The Machine Gun is an Archery unit available in the Modern Era.


Machine gun crews make use of powerful, fully-automatic firearms capable of laying down heavy suppression fire, typically at a rate of several hundred rounds per minute. The Gatling gun, predecessor to many modern machine gun designs, was first developed during the 19th century in the United States. This concept later evolved into the Maxim gun, the first of many self-powered machine guns.


The Machine Gun is the next-level ranged weapon of modern warfare, with design improvements over the earlier Gatling Gun which allow it to launch heavier bullets at a greater speed. The result is twice as much strength as the earlier weapon; however it does only have a one-hex range. Put Machine Guns in your cities for defense, or use them on the front lines in strategic positions for additional firepower.

Unique Unit Replacements

Icon Unit Civilization Abilities
Mobster Las Vegas (Bugsy Siegel)
  • Costs less
  • May sell Exotic Goods in City-States
  • No ranged attack
Sissi Finland (Mannerheim)
  • Ignores terrain movement costs
  • No movement cost to pillage
  • +50% Combat bonus vs Armor units

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