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Soldiers are made whenever you move a colonist out of the colony and choose the option to make a soldier. It requires 50 Guns to do this.

Any colonist except a Converted Native can be made into a Soldier, and he retains any specialization he had, such as Master Distiller, for example.

Combining a Soldier with 50 Horses creates a Dragoon.


Soldiers, armed with black powder firearms, participated in nearly every major European conflict since the sixteenth century. With the discovery of the New World, muskets gave the Europeans a decided tactical advantage over the natives, who had never seen weapons that could produce sounds like cracks of thunder. Utilizing the fear and deadly force of the musket, the Spanish were able to subjugate the formerly magnificent Aztecs and Incans. Before long, the natives acquired muskets as well, but they never had enough to halt the inexorable advance of the Europeans.