Grenzers (NTW unit)

Category: Infantry
Class: Light Infantry
Men: 30 / 60 / 90 / 120
Range: 100
Accuracy: 45
Reloading skill: 45
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 5
Charge bonus: 9
Defence: 6
Morale: 6
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 560
Upkeep cost: 140

Grenzers are aggressive skirmishers, armed with muskets.

This light infantry unit is used to harass and disrupt the enemy during battle. Like other skirmishers, grenzers consider themselves a cut above most infantrymen. They are expected to show individual aggression, initiative and soldiering skills, not just blindly obey and fight in formation. Their inability to form an effective square formation does leave them vulnerable to cavalry, but their fire accuracy is adequate compensation.

Historically, the Austrians had a tradition of creating high-quality light forces such as hussars and skirmishers. The grenzers were part of this tradition, recruited from among the Croat and Transylvania population of the Austrian Empire’s domains as frontier guards against the Turks. As frontiersmen, they had a certain air of lawlessness and even banditry, but they proved extremely able light troops. Over time, they became a hybrid type between line infantry and skirmishers: often deployed in battle in the line, but with the ability to skirmish when necessary. As an identifiable infantry nomenclature, grenzers remained in Austrian service until the end of the First World War in 1918.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in woodland
Can skirmish
Grappling hooks
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Light infantry tactics
Socket bayonet

Available for:

Ntw austria inf light austrian grenzers icon.png

Unit is available when holding a region in the Balkans.

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