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Foot Guards Section

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Infantry
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Elite infantry very effective against infantry and vehicles. Most effective against infantry at short-range.

The Foot Guards Section is an elite UKF infantry unit. In skirmishes they are available from the . They are very powerful late game infantry that provide the UKF with a sturdy generalist elite unit, capable of standing toe to toe with nearly anything it faces.

With a large squad size and high health, they are very hardy and difficult to kill. Offensively, the squad by default is armed with two Bazookas and four Thompson SMGs. This makes them a credible threat to vehicles from the get-go, and also very effective at anti-infantry in close quarters. As such, Foot Guards can be used to support anti-tank endeavours at range, rush up close to dispatch enemy infantry, or help hold the line by discouraging enemy infantry from getting close.

Foot Guards by default have the ability to throw Light Gammon Bombs, which essentially are more powerful hand grenades.

Upon reaching veterancy level 1 they gain Staggered Shot, an active ability that acts the same as an 'anti-tank snare' seen in other units, but with a much larger range. This allows the squad to be even more of a threat to vehicles as it can easily snare vehicles in a bad position to ensure their destruction.

This unit benefits from the Infantry Training upgrade available at the .

Veterancy


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1200 XP

Unlocks veteran ability. Unit is harder to hit.
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3600 XP

Increases accuracy, rate of fire, and unit is harder to hit.
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7200 XP

Increases accuracy, rate of fire, and health.

Veterancy Abilities

  • Staggered Shot: Active ability granted upon reaching veterancy level 1. The ability targets an enemy vehicle and fires off two volleys of Bazooka rockets. The first hit will significantly slow the vehicle, and the second hit will outright stun the vehicle temporarily. Essentially, this is a longer range version of a classic 'anti-tank snare' seen from other units. It is a very useful ability to help lock down an enemy vehicle in order to ensure its destruction.

Abilities


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Light Gammon Bomb
Throws a grenade that deals high damage to infantry in a small area. Very effective against infantry in cover or structures.
Munitions Cost

35

Time Cost

30

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Staggered Shot
Fires an initial volley that slows the target vehicles before a second volley is fired that stuns the vehicle.
Munitions Cost

45

Time Cost

45

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Valour
Improves offensive and defensive capabilities of infantry as they take casualties.
-15% incoming damage, +15% rate of fire, and +15% accuracy. Bonuses increase by +5% when squad reaches 38% and 22% of its current squad size.
  • Light Gammon Bomb: Active ability that throws a grenade at the target area. The gammon bomb is more powerful than most regular grenades, and also has a larger blast radius. Thus, it is capable of inflicting even more damage to stationary infantry or garrisons. However it costs more Munitions to cast compared to standard grenades.

Research Upgrades

  • Infantry Training: Available from the . Grants +800 veterancy XP, and veteran infantry units gain +10% accuracy, +10% reload speed, and -10% received accuracy.

Battlegroup Abilities

Indian Artillery Battlegroup

  • Valour: Once Valour is attained from the Indian Artillery battlegroup, all UKF infantry gain the passive ability Valour. When the squad loses half of its members (rounding down), Valour will activate, granting bonuses to the squad. In the case of Foot Guards, it will only activate when down to three or less members. Likewise, it will deactivate if the number of squad members is more than half. Bonuses include -15% incoming damage, +15% rate of fire, and +15% accuracy, and these bonuses are further increased by +5% up to twice, maximizing when down to the last soldier.

Weapons


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Accuracy0.640.340.15
Range101535
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Trivia

  • The unit appears to have a Scottish accent, and likely represents the Scots Guard which is one of the five Foot Guard regiments of the British Army.