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Unit Name: 4eme infanterie du bois

Unit type/specifications: Light Infantry

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Officer (l), private (r)

Uniform Description: Private, blue jacket with black, gold and white facings and white epaulets, white trousers, standard army tricorn. Officer, blue jacket with white facings and golden epaulets, white trousers, bicorn with white feathers on top.

Equipment Description: Private, standard issue musket. Officer, sabre and/or pistol

Recruitment center: Oleon border provinces

Unit history and description:

The elaborate, near-feudal system of Oleon, dictated that the guarding of the border provinces fell in two hands; the kingdom and the people living in these provinces. To entice people to move and more importantly remain in border provinces, the government had a land-lease system that in essence gave farmers free land to cultivate and work, provided that they stay fit and properly drilled and equiped for war, be it at their own provinces or overseas such as the colonisation of Oleon. Those farmer soldiers were harsh but hard working people and they surely knew how to fight. Their knowledge of irregular warfare rough terrains, be it forests, mountains or even grasslands, saw their use in countless fights as light infantry, and a most effective one. They may lack the discipline of the famous Oleonaisse line infantry or their of noble descendance officers, but they surely know their weapons.

Campaigns: Juniper War, Colonization of Le Bellan, The Grand Defense of Oleon

Unit motto: "Toujours persévére" (always persevere)

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Unit Name: Rimbaud's Raiders (officially 1ere compagnie chasseurs coloniaux de Astrapi)

Unit type/specifications: Light Infantry/ Chasseurs

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Tristan Rimbaud, now Regiment General (left); a private, with the typical fighting equipment (right)

Uniform Description: Blue jacket with white facings, white trousers, wide-brimmed hat; officers have white epaulets and sometimes a feather on the hat.
However, the soldiers often replace parts of the uniform with hunting or native clothes. Indigenous scouts wear their traditional costumes and, sometimes, a blue jacket

Equipment Description: Standard infantry flintlock musket and a saber or a tomahawk for melee combat. Several soldiers carry additional weapons, such as knives and pistols. A few marksmen use hunting rifles (accurate, but expensive and very slow to reload) instead of the standard musket.

Recruitment center: Astrapi

Unit history and description:

As the nickname suggests, the Raiders are a semi-regular unit, equipped and trained on the personal initiative of their commander, Captain Tristan Rimbaud. The 1ere Compagnie was formed with brave and though men with extensive combat experience and, in most cases, nothing left to lose: veterans who couldn't find their place in society, inmates, little criminals, even some former pirates... all those men received a second chance. Moreover, in Rimbaud's Raiders, wages are higher, food is better and discipline is less severe than in regular army, but the price for this is a great danger. Since their recruitment in early 618, in fact, the Raiders were deployed in all the crisis scenarios of the New World: from their baptism of fire in Fatu Hiva campaign to the long civil war of Charlatan Bay, from the foundation of Fort Arltrees to the jungle skirmishes on El Oleonda, these soldiers always operated as an independent unit, usually far from the bases and the main body of the army.

With their high mobility and irregular tactics, including guerrilla and cooperation with local, controversial allies, the Rimbaud's Raiders achieved results impossible to obtain for a conventional unit: their long-range raids in hostile territories and their unexpected assaults to enemy strongholds often proved determinant for the victory.

However, these soldiers should never be deployed in open field against line infantry, since enemies firing by ranks would produce a fire higher fire volume.

Due to the lack of discipline and the dubious origin of the soldiers, several traditionalist officers despise the Raiders, considering them brigands and marauders rather than real soldiers... something not so far from the truth, but exactly the daring scoundrels that Oleon needs to hit his enemies hard!

Campaigns: Garrison duties on Ile de Zeus, The Dark Happenings of Fatu Hiva, Charlatan Bay Civil War (both as a unit and with individual soldiers in the Volunteer Expeditionary Force), The Battle for El Oleonda

Unit motto: On the frontline and beyond!

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You can find more also in Challenge II and III of the Era II, and in Charlatan Bay storyline

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After some delay, everything is completely updated. Some details are still to be defined (such as the correct unit classification in regiments), but soon everything will be fixed.

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Such a great little project, well done everybody so far! I hope we see more of this, from all factions (and maybe even trade companies). :pir-classic:

 

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Unit name: Tirailleurs de Guelph

Type: Guelphian irregular infantry, excelling at tracking and sharpshooting

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Uniform description: Short blue coat, decorated with native artwork, dark green sash, short trousers and distinctive red fez

Equipment description: Rifle, backpack, many soldiers also carry indigenous knives

Recruitment center: Guelph only, mostly drawn from desert tribesmen 

Unit history and description: 

While the Légionnaires and Marsouins Coloniales may make up the larger part of the Guelphian lines, one should not forget the Tirailleurs. These are elite light infantry, drawn from the inland tribesmen of New Oléon. Accustomed to the climate and a semi-nomadic lifestyle, these men are expert trackers and crack sharpshooters.

They are the quintessential unit of the sometimes hard frontier life in Guelph and are known for their tenacity on the battlefield, high morale and loyalty. The first Tirailleurs were drawn from desert tribesfolk loyal to the Crown of Oléon during the War of the Guelphian Succession. Later these were formed into actual army units after proving their worth on the battlefield many times over.

Even more so than that of the Marsouins, their uniforms are directly based on clothing of the native populace. The fez in particular is worn with great pride by members of the Tirailleurs.

Campaigns: War of the Guelphian Succession, Pacification of Guelph and many others

Motto:

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