Siemenovski Foot Guards (ETW unit)

Siemenovski Foot Guards
Siemenovski Foot Guards
Category: Infantry
Class: Elite Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 70
Accuracy: 50
Reloading skill: 50
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 13
Charge bonus: 19
Defence: 18
Morale: 12
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 1650
Upkeep cost: 410
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Winter Palace

These elite foot guards are charged with protecting the persons of the Tsar or Tsarina and the Imperial family.

Armed and equipped in the same fashion as line infantrymen with smoothbore muskets. They are, however, altogether more splendid fellows in uniforms cut from the finest cloth. Sartorial elegance is not the only mark of superiority, as these men are arrogant (with good reason), well trained, and terrifying soldiers. Any general is glad to have these men to hand, as they can be relied upon, unlike many line infantry units. They also make fearsome garrison troops as their loyalty to the throne makes them ruthless in suppressing dissent.

The Siemenovski Foot Guards were raised by Peter the Great (1682-1725) during his time at the Royal Lodge in Preobrazhenskoe. The Guard began as two Poteshyi companies Peter created to learn about the art of command. The Siemenovski Foot Guards proved themselves invaluable in Peter’s eyes, and further guard regiments were raised from among Russian nobles for years to come. The Guards were not just a military force: Peter used them as a political and administrative weapon. Officers were sent out to enforce Peter’s reforms across Russia.


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

Technological abilities

Plug bayonet
Ring bayonet
Socket bayonet
Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Fire by rank
Platoon firing
Improved platoon firing
Square formation

Available for:

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