|Belongs to||Maratha Confederacy|
|Soldiers in each unit||120|
|Produced from||Provincial Barracks|
|Special abilities||Can Guard
Can hide in woodland Can hide in light scrub Grappling Hooks Resistant to heat fatigue
|Cost||850 SP/540 MP|
|Turns to Train||1|
Hindu Warriors are a type of melee infantry in Empire: Total War.
A sword is an honourable weapon for any warrior. The man who carries one must demonstrate this courage if he is to cut down his foe.
Although a sword, no matter what its design, may appear outdated next to a musket, it has one great advantage: it never needs loading. A truly skilled swordsman will never want for employment, and he is an intimidating sight to many regular musket-armed soldiers.
Units of swordsmen are also easier to handle tactically on a battlefield. A general does not have to make fine judgements about when to hold or give fire: he need only send his men forward to do their killing work at the right time. Once committed, they will keep fighting until death or victory comes.
Hindu warriors are fairly capable melee infantry available to the Maratha Confederacy. They work well against other melee troops, and can be used to good effect against ranged troops when deployed behind line infantry or other cover. As they can hide in light scrub, they can be used to hide on the flanks of an army, and wait to charge when the enemy forces have been whittled down by gunners. However, they suffer heavy casualties if they are faced with concentrated firepower before they can close the gap.
Hindu warriors are inferior to Sikh Warriors available to the Marathans later in the Grand Campaign, but are cheaper and can be trained from any major region with the appropriate training facilities.