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.
- The Soldier unit is modelled after American Revolutionary War period continental soldiers.