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The Redcoat is the unique unit of the English civilization.


Redcoats are a type of Musketeer Unit. Compared to the Rifleman, which this unit replaces, the Redcoat has 25% more effectiveness against other Gunpowder Units.

Originally, the Redcoat had 16 strength, but it was lowered to 14 in a patch.

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A soldier of the British Army. The usual uniform of British soldiers during the 18th and 19th centuries (prior to the introduction of khaki) was a red (or scarlet) coat and white breeches. The epithet "Redcoats" was used throughout the world, but is particularly associated with the American colonists. The term is still used in Ireland to refer to the British Army, and sometimes to all British people.


  • The Redcoat unit is modelled after American Revolutionary War period British soldiers and is armed with the Brown Bess musket.
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