Unit Showcase: Swiss Guard

 
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awesome!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: Unit Showcase: Swiss Guard


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Swiss Guard: Expensive, heavy hand infantry with an attack bonus against other infantry.
(Swiss)

The Swiss Guard were Swiss mercenary soldiers renowned for their skill and discipline. The Swiss Guard is mainly associated today with their ultimate position as Vatican guards.

They have, however, been used in battles in the past, in which they have often shown success. In a battle between the French and a hired group of Swiss mercenaries, the Swiss Guard mercenaries were ultimately able to charge through the French army and actually seize their cannons. Pope Sixtus IV allied with the Swiss Confederation in the late 15th century, and since then, the Swiss mercenaries have been eager to defend the church from any greedy tyrant that wishes to attack it.

The Swiss at the time were not an organized nation, and their economy was not always stable. In many cases, it was most profitable for a young man to leave home and become a mercenary, since it gave good pay and permitted him to support himself.

In Napoleonic Era, the Swiss Guard is a Swiss unique unit. They are somewhat expensive, costing mainly gold. They wield their most common weapon, the halberd, however they are not a wise choice against cavalry, but infantry. They also have a powerful seige attack and area damage melee attack. The only way infantry can survive a battle with these guys is if they can outrun them...which doesn't happen too often.

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Deutsche Fassung
Schweizergardist: Teure, schwere Nahkampf-Infanterie mit Angriffsbonus gegen andere Infanterie.
(Schweizer)

Die Schweizergardisten (nicht Schweizer Gardisten) waren Söldner, die berühmt für ihre Fertigkeiten im Kampf, ihre Brutalität und ihre Disziplin waren. Heutzutage verbindet man mit der Schweizergarde hauptsächlich die Wache des Vatikans.

Jedoch haben sie früher meist erfolgreich in vielen Schlachten als Söldner fremder Herren gekämpft.
In einer Schlacht zwischen Franzosen und einer angeheuerten Gruppe schweizerischer Söldner, gelang es den Söldnern sich durch das französische Heer bis zu den Kanonen durchzukämpfen und diese niederzureißen.
Papst Sixtus IV. verbündete sich gegen Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts mit der Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft und bis heute verteidigen die Schweizergardisten die Kirche eifrig vor habgierigen Aggressoren.

Die Schweizer waren zur damaligen Zeit keine vereinte Nation und ihr wirtschaftliches Gleichgewicht war nicht immer stabil. Meist war es für einen jungen Mann profitabler die Heimat zu verlassen und gegen gute Bezahlung Söldner zu werden, um sich selbst über Wasser halten zu können.

In Napoleonic Era ist der Schweizergardist eine einzigartige Einheit.
Sie sind vergleichsweise teuer und kosten hauptsächlich Gold.
Die Schweizergardisten verwenden im Kampf ihre gebräuchliche Waffe, die Hellebarde; auch wenn sie keine gute Wahl gegen Kavallerie sind, können sie mit ihrem Gebietsschaden ganze Infanterie-Verbände durchbrechen. Die einzige Möglichkeit, die die gegnerische Infanterie hätte eine Schlacht gegen Schweizergardisten zu überleben, bestünde darin, sie zu überrennen, was wohl nicht allzu häufig der Fall sein wird ... Desweiteren verfügen die Schweizergardisten über einen effektiven Belagerungsangriff.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:01 am    Post subject:

These guys pwn ASS! Topmodel Topmodel Topmodel Topmodel Topmodel
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:56 am    Post subject:

One of my favorite new units.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:35 am    Post subject:

The Reislaufer sucks, so the Swiss needed a powerful unit. Good job on the Swiss Guard. Enemy cavalry should protect their asses from this powerful unit. bloody
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject:

I love those guys, the reislaufer it´s just a normal pike and these are worth it and alot better that halberdiers
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 1:12 pm    Post subject:

Thoose guys rly ruled the battlefield when i put them with the swiss mercenaries! (Lol, the mercs all died.)
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:13 pm    Post subject:

agree, but let`s leave this thread wither before it goes offtopic
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:17 pm    Post subject: My Quote

AWESOME

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 atomrofl!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject:

good unit!! is awesome.... Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:58 pm    Post subject:

Drago wrote:
The Reislaufer sucks, so the Swiss needed a powerful unit. Good job on the Swiss Guard. Enemy cavalry should protect their asses from this powerful unit. bloody


The Reislaufer sucks by damage, but against Heavy Cav's they work wonders because of a ranged melee attack. But i agree. The Swiss Guard are the most badass of the unique units for the Swiss.

and no, the Swiss Guards work better against infantry.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:03 pm    Post subject:

I've only just started playing Swiss, but assume the in game unit description for Swiss Guards of a ranged unit armed with an Arquebus is incorrect/a bug?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject:

Definitely an “Awesome”! This is my favorite new unit in NE!
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