Company Infantry (ETW unit)

Company Infantry
East India Company Infantry
French East India Co. Infantry
V.O.C. Infantry
Company Infantry
Category: Infantry
Class: Line Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 70
Accuracy: 40
Reloading skill: 25
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 6
Charge bonus: 9
Defence: 13
Morale: 7
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 1050
Upkeep cost: 260
Building (minimum level)
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Military Governor's Barracks

Raised in India, these European mercenaries do not fight “for king and country” but for the great East Indies trading companies.

Company infantry are professional soldiers drawn exclusively from Europeans, both officers and other ranks. They are members of private armies for the traders, but one that is available to further national needs when required. They fight using European doctrine and equipment as line infantrymen, carrying smoothbore, muzzle-loading muskets. These soldiers are also enforcers, tax gatherers and a potent threat against the local princes in India, even away from the battlefield. Native regiments under European officers exist too, but their reliability is doubtful.

Historically, the great European trading companies were often closer to being nations in their own right than business ventures. India was so wealthy that the companies needed armies, not just guards, to protect and expand their interests and prestige. The British East India Company (the “John Company”), the Dutch “Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie” (VOC) and the French “La Compagnie française des Indes orientales” all had their own armed forces; 1 in 5 VOC employees were soldiers!


Can guard
Can hide in woodland
Grappling hooks
Resistant to heat fatigue

Technological abilities

Plug bayonet
Ring bayonet
Socket bayonet
Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Fire by rank
Square formation

Available for:

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Unit is available when holding a region in India.

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