In This Land Is My Land you can combat your enemy using Ranged or Melee:
- Guns: shooting bullets at your enemy; Guns are craftable (upgradable) but ammo for them is not.
- Melee: using a knife to attack. Unbreakable, and always available. You can also grab an enemy (see grabbing) when in melee if they are unaware or below a certain Health threshold.
|Action||How to use|
|Select Weapon/Ammo||Hold 1, use mouse to select|
|Take aim||Hold right-mouseclick|
|Shoot (bow)||Hold and release left-mouseclick (while aiming)|
|Shoot (gun)||Left-mouseclick (while aiming)|
|Melee Attack/Knife||LMB (Melee range only)|
|Grab Opponent||F (Melee range only)|
Don't forget to use roll/dodge to cover a decent distance on a short time. You can use this in combination with attack or defense. Keep in mind it uses stamina.
As you can carry multiple weapons you don't have to make a choice between playing with a bow or with a gun: you can carry them both and just switch in the middle of the battle (or before or after...).
When playing with guns, don't forget to load (R key) before you try to shoot them: default all your guns will be unloaded.
Because you need ammo for guns and this cannot be crafted you will find it hard to use much gunfire in the beginning of the game. However later in the game it becomes more practical to use guns but ammo is still considered uncommon or even rare. And you will notice, the reloading of a weapon takes more time than nocking another arrow.
Also the range, loudness, and damage, depending on your weapon can be very different. So compare and choose wisely!