Mosin Nagant 1891 30

Unit Card:


Set - Rarity - Number

Base Set - Common - 5/48
39-45 - Common - 21/60


(courtesy of Johnny_Thunders)
While the Mosin-Nagant was a generic rifle the AAM unit is not a generic infantry unit. Unfortunately it is a generic infantry with a major drawback at the same price as other infantry. It does at least have a Close Assault value of 8 instead of 6, though, so it has a chance of hitting German heavy tanks with Close Assault attacks.

Because all basic pre-1941 Soviet infantry have Command Dependent and the only other pre-1941 basic infantry costs 4 and isn't much better statistically the Mosin-Nagant is frequently played in pre-1941 games despite the unpleasant ability.

Generally speaking you want to either bring a lot of Command Dependent infantry or none. Make sure you bring several Commanders as escorts for your Mosin-Nagants, or transports to get them all to the objective.

Historical Background:

The Mosin-Nagant was used in the Russo-Japanese war in 1904 and was finally withdrawn from service as a sniper rifle when Leonid Brezhnev came to power in the USSR. The rifle was very similar to all of the standard rifles of the war (bolt action, 5 round magazine, 7 to 8mm ammo, etc) and I don't see a need to discuss it much: it was basically the same as the Mauser and Lee-Enfield/SMLE.

In service the Mosin-Nagant was tough and reliable: the AK-47 of its day. Also like the AK-47 it had a long service time in the hands of various and sundry developing nations.
(courtesy of Johnny_Thunders)

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