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US Marines
US Marines
Belongs to United States
Type Elite Infantry
Weapon(s) Musket
Ammunition 15
Soldiers in each unit 90
Melee Attack 10
Charge bonus 14
Defense skill 17
Morale 9
Range 70
Accuracy 50
Reloading 25
Tech requirement None; can be improved with Square Formation, various bayonet technologies, New Model Bayonet Drill and Cadenced Marching
Produced from Naval College in the Americas
Special abilities ­
  • Can Guard
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Resistant to morale shocks
  • Inspires nearby units
  • Grappling Hooks
Cost 1190 SP/810 MP
Upkeep 290
Turns to Train 2
Unit Cap 2

US Marines are a type of elite infantry in Empire: Total War. They are available to the United States with the Elite Units of the West DLC. 

DescriptionEdit

These infantrymen are tough, resourceful and excellent marksmen, even with their smoothbore shortened, sea-pattern muskets.

The Marines are light infantry, line infantry and sea-going soldiers: whatever is required to carry out their appointed task, they will turn their hands to it. Every Marine prides himself on being a fighting soldier first and foremost especially if he is an officer. This battle-winning spirit is a powerful weapon in the Marine arsenal, and these men will rarely, if ever, run from a fight.

Traditionally, the US Marines claim to date back to 1775, and the establishment of the Continental Marines during the Revolution. These forces were disbanded when America won its independence, and the Congress was forced to raise new forced of a United States Navy and a Marine Corps in 1798 when war with Revolutionary France looked likely. The units were raised with such haste that they were given hand-me-down infantry uniforms, including the uncomfortable stocks that give the Marines their "Leathernecks" nickname. That war never came, but the Marines were in action within a short pace of time, proving their worth in fights against the Barbary Pirates. Marine officers wearing full dress uniform still carry a "Mameluke" pattern sword to commemorate these early successes.

During the war of 1812, between the British empire and the newly established nation of America, the Marines met the British at the Battle of New Orleans. The American army and Navy both pulled out of the battle while the Marines stayed behind to continue the fight. Without naval support, the Marines were soon forced to withdraw from the battle resulting in a British Victory. As the British burned New Orleans to the ground, they left the Marines commandants house alone out of respect to the Marines unwavering courage despite of defeat.

General InformationEdit

US Marines are elite infantry unique to the United States. Uniquely, they are recruited through a Naval College rather than an Army Board, meaning that they may be potentially obtained much earlier than Guards. Unfortunately, they are inferior to guards, with worse statistics and an unusually inferior number of soldiers per regiment.

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