HH-b “Hoplite”

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This article is considered accurate for the current version (1.54) of the game.

With reinforced armour at the expense of speed, the Hoplite is a formidable force in the heat of combat.
In-game description

The HH-b “Hoplite” is a reinforced Colonial Half-Track. It is equipped with one mount, where a tripod weapon can be mounted and fired. It can tow Field Weapons and Trailers.

General Info


The HH-b “Hoplite” holds five passengers, and houses a crew of two soldiers:

  • Driver (Seat 1)
    • Controls the movement of the vehicle, and can see the remaining fuel in the vehicle
    • Activates horn sound with LMB
  • Passenger (Seat 2)
    • A seat used to hold/transport players
    • Has no tactical function
    • Due to being in an enclosed area, they cannot use their secondary equipment
  • Gunner (Seat 1)*
    • Controls the movement, reloading, and firing of the hull-mounted tripod weapon
  • Passenger(s) (Seats 2 - 5)*
    • A seat used to hold/transport players
    • Has no tactical function
    • Due to being seat in an open top area, they can use their secondary equipment

NOTE: The seats of this vehicle are separated into two types; interior seats and exterior seats. Depending on where the player enters, they can only access those types of seats. Seats indicated with a (*) represent the exterior seats of the vehicle.


The HH-b “Hoplite” is equipped with one main armament:

  • Tripod Mount
    • An empty mount at the rear facing forward where a Mounted Weapon can be installed (90 degree firing arc)


It has 2 inventory slots and 3 dedicated ammo slots that can only hold ammunition for the mounted weapon. Depending on the weapon installed, it can hold:

Health & Armor

The HH-b “Hoplite” has 1500 HP and is disabled under 30% health. It has "Light Armor" resistance: it can soak small arms fire and shrapnel, and it is immune to Flamethrowers. But it won't last long when faced with 12.7mm machine guns, heavy explosives, or anti-tank weaponry.
It has subsystems that have a chance to be disabled by heavy explosives and anti-tank weaponry if hit specifically: Tracks: 30% (Anti-Tank Mines always disable them).
It has Tank Armor. With it, in best case scenario, penetrating projectiles only have a 65% chance of penetrating and doing damage. That chance goes up quickly if the armor is worn or if it is shot from up close, or on the side or rear from a direct angle, or with ammo that has penetration bonuses.
It takes 110 Basic Materials to fully repair it from 1% to 100% health with a Hammer. Its health, subsystems, and Tank Armor can be instantly repaired at a Garage for 100 Basic Materials.


  • Mounting a tripod weapon - press B then LMB on the vehicle
    • Must be holding the tripod weapon and the blueprint shown on top of it
  • Dismounting a tripod weapon - open up the vehicle's menu and click the "Detach Tripod Weapon" button Pack Up UI Icon.png (located in the bottom right corner)
  • It can tow Trailers and Field Weapons.
    • Hitch and unhitch the towed vehicle via the Shift + E interaction menu (the two vehicles must be very close and you in between them).


Structure Input(s) Output Time
Small Assembly Station (Battery Line) 3 x Processed Construction Materials ProcessedConstructionMaterialsIcon.png
3 x  Assembly Materials IV AssemblyMaterials4Icon.png
2 MW of power ProductionPowerIcon.png
1 x   HH-a “Javelin” HH-a Javelin Vehicle Icon.png
 HH-b “Hoplite” HH-b Hoplite Vehicle Icon.png 00:05:00

The HH-a “Javelin” must be fully researched in the Vehicle IconFilterVehicle.png Tech Tree in order to be produced.

Storage & Transport

The HH-b “Hoplite” can be stored in a Storage Depot, Seaport or Storage Ship.

It can be packaged into a large Shippable and transported only by certain Shipping Vehicles (Barge, Freighter, Storage Ship, Flatbed Car, or Large Crane).


The HH-b "Hoplite", like all Half-Tracks, can only handle targets in front of them. As such, it is best to keep them facing towards the enemy at all times, and protect them from flanks. Additionally, the Gunner (and any Passengers in the back) can be killed if directly hit by weapons, so extra care must be taken to ensure this does not happen. In any case where retreating is necessary, the driver should reverse instead of turning around so the Gunner isn't exposed and can still defend the vehicle.

Despite having tougher armor compared to the HH-a "Javelin", it is still a relatively weak vehicle. It is capable of dealing with Armored Cars and Tankettes, but more late-game vehicles like Light Tanks, Medium Tanks, and Battle Tanks will quickly destroy them. Additionally, heavier anti-armor weapons will be unlocked, which have higher penetration power and will quickly shred light armor.

Half-Track Versatility Due to its ability to swap mounted weapons, its relative good on-road and off-road speeds, and its 5 passenger seats, it can be used either as an armored infantry carrier, an armored infantry support, an anti-armor vehicle, or an anti-structure vehicle. The only issue with this is the amount of ammo that can be used at one time, so the effectiveness will vary. Additionally, depending on what faction controls it, the type of tripod weapon will limit what targets the vehicle can effectively attack.

Due to the tripod mount, a tripod weapon MUST be mounted in order to make the vehicle combat effective. If not, then the vehicle will be unable to defend itself, with any anti-armor weapon able to attack it and destroy it without any worries of the vehicle retaliating.

Standard Equipment Loadout
Like with every other armored vehicle, the crew should ALWAYS equip themselves with a Gas Mask and multiple Filters to avoid dying to Gas Grenades. Additionally, they should bring a Hammer and Basic Materials to repair the tank. These tactics can be buffed by wearing either a Tank Uniform or an Engineer Uniform.


  • A Hoplite was a type of citizen-soldier in ancient Greece, famous for fighting in densely packed formations known as Phalanxes
  • The model of the HH-b “Hoplite” was the default Colonial half-track before the introduction of vehicle variants in Update 0.37
    • This update removed the player's ability to stand on the rear deck of the vehicle in a fashion similar to Landing APCs and Barges, which was replaced with a pair of passenger seats
  • Prior to Update 0.47, all half-tracks had a 12.7mm machine gun mounted on top of them
    • This update changed that, which removed the machine gun, allowing any tripod weapon to be mounted
    • This change meant that half-tracks required additional logistical support in order to be combat-ready
  • Half-tracks could also only hold two Passengers in the rear, but that was increased to four