Quick - Regular - Epic - Marathon
Powerful ranged unit of the Modern Era. Replaces the Gatling gun.
- Common traits:
May not melee attack
The Machine Gun is the second to last non-siege ranged unit (the last being the bazooka). It is more powerful than earlier ranged units, but has only one-hex range. Put Machine Guns in your city for defense, or use it at the front line in strategic positions for additional firepower.
Machine gun crews make use of powerful, fully-automatic firearms capable of laying down heavy suppression fire, typically at a rate of several hundred rounds per minute. The Gatling gun, predecessor to many modern machine gun designs, was first developed during the 19th century in the United States. This concept later evolved into the Maxim gun, the first of many self-powered machine guns.