1st Regiment Emperor's Own (NTW unit)

1st Regiment Emperor's Own
1st Regiment Emperor's Own
Category: Infantry
Class: Line Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 55
Reloading skill: 55
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 8
Charge bonus: 12
Defence: 10
Morale: 8
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 690
Upkeep cost: 170

These men are exceptionally fine line infantry armed with smoothbore muskets.

The 1st Regiment “Emperor’s Own” is made up of battle-hardened Czech troops, as deadly with their bayonets as they are excellent marksmen. They are best employed in an advance upon the enemy firing volleys before delivering a decisive bayonet charge. To guard against potentially devastating cavalry charges, they can form square, although this leaves them vulnerable to fire from artillery.

Historically, the Austrian army suffered thanks to the conservative mindset of its military establishment. Rules were handed down to the army from the Hofkriegsrat, the military-civilian administration. At a time when most nations were modernising, choosing less formal formations and making use of light infantry, the dead hand of bureaucracy meant that the Austrian Army could not adapt. Reforms were called for after each defeat, but were thwarted by financial issues. Despite the ineptitude and penny-pinching of national command, the ordinary Austrian soldiers fought on to acquit themselves with bravery and discipline: a surprisingly modern-looking problem for an army of 200 years ago.


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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