Players can create expensive and powerful weapons, and these can be picked up by any unit… friend or foe. So you’ll have to watch out for thieves. When a unit dies they will drop their weapon, and again it can be picked up by anyone.
Each weapon is a specialist tool which is best used in a specific situation. It is possible to use these weapons badly. One weapon has a superior rate of fire, another has superior damage, another shoots projectiles in a high arc like a mortar, and another is a suicide bomb.
Whether the enemy is fielding superior numbers or superior quality, weapons can be created which, if used correctly, can easily destroy the threat.