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Digger   Digger '90    
Gameicon WRD
Diggers
WRD Digger
Info
Nation Flag ANZAC ANZAC
Class Rifle Squad
Variant(s) Digger '90
Cost 10 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB Training Regular
Size Very Small
Optics

Medium

Speed 20 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Good
Icon WALB Year 1975
Icon WALB Type Marines, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Weapons
Battle Rifle L1A1 SLR (7.62)
LAW M72 LAW (66mm HEAT)
SAW Bren L4 (7.7mm)

The Diggers are the regular infantry of the ANZAC faction in the Wargame: Red Dragon.

HistoryEdit

Digger is a military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand. Evidence of its use has been found in those countries as early as the 1850s, but its current usage in a military context did not become prominent until World War I, when Australian and New Zealand troops began using it on the Western Front around 1916–17. Evolving out of its usage during the war, the term has been linked to the concept of the Anzac legend, but within a wider social context, it is linked to the concept of "egalitarian mateship".

At the outbreak of World War I, Australia and New Zealand were both relatively "young" nations, with little exposure on the international stage. Deployed to Gallipoli in early 1915, the soldiers of both nations had a chance to prove themselves. Although the Gallipoli campaign resulted in heavy casualties and ultimately ended in withdrawal for the Allies, the campaign became strongly linked with the emergence of national identity in Australia and New Zealand. Through the manner in which the Australian and New Zealand soldiers endured the hardships of battle, the image that has become synonymous with the word "digger" has become linked with the concept of the Anzac legend, embodying the qualities of "endurance, courage, ingenuity, good humour, and […] mateship". In Australia, as the nation became more industrialised and urbanised, the term later assumed the qualities previous ascribed to the "bushman", including traits such as "hardiness, democratic spirit, mateship and resourcefulness".

Available transport Edit

Weapons Edit

Weapons WRD Icon L1A1 SLR WRD Icon M72 LAW WRD Icon Bren L4
Type Battle Rifle LAW SAW
Name L1A1 SLR M72 LAW Bren L4
Caliber 7.62mm 66mm HEAT 7.7mm
Ammo x 800 x 6 x 990
Range Ground = 595 m
Helicopters = 595 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 525 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 875 m
Helicopters = 595 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 40% 30% 20%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 10% N/A N/A
AP Power N/A 13 N/A
HE Power 1 N/A .5
Icon WALB Suppression 50 264 55
Rate of fire 120 r/min 20 r/min 450 r/min

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