Moscow Musketeers (NTW unit)

Moscow Musketeers
Moscow Musketeers
Category: Infantry
Class: Line Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 40
Reloading skill: 45
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 7
Charge bonus: 21
Defence: 12
Morale: 8
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 660
Upkeep cost: 160

The Moscow Musketeers are a versatile force of line infantry.

These troops are battle-hardened veterans, making them invaluable on the battlefield. Formed into a disciplined line, they can unleash a massed volley into an enemy then, while the enemy is reeling, follow it with a decisive bayonet charge. For all their experience, they are still vulnerable to fire from artillery or skirmish units, but they can form square to counter potentially murderous cavalry charges.

In 1812, Napoleon marched his Grand Armée into Moscow, expecting a great victory and abject surrender by Tsar Alexander I. However, the French were hit hard by starvation on the march to Moscow: the foraging that served them well in richer parts of Europe backfired in Russia’s bleak landscape, made more bleak by the Russian habit of burning everything in their path. The French were desperate to find supplies in Moscow, but the Russians continued their denial policy, stripped the city of everything moveable and burned the rest. Robbed of victory and food, the Grand Armée pulled back, and marched into a Russian winter. Napoleon left at least three-quarters of his army, frozen and starved to death, on the steppes.


Can guard
Can hide in woodland
Grappling hooks
Resistant to cold fatigue
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Socket bayonet
Square formation

Available for:

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This unit is part of the Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars DLC. It is originally included in the Imperial Edition of the game.

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