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Musketman
Description
Renaissance era melee unit.
Historical Context
If an arrow or quarrel could stop an armored man, just think what a small, fast-moving ball of lead could do when it passed through the metal into the squishy bits below. Replacing the unwieldy arquebus as the preferred firearm in the early 1700s AD, the musket was a smoothbore, muzzle-loaded weapon triggered by a match- or cap-lock mechanism – the archetype being the British “Brown Bess,” which served the Redcoats so well from 1722 through 1838. Sure, frontier settlers also used them around the world for hunting, protection and killing the natives, but it was in the wars of Europe that military tactics evolved to make use of the musket en masse. In China the hand cannon had evolved into the musket, and the Ming and Qing dynasties made extensive use of them. But it was the Europeans and Ottomans who used them to best effect against each other, with elite units armed with muskets.
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ICON_UNIT_MUSKETMAN

Requirements

Technology
Production Cost
Base Cost: 240 Production
Base Resource Cost: 20 Niter (on Standard Speed)
Purchase Cost
Base Cost: 960 Gold
Maintenance Cost
Base Cost: 4 Gold
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ICON_UNIT_MUSKETMAN
Description
Renaissance era melee unit.
Historical Context
If an arrow or quarrel could stop an armored man, just think what a small, fast-moving ball of lead could do when it passed through the metal into the squishy bits below. Replacing the unwieldy arquebus as the preferred firearm in the early 1700s AD, the musket was a smoothbore, muzzle-loaded weapon triggered by a match- or cap-lock mechanism – the archetype being the British “Brown Bess,” which served the Redcoats so well from 1722 through 1838. Sure, frontier settlers also used them around the world for hunting, protection and killing the natives, but it was in the wars of Europe that military tactics evolved to make use of the musket en masse. In China the hand cannon had evolved into the musket, and the Ming and Qing dynasties made extensive use of them. But it was the Europeans and Ottomans who used them to best effect against each other, with elite units armed with muskets.

Requirements

Technology
Production Cost
Base Cost: 240 Production
Base Resource Cost: 20 Niter (on Standard Speed)
Purchase Cost
Base Cost: 960 Gold
Maintenance Cost
Base Cost: 4 Gold
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