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The Bren (from Brno, the Czechoslovak city of design, and Enfield, site of the British Royal Small Arms Factory), usually called the Bren Gun, is a light machine gun used in Day of Defeat. While best known for its role as the British forces' primary infantry light machine gun (LMG) in World War II, it was also used in the Korean War and saw service throughout the latter half of the 20th century, including the 1982 Falklands War and the 1991 Gulf War.


This is a machine gun fed with 20 rounds of .303 British. It boasts high stopping power with decent accuracy. It has long reload time and inaccurate on consecutive fire.


The Bren is similar to the American BAR and the Axis MP44 in that it serves as the high powered "assault rifle" of the British. It also serves as the light machine gun like the American BAR, but unlike the Americans the British have no heavy machine gun; making the Bren the only British machine gun. In an assault role the Bren is best used as a longer range support due to its high accuracy (almost matching a rifle). The Bren, however does have immense recoil, so single shots at longer ranges is best. Short bursts of three to five is best used in mid to short range combat, so that the recoil does not throw you off target. In a machine gun role the Bren has no recoil when deployed, so larger bursts can be used for greater effect. Reloading the Bren, however, takes a large amount of time, so reload only when you're sure that your safe or your allies have you covered. It's probably best for any aspiring British machine gunner to ditch your Bren for a Axis machine gun that's better in a support type role.


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  • The model of Bren in Day of Defeat is a Mark 2 (Mk2), due to the flip up rear sight and lack of rear grip.
Weapons of Day of Defeat
Rifle Bolt-action Kar98kSpringfieldLee-Enfield
Semi-auto M1 GarandM1 CarbineK43
Machine Guns Sub MP40M1 ThompsonStenM3
Light BARMP44FG42Bren
Medium Browning M1919MG34MG42
Explosives Launcher BazookaPanzerschreckPIATMortar
Grenade Mk 2StielhandgranateMills Bomb
Misc. Sidearms M1911LugerWebley
Melee SatchelSpadeKnife