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The Pillbox was a basic defense structure employed by the Allies during Second World War.

Background

A small bunker from which a soldier fired a mounted machine gun. It was used to prevent Soviet infantry advances. It's shell-like design gave the operators shelter from fragments thrown by the explosions of Soviet tank-shells and grenades. The pillboxes could also come in a camouflaged variation.

It was upgraded during the Third World War.

In-game

It is perfect for taking out infantry, but not very effective against heavy vehicles, meaning Soviet tanks could easily overwhelm Pill Boxes. Aircraft and long range weapons could also quickly destroy it with impunity. However, formations of Pillboxes used in conjunction with turrets and vehicles is a formidable and cost effective solution.

Assessment

Pros

  • Effective against infantry.
  • Cheap (only costs $400).

Cons

  • Weak against heavily armored units.
  • Defenseless against air units.
  • Not very effective against massed infantry especially shock troopers and flame troopers.
  • V2's can outrange it easily.

Behind the scenes

It bears a strong resemblance to the British Type 22 pillbox.

Gallery

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