5e Regiment de Hussards (NTW unit)
|5e Regiment de Hussards|
|Men:||15 / 30 / 45 / 60|
|Turns to train:||2|
Hussards are a light cavalry force, and very effective when sent against skirmishers and artillery.
These veterans of the American War of Independence possess hard-earned battle experience. Light and fast, they can quickly reach areas of the battlefield where they are most needed, cutting down the enemy with their curved sabres. Their speed makes them especially effective against units such as artillery and skirmishers, as they can close before taking too much fire. Heavier cavalry units or line infantry in square will overmatch the Hussards, as their mounts are chosen for speed, not strength.
The 5e Regiment de Hussards has its roots in the Légion de Lauzun, which was formed in 1778 and saw action during the American War of Independence. The regiment earned itself a reputation for bravery and stoic resolve at the Battle of Yorktown where it chased down a unit of light horse commanded by the famous British commander Banastre Tarleton. The Légion de Lauzun was renamed in 1793 and became the 5e Regiment de Hussards, seeing service in several key battles of the Napoleonic Wars before eventually being disbanded in November 1815.
- Can hide in woodland
- Good stamina
- Paths seldom trod
- Wedge formation
- Diamond formation
This unit is part of the Imperial Eagle Pack DLC. It is originally included in the initial boxed edition of the game.