The Anti-Tank Gun is a Gunpowder unit available in the Atomic Era.

Overview

Anti-tank guns are, not surprisingly, artillery units specially designed to destroy enemy tanks. These weapons are of necessity mobile, either self-propelled or easily dragged by truck or other heavy equipment. They fire shells specially designed to penetrate enemy armor. Anti-tank guns are often quite vulnerable to enemy infantry, and thus must be supported by anti-infantry units if the enemy gets too close.

Strategy

The Anti-Tank Gun is basically a modified field gun, firing in a linear fashion as earlier era cannons. Developed so as to counter the new armored vehicles, Anti-Tank Guns excel at taking up a position and holding it against enemy forces. Despite their main role as anti-tank weapons, they can function almost as well as standard infantry, due to equal costs and similar combat strength. They are twice as effective when fighting armored units, and as such should be incorporated into your army as soon as possible to prevent an armored attack from breaking your infantry line, regardless of whether or not your enemy appears to have tanks. Though they are weak compared toModern Armor, and should be replaced with Helicopter Gunships as soon as possible, they do decently well compared to other units, and cost less than half as much as Modern Armor and use no strategic resources.

Unique Unit Replacements

Icon Unit Civilization Abilities
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Technical Chad (Idriss Déby)
  • Possesses a 2-tile Ranged Attack with Indirect Fire.
  • Slightly lower Strength.png Strength (45 vs 50).
  • May move after attacking.
  • +2 Moves.png Movement (4 vs 2).
  • Friendly units that start their turn adjacent to a Technical gain +1 Moves.png Movement.
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Zrinyi Hungary (Miklós Horthy)
  • Unlocked at Combustion
  • +7% Production.png Production Cost (325 vs 300)
  • +2 Moves.png Movement (4 vs 2)
  • Flanking bonus increased for each adjacent enemy unit at the beginning of your turn.
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