United States Marine
DA Ingame USMarine

AoW Logo USA U.S. Army


Basic infantry unit


M16A4 5.56mm fully automatic rifle


Medium kevlar jacket

Hit points


Armor type




Build time

8 seconds

Produced by

DA Portrait Barracks USA Barracks

Hot key


Squad size




Splash damage

3 (with M203 grenade launcher)

Firing rate

1.2 seconds



Attack range


Sight range



DA Portrait USMarine M203 M203 grenade launcher


DA Portrait USMarine M203 M203 grenade launcher


DA Portrait Capture Capture
DA Portrait Stances Infantry Crawl Crawl
DA Portrait Stances Infantry StandUp Stand up
DA Portrait Ambush Ambush

Ready to serve!
- United States Marine
DA Portrait USMarine

The United States Marine is the standard infantry unit of the U.S. Army. Well trained and well armed, the Marine is good at assaulting and defending in buildings.[2]


Marines are fast, and a full squad can be a threat to low-flying helicopters. You can ask a Marine to crawl, hide, ambush, and capture prisoners of war.

Marines can also be upgraded with M203 grenade launchers (from the Barracks in Direct Action; for each individual Marine in High Treason), which gives them a bonus when fighting clustered infantry, light armor, and helicopters.


Just say the word!
- U.S. Marine

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. The Marine Corps is a component of the United States Department of the Navy often working closely with naval forces for training, transportation, and logistics; however, the Marine Corps is a separate branch.

Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia as naval infantry. Since then, the mission of the Marine Corps has evolved with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy. The Marine Corps has served in every American armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II.

By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare. Its ability to rapidly respond on short notice to expeditionary crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy.


DA Portrait Capture Capture
Selected unit(s) will capture all enemy POWs in the target location designated on the map.
DA Portrait Stances Infantry Crawl Crawl
Selected unit will change to crawl stance. A crawling soldier is much harder to detect for enemy units, but reduces speed. Ability can only be used if the infantry is in standing stance.
DA Portrait Stances Infantry StandUp Stand up
Selected unit will change to standing stance. A standing soldier has increased speed, but can be easily detected and picked off by enemy units. Ability can only be used if the infantry is in crawling stance.
DA Portrait Ambush Ambush
Selected unit(s) will hide behind cover, such as trees or civilian vehicles, to do more damage.


DA Portrait USMarine M203 M203 grenade launcher
The U.S. Marine can launch a grenade, every four shoots, which causes 60 HE of damage in a radius of 3. Can be researched from the Barracks in Direct Action[2]; from each individual Marine in High Treason[1].


- Selected
Ready to serve!
- Selected
Just say the word
- Selected
Ready to go, sir!
- Selected
Sir, yes sir.
- Moving
Moving out, now.
- Moving
Moving out, sir.
- Moving
Message received.
- Moving
Lowering position, sir.
- Ordered to prone
Message received.
- Ordered to prone
Heads down now!
- Ordered to prone
Taking defensive position.
- Ordered to prone
Stand up.
- Ordered to stand
Moving forward now sir.
- Ordered to stand
Got one!
- Captured a POW
Got an EPW, over.
- Captured a POW
I think I've been shot!
- Heavily wounded
Urgh! No! God-dammit!
- Heavily wounded



  1. 1.0 1.1 Eugen Systems, Atari, Act of War: High Treason. March 24, 2006.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eugen Systems, Atari, Act of War: Direct Action. March 15, 2005.

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