Grenadiers were specialized units in the British and Continental armies during the American Revolutionary War. They were roughly comparable to the Italian Brutes and Byzantine Almogavars, being slower but tougher than other soldiers, and primarily wielded heavy weapons. Grenadiers were recognizable by their narrow, tall mitre-shaped headgear, which were designed not to obstruct vision or fall off while throwing grenades.
Grenadiers were tougher than Regulars, could not be directly countered or executed, and could counterattack Connor if he struck them repeatedly. However, they could have their defense broken easily and could be tripped, leaving them vulnerable to further attacks. As their name suggests, they carried grenades and used them occasionally.
- British Grenadiers appeared to be modeled on the Scottish 42nd Royal Highlanders, as indicated by their kilts. In actuality, however, British grenadiers consisted of many different units.
- Historically, Grenadiers were not armed with battle axes. However for sappers they were used for engineering purposes.