Grenadiers (ETW unit)

Category: Infantry
Class: Grenadiers
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Faction: Prussia Russia Spain
Range: 70 70 70 70
Accuracy: 45 45 40 45
Reloading skill: 35 45 25 35
Ammunition: 15 15 15 15
Melee attack: 10 10 12 10
Charge bonus: 14 15 18 14
Defence: 16 16 14 16
Morale: 8 9 8 8
Turns to train: 1 1 1 1
Recruitment cost: 1180 1030 970 990
Upkeep cost: 290 250 240 210
Building (minimum level)
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Drill School

Grenadiers are large, strong men, armed with muskets and carrying bags of bombs to hurl at the enemy’s ranks.

Explosive grenades are one of the oldest types of gunpowder weapon, and one of the most dangerous to use. Grenades are a simple cast iron ball, with a fuse sticking out of the top. Fuses are notoriously unreliable, and grenadiers can die as their own bombs explode prematurely. Yet no matter how terrifying grenades are for the throwers, they are infinitely worse for the targets! Grenadiers see themselves as elite, and occupy the place of honour at the right of the line on parade. They have good reason: only large, brave men become grenadiers, because it takes a big chap to throw one properly. Even their uniform makes them look bigger thanks to the pointed grenadier’s cap; a tricorne gets in the way of a good throw.

Historically, grenadier regiments and battalions began as ad hoc assault forces. All line infantry regiments had grenadier companies; collecting these sub-units gave commanders a useful group of heavily armed, aggressive and skilful soldiers. Grenadier companies remained in line infantry regiments after the creation of grenadier regiments, but they abandoned grenades. Instead, each grenadier company became a “heavy mob” of the biggest and strongest soldiers in a regiment.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in woodland
Can throw grenades
Grappling hooks
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Plug bayonet
Ring bayonet
Socket bayonet
Chevaux de frise
Fire by rank
Platoon firing
Improved platoon firing

Available for:

Aus euro grenadiers bearskin icon infm.png Fra euro grenadiers bearskin icon infm.png Bri euro grenadiers bearskin icon infm2.png Pol euro grenadiers.png Pru prussia grenadiers icon infm.png
Austria France Great Britain Poland-Lithuania Prussia
Rus russia grenadiers icon infm.png Spa spain grenadiers icon infm.png Swe euro grenadiers.png Unp euro grenadiers.png Uns euro grenadiers.png
Russia Spain Sweden United Provinces United States


The Prussian, Russian and Spanish Grenadiers were free units included in the update 1.3 of the game, replacing generic versions and introducing diversity to their factions.

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