Rifle Grunt

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Rifle Grunt
A Frontier Rifle Grunt
Basic info
Appears in: Battalion Wars,
Battalion Wars 2
Deployed by: Western Frontier,
Tundran Territories,
Solar Empire, Anglo Isles,
Xylvania, Iron Legion
Role: Anti-Personnel
Primary weapon
Name: Rifle
Target: Infantry
Secondary weapon
Name: None
Target: N/A


The Grunt is the standard infantry used by all Battalion Wars nations. Originally named the Rifle Grunt, the first part was dropped in the second game so as not to confuse the unit with the similar Assault Veteran. Despite being the weakest of a nation's units and having no specialized weapons whatsoever, the Grunt is actually able to take out not only enemy infantry, but vehicles as well. This of course takes time, which lowers the Speed rating, but it is possible to complete a mission with only a single Grunt left.

Dossier Intel[edit]

Western Frontier[edit]

"Frontier rifle infantry may pack a minimal punch, armed only with their wits and trusty standard-issue H-16 rifle, but their unfaltering sense of duty has earned them the title "Herman's Heroes" the world over."

Tundran Territories[edit]

"Anti-snow-glare goggles, rabbit-fur fatigues, and trusty Kasparov KA-57 are the hallmarks of Tundra's peasant conscripts. The most popular assault rifle in the world, the KA-57 is reliable even under the poorest climatic conditions."

Solar Empire[edit]

"A posting in the Imperial battalions must be earned. Recruit candidates will spend many years proving their worth in the Training Dojos of the Outer Islands, acquiring the discipline needed to wield a standard-issue PlasRifle."

Anglo Isles[edit]

"Mandatory military service has been scrapped for years in the Anglo Isles, since the sheer volume of patriotic nationals willing to take rifle in hand and fight for the Commonwealth sees the army with an unending shortfall in available billets."


"Protecting their sallow complexions against the rigors of the Xylvanian atmosphere with canvas gas masks, "Baghead" Infantillerie are the rank-and-file of Xylvania's army."

Iron Legion[edit]

"Choking down pungent Ghosgene fumes from the moment of their birth, infantry of the Legion's military nation wielded Borkvar Muskettes before they could walk. When not massed on the front lines, they were happiest digging for Nerocite in the darkest mines of Old Xylvania."

Units of the Battalion Wars series
Infantry: Rifle GruntAssault VeteranFlame VeteranAnti-Air VeteranMortar VeteranBazooka Veteran
Vehicles: ReconAnti-Air VehicleArtilleryLight TankHeavy TankBattlestation
Aircraft: Air TransportGunshipFighterBomberStrato Destroyer
Naval units: Naval TransportFrigateSubmarineBattleshipDreadnought