Bashi-Bazouks (ETW unit)

Category: Infantry
Class: Irregulars
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 8
Defence: 3
Morale: 6
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 580
Upkeep cost: 140
Building (minimum level)
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These irregular troops are often poorly equipped and ill-disciplined, but they can be a very effective, mobile “mob”.

Such men have little to do with standard military protocols and practice, or even organisation, often taking up arms in extraordinary circumstances. This lack of discipline means that they can sometimes be extremely brutal, even brutish, in their behaviour. This can work in their favour, in that it gives enemies pause for thought. More typically, their lack of discipline counts against them, and faced with a well-ordered force they can be at a disadvantage. In such a case, their mobility can be a boon, allowing them to harass an enemy and withdraw as soon as the fight goes against them.


Can guard
Can hide in buildings
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in long grass
Can hide in woodland
Good stamina
Grappling hooks
Remains hidden whilst walking
Resistant to heat fatigue

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise

Available for:

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Ottoman Empire

Unit is available when holding a region in the Middle East.

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