Information Era Unit especially useful for embarking and invading across the sea as well as taking out Gun (Melee) units. Can also paradrop behind enemy lines.
The Special Forces unit possesses promotions that enhance its Sight and attack strength when embarked at sea. It is also stronger versus Gun (Melee) units, and can paradrop up to 9 tiles away from friendly territory.
Special forces and special operations forces are military units trained to perform unconventional missions. Special forces, as they would now be recognised, emerged in the early 20th century, with a significant growth in the field during the Second World War. Depending on the country, special forces may perform some of the following functions: airborne operations, counter-insurgency, "counter-terrorism", covert ops, direct action, hostage rescue, high-value targets/manhunting, intelligence operations, mobility operations, and unconventional warfare.