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Ready to serve!
- U.S. Marine

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]

Overview[]

Just say the word!
- U.S. Marine

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. They are also fairly priced.

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 bit of burst damage when fighting clustered infantry, light armor, and helicopters. Although it takes a while to reload and not ideal, this will give US Marines a better chance against vehicles and inflict a serious hurt against elite infantry when they have to.

Abilities[]

DA Portrait Capture.png Capture
Selected unit(s) will capture all enemy POWs in the target location designated on the map.
DA Portrait Stances Infantry Crawl.png 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.png 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.png Ambush
Selected unit(s) will hide behind cover, such as trees or civilian vehicles, to do more damage.

Upgrades[]

DA Portrait USMarine M203.png 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].

Quotes[]

Oorah!
- 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
I caught one!
- Heavily wounded
Urgh! No! God-dammit!
- Heavily wounded

Gallery[]

See also[]

References[]

  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.