Armed Peasantry
Armed Peasantry
Belongs to Maratha Confederacy, Mughal Empire, Persia, Mysore, Ottoman Empire, Punjab and Afghanistan
Type Militia
Weapon(s) Musket
Ammunition 3
Soldiers in each unit 20/40/60/80
Melee Attack 4
Charge bonus 4
Defense skill 6
Morale 4
Range 70
Accuracy 25
Reloading 10
Tech requirement None
Produced from Spawns automatically at a region capital, Zamindar's Court
Special abilities


  • Can Guard
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Grappling Hooks
  • Resistant to heat fatigue
  • chevaux_de_frise
  • earthworks
Cost 310 SP
Upkeep 70
Turns to Train 1 or none
Unit Cap None
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Armed Peasantry are a type of militia in Empire: Total War.


Arming the people is something that leaders find detestable and frightening, necessary perhaps, but certainly unwelcome.

These people are the common populace with whatever dangerous weapons they can obtain by fair means or foul. If a leader has reached the point of asking his people to act as this kind of militia, things are indeed desperate! If the governed have reached this point on their own, then matters are truly desperate for their leaders!

General InformationEdit

While utterly expendable as they are very cheap, Armed Peasantry have barely any killing ability due to their spectacularly poor statistics, and may prove to be more of a liability than a help in a serious battle. They are, however, great for increasing repression in regions due to their very low cost to train and maintain. 

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