Walloon Guards (NTW unit)

Walloon Guards
Walloon Guards
Category: Infantry
Class: Elite Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 50
Reloading skill: 65
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 14
Defence: 14
Morale: 11
Unit limit: 2
Turns to train: 4
Recruitment cost: 850
Upkeep cost: 210

These elite foot guards are charged with the protection of the monarch, the royal family and royal palaces.

These men are experts with the smoothbore musket, famed for their accuracy and fast reloading skills. They are also famous for their meticulously correct uniforms: the post of foot guard can only be held by the very best soldiers. If necessary the guards must be willing to lay down their lives to protect the royal family. This requires a rare breed of man: highly disciplined with excellent morale, able to stand steadfast to the last. On the battlefield the foot guards set an example to inspire nearby units.

Historically, monarchies vied with each other to have the finest household guards in their palaces. The French Maison du Roi regiment were hand picked by the king from candidates sent in from every line regiment. Officers who sent along duffers for the duty were punished. In Prussia the “Potsdam Giants” were a quirk of Frederick I’s obsession with very, very tall men and military pomp. Oddly, Frederick was not a very warlike chap at all. He just liked tall men.


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

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Socket bayonet
Square formation

Available for:

Ntw spain spa inf elite spanish walloon guards icon.png

Unit is exclusive to the Peninsular Campaign.

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