Mechanized Field Artillery
|Field Artillery Battalion,
Seventy-first Mechanized, 2nd Sword of Light
|Platoon Type (Specialty)||Mechanized/Wheeled|
|Platoon Size (Squad/Platoon)||24 (6/4)|
|Primary Weapon||16 TK Assault Rifles|
|Secondary Weapon||8 Semi-Portable Autocannons|
|Armor||Draconis Combine Standard Infantry Kit|
|Tech Base/Rating||Inner Sphere (C/X-D-D)|
|Transport Weight||40 tons|
|To-Hit Modifier (Range in Hexes)||–1 (0 Hex), 0 (1 Hex), +2 (2 Hexes), +4 (3 hexes)|
Traditional field artillery exits even in the 31st Century, including those towed into battle by mechanized infantry. The DCMS makes use of tube artillery to great effect against their enemies, especially platoons of the 71st Mechanized Infantry, 2nd Sword of Light. Forgoing the use of Battle Armor, these conventional infantry utilize their artillery to great effect, showcasing the continued use of conventional infantry on the modern battlefield.
The primary armament of each soldier is a TK Assault Rifle, while Semi-Portable Autocannons provide supporting fire. However, the highlight of the unit is its Thumper Artillery Piece, supplied with 20 rounds of ammunition, which allows the platoon to hit above its weight.