Cossack Hetmanate
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The Serduk is an infantry musketeer/marksman unit of the Cossack Hetmanate. Carrying slightly better head and body armor and equipped with a Simple Saber and Good Miquelet Musket, the Serduk is an improved version of the black Zaporozhian Infantry. Thus, they can out-compete the other infantry musketeer units from rivaling nations in both range and firepower. The only infantry musketeer units that equal the Serduk in term of equipment and stats are the Swedish Lifeguard and the Polish German Infantry Musketeer.

You can recruit them from a commander in Cossack towns or fortresses or from enemy armies or patrols from the Polish Commonwealth or from the Crimean Khanate.


The Serduk is the best infantry marksman unit that the Cossack Hetmanate can muster. In terms of marksmanship stats and equipment, they are slightly more reliable than its black counterpart. In a sense, the Serduk is simply the Cossack version of the Lifeguard and behaves similarly to it on the battlefield. Serduks are less likely to retreat from the battlefield and can shoot down the best horsemen in the game with a single shot. However, the Serduk is vulnerable to infantry and cavalry units and their red uniform and hat offers little protection against sword or saber cuts.

Keep in mind that Cossack Pikemen are unreliable when it comes to protecting musketeers from cavalry, so your best chances of winning against waves of horses are either to place your Serduks in 2 or 3 rows on top of a hill to enable covering fire for your Cossack light cavalry, or construct a Wagon Fort.

They are also efficient at attacking or defending fortifications during sieges, for they can inflict suppressive fire on the enemy. If you have an army of horsemen and the enemy army is composed largely of Serduks, charge into them after they've fired their first volley or split your cavalry forces and attack them simultaneously in the flanks. If you time your orders well and overwhelm the Cossacks, they will begin to flee and killing them is easier. That way, precious high quality loot and victory will be yours.

Stats and equipmentEdit

Serduk - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 14
Strength 10
Agility 9
Intelligence 7
Charisma 1
Health 57
Serduk Cap
Body Armor
Serduk Zupan
Good Boots, Serduk Boots
Skill Points
Ironflesh 5
Power Strike 2
Grenade Throwing 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 4
Shield 0
Athletics 3
Riding 1
Shooting from Horseback 0
Looting 0
Trainer 0
Tracking 0
Tactics 0
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 95
Two Handed Weapons 95
Polearms 95
Archery 0
Firearms 150
Throwing 0
Melee Weapons
Saber, Cossack Saber
Ranged Weapons
Miquelet Musket, Heavy Bullets

Gallery Edit

Troops of the Cossack Hetmanate
Poor CossackTown CossackRank Cossack
Zaporozhian InfantrymanSerdukTatar InfantrymanTatar Cavalryman
Zaporozhian CavalrymanWatchmanPike WatchmanDjuraNetyag