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Frontiersmen (ETW Unit)

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Frontiersmen (ETW Unit)
Frontiersmen pic.png
Class Skirmisher
Unit Size 80 Men
Weaponry Muskets
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Charge Bonus
Region The Americas
Recruitment Cost 510
Upkeep Cost 120
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements Drill School
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

  • Frontiersman thumb.png These Light Infantrymen are trained in wilderness warfare and taught to survive in harsh conditions.


    Rangers are used for scouting and raiding missions far beyond the skills of ordinary men. Their ranks are mostly drawn from frontiersmen already hardened to living in the wilderness, as their experience making them ideal for further training. The wild nature of their environment is reflected in the unconventional tactics they are taught, and they are given some leeway where formal army discipline is concerned.

    Historically, rangers were employed by the British army and were used in the hostile environments of North America during the French and Indian War. They would carry out long distance winter raids using crude snowshoes to travel. The most famous and revered of all rangers were the “Rogers’ Rangers”, named for their commanding officer, Robert Rogers. The traditions of Rogers’ Rangers are carried on today by the US Army Rangers, although the modern unit owes its existence to the Second World War experience of US troops fighting alongside British commandos and a reformed force in the Korean War.


    Frontiersmen, like most Light Infantry, have a superior range over regular Line Infantry. As a result of this they should be used to harass the enemy and take on any enemy Skirmishers. However due to their low melee statistics they should not be relied upon in a melee situation. They should avoid melee at all costs, especially cavalry charges.


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