Ferguson Riflemen (ETW unit)

Ferguson Riflemen
Ferguson Riflemen
Category: Infantry
Class: Light Infantry
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Range: 125
Accuracy: 70
Reloading skill: 35
Ammunition: 20
Melee attack: 4
Charge bonus: 6
Defence: 10
Morale: 7
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 840
Upkeep cost: 210
Screw Breech
Screw Breech
Building (minimum level)
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Army Staff College

Ferguson Riflemen are scouts and snipers, who harass the enemy by targeting officers and leaders.

Major Patrick Ferguson’s remarkable and patented flintlock rifle is a breech-loading weapon, with a cunning screw mechanism that opens the breech for loading and still seals the chamber tightly for firing. In the hands of a well-trained man, firing the piece is rapid; the laborious business of muzzle loading is no more! The rifling makes it accurate and deadly!

Historically, Ferguson intended his gun to go into the hands of an elite force, under officers of enterprise and daring, who would move rapidly, use cover, and could deliver accurate and withering fire. In practice, the weapon was not a success, because it was difficult to manufacture in quantity and somewhat fragile in the rough conditions of a battlefield: the screw mechanism would jam if not treated with respect. After Ferguson was wounded in action, his critics lost no time in equipping the unit with Brown Bess muskets, and then eventually disbanding Ferguson’s prize riflemen.


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

Technological abilities

Can place stakes
Chevaux de frise
Improved fougasse
Light infantry tactics
Volley fire

Available for:

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Great Britain

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