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The Black Watch is the British unique Modern Infantry of the Industrial Age.png Industrial Age that replaces the standard Riflemen.


Compared to Riflemen, the Black Watch have -4 hit points but have +1 movement speed and cost -10 Food.png Food and Timber.png Timber, as well as doing +30% damage against infantry units.


  • The Black Watch is based on the 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, modeled after their World War I uniform.
    • The Black Watch is the successor to the 42nd Regiment of Foot, which is what the Highlanders are based on.
  • The Blackwatch infantry seems to be armed with the SMLE Mk III, the most common bolt-action rifle in the British commonwealth.
  • The Black Watch are referred to as the "Elite Highlander" in the games files.

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