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Bosnian Panduks (ETW Unit)

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Bosnian Panduks (ETW Unit)
Bosnian panduk info infm.png
Class Skirmishers
Unit Size 60 Men
Weaponry Muskets
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Charge Bonus
Region Bosnia
Recruitment Cost 760
Upkeep Cost 190
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements Military Governor’s Encampment
Technology Requirements None
  • Can skirmish
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Can hide in long grass
  • Can hide in buildings
  • Good stamina
  • Paths seldom trod

  • Bosnian panduk icon infm.png These irregulars are expert skirmishers, but can also give foes a nasty shock in close combat.


    Panduks are in many ways the Ottoman equivalent of the Austrian Pandours. Indeed men might find themselves serving both sides during their lives. Pandours were irregualrs, employed to act as Brigands in attacking enemy lines of supply. The Bosnian Panduks performed much the same duties and were recruited among ex-solders of many armies. It was quite possible to find men in the ranks that had once worn Austrian, Russian and Ottoman uniforms. What united them was their Bosnian nationality: unlike other conquests in the Balkans the Ottomans left the territorial extent of Bosnia unchanged. They wiped out the aristocracy but left the people's sense of identity and place untouched.


    Bosnian Panduks are an elite skirmisher regiment recruitable only in Bosnia and available only to the Ottoman empire. Bosnian Panduks should be used as other skirmishers: they should harass the enemy and combat other enemy skirmishers. What sets the Bosnian Panduks aside from other skirmishers is their skill in melee. They will be able to handle themselves in melee against other equally equipped infantry, however they are still vulnerable to attacks from cavalry.


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