Bosnian Panduks (ETW unit)

Bosnian Panduks
Bosnian Panduks
Category: Infantry
Class: Irregulars
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Range: 90
Accuracy: 35
Reloading skill: 15
Ammunition: 20
Melee attack: 11
Charge bonus: 11
Defence: 4
Morale: 6
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 760
Upkeep cost: 190
Building (minimum level)
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Military Governor's Encampment

These irregulars are expert skirmishers, but can also give foes a nasty shock in close combat.

They are armed with muskets and swords, and use both with equal skill and ruthlessness, as might be expected of men who are expected to use brigandage as a stratagem. They do not wear armour, as this would slow them down when moving across country, but they are able to use the same broken country to good effect when going to ground and hiding. If they are vulnerable in combat, it is when facing cavalry, as they lack the formal training to use square formation against mounted men.

Panduks are, in many ways, the Ottoman equivalent of Austrian pandours. Indeed, men might find themselves serving both sides during their lives. Pandours were irregulars, employed to act as brigands in attacking enemy lines of supply. The Bosnian panduks performed much the same duties, and were recruited from among ex-soldiers of many armies. It was quite possible to find men in their ranks that had once worn Austrian, Russian, and Ottoman uniforms. What united them was their Bosnian nationality: unlike other conquests in the Balkans, the Ottomans left the territorial extent of Bosnia unchanged. They wiped out the aristocracy, but left the people's sense of identity and place untouched.


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

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Improved fougasse
Light infantry tactics

Available for:

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Ottoman Empire

Unit is available when controlling the region of Bosnia.


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