Lifeguard Foot (NTW unit)

Lifeguard Foot
Lifeguard Foot
Category: Infantry
Class: Elite Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 55
Reloading skill: 80
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 24
Defence: 15
Morale: 12
Unit limit: 4
Turns to train: 4
Recruitment cost: 940
Upkeep cost: 230

The Lifeguard are disciplined, elite soldiers used to protect the Tsar and his household.

Picked from the finest noble families of Russia, these guardsmen have a position of respect in the Russian army. Chosen for their size and strength, they are easily recognizable on the battlefield, inspiring other units with their presence and boundless moral strength. Their unfailing discipline means these men have excellent accuracy and their reload times are almost unrivalled. These skills do not come cheaply, and their only real vulnerabilities are when facing artillery and wily skirmishers.

Historically, the Lifeguards were the most ornate unit of the Tsar’s entire army. Hand-picked for looks and stature, they even had their jackets padded around the chest and shoulders to enhance their impressive physiques. Generally recruited from among the nobility, these men soon earned themselves an unfavourable reputation amongst other European nations for their conduct during a banquet held in their honour. Napoleon’s own guards were appalled to see the Russians tearing meat with their hands, draining glasses of wine in one gulp, and even vomiting to make room for further excesses!


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in woodland
Grappling hooks
Inspires nearby units
Resistant to cold fatigue
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Socket bayonet
Square formation

Available for:

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