|Belongs to||Great Britain|
|Soldiers in each unit||60|
|Tech requirement||None, but can be upgraded with bayonets and firing drills|
|Special abilities||Can hide in woodland; Resistant to morale shocks|
|Turns to Train||1|
Hessian Grenadiers are large, strong men, armed with muskets, grenades, and a fearsome reputation.
Grenadiers see themselves as elite, and usually occupy the place of honour at the right of the line. They have every reason to be proud: only large, brave men become grenadiers. This size and strength makes them impressive and gives them an edge in melee combat. They are vulnerable when attacked by heavy cavalry and skirmish troops. This aside, grenadiers are dedicated soldiers who will follow orders to the letter.
Historically, Hessian soldiers were renowned for their skills and discipline. This is due, in part, to the harsh penalties imposed for any indiscipline. Corporal punishment was a regular occurrence, minor offences were often being punished with clubs and cudgels! Another popular punishment was the gauntlet: a ritualistic beating that involved a soldiers comrades gathering in two lines to beat the accused as he ran or walks past them. For more serious offences Hessian soldiers would be swiftly hanged. This treatment did not make them tolerant of any rebellious behaviour in others, including civilians.
Hessian Grenadiers can be recruited in North America at sufficiently upgraded military buildings. Only one regiment may be recruited.
Hessian Grenadiers have identical shooting statistics to regular Grenadiers, but have inferior melee statistics. Their only advantage over grenadiers are their lower requirements for recruiting.