Nizam-I Cedit Rifles (ETW unit)

Nizam-I Cedit Rifles
Nizam-I Cedit Rifles
Category: Infantry
Class: Light Infantry
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Range: 125
Accuracy: 70
Reloading skill: 35
Ammunition: 20
Melee attack: 10
Charge bonus: 10
Defence: 9
Morale: 9
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 1030
Upkeep cost: 250
European Doctrine
European Doctrine
Machined Rifling
Machined Rifling
Building (minimum level)
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Army Staff College

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 buildings
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in long grass
Can hide in woodland
Can skirmish
Good stamina
Grappling hooks
Resistant to heat fatigue

Technological abilities

Can place stakes
Chevaux de frise
Improved fougasse
Light infantry tactics
Volley fire

Available for:

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Ottoman Empire

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