Literally means "iron hat", this is the typical helmet design worn by most infantry. It offers protection against shrapnel or the odd rifle round and it can also have thinner plate protection to the face and/or include a gas mask.
Knight helmet, these exist in various designs and can provide full protection while unlike medieval closed helmet they don't block peripheral vision so much. There are various designs but none of them offer rifle protection for the entire head. Variants that integrate gas masks also exist.
Standard armor worn by most infantry. As explained before it only protects against pistols and distant shrapnel and depending on type it could weigh between 7-15kg total.
Full body armor worn for aesthetic reasons just as much as for protection. The breastplate and certain key parts use basic composite layers to absorb pistol rounds but the other parts are just simple steel plates best to deflect melee weapons. Due to advancements in technology the current Ritter armor is a bit more flexible, lighter and has better air circulation compared to how it used to be during the middle ages.
: Secret project in development as of 1930, a powered exoskeleton merged with a superheavy armor suit to increase the protection of a Ritter on foot. It's predicted that further developments are necessary in mech engineering to make such project viable.Melee Weapons:
- Pattern 1901 Zweihander
: Standard issue longsword still carried by certain infantry units. It's overall 150cm long and weighs 1.5kg. One of the best melee weapons for the 20th century.
- Pattern 1871 Langesmesser
: Essentially a one handed sword with a single edge and straight blade. A fairly efficient cutter while also of relatively compact size of 90cm and the weight of 0.8kg. Most variations use a simple knife hilt for easier production.
- Pattern 1899 Degen
: Utility knife/dagger and weapon of last resort, no soldier is seen without one!Small Arms Munitions:8.5 x 22mm
- Standard pistol round used for commercial weaponry, roughly comparable but superior to 9mm rounds in performance.8.5 x 34mm
- Modified pistol round used in hunting rifles and also by the military. Has greater performance even at range but it cannot penetrate body armor. Also called the 8.5mm Carbine.7.92 x 54mm
- Bravsaara's rifle round license produced by the Dominion. Used in rifles and machineguns.10.8 x 49mm
- Old cartridge still used for Gatlings. More powerful than modern rifle rounds but produces less muzzle velocity. A necked down variant is also used for aircraft weaponry and anti-aircraft fire.Small Arms:
- Niedhardwerk SP-07
: One of the most common military pistols shooting then new 8.5x22mm cartridge. It's a semi-automatic pistol and one of the first of its kind. The magazine holds 6 bullets. M1907 are known for their simplicity and sturdiness, even if they aren't particularly amazing in anything else.
- Messkirch 1921
: High-powered revolver most favored by the Ritter. It has beautiful finish and chamber capacity for nine 8.5x34mm rounds. As luxury gun maker Messkirch offers the revolver with various decorations and in 3 barrel lengths: standard, Kurz(short), and Lang (long). The latter is mostly for competition shooting.
- Niedhardwerk SK-18
: Semi-automatic carbine shooting 8.5x34mm rounds. This is the standard issue gun for most infantry. Compared to the rifles of other nations the K-24 is shorter and fires effectively souped up pistol rounds. The magazine can hold 16 rounds but it can accept other types. Effective range is around 250 meters albeit the low velocity (~470m/s) means you need to get closer for higher accuracy.
- Infanteriegewehr 1921
: Mostly a copy of Bravsaara's IR-19, a bolt-action rifle firing 7.92x54mm rounds. A considerable stock of them are available but normally remain unused. Unlike the original the Infgew. 1921 only has a more compact 5-round internal magazine that can be reloaded by stripper clips. Special high-quality variants made for snipers also exist.
- Niedhardwerk AP-28
: Submachinegun used by specialists, sergeants or knights. It fires 8.5x22mm rounds from either a 33-round box magazine or a 88-round drum with the rate of fire around 660RPM. Later they introduced a heavier model called the AK-19 (automatischekarbiner 1928) which could fire 8.5x34mm rounds at 440RPM but it extensive care to avoid misfirings thus it didn't get widespread.Machineguns:
- Niedhardwerk LAG-21
: Effectively a "heavy submachinegun" the LAG-21 is a squad support weapon firing a stream of 8.5x34mm bullets. It's light for a machinegun with only 6-8kg (depending on accessories like the bipod) and notable for its very high rate of fire (1500RPM). The cloth belt feed system can support 100, 250, 500 or even backpack system filled with 3000 bullets and the weapon is said to be effective for 500 meters (albeit only for suppression, not for point shooting).
- Infanterieautomatischegewehr 1914: Also referred as the IAG-14 it's a typical blowback operated machinegun firing Bravsaara's 7.92x54mm rounds at a respectable 600RPM. As a typical heavy machinegun it's either mounted on a carriage or in case of the infantry carried variant a tripod to provide stable platform. The gun is water cooled to allow long uninterrupted fire.
- Pattern 1903 Motorautomatische Waffe: Carriage Gatling gun still chambered in the old 10.8x49mm rounds powered by a V4 engine to achieve rate of fire upwards 1200RPM. MAW-03 along with its engine and carriage weighs over 250kg and usually drawn by horse.Grenades:
- Granatenstiel 1915
: Basically a wooden stick that can be screwed on a grenade head to gain additional leverage for throwing. During tests the long wooden handle also prevented grenades from bouncing or falling back into the thrower's trenches. Albeit there are some situations where the sticks are less advantageous.
- Infanteriengranate 1919
: Standard hand grenade shaped like mix between an egg and a cylinder, containing as much as 150g of TNT. It's the successor of the Pattern 1898 Infanteriengranate and the consecutive Infanteriengranate 1911. The unreliable and dangerous impact fuse is removed for a 5 or 10 second timed fuse. The original grenade was an "offensive" type designed to be lightweight and rely on blast effects instead of fragmentation. Although this soon turned out to be a mistake and thus they began issuing them with special fragmentation jackets. The Dominion's grenades are versatile. They can be thrown by hand, can have a handle attached to them for longer throws or even be launched from tiny mortar like devices. Aside from the mainline explosive grenades they also have incendiary and smoke variants for other purposes.
- Granatenwerfer 1927
: GW-27 is an attempt to give infantry some capability to deliver explosives at range. It's effectively a tiny mortar designed to fire hand grenades for ranges of up to 400 meters. For this purpose you need to attach a special adaptor to the back portion of the grenade prior to fire which contains propellant, fins and a timed fuse that started counting back after the launch. While similar to mortars its firepower, accuracy and overall effectiveness doesn't approach one.
- Panzerabwehrgranate 1928 "Francisca"
: Heavy hand grenade with shaped charge supposed to serve as the infantry's answer to the increasing threat of armored vehicles. It contains as much as 280g mixture of hexogen and TNT and with ideal conditions it could penetrate as much as 100mm armor steel. Since shaped charges need precise facing to be effective the conventional grenade delivery was impossible. Instead PAG-28 is screwed into the handling stick horizontally at the middle, effectively creating a throwing hammer. Dubbed "Francisca" for the popular axe throwing sport in the Dominion the weapon can be effectively used the same way.