Weekly Wages
3 thaler
Prisoners or Commander
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
Exp For Kill
40 XP
Ransom Value

Marksmen are a Russian version of Polish Zolnier, or Swedish Musketeers.


Like any other marksmen unit, they work well in firing lines. Under the fire at will command, a good number of Marksmen (50 or more) will provide a constant musket fire, preventing enemies from getting close. Marksmen should be protected by regular Spearmen or New Order Spearmen against cavalry. When a battle begins, arrange them in rows quickly and deploy them in a good position in the map, wait for the enemy cavalry to get close before giving them the order to open fire. While waiting for the enemy to get close, arrange your cavalry in attacking formation so that they can relieve the Marksmen when they get overrun by enemy troops.

During a siege, Marksmen will excel in shooting down defenders. Marksmen should only be used to assualt when they expend all their bullets, as their pole-axes are quite good in melee. At the start of a siege, hold your other troops and let the Marksmen open fire in a safe distance in rows, while your armoured troops make it up the ladders as quickly as possible. Holding position for too long could get your troops decimated.

Stats and equipment Edit

Note: Troops have a set of default stats; at the beginning of a new game, these stats are randomly adjusted for each type of troop. The following is the default set for this troop as seen within the game code and may not reflect the specific stats you will see during actual gameplay. For more information, see Troop stats.
Marksman - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 6
Strength 9
Agility 6
Intelligence 3
Charisma 4
Health 54
Marksman Cap
Body Armor
Marksman Uniform
Old Boots
Skill Points
Ironflesh 3
Power Strike 0
Grenade Throwing 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 1
Shield 0
Athletics 3
Riding 0
Shooting from Horseback 0
Looting 0
Trainer 0
Tracking 0
Tactics 0
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management 0
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management 0
Leadership 0
Trade 0
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 55
Two Handed Weapons 55
Polearms 55
Archery 0
Firearms 90
Throwing 0
Melee Weapons
Ranged Weapons
Simple Whellock Musket, Bullets

Trivia Edit

  • The Muscovite Tsardom's Marksman troops were called streltsy ("shooters"). They used their poleaxes to steady their guns as they fired. They served not only as regular army units, but as guards for the Tsar and a police force as well.
Wikilogo Wikipedia has an article on this subject at:
Troops of the Muscovite Tsardom
Staff MilitiamanLance MilitiamanPosad Marksman 
Village CossackKalmyk
MarksmanMarksman SpearmanArmed Serf
New Order SpearmanNew Order MarksmanGerman Infantry PikemanGerman Infantry MusketeerTsar Bodyguard
Moscow ReiterGentry CavalrymanNoble Guard

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