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Volunteer

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Culture
Polish Commonwealth
Weekly Wages
10 thalers
Prisoners or Commander
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
Exp For Kill
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The Volunteer is a Light Pistol cavalry unit of the Polish Commonwealth. This type of unit can be recruited from commanders in towns and fortresses, or as prisoners from enemy armies. Hence their name, Volunteers are typically polish middle to upper class citizens who enthusiastically "volunteered" to join the Polish army to protect their country and honor from Poland's invading autocrat neighbors. Their rich kuntushs and feathered hat indicates their wealth and social position. As light cavalry, they carry very light armor, a simple saber, and a pistol. They also ride Saddle Horses.

Tactics Edit

The Volunteer has really limited effectiveness on the battlefield. The little head and body armor that they carry makes the Volunteers highly vulnerable, causing them to die very quickly. Their saber and pistol are reliable weapons at killing lightly armored enemies, like Militia units, but they don't stand a chance against heavily armored infantry, pikemen, and cavalry. In a sense, volunteers are the weakest type of cavalry that the Polish Commonwealth can muster.

There are exceptions however; the Volunteer's stats are better than those of the Mercenary Horsemen and a few Crimean units, especially since they have a pistol. The Volunteer also carries a fast saber and can easily defeat Militia pikemen and musketeers with ease. Tactically, to use the volunteer effectively, volunteers must be deployed behind the more efficient, Polish Reiters, Dragoons, Armored Cossacks, and Winged Hussars as back-up cavalry.

They can also be used to overwhelm enemies with rapid pistol fire when encircling enemy Wagon Forts. If you have a good number of around 20-30 volunteers, you can order them to charge at the wagon fort and overwhelm the defenders, but expect to lose a good number of them if you don't support them with medium cavalry or musketeers. In a siege, during either defense or offense, Volunteers are potential meat shields to protect your infantry and medium/heavy cavalry. They can also provide supportive fire for your musketeers at point blank range as well as in melee.

Stats and equipmentEdit

Volunteer - Default Stats and Equipment
Attributes
Stat Points
Level 10
Strength 9
Agility 9
Intelligence 4
Charisma 2
Health 49
Armor
Helmets
Good Fur Hat
Body Armor
Rich Kuntush (coat), Good Kuntush
Boots
Cavalry Boots
Gloves
None
Skills
Skill Points
Ironflesh 1
Power Strike 1
Grenade Throwing 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 3
Shield 0
Athletics 0
Riding 5
Shooting from Horseback 4
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
Proficiencies
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 120
Two Handed Weapons 120
Polearms 120
Archery 0
Firearms 95
Throwing 0
Weapons
Melee Weapons
Simple Saber, Saber
Ranged Weapons
Old Pistol, Pistol, Bullets
Shields
None
Mount
Saddle Horse

Gallery Edit

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Troops of the Polish Commonwealth
Scythe WielderMilitia PikemanMusket Militiaman 
Town CossackRank Cossack • Lithuanian Musketeer • Lithuanian Tatar
ZolnierPikemanVolunteerDragoon
German Infantry PikemanGerman Infantry MusketeerScottish MusketeerScottish PikemanScottish SwordsmanLisowczyk
Polish ReiterArmored CossackWinged Hussar

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