Armenian Archers (ETW unit)

Armenian Archers
Armenian Archers
Category: Infantry
Class: Skirmishers
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Range: 70
Accuracy: 40
Reloading skill: 15
Ammunition: 20
Melee attack: 7
Charge bonus: 7
Defence: 5
Morale: 6
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 860
Upkeep cost: 210
Building (minimum level)
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Governor's Residence

Seemingly archaic in an age of gunpowder and revolutionary fervour, these bow-armed skirmishers are still a dangerous force.

They are capable of covering ground quickly, and of using the land and cover to best advantage: hiding behind a blade of grass or a pebble if needs must! While their bows might seem outmoded, their skills give them a good rate of fire and are accurate: an enemy killed by an arrow is as dead as one shot by a musket ball. Armenian archers carry knives to be used in hand-to-hand combat, but they should not be committed to melee without good reason. They are also vulnerable to cavalry attack, and can suffer excessive casualties when facing riflemen or specialist musketeers.

Historically, Ottoman subjects could, and did, declare that they were soldiers by arming themselves and joining an army in the field. They could leave the service without penalty just as easily. What looked like lack of organisation was useful: good leaders attracted followers and kept them. However, provincial troops were not always as loyal to the Sultan in Istanbul as they were to their locality or commander, and there was a regrettable tendency for private, rather than state, armies to flourish.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in long grass
Can hide in woodland
Can skirmish
Good stamina
Grappling hooks

Technological abilities

Can place stakes
Chevaux de frise

Available for:

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Ottoman Empire

Unit is available when controlling the region of Armenia.


This unit is part of the Elite Units of the East DLC.