Hessian Grenadiers (ETW unit)

Hessian Grenadiers
Hessian Grenadiers
Category: Infantry
Class: Grenadiers
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Range: 70
Accuracy: 45
Reloading skill: 35
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 7
Charge bonus: 11
Defence: 14
Morale: 8
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 960
Upkeep cost: 240
Improved Grenades
Improved Grenades
Building (minimum level)
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Drill School
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Military Governor's Barracks

Hessian Grenadiers are large, strong men, armed with muskets, grenades and a fearsome reputation.

Grenadiers see themselves as elite, and usually occupy the place of honour at the right of the line. They have every reason to be proud: only large, brave men become grenadiers. This size and strength makes them impressive and gives them an edge in melee combat. They are vulnerable when attacked by heavy cavalry and skirmish troops. This aside, grenadiers are dedicated soldiers who will follow orders to the letter.

Historically, Hessian soldiers were renowned for their skills and discipline. This is due, in part, to the harsh penalties imposed upon them for any indiscipline. Corporal punishment was a regular occurrence, minor offenses often being punished with clubs and cudgels! Another popular punishment was ‘the gauntlet’: a ritualistic beating that involved a soldier’s comrades gathering in two lines to beat the accused as he ran or walked past them. For more serious offences Hessian soldiers would be swiftly hanged. This treatment did not make them tolerant of any rebellious behaviour in others, including civilians.


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

Technological abilities

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

Available for:

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Great Britain


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

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