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Swordsmen (ETW Unit)

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Swordsmen (ETW Unit)
Swordsmen (ETW).png
Class Melee Infantry
Unit Size 160 Men
Weaponry Swords
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Charge Bonus
Region India
Recruitment Cost 580
Upkeep Cost 230
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements Barracks
Technology Requirements None
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Resistant to heat fatigue

  • Swordsmen icon.png A sword is an honourable weapon for any warrior. The man who carries one must demonstrate his courage if he is to cut down his foe.


    Although a sword, no matter what its design, may appear outdated next to a musket, it has one great advantage: it never needs loading. A truly skilled swordsman will never want for employment, and he is an intimidating sight to many regular musket-armed soldiers.

    Units of swordsmen are also easier to handle tactically on a battlefield. A general does not have to make fine judgements about when to hold or give fire: he need only send his men forward to do their killing work at the right time. Once committed, they will keep fighting until death or victory comes.


    Swordsmen are a cancelled melee unit available only to the Islamic factions in the Indian theater. They are good swordsmen apt at cutting down enemy units with ease. However they should not engage musket armed units head on as this will likely end in disaster. Furthermore they should also avoid engagements with cavalry as this too could be lethal for the Islamic swordsmen.


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