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Bargir Infantry (ETW Unit)

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Bargir Infantry (ETW Unit)
Bargir musk.jpg
Class Line Infantry
Unit Size 160 Men
Weaponry Muskets
Morale
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Defence
Charge Bonus
Accuracy
Range
Ammunition
Region Global
Recruitment Cost 1050
Upkeep Cost 260
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements Barracks
Technology Requirements None
Attributes
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Resistant to morale shocks
  • Resistant to heat fatigue

  • Bargir Infantry.pngHeavily influenced by European military thinking, Bargirs are a match to most line infantry regiments.

    Overview

    With their equipment paid for by the state and their organisation based on tried and tested European principles, Bargir infantry are more reliable than most Indian foot soldiers. Armed with good muskets and often trained or led by mercenary European officers, Bargirs provide their general with a range of tactical options on the battlefield.

    Traditionally, armies on the Indian subcontinent were geared toward mounted troops who enjoyed a high status compared to infantry. Footsoldiers, mainly drawn from the lowest echelons of society, were typically a disorganised rabble, useful to a commander only because they added numbers to an army. They were expendable, poorly-equipped and easily-dismayed in battle, often making them a liability rather than an asset.

    The social mobility which characterised Maratha society allowed a more modern view of the role of infantry to come to prevalence. Through observation of European methods, the equipment and training of Maratha infantry began to improve, allowing the successful use of advanced manoeuvres and firing drills.

    Details

    Bargir infantry are the Maratha equivalent of European line infantry. They possess slightly superior base statistics; however, in the early game they are no match for the specialized melee infantry and in the late game they cannot utilize Fire by Rank. Bargir Infantry should be used to combat enemy lines and should be expected to defeat an equally trained and equipped line. However, unless they are in Square Formation, they should avoid combating cavalry.

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