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The Black Watch (ETW Unit)

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The Black Watch (ETW Unit)
Black Watch.jpg
Class Elite Infantry
Unit Size 160 men
Weaponry Muskets
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Charge Bonus
Region Scotland
Recruitment Cost 1560
Upkeep Cost 390
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements Army Board
Technology Requirements None
  • Fire and Advance drill
  • Square Formation
  • Platoon Firing Drill
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Resistant to morale shocks
  • Inspires nearby units
  • Socket Bayonet

  • Black watch thumb.pngThe reputation of these soldiers and the example they set provides encouragement to comrades nearby.

    Game Description

    These men are a cut above the average line infantry regiment and they are often the lynch-pin of a commander’s battle strategy. The presence of such men in the line of battle is enough to lift the hearts of all those around them, strengthening their determination to resist any enemy. A general can be confident that these men will hold, and he can base the rest of his strategy around that fact.

    The factors which lead a regiment to acquire an exalted position within its country’s military are hard to define: training and skill play their part, but in the main it is physical and mental endurance that keeps good men fighting even when the tide of battle is against them. A lucky few carry such strength within themselves, but others derive it from the proud martial traditions of their regiment. In Europe, the famous ‘vieux’ and ‘petits-vieux’ regiments of France have centuries of such history to call upon, whilst the various deeds of the British Coldstream Guards and Black Watch regiments reinforce the natural grit of the men in their ranks.


    Recruitable only in Scotland and available only to the British, the Black Watch are unique Line Infantry. They possess some of the best melee statistics of any line infantry in the game, although they are not quite as good compared to other other line infantry in terms of firing and reloading muskets. Elite units such as the Black Watch should be made best use of by positioning them in the middle of the line in order to maximise the effectiveness of their morale boost.


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