Libyan Bedouin (NTW unit)

Libyan Bedouin
Libyan Bedouin
Category: Infantry
Class: Militia
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 35
Reloading skill: 10
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 1
Charge bonus: 1
Defence: 5
Morale: 3
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 330
Upkeep cost: 80

These militia troops are an ideal garrison force, and can help maintain public order in desert regions.

Because they lack the status and training of other Ottoman units, Libyan Bedouins are not always as reliable in battle as they might be. They are effective against other militia units, and against rebellious civilians, but should not be expected to last for long against regular army units. On the battlefield, a cynical commander could employ them as a distraction, or to shield his more valuable soldiers.

The Bedouin were a desert people, toughened by life in the desert; a life on the move bred men who did not need much to survive. Yet they were also known to avoid bloodshed if they could, at least among themselves. Feuding was costly, in both time and blood, and a wise man knew that it was better to talk than to reach for the knife. This same attitude was not always extended to outsiders: raiding and theft from non-Bedouin were honourable ways to support a family.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in woodland
Garrison policing bonus
Grappling hooks
Inspires nearby units

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise

Available for:

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French Republic

Unit is exclusive to the Egyptian Campaign.

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