In Boom Beach Riflemen are the entry level troops. They are cheap to build and you can fit a large number on a landing craft as they only take up one space each.
The Rifleman has average health and damage, but makes up for this because of the large number you can train per Landing Craft.
Riflemen are most effective in large numbers and against single target offense buildings such as Cannons. They are weak against area effect weapons such as the Mortar and Flamethrower, as they tend to bunch up together.
Attacking with large groups of riflemen can be an effective way to quickly take down buildings, or weapons. An even stronger offensive option is to send in Heavies in first to draw the damage away for the Rifleman.
The tables below outline the stats for each upgrade level and the general stats applicable to the Rifleman.
|Level||Health||DPS||Gold Cost||Upgrade Cost||Armory Level||Research Time||XP gain|
|Training Time||Movement Speed||Range||Attack Speed||Landing Craft Space||Headquarters Level|