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    Lastnight i came up against Grenadiers for the first time, their well and truly devestating.

    I've considered micro'ing against them but haven't had an opportunity to do so since lastnight (when it was too late heh), anyone else tried this approach? Is it possible to react in time to Grenadiers just before their bombs go off?

    If not, what other tips other than getting into melee sharpish with them can anyone suggest?

    Edit:- Oh and on the topic of melee, i remember reading Grenadiers were historically rather tough, tall and strong for throwing the bombs, is this reflected in game? Are they more effective in melee than your standard Line Infrantry?
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    Grenades have a really small range, so avoid them and shoot them to bits. They may be big and strong, but it makes them easier to hit.
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    They also only have 90 men per unit, so mowing them down with canister or cavalry works fine.
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    Tell me about it, wiping out half a unit with one attack, I thought I was under attack from some new type of artillery when I first came across them. I guess the best form of defence is just to make sure that you order your units to attack them as a priority.

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    hmmm...I might have to obtain a unit or 2 of these for my armies, and use them to flank my foes while they're playing "stand and shoot" with my line infantry. Hopefully they go largely ignored.
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    meh, just send in the natives to soak up the 'nades.

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    If I am honest, I find they die too easy when not throwing nades, which is a really big downside.

    But on the plus side, I once took out an army 5 times my size due to them. It was me with 2 line infantry, 3 nader squads, completely swamped by the enemy which was mostly militia. This is example of terrain being used to best advantage as I put the line infantry in this church/townhall building, which was surrounded by other buildings, so the enemy had to come through these "streets" to fire at the building. While they were doing this and huddling up all together, I kept going in for nade attacks,withdrawing, going back in, withdrawing, hit and run style while they were trying to concentrate on the building. In the end, the only unit I lost was one of the line infantry ones (also, other men died too from other squads).
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Very Super Market View Post
    They also only have 90 men per unit.


    What do you mean 'only'? All my infantry regiments have 80 men (40 if they're rangers) so I'd say 90 is quite a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maleficus View Post
    What do you mean 'only'? All my infantry regiments have 80 men (40 if they're rangers) so I'd say 90 is quite a lot.
    I think you 2 are using different unit sizes. To put it better, Grenadiers have half as many men as line infantry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maleficus View Post
    What do you mean 'only'? All my infantry regiments have 80 men (40 if they're rangers) so I'd say 90 is quite a lot.
    They have 90 men on unit size "huge" (or whatever comes after "normal"), where all other infantry regiments have 120 men.

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    You mean you can change unit sizes?
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    Yes, go to the options.

    "Ultra" unit sizes have 160 in each Line Regiment.
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    It's worth noting that (while this is still being looked at preliminarily) some are reporting that the AI handles smaller unit sizes better.

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    I don't know, playing on ultra unit size I've still seen some pretty good AI tactics. They still like to flank and they still hit weak points in the line.

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    I find Grenadiers are also expert for assaulting garrisoned buildings. In my Prussian campaign, had 120 enemy militia in a house harassing my center of advance. Run up my boys, who toss 2 grenade 'volleys', killing about 20 in the house, then charged in. Sadly, since house to house fighting does cost alot in terms of casualties, it hits them harder since they are a smaller unit. But it does free up your Line infantry to do their thing while the grenadiers go house to house like death squads lol. I love using Grenadiers and dismounted Dragoons, they look like modern day infantry platoons lol.
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