Hessian Grenadiers (ETW Unit)
Grenadiers see themselves as elite, and usually occupy the place of honour at the right of the line. They have every reason to be proud: only large, brave men become grenadiers. This size and strength makes them impressive and gives them an edge in melee combat. They are vulnerable when attacked by heavy cavalry and skirmish troops. This aside, grenadiers are dedicated soldiers who will follow orders to the letter.
Historically, Hessian Soldiers were renowned for their skills and discipline. This is due, in part, to the harsh penalties imposed for any indiscipline. Corporal punishment was a regular occurance, minor offenses were often being punished with clubs and cudgels! Another popular punishment was the gauntlet: a ritualistic beating that involved a soldiers comrades gathering in two lines to beat the accused as he ran or walks past them. For more serious offences Hessian soldiers would be swiftly hanged. This treatment did not make them tolerant of and rebellious behavior in others, including civilians.
Hessian Grenadiers are recruitable only in North America and are a unique, Elite Infantry. As with their Grenadier counterparts, Hessian Grenadiers should be placed directly behind friendly lines so that they can unleash their explosive payload on incoming enemy soldiers. Another tactic is to let your line infantry to "hold" the enemy in place while using the Grenadiers to flank them and deliver a accurate volley. If used correctly, the enemy unit will rout rather quickly because of the Grenadiers reloading time. In order to maximise the effectiveness of the morale boost the Royal Welsh Fusiliers have on friendly units, they should be placed in the middle of the line. Due to the fact that the Hessian Grenadiers have high morale and combat statistics, they can be relied upon in the heat of battle.