Gunrox battles happen through the use of "Squad Tactics" as each player uses their 3 units to gain an advantage over their opponent. This type of gameplay follows closely along the lines of other offline PC games such as Fallout Tactics, the Jagged Alliance series, and Arcanum. It requires the gamer to command multiple units (3 for Gunrox), each of them with their own abilities or "perks". Gunrox allows each squad member a certain amount of action points to be spent each turn, within a certain time period between 40 seconds, to 2 minutes. With these points, you are able to shoot guns, move across the landscape or behind barriers for better positioning, plant mines, throw grenades, use med packs, and take other actions.