Republican Guards (NTW unit)

Republican Guards
Republican Guards
Great Britain Republican Guards
Prussia Republican Guards
Russia Republican Guards
Category: Infantry
Class: Elite Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 50
Reloading skill: 75
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 14
Defence: 13
Morale: 11
Unit limit: 4
Turns to train: 4
Recruitment cost: 880
Upkeep cost: 220

The Republican Guards are proud to fight for their people and are unwavering in the defence of hard-won liberties.

The guard are trained to fight in the same fashion as line infantry, delivering volley fire from their smoothbore muskets. They are considered to be elite as they are chosen for their devotion to the national cause and for their personal courage. This devotion to freedom inspires other nearby troops to fight for their liberty and guards’ morale is almost boundless.

Historically, this unit had a ceremonial role, in much the same way as a royal or household guard would have in a monarchy, giving protection to the head of state. Their presence at formal occasions added legitimacy to the business of a republic. A republican guard was different from a royal guard in one other respect: it might include political officers, who watched for signs of disloyalty. The “palace guard” sometimes became the only unit a leader could trust when politics got out of hand. It was not unknown for the guard to take the role of “kingmakers”, even in a republic and give their protection to a presidential candidate they liked.


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:

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Great Britain Prussia Russia