Arquebusier is an early unit available to every European faction except Russia. This unit has good armour, decent firepower and morale but has a poor melee attack. Historically, arquebusiers were predecessors of musketeers. They appeared in the 15th and 16th centuries, having fought in both European and American theatres. In game, they wear a round cap and a breastplate. They carry a matchlock as primary weapon and have the ability to melee with sword and buckler.