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Other factions' Marine units are called "Naval Infantry".

Marines gradually replace the Grenadiers of past armies. They are costly units, but powerful nevertheless, and are capable of entrenching themselves upon arrival, very much like the British Red Coats or the American Continental Marines.

List of "Marine" unitsEdit

ItalianEdit

  • San Marco Regiment. Weaker than normal Marines, but can fire farther.

DutchEdit

  • Geuzen Raiders => Blauwe Gard [2-3]. Geuzens are melee infantry, but share the same ability as the Marines,

BritishEdit

Fires more frequently, but is costlier.

  • Red Coats => Royal Marines. Tougher and stronger than normal Marines but are costlier  -since they fire more frequently!

France, PortugalEdit

  • Marine Fusiliers - fast marching units

RussianEdit

  • Morskaya Pekhotny - higher rate of fire, but lower accuracy.

United StatesEdit

  • Continental Marines => United States Marines. Clearly tougher and stronger than the others, the Continental Marines being a marine unit that shares the same armour rating as a Marine. United States Marines have added armour, making them infantry "tanks".

Other factionsEdit

Germany, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, Peru, Austria, Japan.

HistoryEdit

Marines, also known as a marine corps or naval infantry, are infantry specialised in naval operations such as amphibious assault. In the majority of countries, the marine force is part of the navy, but it can also be under the army or independent command.

Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included providing protection from war while at sea, reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny. Other tasks would include boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives. Marine elements would also contribute to the campaign ashore, in support of the military objective.

Although some form of naval infantry has always existed in some form or the other ever since standing navies were established, it was not until the industrialisation of warfare in the Early Modern Era that marines corps began to become significant: with the advent of Western colonisation, the scale of landing operations increased; thus brought with it an increased likelihood of opposition and a need for co-ordination of various military elements. Thus far, the oldest marine infantry unit in existance is the  Portuguese Marine Corps or Fuzileiros who were raised specially for the task of amphibious warfare. Since then, marine forces evolved to specialise in the skills and capabilities required for amphibious warfare.

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