"Prepare to do Battle!"
The Igla Troopers are Russian Federation's basic anti-aircraft infantry. They can also defend themselves from enemy infantry with their sub-machine guns.
The Russian response to the lack of a early anti air weapons platform. Generals are urged to use these troopers as a counter to air units as RPG Conscripts are not equipped or trained properly to do so. As the Igla is designed as an anti air weapon, Igla troopers also carry PP2000 sub-machine guns to defend against ground targets.
The Igla is an essential unit part of an attacking infantry division for Russia, since there is no other infantry unit that could defend the men of the Motherland against enemy aircraft, save from famed Boris, and sometimes that is even situational. Against infantry, they could defend themselves quite easily with their submachine guns, but they need dedicated anti-tank units if they are to be protected from enemy armor; that is where the RPG Conscript comes into play. When upgraded with Advanced Infantry Munitions they gain an additional firing mode which allows them to fire a special missile which ignores all countermeasures employed by an aircraft. However in this lock-on mode the Igla Trooper requires a few seconds of aiming before being able to fire, meaning that the standard firing mode is better suited against more immediate threats.
Pros and Cons Edit
- Cheaper than RPG Conscript
- Can attack ground targets with SMG
- Gains Lock-on missiles (when upgraded)
- Can auto-heal (when upgraded)
- Lock-on missiles ignore all aircraft countermeasures
- Grants temporary Camaraderie fire-rate buff to allied infantry when unit dies, and receives it when allies fall
- Low health
- SMG does less damage to vehicles
- Lock-on misiles require a few seconds on aiming
|Infantry||Boris Bikov • Conscript • RPG Conscript • Igla Trooper • Shmel Trooper • Shock Trooper • Spetsnaz • VDV|
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|Aircraft||Berkut • Havoc • Hellion • Hind • Hunchback • Sokol|
|Structures||Airfield • Barracks • Coal Power Plant • Command Bunker • Debris Bunker • Helipad • Industrial Plant • Missile Silo • Radar Outpost • Supply Warehouse • Tremor AGAS • War Factory • Weapons Bunker|
|Defenses||Blackout Node • Component Tower • Kashtan|
|Support||Backfire • Blackjack • Candid • Halo • MiG Bomber|