|Belongs to||All European and American factions|
|Soldiers in each unit||120|
|Tech requirement||None; can be improved with Square Formation, various bayonet technologies, New Model Bayonet Drill and Cadenced Marching|
|Produced from||Army Encampment|
|Turns to Train||1|
Sepoys are a type of line infantry in Empire: Total War.
Recruited by colonial powers, these indigenous Indian infantry are renowned for their loyalty and resilience.
These indigenous troops formed hugely effective regiments when used by the European East India companies. They were acclimatised to India with a resilience and endurance that put Europeans to shame. In combat, they typically display unwavering bravery and a tenacious determination.
Often recruited from barren or mountainous regions, these men are tough and hard working. Loyal without question, their familiarity with local culture allowed Europeans to fight insurgencies and unrest with understanding as well as brute force.
The sepoys of the British East India Company were typical in that they had native and European officers. “Natives” never commanded Company battalions, but their opinions were always sought by the better sort of European officer. The Ghoorkas were a special case, because Nepal was never colonised, but a treaty was made between the company and the native king.
While technically classified as line infantry, sepoys are in some ways closer to superior versions of Militia that can be recruited in India due to their inability to use Fire by Rank. They are inferior to Company Infantry, sepoys are also slightly cheaper. In addition, they benefit greatly from advanced training centers in regard to Experience. However, their inability to use Fire by Rank make them ultimately less deadly than Company Infantry.