Foot Guards (British) (NTW unit)

Foot Guards
Foot Guards
Grand Campaign Foot Guards
Peninsular Campaign Foot Guards
Category: Infantry
Class: Elite Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 55
Reloading skill: 85
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 16
Defence: 13
Morale: 11
Unit limit: 4
Turns to train: 4
Recruitment cost: 910
Upkeep cost: 300

Foot guards are the best line infantry in the world; every man in their ranks knows it!

These men form a superbly disciplined killing machine: a regiment that can fire volley after volley without wavering under any kind of enemy assault. They can reload at speed, charge home with the bayonet and give a very good account of themselves in melee. Their competence and evident morale can inspire nearby troops to fight all the harder. However, like ordinary mortals in line regiments, the Guards will die under artillery bombardment, or if skirmishers start picking them off.

The Guards regiments are the oldest units in the British army but, in a typically British and contradictory way, they were raised by different sides in the Civil War! The Coldstream Guards were raised in 1650 part of the republican Commonwealth’s New Model Army. The 1st Foot Guards were raised in exile to be Charles II’s bodyguard. The 1st Foot Guards became “Grenadier Guards” after Waterloo in 1815 because they had beaten the French Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard. In fact, they’d driven off another unit, but the honour and name stuck. As the older regiment, the Coldstreamers have the motto “Nulli Secundus” or “second to none”, but the old republicans are still second in the precedence lists after the royalist Grenadier Guards!


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in woodland
Grappling hooks
Inspires nearby units
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Socket bayonet
Square formation

Available for:

Grand Campaign

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Great Britain

Peninsular Campaign

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Great Britain