Guard Grenadiers (ETW unit)

Guard Grenadiers
Guard Grenadiers
Category: Infantry
Class: Grenadiers
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Range: 70
Accuracy: 50
Reloading skill: 50
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 11
Charge bonus: 15
Defence: 18
Morale: 11
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 1120
Upkeep cost: 280
Building (minimum level)
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Army Staff College

Guard Grenadiers are chosen from among the bravest and largest men in the Polish army.

Renowned for their stoic resolve, Guard Grenadiers can be relied on not to break under the strain of battle. Apart from anything else, throwing grenades is a dangerous business, but potentially devastating to the enemy. Strength is also needed in hand-to-hand combat, and Guard Grenadiers are a useful force of shock troops to be hurled against a wavering enemy. Their skills and physical presence makes them intimidating, even before steel is drawn.

The 18th Century was a period when there were attempts to codify and define every aspect of military life to the smallest detail. Everything, from the smallest button on a uniform, to the way a man marched, was subject to discussion, regulation, and draconian punishment for deviation. The Polish Guard Grenadiers were subject to rigorous drill in every aspect of their training. The throwing drill for grenades had stances to be adopted when priming, igniting and throwing a grenade. Woe betide any Grenadier who did not follow the laid down procedure! Equally, woe betide any man who failed to dress to the appropriate standard, or behave as expected of a Guardsman!


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

Plug bayonet
Ring bayonet
Socket bayonet
Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Fire by rank
Platoon firing
Improved platoon firing

Available for:

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This unit is part of the Elite Units of the West DLC.

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