A Base-of-fire team (Alternatively, just Fireteam) is a group of men within a Squad trained to use Rifles and BARs.
They are generally used to suppress enemies while the Assault team flanks them. They are one of two teams featured in Brothers in Arms. They keep the enemy's heads down and make the enemy's fire to become less accurate and frequent. Then the player or assault squad can flank the enemy position. While playing as German, the weapon used by the Base-of-fire team are Kar 98k, StG 44 or FG 42.