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A weapon is a tool used to threaten, suppress, injure and kill. In Combat Mission, weapons of many sorts are modeled.

Personal Weapons[]

Personal weapons are weapons designed to be used by a single infantryman. In CMBN, personal weapons include:

  • pistols
  • carbines
  • rifles
  • submachineguns
  • light machineguns
  • panzerfausts

For details, see the articles on American Personal Weapons and German Personal Weapons.

Heavy Weapons[]

Heavy weapons are weapons requiring deployment and usually at least two men to operate. In CMBN, heavy weapons include:

  • medium and heavy machineguns
  • bazookas and panzershrecks
  • light mortars (mortars of 82 mm or less)

For details, see the articles on American Heavy Weapons and German Heavy Weapons.


Guns are large caliber weapons capable of direct fire.

  • anti-tank guns
  • infantry guns
  • artillery (see below)
  • vehicle-based (see below)

For details on non-vehicle, crew-served guns, see the articles on American Guns and German Guns.


Artillery are guns used for indirect support fire. Artillery in Combat Mission is usually off-board.

  • heavy mortars (mortars of 107 mm or more)
  • howitzers/guns
  • rockets
  • naval guns

For details, see the articles on American Artillery and German Artillery.


Armed vehicles usually carry a main gun, and one or more medium or heavy machineguns.

  • tanks
  • tank destroyers
  • self-propelled guns
  • armored cars
  • halftracks
  • wheeled vehicles
  • unarmored vehicles

For details, see the articles on American Vehicles and German Vehicles.


Air support is modeled in Combat Mission. Airplanes used in the ground-support role carry bombs, rockets, light cannons, and/or machineguns. For details, see the articles on American Air and German Vehicles.