18th Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne “The Brave” (NTW unit)

18th Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne
“The Brave”
18th Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne “The Brave”
Category: Infantry
Class: Line Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 45
Reloading skill: 55
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 7
Charge bonus: 13
Defence: 10
Morale: 7
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 640
Upkeep cost: 160

These soldiers are line infantry, and more versatile than their lesser comrades.

The 18th Regiment are revered by their fellow countrymen, who know them as “The Brave”. They are experienced soldiers and that makes them valuable on the battlefield. Formed into a line, they can deliver a volley of fire into an enemy, follow it with a decisive charge and then finish the foe in close combat. Brave or not, they are still vulnerable to artillery and sniping by skirmishers. Like other line infantry, they can form square to repulse enemy cavalry.

The 18th Regiment were at the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, at that time the largest battle to have taken place on European soil. It was also a decisive victory for the forces of the Sixth Coalition, and Napoleon was forced to retreat. This persuaded the smaller German states to join the Coalition. Thanks to Leipzig, the Coalition forces outnumbered the French; apart from anything else, Napoleon had lost his Grande Armée during his failed Russian campaign in 1812. The Coalition further weakened Napoleon’s forces by avoiding battle with the emperor, instead attacking his less able sub-ordinates.


Can guard
Can hide in woodland
Grappling hooks
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Socket bayonet
Square formation

Available for:

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This unit is part of the Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars DLC. It is originally included in the Imperial Edition of the game.

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