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Haydut Irregulars (ETW Unit)

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Haydut Irregulars (ETW Unit)
Haydut irregulars info infm.png
Class Irregulars
Unit Size 60 Men
Weaponry Muskets
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Charge Bonus
Region Balkans
Recruitment Cost 770
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

  • Haydut irregulars icon infm.png These irregulars have the field skills needed to survive in the mountains, and all the cunning of bandits.


    Haydut Regulars are extremely good at using ground cover and can hide in almost any terrain, as might be expected of brigands or bandits. They are however, not suited to combat against cavalrymen, as they have no formal military training. They do not wear armor as this would slow them down if they needed to run away.

    In the Balkans a haydut (The Turkish version of the word) or Hajduk, was a Muslim or Christian bandit, but one who stole mostly from the Ottoman overlords, led his fellows in fighting injustice, and robbed the rich to give to the poor. All this is very romantic, but not entirely accurate. The Hayduts were bandits, but they did not always fight against the Ottomans. For the right money, they could also be persuaded to fight for the Sultan. Like bandits everywhere, their equipment and uniforms were taken from their victims, so it was not uncommon to see Hayduts using Austrian as well as Turkish gear.


    Hayduts are an elite irregular unit recruit able only from the Balkans and available only to the Ottoman Empire. Haydut Irregulars should be used like skirmishers: to harass the enemy lines and combat any enemy skirmishers. Due to their accuracy they can be expected to outclass any other irregular or equally equipped skirmisher unit. They are also able to handle themselves well in melee against equally equipped infantry, however they are vulnerable to attacks from cavalry.


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