Dutch Grenadiers (NTW unit)

Dutch Grenadiers
Dutch Grenadiers
Category: Infantry
Class: Elite Infantry
Men: 30 / 60 / 90 / 120
Range: 80
Accuracy: 55
Reloading skill: 85
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 10
Charge bonus: 17
Defence: 14
Morale: 12
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 4
Recruitment cost: 900
Upkeep cost: 220

An elite and disciplined force, Dutch Grenadiers are skilled with muskets and with bayonets in close combat.

Dutch Grenadiers see themselves as elite soldiers and occupy the place of honour at the right of the line on parade. This sense of inherent worth helps to inspire other soldiers and instils a sense of pride in the troops. They are incredibly disciplined and can reload their weapons at breathtaking speed, discharging them with relatively good accuracy. Their extensive training makes them more expensive to raise than other infantry units but, like all foot soldiers, they must exercise sensible caution when facing heavy cavalry and skirmishers.

The Dutch Grenadiers became part of Napoleon’s army following his 1810 annexation of Holland. At that time they were the Dutch Royal Grenadiers, and the men of this regiment entered Paris in August of 1810. Napoleon reviewed the troops personally and was very impressed by the fine appearance of the men. They wore white coats faced with crimson, instead of the traditional dark blue worn by other senior regiments (later other units wore white, but this was because the British blockade affected dye supplies). The Guard Grenadiers were not as impressed however, and the first meeting of these two regiments ended in a near-riot. Their behaviour was so appalling that they were forced to apologise to the general public for their rowdy and drunken antics.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in woodland
Can throw grenades
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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