Ghoorkas (ETW unit)

Category: Infantry
Class: Melee Infantry
Men: 50 / 100 / 150 / 200
Melee attack: 11
Charge bonus: 10
Defence: 8
Morale: 7
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 880
Upkeep cost: 220
Building (minimum level)
European, Middle Eastern
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Governor's Residence
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Thakur's Court
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Recruited by colonial powers, these indigenous Indian infantry are renowned for their loyalty and resilience.

These indigenous troops formed hugely effective regiments when used by the European East India companies. They were acclimatised to India with a resilience and endurance that put Europeans to shame. In combat, they typically display unwavering bravery and a tenacious determination.

Often recruited from barren or mountainous regions, these men are tough and hard working. Loyal without question, their familiarity with local culture allowed Europeans to fight insurgencies and unrest with understanding as well as brute force.

The sepoys of the British East India Company were typical in that they had native and European officers. “Natives” never commanded Company battalions, but their opinions were always sought by the better sort of European officer. The Ghoorkas were a special case, because Nepal was never colonised, but a treaty was made between the company and the native king.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in woodland
Resistant to heat fatigue

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise

Available for:

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Austria France Great Britain Maratha Confederacy Ottoman Empire
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Poland-Lithuania Prussia Russia Spain Sweden
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United Provinces United States

Unit is available when controlling the region of Kashmir.


This unit is part of the Special Forces Units & Bonus Content DLC. It is originally included in the Special Forces Edition of the game.

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