Nizam-I Cedit Infantry (ETW unit)

Nizam-I Cedit Infantry
Nizam-I Cedit Infantry
Category: Infantry
Class: Line Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 70
Accuracy: 40
Reloading skill: 35
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 8
Charge bonus: 9
Defence: 13
Morale: 9
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 1210
Upkeep cost: 300
European Doctrine
European Doctrine
Building (minimum level)
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Army Vizierate

These troops of the “new model” army are armed, equipped and trained in the latest Western European military fashion.

Fighting in formal order with tight control and disciplined fire is a new idea for Turkish forces; the traditional method has usually involved heavily armed and very brave men hurling themselves pell-mell at the enemy. The nizam-I cedit fight just as bravely, but with much more organisation. This “new model” army is such a break with the past that it has even adopted Western-style military dress for the most part.

Historically, the Nizam-I Cedit reforms were made vital by the repeatedly poor performance of the Ottoman armies against the Russians. The Empire’s inability to defend itself against a growing Slavic threat, and European predatory moves, was the reason why Turkey became the “sick man of Europe”. The French Revolutionary Republic (anxious for any allies at the time) provided much of the starting expertise that the Ottomans required for retraining their army in modern tactics and methods. The process was not without problems, though. The janissaries resented their loss of privileges and position and eventually the corps had to be disbanded.


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

Technological abilities

Plug bayonet
Ring bayonet
Socket bayonet
Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Fire by rank
Square formation

Available for:

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Ottoman Empire

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