Garde du Corp (ETW Unit)

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Garde du Corp (ETW Unit)
Netherlands garde de corps.png
Class
Heavy Cavalry
Unit Size
60
Weaponry
Swords
Morale
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Defence
Charge Bonus
Accuracy
Range
Ammunition
Region
The Netherlands
Recruitment Cost
1200
Upkeep Cost
300
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements
Army Staff College
Technology Requirements
N/A
Attributes
  • Inspires nearby units
  • Diamond formation
  • Wedge formation
  • Netherlands garde de corps thumb.pngThe royal guard cavalrymen are all gentlemen, hand picked to protect the person of the sovereign.


    Description

    Royal guards are elite, but they are also a court regiment where appearance is as important as fighting ability. As gentlemen they are hardly expected to associate with the common sort of soldier, and this does not make them popular or respected with the rest of the army. They are also often unloved by the general populace too, as they are the last line of defence for the royal family, and this may mean that they are sometimes required to turn their swords on their countrymen to put down domestic trouble.

    Historically, perhaps the oddest sounding of the various royal guard cavalry regiments were the curiously named horse grenadier guards. Common sense would seem to indicate that these men would only ever get to throw their grenades once, before their horses took off at speed towards all points of the compass! In British service the Household Cavalry regiments did not, and do not, have sergeants: they have a rank “corporal of horse”. The word “sergeant” has the same origins as “servant”, and no gentleman, even a private trooper, is ever a servant.


    Details

    The Garde du Corp are best used as a reserve unit. Their power and speed enables them to quickly take the pressure off of other troops.


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