Let's talk infantry in the game.
There is lots of it to begin with. This is combined arms game. Yes, there are TANKS!
But, wait for it, there are INFANTRY too!!!!!!
Infantry comes in 3 flavors.
Mechanized - which has armored vehicles for transportation.
Motorized - which has trucks for transportation.
Leg - which has, well, legs for transportation.
In the game infantry uses it's transportation for two things.
First, to move around the battelfield quicker than if they were walking.
Second, if the transports have weapons they support the infantry in their mission of attack or defend.
The infantry and the transport take respective losses if the infantry is moving. What that means is, the unit is, during movement, only made up of vehicles. If a vehicle is killed so is an infantry unit inside.
The infantry and the transport take irrespective losses if the infantry is not moving. What that means is, the unit is, while not moving, made up of the infantry and vehicles separately. As such each can take losses that do not affect the other. Infantry OR the vehicles can take damage without affecting anything else in the unit.
Hope this helps.
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