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Beylik Janissary Grenadiers (ETW Unit)

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Beylik Janissary Grenadiers (ETW Unit)
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Class Grenadiers
Unit Size 80 Men
Weaponry Muskets and Grenades
Morale
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Defence
Charge Bonus
Accuracy
Range
Ammunition
Region Global
Recruitment Cost 700
Upkeep Cost 170
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements Drill School
Technology Requirements Grenades
Attributes
  • Can throw grenades
  • Resistant to Heat Fatigue
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Resistant to morale shocks
  • Inspires nearby units

  • Ottoman beylick grenadiers icon infg.png The janissaries are professional soldiers, hardened by arduous training and given the best equipment in the army.

    Overview

    As a force, they are the cream of the Ottoman army but, in comparison to some other nations, they fight in a slightly old fashioned way. This is small comfort to those who stand against them, as the janissaries are personally brave to the point of foolhardiness. They are also given to festooning themselves with weapons and hurling themselves into any fray!

    Historically, the corps of janissaries (the term means “new soldiers”) dates back to the 14th Century. They were intended to replace the unreliable ghazi tribal warriors with a force indoctrinated to be completely loyal to the Sultan. This was achieved by taking boys as young as five for training and conversion to Islam if required. The janissaries had their own corps of engineers, supply troops and were even paid regularly, whether they were at war or not! Over time, however, they came to be used as bureaucrats and administrators, and this gave them too much power over the Ottoman Empire. Eventually, the janissaries’ entrenched position in government became arrogance and an entrenched position against change, and so helped the Ottomans to stagnate and decline.

    Details

    Beylik Janissary Grenadiers are a grenadier unit available only to the Ottoman Empire. They are a great unit and can be accessed as soon as the Grenades technology has been researched. The Beylik Janissary Grenadiers are apt at creating havoc among enemy lines by throwing their grenades and are to an extent on par with European Grenadiers. However as time goes on they will soon be outmatched by the more effecient drills ect. fielded by the European units and will therefore be rendered obsolete. Nether the less the Beylik Janissary Grenadiers can still complete fulfill what is required of them.

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