- Special traits:
- Extra strength (28 vs. 24)
The Musketeers, elite fighters that were immortalized by Alexandre Dumas in his most famous novel, are the strongest infantry units of the Renaissance Era. They are otherwise nondescript.
Made famous by the swashbuckling tales of Alexandre Dumas, the Musketeers were elite French soldiers armed with sword and musket. Created in 1622 as a "junior unit" in the Royal Guard, the Musketeers of the Guard were open to the lower ranks of the French aristocracy, while the more prestigious guard units were reserved for the higher classes. The Musketeers had a reputation for fighting spirit and swagger and were much admired in Paris and the country at large. They were disbanded at the end of the eighteenth century.
In the game, the Musketeers not only represent the military prowess of France in the 17th and 18th centuries, but also the Grande Armée of Napoleon during the Napoleonic wars.
Kill a unit with a French Musketeer when two other Musketeers are providing flanking bonuses.