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MG Squad

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CNCR GDI logo.png GDI


Defensive fighting


Machine gun


Armour plates



Tech level

31, rare

Hit points




Produced by


Ground attack



0.2 seconds



Attack range


Sight range



Reveals invisible units.
Takes 50% less damage when setup

The MG squad is a GDI rare infantry unit in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Background[edit | edit source]

The GDI Machine Gun Squad is a man-portable heavy machine gun operated by a crew of 3. MG Squads, although extremely slow and unable to attack on the move, have great firepower and extreme durability when deployed, making them ideal for harvester defense and occupying strategic locations.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Strong against infantry and vehicles. Can attack up to 2 tiles away, but must set up first. Takes 50% reduced damage when setup. Reveals stealthed units.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

The Machine Gun Squad is a slow moving infantry unit that is very vulnerable while en route and setting up, but once settled, has increased health and attack range. This alone is not enough to take on all the ground units, therefore it must be supported by other units.

One option is to accompany MGs with Missile Squad, since both can stand up to early game threats. War Dogs can give a better early ground defense since they are disposable and hard to destroy. They can deliver an effective blocking while MG is dealing damage from a safe distance. To counter air threats, Slingshot can deal with early game threats.

MGs are most effective on maps where there is a single strategic point to defend.

Even though MGs are relatively cheap, they are hard to replace once removed, since they are slow to move, take long to deploy, are vulnerable while doing so. These circumstances makes it paramount to keep them alive for as long as possible and to have a plan B if the MG nest is destroyed.

The greatest threat to MGs are Venoms and Drone Swarms, since these units are available in the early game and can survive against Missile Squad protection. In the middle game the Drill Pod is a headache since it can be deployed right next to the MG Squad. In the late game most heavy units can tank it's damage, therefore it is in the interest of the commander to finish the match as soon as possible.

The MG squad does not follow the usual squad mechanics — it doesn't lose the damage output as it loses health and can be healed up to full strength. This makes MG significantly benefit from the Repair Drone.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Displays comradery and team spirit. When idle, arm wrestle.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

When created[edit | edit source]

  • Gun Squad's ready to ruble
  • Gun Squad ready to set up
  • Heavy machine gun; no really!

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • Gun Squad reporting
  • Bros, check out my guns
  • Argh, where are we carrying this thing?
  • Machine gun squad. What is it?

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • Let's dig in over there
  • This thing's heavy, you know
  • Argh, this thing's really heavy
  • Go boys! Move out!
  • You ever move this thing?
  • Alright bros, flex those muscles
  • Stay together, bros

When ordered to attack favorably[edit | edit source]

  • We're gonna tear them up!
  • Yeeeah, let's get them!
  • Heavy guns gonna chew them up!

When ordered to attack unfavorably[edit | edit source]

  • They are gonna tear us up!
  • Tell my mama I love her!
  • We're gonna get hammered!

When ordered to attack unreachable target[edit | edit source]

  • What if I could?
  • Can't be done!

When in favorable or neutral engagement[edit | edit source]

  • Come and get us!
  • Hahahah!
  • Yeah, now we're talking!
  • Keep firing!

When in unfavorable engagement[edit | edit source]

  • I love you, bros!
  • We need to pull out!
  • We need to pack up and get out of here!
  • They're ripping us to pieces!
  • We're not gonna make it, bros!

Videos[edit | edit source]

Machine Gun Squad

References[edit | edit source]

CNCR GDI logo.png Global Defense Initiative Rivals Arsenal CNCR GDI logo.png