A weapon is a tool used to threaten, suppress, injure and kill. In Combat Mission, weapons of many sorts are modeled.
Personal weapons are weapons designed to be used by a single infantryman. In CMBN, personal weapons include:
- light machineguns
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)
Guns are large caliber weapons capable of direct fire.
- anti-tank guns
- infantry guns
- artillery (see below)
- vehicle-based (see below)
Artillery are guns used for indirect support fire. Artillery in Combat Mission is usually off-board.
- heavy mortars (mortars of 107 mm or more)
- naval guns
Armed vehicles usually carry a main gun, and one or more medium or heavy machineguns.
- tank destroyers
- self-propelled guns
- armored cars
- wheeled vehicles
- unarmored 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.