EU4 army_drill Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
army_drill Command
PlayerDLC: Cradle of Civilization

This console command adjusts the drill level of all subordinate units to the given value, with the maximum level set at 100. If you include a specific country tag as a secondary argument, the drill level of that tagged country will be altered. If no country tag is specified, the command will affect the country that you're currently playing.

army_drill [Amount] [Country Tag]



This should be a number between 0 and 100. The amount of drill to set the country's sub units to.


Optional. If specified, this command will change the drill of all sub units for the country with the specified country tag.


Here are examples of how to use army_drill.

army_drill 50

This command would set the drill of all sub units belonging to the country that you are currently playing as to 50.

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Quick Overview

The army_drill command in Europa Universalis IV is used to set the military drill level for all your subunits.

Military drill in EU4 is a measure of the training and readiness of your troops, influencing their overall performance in battle.

By setting the army drill level with this command, you can enhance your military capabilities in the game.

In-Depth Description

The army_drill command in Europa Universalis IV is utilized to set the drill level for all your subunits, typically your army.

The drill level set by this command affects the effectiveness of your armies. A higher drill level generally increases the combat capability of your army units and improves their overall performance in battles and wars.

This is represented by an extra ‘fire’ and ‘shock’ damage dealt by these units during combat. Additionally, a higher drill level helps in reducing army damage received.

This command can be particularly useful when you're planning to go into war as it allows you to instantly enhance the combat proficiency of your armies, bypassing the traditional method of drilling armies over time. This can potentially turn the tide in a war, especially when you're battling against an adversary with superior military power.

How to Open the Command Console

In EU4, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .