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Siberian Hunters
Belongs to Russia
Type Skirmisher
Weapon(s) Musket
Ammunition 20
Soldiers in each unit 20/40/60/80
Melee Attack 8
Charge bonus 10
Defense skill 8
Morale 6
Range 90
Accuracy 50
Reloading 30
Tech requirement None
Produced from Drill School
Special abilities


  • Can skirmish
  • Can Guard
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Can hide in long grass
  • Paths seldom trod
  • Good stamina
  • Grappling Hooks
  • Resistant to cold fatigue
Cost 520 SP/530 MP
Upkeep 130
Turns to Train 1
Unit Cap None

Siberian Hunters are a type of skirmisher in Empire: Total War.


These elite light infantrymen are trained in wilderness warfare and taught to survive in harsh conditions.

Rangers are used for scouting and raiding missions far beyond the skills of ordinary men. The ranks are mostly drawn from frontiersmen already hardened to living in the wilderness, as their experience making them ideal for further training. The wild nature of their environment is reflected in the unconventional tactics they are taught, and they are given some leeway where formal army discipline is concerned.

Historically, rangers were employed by the British army and were used in the hostile environments of North America during the French and Indian War. They would carry out long distance winter raids using crude snowshoes to travel. The most famous and revered of all rangers were the "Rogers' Rangers", named for the commanding officer, Robert Rogers. The traditions of Rogers' Rangers are carried on today by the US Army Rangers, although the modern unit owes its existence to the Second World War experience to US troops fighting alongside British commandos and a reformed force in the Korean War.

General InformationEdit

Siberian Hunters are the Russian variant of Rangers and Coureurs de Bois. They are identical to their cousins.

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