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Guardsman Infantry Squad
Rt ig guardsmen Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged Faction Imperial Guard Health 600 Buy Reinf. Upkeep
Tier 1 Courage 100 Dow2 requisition 230 19.2 2.55
Armor infantry Sight radius 40 Dow2 power 0
Size small Detect radius 5 Dow2 popcap 6 1
XP value 50 Speed 5 Dow2 time 19 2.4
Death +3 Model count 6
Melee skill 50
Basic ranged unit effective against other ranged forces but weak in melee. Can be upgraded with squad leaders that increase the squad size. Leaders will be the last to die. Data version: 3.19

The Guardsman Infantry Squad is the basic light infantry unit of the Imperial Guard. Unupgraded Guardsmen are one of the weakest units in the game, but with squad leaders, and possibly a weapon upgrade, they become a significant force. The unit also introduces some new mechanics to Dawn of War II gameplay.

  • The first unit to have its squad leaders always die last
  • Squad leaders increase the number of Guardsmen and allow reinforcing 2–3 models for the price of 1
  • The only non-hero unit that can build turrets; also builds deployable cover
  • Great synergy with Sentinels and Chimera
  • A fully upgraded squad can have higher health and damage than a Tactical Squad
  • Vulnerable to AoE damage such as fire and grenades

Army Level unlocks[]

  • Level 5: Bayonet Attachments
  • Level 10: Rare Armor