Overview & Game Play
Although more advanced weapons were fielded, the humble bolt-action rifle remained one of the most common infantry weapons throughout the war. Its long range and accuracy made it a versatile weapon that was suitable for any kind of battlefield, from close building-to-building fighting to battles in the countryside, and the simple design made them durable, easy to produce in large numbers, and easy for any soldier to use with minimal training.
The biggest drawback you'll encounter is the rifle's extremely low rate of fire: With around a full second to chamber another round, every shot needs to count. Except for the LMG, most faster-firing weapons tend to be somewhat impotent at longer ranges, but this drawback becomes brutally obvious in close-quarters fighting where even a meagre pistol has an advantage. In these situations, the cautious rifleman is the victorious one: Rushing around a corner will get you cut down before you even get a shot off.
In addition to their rifle, each Airborne rifleman carries four HE grenades, two smoke grenades, one He charge, one HEAT Charge and a combat knife.Airborne Riflemen are also equipped with two ammo resupply pack that they can use to help support infantry such as machine gunners and mortarmen.