The French Fortified Position is the first defense against vehicles and aircraft. Although weaker and less resistant than the Maginot Bunker, it provides anti-aircraft capabilities. However, it only has one 47mmm AT gun. The bunker is equipped with a 47mm APX anti-tank gun and a Bofors anti-aircraft gun.
Although in-game it says that it is completely vulnerable to infantry attacks, it is not vulnerable to infantry attacks as its AA gun shoots infantry, so the only way to destroy it without having a single unit destroyed is artillery.
Use with the Maginot Bunker provides a full defensive 'wall' against infantry, tanks and aircraft.
- It is perfect for the temporary blocking of roads or bridges.
- When forming a defensive line this bunker can be used to clog gap lines.
- When setting up a forward secondary base, popping 1 or 2 of these bunkers out can help fight of counter attacks that most enemies will attempt to mount once they see that you have a forward base.
47mm APX anti-tank gunEdit
In the 1930s the French artillery sought a replacement for the derivatives of the 75 mm mle 1897 field gun it used in the anti-tank role. Despite having a decent anti-armor capability, the venerable soixante-quinze was heavy and was much harder to conceal than the smaller high-velocity, small caliber anti-tank weapons of modern design. The chosen weapon was a design of the state-owned arsenal Atelier de Puteaux ("Puteaux workshop", abbreviated to APX), and was designated as canon de 47 mm semi-automatique mle 1937. It was a very efficient weapon, especially given the (then) thin armor of German tanks of the time, unfortunately the 47 SA 37 still was relatively rare at the time of the Battle of France.
Pros & Cons Edit
+Compensates for France's lack of effective AA guns.
+The bias nature of the game, lets a 47mm gun pack a heavy punch.
+It can keep tanks, planes and even 1 group of infantry away.
+Cheap, 2 of these may be more effective than 1 Maginot bunker
-As any other defensive building, the enemy can see them.
-The Bofors is not powerfull enough to make a bomber turn away 1vs1.
Medium AA gun
- This bunker is rather versatile being able to fire at tanks and aircraft.