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The anti-tank rifleman is not in any way an anti-infantry class. The rifle itself can be used as a sniping weapon, but since it has to be deployed to fire, the pistol and combat knife are all that's available at all but the longest ranges. With the pistol having a mere two clips, you can't afford to be around enemy infantry for long: If you're firing your pistol, you had better be ready to evacuate to a safer area as quickly as possible.
The anti-tank rifleman is not in any way an anti-infantry class. The rifle itself can be used as a sniping weapon, but since it has to be deployed to fire, the pistol and combat knife are all that's available at all but the longest ranges. With the pistol having a mere two clips, you can't afford to be around enemy infantry for long: If you're firing your pistol, you had better be ready to evacuate to a safer area as quickly as possible.


The anti-tank rifleman is equipped with a powerful rifle, a pistol, and a combat knife. They also have a HEAT satchel and four smoke grenades.  
The anti-tank rifleman is equipped with a powerful rifle, a pistol, and a combat knife. They also have four smoke grenades.
 
for help using the ATR check out [[Aike's ATR Guide|ATR guide]]


=Equipment=
=Equipment=
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| [[No.77 Mk I Smoke Grenade]]
| [[No.77 Mk I Smoke Grenade]]
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| [[Satchel Charge]]
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| [[Combat Knife]]
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| [[Grenade fumigène]]
| [[Grenade fumigène]]
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| [[Satchel Charge]]
|- style="background: white;"
| [[Combat Knife]]
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==American==
 
The Boys ATR employed the "heavy big slug going pretty fast" approach to producing an Armour Piercing round from a rifle style weapon.
 
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| '''American Anti-Tank Rifleman'''
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| Equipment
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| [[Boys Anti-Tank Rifle]]
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| [[M1911 Colt]]
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| [[M8 Smoke Grenade]]
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| [[Nebelhandgranate 39]]
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Latest revision as of 06:19, 26 December 2020

Overview & Game Play

From the introduction of the tank in WWI, it was evident that infantry had little recourse if attacked by tanks. Certainly, there were antitank guns (if they happened to be present when the tanks showed up) but in terms of squad-inherent antitank capability, there was little available. One course of development led to the Anti-Tank Rifle. Essentially nothing more than a really powerful rifle firing hardened armor-piercing slugs, they were extremely heavy, hard to use, and only marginally effective against even the early, lightly armored tanks.

Using an anti-tank rifleman in Battleground Europe is about patience and research: Only a few spots on even the lightest tank are vulnerable, and you have to get extremely close to penetrate even those. Even if a shot does penetrate the armor, getting a kill is another matter all together: A little 5-6mm sliver shooting around inside a tank is unlikely to kill a crew member before it buries itself into a seat or the floor. Multiple shots are frequently required which can be difficult to pull off against an alerted foe.

The anti-tank rifleman also has a single shaped satchel charge that, if well placed, can kill any tank in the game. However like using the rifle, you have to get close, place it in the right spot, and even then it's never a sure thing.

The anti-tank rifleman is not in any way an anti-infantry class. The rifle itself can be used as a sniping weapon, but since it has to be deployed to fire, the pistol and combat knife are all that's available at all but the longest ranges. With the pistol having a mere two clips, you can't afford to be around enemy infantry for long: If you're firing your pistol, you had better be ready to evacuate to a safer area as quickly as possible.

The anti-tank rifleman is equipped with a powerful rifle, a pistol, and a combat knife. They also have four smoke grenades.

for help using the ATR check out ATR guide

Equipment

British

The Boys ATR employed the "heavy big slug going pretty fast" approach to producing an Armour Piercing round from a rifle style weapon.

UK Inf Anti-Tank Rifle Boys.png
British Anti-Tank Rifleman
Equipment
Boys Anti-Tank Rifle
Webley .455
No.77 Mk I Smoke Grenade
Combat Knife

French

The French received these ATR guns from the British in exchange for French 25mm guns.

FR Inf Anti-Tank Rifle Boys.png
French Anti-Tank Rifleman
Equipment
Boys Anti-Tank Rifle
Pistolet automatique mle 1935S
Grenade fumigène
Combat Knife

American

The Boys ATR employed the "heavy big slug going pretty fast" approach to producing an Armour Piercing round from a rifle style weapon.

American ATR.png
American Anti-Tank Rifleman
Equipment
Boys Anti-Tank Rifle
M1911 Colt
M8 Smoke Grenade
Combat Knife

German

The PzB.39 ATR employed the "small, very hard slug going insanely fast" approach to producing an Armour Piercing round from a rifle style weapon.

DE Inf Anti-Tank RiflePzB39.png
German Anti-Tank Rifleman
Equipment
PzB 39
Pistole 08
Nebelhandgranate 39
Combat Knife