The Jaeger Infantry
|Attack Bonuses||vs. Fast 15|
|Defense Bonuses|| vs. Fast 15|
in Bush 10
in Forest 14
|Special Skills||"Stealth in Forest"|
|Training Cost||420 100|
The Jaeger Infantry is the light unit of the Industrial Age. It has moderate damage and high defense, and is recruited in the Jaeger Encampment. It is worth noting that it actually loses -7 attack from the light unit of the previous age, the Ranger. This is compensated by the ability to attack from range. The Jaeger Infantry is able to hide in forests, which makes it immune to ranged attacks. It receives additional defense in bushes and forests. However, it cannot hide against the blast skill of the howitzer, the heavy unit of the age.
This is the last light unit to continue the "classic" bonuses against fast units and weaknesses against heavy units. The next age, the Progressive Era, changes combat roles significantly.
The Jaeger Infantry is effective against almost everything if hidden in forests. The range increase allows it to attack at distance without being retaliated against. If the player uses 8 Jaeger Infantry and hides all of them in forests, Riflemen, Musketeers, Breech Loaders, and all other ranged and artillery units with the exception of howitzers, will attempt to attack at close quarters and they will fall easily. Jaegers should be used against armies with a lot of artillery and fast units.
Against Same Age Units