The Aetorian Grenadier Guards regiment is one of the elite 'Guards' regiments of the Tierran Army. It is ranked first among the regiments. Soldiers of this regiment are armed with muskets, bayonets and grenades and are distinguished by their bearskin caps. 1st Battalion of the Grenadiers is the House of Rendower's personal Houseguard regiment and are responsible for the protection of the royal family. Due to their extreme combat prowess and the responsibilities they are entrusted with they are considered the most prestigious of the infantry regiments.
The regiment is separated into three battalions, each possessing extremely stringent standards for entry. Each recruit must meet certain height, weight, and age requirements, be literate, have at least four years of spotless service, and be able to run a 4km course with 35kgs of gear in under 40 minutes. Recruits that meet these standard will be placed in Third Battalion, a holding unit that maintains replacements for Second Battalion to draw from to replace causalities. Second Battalion is a active duty combat unit that fights as part of the regular army. First Battalion is the most elite of the three battalions and is charged with the protection his royal majesty the king himself. In order to gain entry to First Battalion a Grenadier must have served 5 years in Second Battalion, received the Meritorious Service Order, and be approved by the Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment and the King himself.
The Battle of Blogia Edit
During the Battle of Blogia Second Battalion was killed almost to a man while make a defiant last stand, led by Lieutenant Colonel Sir Enrique d'al Hunter, in a attempt to buy time for Havenport and Castermaine's brigades to reform and retreat from the field. Lieutenant Colonel Hunter himself was killed along with his men and was replaced by major Daniel d'al Lefebvre, his former subordinate and one of only two grenadier officers to survive the battle, as Lieutenant Colonel and field commander of the Grenadiers.
Known soldiers in the Grenadiers:
Lord Sir Enrique d'al Hunter, Viscount of Wolfswood (Dead)
Compare in reality Edit
In comparison to reality, the Aetorian Grenadier Guards are heavily inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte's Old Guard Grenadiers in structural formation and the British Grenadier Guards in armaments and equipment.