The Ottoman unique unit. (Replaces Musketman)
Quick - Regular - Epic - Marathon
An Ottoman Unique Unit, it Heals all damage if destroys a unit, and gets a +25% combat bonus when attacking. Replaces the Musketman.
Janissaries were members of an elite corps in the army of the Ottoman Empire. Created in the late 14th century, the original Janissaries were Christian youths (often slaves from the Balkans) who were converted to Islam and then drafted into the Ottoman army. The original Janissaries were forced to remain celibate (which might help to explain their ferocious fighting spirit), but this was eventually relaxed. As the years passed, the Janissaries gained huge political influence in the Empire, engineering frequent palace coups in the 17th and 18th centuries. But as their influence grew they became tradition-bound and stubborn, refusing to update their weapons and tactics to keep pace with the rest of the world. In 1826 they were forcibly disbanded and replaced by more modern Ottoman troops.
Debatably, the Ottoman Janissaries were the first musketeer the world ever saw. Though the Chinese invented gunpowder, the smallest gunpowder weapons they had were of a sort of bazooka.