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The Bazooka is an Archery unit available in the Atomic Era.


"Bazooka" is the generic name for a man-portable, recoil-less weapon designed for use against enemy armored vehicles. Initially developed at the end of the First World War by the U.S. Army, the Bazooka uses a small rocket engine to fire a shaped-charge explosive shell. As with its British (PIAT) and German (Panzerschreck) counterparts, the bazooka came into widespread use during the Second World War. As the presence of tanks, halftracks and other armored vehicles became prevalent on the battlefield, soldiers needed to be able to respond quickly, without the necessity of waiting for heavy weapons. In the hands of a skilled team willing to get close to an enemy tank, the bazooka was a devastating weapon.


The Bazooka - an infantry division armed with shoulder-launched mini-rockets - is introduced in Brave New World as the ultimate ranged weapon. They trade some of the multipurpose use of infantry for the ability to deliver devastating damage to nearby units without retaliation. Their rockets are effective against pretty much any sort of infantry or armored units, and they're equally good on the defensive. Use Bazookas alongside your infantry to deal damage on the front lines without suffering damage.

Note that in spite of its real-life use as an anti-tank weapon, the in-game Bazooka has no anti-armor bonuses.

Unique Unit Replacements[]

Icon Unit Civilization Abilities
Ba'ath Brigade Syria (Bashar al-Assad)
  • +1 Range when in a City's Zone of Control
  • Starts with Ambush II.
Fei-Nu 6 Wa (Tax Log Pang)
  • Stronger when Defending and significantly cheaper to produce.
  • +20% Strength Combat bonus to your units adjacent at the start of your turn.
  • Acts as an anti-air unit with 100% Interception and an additional +150% Strength Combat Strength when attacking Helicopters.
  • Boosts the Happy Happiness and Production Production of adjacent cities.
  • A gifted Fei-Nu 6 rushes the Production Production in your capital by 4 turns.
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Biafra (Ojukwu)
  • Faster (4 Moves vs 2) with more Range.
  • Significantly weaker (75 vs 85 Strength Combat Strength, and 80 vs 85 Strength Ranged Strength.)
  • Possesses a unique promotion, "Ogbunigwe", causing its attacks to deal slight damage to anything adjacent to its target, including cities and friendly units.
  • Unlocked at Combined Arms and requires Oil Oil.
Territorial Defense Force Ukraine (Zelenskyy)
  • Significantly cheaper to produce. (250Production vs 375)
  • Reduces the Strength Combat Strength of adjacent enemy units by -10%.
  • May move after attacking.
Voluntary Forces of Defense Albania (Enver Hoxha)
  • Has greater range, doubled if on a Hill tile.
  • Doesn't need to set up.
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