounted on a German submarine.
5 cm KwK 39
The 5 cm KwK 39 is the main cannon of the Sd.Kfz. 234 Puma armoured car.
8.8 cm Flak 41
Stationary Flak 41 anti-aircraft cannons can be manned on some maps.
8.8 cm Pak 43/41
The 8.8 cm Pak 43/41 is seen mounted on the Elefant heavy tank destroyer and Nashorn tank destroyer.
The Type VII U-boat also armed with an 8.8 cm SK C/35 Naval Gun.
15 cm sIG 33
German Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf. B "Bison" self-propelled guns are seen with mounted 15 cm sIG 33.
60 cm Karl Gerät 040
The 60 cm Karl Gerät 040.
Soviet Ilyushin Il-2 ground-attack aircraft are armed with Berezin UBT machine guns.
The BESA tank machine gun is mounted on British Armored Vehicles and tanks. Appears as "B.E.S.A.".
The Browning M2 is mounted on various platforms.
The Browning M1919 is mounted on Allied vehicles.
The DShK heavy machine gun is mounted on Soviet Tanks.
The DT-29 is mounted on Soviet Tanks and APCs, but it is also available for infantry.
German Ju 87 dive bombers are equipped with rear-mounted MG15s.
German Ju 87 dive bombers are equipped with two MG17s.
The MG34 is also mounted on German vehicles.
A pair of MG131s are seen mounted on the Messerschmitt BF109G.
Two 37 mm Nudelman-Suranov NS-37 aircraft autocannons are mounted in the Sturmovik's wings.
Type 2 12 cm Mortar
A Type 2 12 cm Mortar is mounted on an ISU truck.
Type 91 Light Machine Gun
The Type 92 Osaka armored car have three mounted Type 91 light machine gun, the vehicle mounted version of the Type 11.
Type 97 Aircraft Machine Gun
Japanese Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighters have nose-mounted Type 97 Aircraft Machine Guna.
Type 97 light machine gun
The Type 97 light machine gun is mounted on Japanese tanks. It is referred to as "Type 1".
2 cm Flak 38
The 2 cm FlaK 38 is the standard light anti-aircraft gun of the German faction.
20 mm Oerlikon Cannon
American and British forces have access to the Oerlikon 20 mm Cannon.
3-inch Gun M5
37 mm AT Gun M3
The 37 mm AT Gun M3 is the light anti-tank gun for the Americans.
3.7 cm Pak 35/36
The first anti-tank gun avaiable for the Germans is the 3.7 cm Pak 35/36.
45 mm M1937 (53-K)
57 mm M1943 (ZiS-2)
75 mm M116 Pack Howitzer
7.5 cm Pak 40
The 7.5 cm Pak 40 the heavy anti-tank gun for the Wehrmacht.
76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)
The [[76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)].
82 mm BM-37
All mortars in the game are modeled after the Soviet BM-37 Mortar.
15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18
The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18.
BL 6-inch 26 cwt Howitzer
Canon de 155mm GPF
M114 155 mm Howitzer
Ordnance QF 2-pounder
Ordnance QF 3.7-inch AA gun
Ordnance QF 6-pounder
Ordnance QF 17-pounder
Ordnance QF 25-pounder
Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun
Type 2 20 mm AA Machine Cannon
Type 4 20 cm Rocket Launcher
Type 90 75 mm Field Gun
Type 91 10 cm Howitzer
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 PPD-40 , called "PPD" in game, is used by Soviet Paratroopers during the first campaign. It shares the same stats of the PPsh-41.
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.
The Mauser C96 appears used by an NVA General in a single mission, it is gold plated and called the "Mauser" in-game.
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.