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The standard French "Poilu" infantry unit is tasked with capturing sectors. A balanced unit with accurate "Fusilier" rifle fire and "Miltrailleur" chauchat support. The "Caporal" is capable of calling in powerful artillery support.
- In-game Description

The Poilus is a French rifle squad. They fight on the Entente Powers along with the British, Americans, Canadians, and Belgians.

The 4 different tier of the Poilus

Squad roles[]

Caporal[]

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The role of the Caporal is to lead the squad using commands, keeping them close-by for fast communication and call in artillery support when needed.

Specialisations
Level Title Loadout
1 Pointeur
2 Caporal Grenadier
3 Serre-file

Fusilier[]

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The role of the Fusilier is to engage and eliminate enemies using accurate rifle fire in proximity of the Caporal.

Specialisations
Level Title Loadout
1 Engagé Volontaire
2 Voltigeur
3 Tireur de Précision
  • Lebel + APX Mle1917 Scope

Mitrailleur[]

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The role of the Mitrailleur is to provide cover fire. The slowest moving role, it is his task to lay down fire on enemy positions while the squad advances and inflict massive casualties on the enemy with machine guns as they advance.

Specialisations
Level Title Loadout
1 Pourvoyeur
2 Fusilier-Mitrailleur
3 Mitrailleur-Tireur


Grenadier[]

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The role of the Grenadier is to clear the enemy defenses and strongholds using explosive weapons and to inflict casualties on the enemy as a prelude to a more general advance.

Specialisations
Level Title Loadout
1 Grenadier-Voltigeur
2 Nettoyeur
3 Grenadier d'élite

Abilities and progression[]

Level

Shared

Caporal

Fusilier

Mitrailleur

Grenadier

0

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Officer Training: Pistol reload time -20%
Discipline.png
Discipline I: Squad members spawn with the NCO, Sector capture bonus +25 xp
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Uniform
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Command Aura: Add abilities to all other squad members in same sector or 10m
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Officer Training: Pistol reload time -20%
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Mortar Shot: Fires one mortar round on given target, 60 seconds reload time.
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Resilient: Player gets bonus points for capturing a sector when in aura
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Draftee: Movement speed lowered by 10% when not in aura
Marksman.png
Marksman I: Holding breath time increased by 10 seconds
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Cover Fire I: Assist kills get 2 additional points
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Heavyweight I: Cannot sprint
Drill.png
Drill I: rifle reload time -20%
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Vulnerable: Health time regeneration +25%
Quick Lob.png
Quick Lob: Movement speed when holding a grenade +15%
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Grenade Training I: Grenade throw range +20%

2

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Uniform II

10

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Uniform III

20

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Rifle Training II: Accuracy +15%, Recharge -15%

25

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Uniform IV
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Heavyweight II: Cannot sprint when not in aura

33

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Cover Fire II: Assist kills get 5 additional points

40

Discipline.png
Discipline II: Players spawn with the NCO, Sector capture speed -15%

41

Drill.png
Drill II: LMG reload time -20%

45

Marksman.png
Marksman II: Holding breath time increased by 15 seconds

46

Quick Lob.png
Grenade Training II: Grenade throw range +20%, 1 additional point for explosive kill

50

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Sector Artillery: Fires a number of shells in the target sector

59

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Patriotic: Player gets bonus points for capturing a sector

60

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Rifle Training III: Accuracy +25%, Recharge -25%

69

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Cover Fire III: Assist kills give the same amount of points as an actual kill

70

Officer Training.png
Officer Training II: Carbine reload time -50%

71

Heavyweight.png
Heavyweight III: Cannot sprint when not in aura and wielding an LMG

80

Discipline.png
Discipline III: Players spawn with the NCO, Sector capture speed -20%
95
Drill.png
Drill III: LMG reload time -33%
99
Quick Lob.png
Grenade Training III: Grenade throw range +20%, 2 additional points for an explosive kill
100
Sector Artillery.png
Creeping Barrage: Fires a shell in the first sector then in a target second

Trivia[]

The Poilus in action on the map Douaumont

  • Poilus is French for "Hairies".


Squads
Rifle squads DoughboysLandserPoilusTommies
Scout squads AlpenjägerChasseurs AlpinsHighlanders
Assault squads CanadiansStoßtruppen
Sentry squads BelgiansSchützen
Engineer squads MarinesPioniere
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