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Red Guards Infantry.png

The Red Guards Infantry is the Russian unique Modern Infantry of the Modern Age.png Modern Age that replaces the standard Infantry.


Compared to Infantry, Red Guards Infantry costs -10 Timber.png Timber, but have a 5% damage penalty against Light Cavalry and Heavy Cavalry that the Infantry lacks, although this is usually no longer relevant by the time they are available.

Like all Modern Infantry, Red Guards Infantry are cheap, highly effective assault troops, best used against Heavy Infantry, Artillery Weapons and Support Units. When used in quantity, they can be somewhat effective against other things as well, like Ranged Cavalry and civilian structures. However, they are weak against Machine Guns and Tanks.

Like all late game infantry, Red Guards Infantry has a small chance to hit low-flying (attacking) aircraft.


  • The Red Guards Infantry are based on the Red Army, but they use their earlier name Red Guards, and are modeled after their World War II uniform.
  • Red Guards Infantry appear to be equipped with PPsh-41 and are very lightly equipped as they wear a Pilotka side cap instead of a helmet.

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