|Royal Welch Fusiliers|
|Belongs to||Great Britain|
|Soldiers in each unit||20/40/60/80|
|Tech requirement||Cadenced Marching; can be improved with Improved Grenades and Platoon Firing|
|Produced from||Barracks in England|
|Cost||1030 SP/ 710 MP|
|Turns to Train||1|
Armed with grenades and a powerful throwing arm, the Royal Welch Fusiliers are far more than your average missile troop. Their skills extend past the throwing of highly explosive projectiles, also encompassing the fine art of marksmanship, muskets being the weapon of choice. Although primarily expected to fight at range, fusiliers are also more than capable in melee and on the charge. Their only real weakness is artillery and heavy cavalry who could charge them from the flank or the rear.
The Royal Welch Fusiliers were founded in 1689. At this time they weren't known as fusiliers; this title was not bestowed upon them until 1702. A further addition was to follow after the war of Spanish succession in 1713, when they became the Royal Welch Fusiliers. This was a variation of "Welsh" used at the time. Later members of the regiment would earn 14 Victoria Crosses (the highest British Award for gallantry) and can count famous servicemen and poets Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves amongst their number.
Royal Welch Fusiliers have very similar statistics to regular Grenadiers, trading slightly worse melee attack for better reload times, defense, and morale. Unlike all other types of grenadiers, Royal Welch Fusiliers cannot utilize Fire by Rank. However, they do have access to Platoon Firing after it is researched.
Royal Welch Fusiliers are listed under the Abilities tab to be able to utilize Square Formation. However, this is not the case.