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'Corso Terrestre' Guerillas (ETW Unit)

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'Corso Terrestre' Guerillas (ETW Unit)
Spanish guerrila info infm.png
Class Irregulars
Unit Size 80
Weaponry Muskets
Morale
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Defence
Charge Bonus
Accuracy
Range
Ammunition
Region Spain
Recruitment Cost 680
Upkeep Cost 170
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements Magistrate
Technology Requirements None
Attributes
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Can hide in long grass
  • Paths seldom trod
  • Resistant to heat fatigue

  • Spanish guerrila icon infm.png These men are not soldiers, but civilians driven to take up arms against their nation’s enemies.

    Overview

    Guerrillas are not a recognised military organisation at all, but bands of friends and neighbours who have adapted banditry to be a way of making war. They fight hard, because if they are captured they can expect little mercy from an enemy: at best, a trial before inevitable execution. War and vendetta are often the same thing for guerrillas: wrongs done and the resulting hatred are what drive them to fight. They are best when employed in ambush, or to skirmish and harass. They cannot be expected to fight in carefully dressed lines like soldiers, because they are not soldiers.

    Historically, the Spanish people had an enormous capacity for carrying on wars against foreign occupiers long after their rulers had capitulated or made their peace with an enemy. Guerrillas arose as an act of rebellion. The name itself is Spanish, and means “little war”: the constant skirmishing and sniping that wears out an occupying army. When his men were bogged down there, Napoleon described Spain as an “ulcer”, thanks in part to the constant partisan warfare carried on by the guerrillas.

    Details

    'Corso Terrestre' Guerillas are an irregular unit available only to Spain and recruitable only within Spain itself. They are a superb unit and are apt at skirmishing. Like all skirmishers they should be used to take on enemy Skirmishers and harass the enemy lines. Due to the 'Corso Terrestre' Guerillas' skill at hiding, they are perfect for laying ambushes for enemy units. This combined with their good marksmanship skills, means that they can cause chaos among enemy troops. However as with all Skirmishers they should avoid melee at all costs due to their low melee skills.

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