A Machine Gun is a primitive weapon, similar in design and appearance to 20th century heavy machine guns, and is fairly common and reliable. Its high rate of fire makes up for its lack of strength and armour-piercing abilities. It is an ideal support weapon for low-tech worlds that cannot produce more technologically advanced weapons.
Machine Guns have relatively poor armor-penetration factor, as it simply fires large-caliber bullets, but it has equal or better range than more modern weapons, so it continues to see service in even well-equipped armies.
The damage from a Machine Gun can be devastating to conventional infantry.
Known machine gun models include: