|Multigunner Turret Screenshot|
|The Multigunner Turret|
|Building Type||Base Defence|
|Function||Multipurpose Base Defence|
|Dev. Status||Undergoing Updates|
- Multirole: The Multigunner Turret's advantage lies in its extreme adaptability. Friendly infantry can enter it, allowing the Multigunner Turret to customise its weapon depending on the area of expertise of the occupant inside at the time. With this, the Multigunner Turret can become anything from a dedicated anti infantry turret to one capable of conducting repairs.
- Generalised: On their own, however, Multigunners are somewhat middling, being capable of taking on both ground and air units but not being very effective at either task.
- Clear them out: Multigunners store their occupants in rather small enclosures, with only one exist and no windows. Anything that can hurt a person inside while blocking their way out is extremely dangerous for the person, making Multigunners very vulnerable to garrison clearing weaponry and units.
The Multigunner Turret is, in theory, the perfect defensive weapon platform. It is capable of mounting an almost indefinate amount of weapon platforms for any role available, from close range anti-infantry to accurate anti-air capability to sniper post. Of course, no weapon is without its flaws, and the Turret requires more than just power and a sturdy base to make use of its full potential - it requires infantry.
Multigunner Turrets are in fact evolutions and refinements of the old World War 2 era Pillbox, and had their roots starting indeed in the waning years of World War 2. As battle lines shifted back and forth, Allied advances clashing with desperate Soviet counterattacks, it became necessary for there to be a constant system of pillboxes on the lines, and in many battles it was these pillboxes that would provide the focal point for infantry seeking to capture and garrison them.
Some enterprising individual soldiers, however, realized that there was often a problem with such forifications - you never knew if they would actually be useful. Capturing a pillbox might be good for staving off an infantry wave if one was a GI, but against a colum of Anvil Tanks there was little one could do but sit and pray the tanks didn't find them out.
As such, they developed an ingenious idea - certain soldiers would bring spare guns and ammunition and drop them off, leaving them for future soldiers to find if they ever had to leave. Upon retaking the defense, friendly soldiers would then find everything from spare rifles to anti-tank guns to rocket launchers waitng for them, along with ammunition. In this way, they could take on almost any role needed defensively to hold back opposition.
The Allied ground force command took interest in this idea after the war was over, but it didn't truly take off until several ANZACS who had gotten jobs after the war working for Towne-Travers Technologies learned of plans for a new anti-air turret being developed, the Patriot Missile System. Seeing the turret in action, yet noting the utter lack of ability to deal with anything other than aircraft, they had a thought - why not make a single defense that could fit any situation, rather than a bunch of specific ones?
Their thought and subsequesent inqueries to the company head resulted ultimately in the modern Multigunner Turret. Though it remains a technically anti-air turret with the ability to support anti-ground operations, in reality the Multigunner Turret can perform virtually any role in existence as long as that role does not require moving.
Underneath each turret, there exists a small hatch for infantry, and a much larger storecase of special mounts that one may affix, replacing the missile defense system in the process. Of course, with the default guidance systems it would still 'think' like it had a missile defense system and react accordingly - as such, it requires an operator skilled in the weapon or technical system to physcally handle the defense in such cases.
The Multigunner Turret has thus seen widespread throughout the Allied Peacekeeping forces, and was praised so highly for its versatility that both a mobile version and a similarly versatile support defense have been developed since.
Just the StatsEdit
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