Coldstream Guards (NTW unit)

Coldstream Guards
Coldstream Guards
Category: Infantry
Class: Elite Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 55
Reloading skill: 90
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 18
Defence: 15
Morale: 11
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 4
Recruitment cost: 920
Upkeep cost: 310

Disciplined, well-trained and respected, these elite foot guards inspire nearby troops in battle.

The Coldstream Guards are expensive to maintain, but for good reason: they are superb troops who can reload quickly, charge home with the bayonet and then give a good account of themselves in melee. Their overall competence and excellent morale inspire nearby troops to fight all the harder. However, in common with ordinary line regiments, the Coldsteamers are vulnerable to artillery bombardment and skirmishers’ sniping.

At the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the Coldstream Guards defended Hougoumont. The farm was important for Wellington’s Anglo-Dutch army as it protected his right flank. Despite assault after assault, the Guards and their comrades managed to hold the place against the French.

The Coldstream Guards are still in service today and continue to celebrate their victory with the ceremony of ”Hanging the Brick”. A large stone from Hougoumont is marched through their barracks by the officers while the junior ranks attempt to steal it. Naturally, these utterly solemn proceedings involve wearing fancy dress and quite a lot of drinking!


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


This unit is part of the Coalition Battle Pack DLC.

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