88th Foot "Connaught Rangers" (NTW unit)
These troops are exceptional line infantry, and can be trusted to press forward with any attack.
A little rough around the edges, but courageous and professional on the battlefield, the Connaught Rangers are an Irish line infantry regiment. Whether pushing home a bayonet or forming a disciplined firing line, these men will stand and fight. Like all line infantry, they are vulnerable to artillery fire and the sniping of skirmishers, but they can quickly counter cavalry charges by forming square.
Raised in 1793, the Connaught Rangers were among the best regiments in Wellington’s army, and distinguished themselves repeatedly in battle. General Picton, their divisional commander, saw them as little more than a plundering rabble and never held back from insulting their Irish roots and Catholic religion. This was probably the result of an unfortunate incident involving two Rangers and a goat. The Rangers caught Wellington’s eye at the Battle of Bussaco in 1810, when he declared that he never witnessed a more gallant charge. They attacked without orders from General Picton who was notably absent from the battle!
- Can guard
- Can hide in woodland
- Grappling hooks
- Resistant to morale shocks
- Chevaux de frise
- Fire and advance
- Socket bayonet
- Square formation
This unit is part of the Imperial Eagle Pack DLC. It is originally included in the initial boxed edition of the game.