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Cairo Janissaries
Cairo Janissaries
Belongs to Ottoman Empire
Type Elite Infantry
Weapon(s) Musket
Ammunition 15
Soldiers in each unit 120
Melee Attack 11
Charge bonus 12
Defense skill 12
Morale 8
Range 70
Accuracy 45
Reloading 45
Tech requirement None
Produced from Barracks in Egypt
Special abilities ­
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Resistant to morale shocks
  • Resistant to Heat Fatigue
  • Inspires nearby units
Cost 1190 SP/840 MP
Upkeep 290
Turns to Train 2
Unit Cap None
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Cairo Janissaries are a type of elite infantry in Empire: Total War. They are available with the Elite Units of the East DLC to the Ottoman Empire.

DescriptionEdit

Cairo janissaries are recruited from among the children of janissary families, which gives them a sense of camaraderie and superiority.

Janissaries were always an elite group within the Ottoman military, although by the end of the eighteenth century they were no longer necessarily numbered among the best soldiers in the world. Originally, Janissaries had been recruited among Christian boy children within the Ottoman lands, as troops under the direct control of the Sultan and as a counter to some of his more powerful vassals. The practice of taking children in this way was gradually abandoned and by the 18th century the Janissaries were a power in their own right. The Cairo Janissaries were almost exclusively recruited from among Arabic Egyptians. Turkish members of the larger corps did their best to make sure that the Janissaries and their own families gained and kept control of the plum jobs within the Ottoman administration. As a result they ceased to be a purely military force and became a highly conservative group, determined to fight any reform within the Empire that reduced influence.

General InformationEdit

Cairo Janissaries are in essence slightly superior versions of Beylik Janissary Musketeers. Like Beyllik Janissary Musketeers, they cannot utilize Fire by Rank, bayonets (handily cancelled out by the fact that they have three more melee bonus than Nizam-I Cedit Infantry by default), or form squares, but make up for this somewhat with their good statistics and their ability to inspire nearby troops.

GalleryEdit

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Elite Units of the East artwork

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