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Highlander
Description
Scottish unique Industrial Era unit that replaces the Ranger. Strong reconnaissance unit. +5 Combat Strength bonus when fighting in Hill and Forest terrain.
Historical Context
In the wake of Scotland’s 1719 Jacobite rising, the British Army recruited loyal Scottish clans (the Campbells, Grants, Frasers, and Munros) to promote unity and keep the peace in the Scottish Highlands. The first of the Highland Regiments was known as the Black Watch thanks to their classic dark tartans—with prominent red waistcoats to show their loyalty to Great Britain.

The British Army regulars carried a musket and bayonet into battle. The Highlanders took it a step further by charging into the fray with broadswords, an arguably uncommon weapon for the 18th Century. They first saw combat outside of their homeland at the Battle of Fontenoy (1745), where a French writer described them as “Highland furies” who fought with “more violence than ever did a sea driven by a tempest.” Highlanders continue to serve in modern times, though their broadswords are (presumably) ceremonial.
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Traits

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Promotion Class: Recon

Requirements

Technology
Production Cost
Base Cost: 380 Production
Purchase Cost
Base Cost: 1520 Gold
Maintenance Cost
Base Cost: 5 Gold
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ICON_UNIT_SCOTTISH_HIGHLANDER
Description
Scottish unique Industrial Era unit that replaces the Ranger. Strong reconnaissance unit. +5 Combat Strength bonus when fighting in Hill and Forest terrain.
Historical Context
In the wake of Scotland’s 1719 Jacobite rising, the British Army recruited loyal Scottish clans (the Campbells, Grants, Frasers, and Munros) to promote unity and keep the peace in the Scottish Highlands. The first of the Highland Regiments was known as the Black Watch thanks to their classic dark tartans—with prominent red waistcoats to show their loyalty to Great Britain.

The British Army regulars carried a musket and bayonet into battle. The Highlanders took it a step further by charging into the fray with broadswords, an arguably uncommon weapon for the 18th Century. They first saw combat outside of their homeland at the Battle of Fontenoy (1745), where a French writer described them as “Highland furies” who fought with “more violence than ever did a sea driven by a tempest.” Highlanders continue to serve in modern times, though their broadswords are (presumably) ceremonial.

Traits

Unique To
Upgrades To
Upgrade From
Promotion Class: Recon

Requirements

Technology
Production Cost
Base Cost: 380 Production
Purchase Cost
Base Cost: 1520 Gold
Maintenance Cost
Base Cost: 5 Gold
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