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This article is about the Rifles in Valkyria Chronicles. For other uses, see Rifles (disambiguation).
Military rifles are semi-automatic rifles that are the primary weapons for the Scout and Engineer classes and their sub-classes.

Gallian Rifles Circa 1935Edit

GallianEdit

A standard rifle developed by Gallia's only arms manufacturer, the National Arsenal. Created during EW1, it was issued to Gallian soldiers and saw use in combat before the war's end. By minimizing changes made to the action of existing models, developers were able to save time in realizing their design while also allowing for a wider range of uses through further customization. Its name came from its status as the first domestically designed rifle in the nation's history.

  • Type: Rifle
  • Class: Scout, Scout Elite
  • Length: 869mm
  • Weight: 3680g
  • Barrel: 432mm
  • Caliber: 7.92mm
Model VsPsnl VsArmor Aim Range Shots Effect
Gallian-1Gallian-12 17 40 C 350 5 N/A
Gallian-2Gallian-12 22 40 C 350 5 N/A
Gallian-3Gallian-34 23 45 C 360 5 N/A
Gallian-4Gallian-34 24 45 C 360 5 N/A
Gallian-1RGallian-1r 32 60 B 350 5 N/A
Gallian-3RGallian-3r 35 62 B 350 5 N/A


Gallian-AEdit

Designed to add stopping power to the Gallian's adaptable base, the Gallian-A also uses a water-based cooling system within the action to ensure smooth rapid fire, uncommon in standard rifles. The experimental system worked better than even its designers had expected, also enhancing firing accuracy. The stock and other parts are identical to those used in the Gallian.

  • Type: Rifle
  • Class: Scout, Scout Elite
  • Length: 997mm
  • Weight: 4620g
  • Barrel: 560mm
  • Caliber: 7.92mm
Model VsPsnl VsArmor Aim Range Shots Effect
Gallian-A1Gallian-a123 26 51 C 360 5 N/A
Gallian-A2Gallian-a123 28 53 C 360 5 N/A
Gallian-A3Gallian-a123 30 53 C 360 5 N/A
Gallian-A10Gallian-a101112 34 57 C 380 7 N/A
Gallian-A11Gallian-a101112 36 58 C 380 7 N/A
Gallian-A12Gallian-a101112 38 58 C 380 7 N/A
Gallian-A20Gallian-a20 42 60 C 400 7 N/A


Gallian-SEdit

Firing accuracy was the focal point when developers created this daughter to the original Gallians. Its construction is 90% identical to that of its parent. Each part was farmed out to craftsmen specializing in various fields, combining to create a finely-tuned gun. The barrel was also extended to an unusually extreme length to ensure a stable firing trajectory.

  • Type: Rifle
  • Class: Scout, Scout Elite
  • Length: 1049mm
  • Weight: 4210g
  • Barrel: 613mm
  • Caliber: 7.92mm
Model VsPsnl VsArmor Aim Range Shots Effect
S1Gallian-s123 25 50 C 380 5 N/A
S2Gallian-s123 26 52 B 380 5 N/A
S3Gallian-s123 27 52 B 380 5 N/A
S10Gallian-s101112 27 56 B 400 5 N/A
S11Gallian-s101112 29 56 B 400 5 N/A
S12Gallian-s101112 31 56 B 400 5 N/A
S20Gallian-s20 40 57 A 420 5 N/A
S1RGallian-s1r 37 64 B 350 5 N/A
S10RGallian-s10r 40 67 A 350 5 N/A
S20RGallian-s20r 45 70 A 350 5 N/A

Gallian-XEdit

The Gallian underwent a major overhaul to enable the firing of specialty rounds for the Gallian-X. Those rounds unfortunately deliver a substantial shock to the entire gun body when fired, requiring reinforcement not just of the barrel, but the entire gun. As a result, the Gallian-X's gunstock was crafted from Kloden dark walnut, an exceptionally dense and resilient wood.

  • Type: Rifle
  • Class: Scout, Scout Elite
  • Length: 1035mm
  • Weight: 4400g
  • Barrel: 600mm
  • Caliber: 7.92mm
Model VsPsnl VsArmor Aim Range Shots Effect
Gallian-X1Gallian-x123 20 48 D 350 5 Def Down
Gallian-X2Gallian-x123 21 48 D 350 5 Def Down
Gallian-X3Gallian-x123 22 48 D 350 5 Def Down
Gallian-X10Gallian-x101112 25 54 D 350 5 Def Down
Gallian-X11Gallian-x101112 26 54 D 350 5 Def Down
Gallian-X12Gallian-x101112 27 54 D 360 5 Def Down
Gallian-X20Gallian-x20 35 55 D 380 5 Def Down


Captured Imperial Rifles Circa 1935Edit

ZM KarEdit

Crafted by the Empire's top arms maker, Zechmeister (ZM Corp), this rifle is one of the factors that enabled the Imperial armies to sweep across Europa. Substantially lighter than conventional rifles, the ZM Kar greatly improved unit mobility and won the thanks of those forced to carry them on their march. Its distinctive axe shape earned it the nickname "Francisca" among its users.

  • Type: Rifle
  • Class: Scout, Scout Elite
  • Length: 851mm
  • Weight: 4320g8
  • Barrel: 424mm
  • Caliber: 7.62mm
Model VsPsnl VsArmor Aim Range Shots Effect
ZM Kar 1(g)ZM Kar 1(g) 36 46 E 180 5 N/A
ZM Kar 2(g)ZM Kar 2(g) 39 51 D 180 5 N/A

Note: Weapons with a (g) are captured Imperial rifles used by Gallian forces.

ZM Kar BEdit

A literal extension of the ZM Kar, this model features a longer barrel and a higher muzzle velocity. Thanks to a shock-absorbing buffer added between the action and the barrel, the user experienced substantially less recoil, which in turn led to better accuracy. Further adjustments to the construction allowed for the use of specialized rounds as well.

  • Type: Rifle
  • Class: Scout, Scout Elite
  • Length: 1045mm
  • Weight: 4730g
  • Barrel: 618mm
  • Caliber: 7.62mm
Model VsPsnl VsArmor Aim Range Shots Effect
ZM Kar 3(g)ZM Kar 3(g) 43 54 D 180 5 N/A
ZM Kar 4(g)ZM Kar 4(g) 51 60 D 200 5 N/A
ZM Kar 5(g)ZM Kar 5-6-7-8-9(g) 60 65 C 220 5 N/A
ZM Kar 6(g)ZM Kar 5-6-7-8-9(g) 72 70 D 220 7 N/A
ZM Kar 7(g)ZM Kar 5-6-7-8-9(g) 92 95 D 220 7 N/A
ZM Kar 8(g)ZM Kar 5-6-7-8-9(g) 100 95 D 220 7 N/A
ZM Kar 9(g)ZM Kar 5-6-7-8-9(g) 105 100 D 225 7 N/A


Note: Weapons with a (g) are captured Imperial rifles used by Gallian forces.

StrategiesEdit

  • The Gallian serves as a balanced, general-purpose rifle. It has a reasonable balance of damage and accuracy.
  • The Gallian-A specializes in increased damage over the base Gallian model. Overall, its damage and accuracy are in between that of the Gallian-S and ZM Kar rifles, with the Gallian-S having higher accuracy/lower damage and the ZM Kar featuring lower accuracy/higher damage. As far as usefulness goes, the Gallian-A can be considered an intermediate between those two rifles; it allows players to take advantage of higher damage, but without sacrificing too much accuracy.
  • The Gallian-S series specializes in accuracy over damage. While not dealing as high damage as most other weapons, the Gallian-S has the highest accuracy out of all the rifles, making it much more effective at longer ranges. This makes it useful for players to utilize the high mobility of Scouts and Engineers to attack enemies indirectly from long range, helping mitigate their low defense. The higher accuracy also makes scoring headshots more feasible, improving the chance of killing an enemy unit in one attack.
  • The Gallian-X has poor damage and accuracy compared to the rest of the rifles, however it has the effect of lowering the enemy's defense. This effect is fairly useful in itself, as if the first shot hits the target, the subsequent four shots will deal increased damage due to the target's lowered defense. However, it is most effective when utilized in a traditional role, where Scouts are used with support from other units. The Scouts can spot enemy units and then lower their defense, while more powerful units, such as Shocktroopers, move in to finish them off.
  • The ZM Kar rifles have very high damage, but poor accuracy. This makes them most effective for players who wish to use their Scouts aggressively at close range. They are extremely powerful when used in rushing tactics, where a player uses Scouts to rush towards the enemy's base camp and capture it as quickly as possible. When used in more traditional or defensive roles, however, the ZM Kar's poor accuracy will hinder its effectiveness.

TriviaEdit

  • As with all firearms in game, the general trend is to build a larger, heavier, more complicated, and expensive weapon that no soldier could be expected to wield and maintain effectively. This is the opposite trend of our world, though there are exceptions. Longer weapons are more accurate and can utilize more energy from the powder and therefore produce greater stopping power, but it is generally a moot point unless they are engaging each other from over 1000 yards (914.4 m). It is also interesting to note that the carbine (short rifle) came before the standard (long) rifle in Valkyria Chronicles.
  • Furthering German influence on the Gallian designs, is the Gallian rifle bearing a resemblance to the real-life Walther Arms Gewehr 43, a german semi-automatic rifle developed in 1943.
  • The Gallian-S actually bares more resembalance to the Soviet SVT-40 than the German G-41/43 series because of the long exposed barrel.
  • The ZM Kar B bears some resembalance to the American M14 fitted with the modern Sage International stock.
  • The ZM Kar's designation probably comes from the German "Karabiner", meaning carbine.
  • The long rifle models of the Gallian and ZM Kar rifles were, in fact, based on an experimental series of self-loading rifles developed by the Swiss manufacturer SIG. The Gallian-3/4 was made to resemble the SIG N33 open bolt semi-auto rifle, while the ZM Kar 2 was designed after the SIG 1924-25 rifle series.
  • Although the ZM Kar series is praised in its in-game description for its light weight, it is a full 640 grams heavier than the slightly larger Gallian series.


Valkyria Chronicles Weapons
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