The guide looking at your recruitable units as you progress through the game.
Your starting pool of troops. Limited in how far they can progress they are your core troop to begin with. New recruitment costs being added due to new patch. Starting with:
Basic troop, low armour and fire rate. This is the cheapest unit to recruit and maintain. You start with one of these units with a new campaign. Suprising level of armour compared to their upgrades. All equiped with semi auto rifles.
- Recruitment cost $484
- Cost to upgrade to Militia $84
Upgrades from your volunteer, sporting an extra automatic rifle.
- Recruitment cost $688
- Upgrade to rifleman $190
- Refill cost $68.5 per man
The last development of the unit before they are divided out into specialisms. Good armour, low damage.
- Recruitment cost $1520
- Refill cost $152
- Upgrade to Mg sqd $311
- Upgrade to Vet $260
- Upgrade to Sniper $322
Mercenary MG Squad
Reduced to a 3 man squad these guys are the ones you'll hear first. Sporting RPKs they are your supressive line. Not much of a damage increase. Heavy armour. This is the top tier for mercenaries at this time.
- Recruitment cost $3690
Sporting silenced sniper rifles in a reduced three man squad. High power, moderate armour. This is the top tier for mercenaries at this time.
- Recruitment cost $2717
Slightly faster and containing 5 men unlike the other upgrade options. Armed with underslung grenades and a slight damage and armour upgrade over rifleman. This is the top tier for mercenaries at this time.
- Recruitment cost $2080
Part of the Freedom Cossacks Army who specialise in fast infantry / Grenadiers.
You get a unit when you start a new campaign. Similar set up to you volunteers just a few more automatic rifles.
Similar spec to Mercenary Veterans, slightly less armour and speed but overall cheaper wages.
Big increase in projectile grenades at the cost of a small bit of speed. Still relatively cheap.
- Upgrade to Rangers $665
More armoured than the mercenary equivalent, these are your elite infantry type that the Free Cossack Army are known for. They cost a great deal more in wages but are more resilient in combat. Most likely these will be filling up your ranks between your specialist i.e. snipers/mg teams.