Hindu Musketeers (ETW unit)

Hindu Musketeers
Hindu Musketeers
Category: Infantry
Class: Line Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 70
Accuracy: 25
Reloading skill: 20
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 8
Defence: 6
Morale: 5
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 770
Upkeep cost: 190
Building (minimum level)
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Provincial Barracks
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Military Governor's Encampment

These musketeers are a useful addition to any force, even if they lack the fire discipline of regular soldiers.

For all its smoke and noise, handling the smoothbore, muzzle-loading musket can be taught to all but the most stupid of men. Once the basic skills of loading have been mastered, it is simply a matter of pointing the loud end at the enemy and pulling the trigger. It is in God’s hands as to what happens next!

Even the most inexperienced or cack-handed of peasants can be useful with a musket in his hands. The noise of a volley is often enough to frighten, and any casualties in the enemy ranks are a bonus.

Historically, such units of irregular musket men would arrive at a battlefield with all kinds of weapons, from ancient matchlocks handed down from father to son, to modern government-issue weapons looted from the enemy dead. This lack of standardisation did not matter much, as it was the ability to fire at all that made the unit a useful force.


Can guard
Can hide in woodland
Grappling hooks
Resistant to heat fatigue

Technological abilities

Square formation

Available for:

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Maratha Confederacy