Frontiersmen (ETW unit)

Category: Infantry
Class: Skirmishers
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Range: 90
Accuracy: 50
Reloading skill: 30
Ammunition: 20
Melee attack: 8
Charge bonus: 10
Defence: 7
Morale: 6
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 800
Upkeep cost: 200
Building (minimum level)
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Drill School
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Military Governor's Barracks

These elite light infantrymen are trained in wilderness warfare and taught to survive in harsh conditions.

Rangers are used for scouting and raiding missions far beyond the skills of ordinary men. Their ranks are mostly drawn from frontiersmen already hardened to living in the wilderness, as their experience making them ideal for further training. The wild nature of their environment is reflected in the unconventional tactics they are taught, and they are given some leeway where formal army discipline is concerned.

Historically, rangers were employed by the British army and were used in the hostile environments of North America during the French and Indian War. They would carry out long distance winter raids using crude snowshoes to travel. The most famous and revered of all rangers were the “Rogers’ Rangers”, named for their commanding officer, Robert Rogers. The traditions of Rogers’ Rangers are carried on today by the US Army Rangers, although the modern unit owes its existence to the Second World War experience of US troops fighting alongside British commandos and a reformed force in the Korean War.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in long grass
Can hide in woodland
Can skirmish
Good stamina
Grappling hooks
Paths seldom trod
Resistant to heat fatigue

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Light infantry tactics
Volley fire

Available for:

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