Beylik Janissary Musketeers (ETW unit)

Beylik Janissary Musketeers
Beylik Janissary Musketeers
Category: Infantry
Class: Elite Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 70
Accuracy: 45
Reloading skill: 40
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 10
Defence: 11
Morale: 8
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 1150
Upkeep cost: 280
Building (minimum level)
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Drill School

The janissaries are professional soldiers, hardened by arduous training and given the best equipment in the army.

As a force, they are the cream of the Ottoman army but, in comparison to some other nations, they fight in a slightly old fashioned way. This is small comfort to those who stand against them, as the janissaries are personally brave to the point of foolhardiness. They are also given to festooning themselves with weapons and hurling themselves into any fray!

Historically, the corps of janissaries (the term means “new soldiers”) dates back to the 14th Century. They were intended to replace the unreliable ghazi tribal warriors with a force indoctrinated to be completely loyal to the Sultan. This was achieved by taking boys as young as five for training and conversion to Islam if required. The janissaries had their own corps of engineers, supply troops and were even paid regularly, whether they were at war or not! Over time, however, they came to be used as bureaucrats and administrators, and this gave them too much power over the Ottoman Empire. Eventually, the janissaries’ entrenched position in government became arrogance and an entrenched position against change, and so helped the Ottomans to stagnate and decline.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in woodland
Grappling hooks
Inspires nearby units
Resistant to heat fatigue
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise

Available for:

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Ottoman Empire

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