|Line of Fire||
The Gunner is a heavy infantry unit which has the useful ability to spray fire into a three-block wide target area at the same damage value. They are unlocked at Level 9, and are useful for clumped enemies (such as Raiders or Boars). The hefty price tag can be overcome and the player can get good use out of them; they really can do a good amount of damage on the first turn to the enemy's front line if they don't spread them out.
The biggest drawback is, of course, the weapon. The accuracy is not too good, and it lacks the power of even basic Trooper rifles. However, the tradeoff is the ability to hit three targets at once.
A strategic placement for the gunner is the first, or if necessary, second row, and should only be used in the first couple of levels after Level 9, where tougher units can easily outgun the Gunner and tougher units, such as the Riot Trooper can handle huge amounts of Projectile Damage.