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The Mechanized Infantry is a Gunpowder unit available in the Information Era.


As the speed of battle has risen, with the advent of armored vehicles, artillery and of course air power, modern infantry too has had to get faster and more maneuverable. Most modern infantry units are now "mechanized," moving about the battlefield on armored personnel carriers. These vehicles are usually equipped with one or more heavy machine guns and grenade launchers. They are not tough enough to stand up to modern armor, but they do provide protection from bullets and shrapnel and other battlefield menaces to those inside. Depending upon the situation the soldiers can fight from inside the vehicle or dismount and proceed on foot, in the traditional manner of infantry soldiers since the dawn of warfare.


Mechanized Infantry is the strongest front-line unit in the game in vanilla and Gods & Kings. They are also faster (3 MP) than previous infantry units, allowing them greater mobility and reaction opportunities.

They are the strongest late-game unit that requires no resources to build until the entrance of the XCOM Squad into the gameplay.

Unique Unit Replacements[]

Icon Unit Civilization Abilities
BMP-2 Soviet Union (Konstantin Chernenko)
  • +20 Production Production cost.
  • -2 Moves Movement on open terrain.
  • May attack twice while adjacent to a Fortified Unit.
  • Grants Production Production and a chance to gain a free Ideological Tenet when returning to a city connected to the Capital Capital with a promotion earned in enemy territory.
Republican Guard Syria (Bashar al-Assad)
  • When Garrisoned in a City, generates +1 Happy Happiness.
  • Gains Experience faster based on the number of civilizations that have denounced you (max 3).
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