|Belongs to||Mughal Empire, Mysore, Punjab, Afghanistan and Persia|
|Soldiers in each unit||120|
|Produced from||Drill School|
|Turns to Train||1|
For all its smoke and noise, handling the smoothbore, muzzle-loading musket can be taught to all but the most stupid of men. Once the basic skills of loading have been mastered, it is simply a matter of pointing the loud end at the enemy and pulling the trigger. It is in God’s hands as to what happens next!
Even the most inexperienced or cack-handed of peasants can be useful with a musket in his hands. The noise of a volley is often enough to frighten, and any casualties in the enemy ranks are a bonus.
Historically, such units of irregular musket men would arrive at a battlefield with all kinds of weapons, from ancient matchlocks handed down from father to son, to modern government-issue weapons looted from the enemy dead. This lack of standardisation did not matter much, as it was the ability to fire at all that made the unit a useful force.
Qizilbashi Musketeers are some of the best musket-armed infantry available to Islamic factions east of and including Persia. Despite their passably good statistics, however, they are put at a severe disadvantage in past the early game, as they do not have access to Fire by Rank, Square Formation, or the various bayonet technologies.But through Darthmod,the Qizilbashi Musketeers can use Fire By Rank if the plays with the Mughal Empire. Thus they become a deadly force to be reckoned with.