Husares (NTW unit)

Spanish Husares
Category: Cavalry
Class: Light Cavalry
Men: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60
Faction: Great Britain Spain
Melee attack: 9 9
Charge bonus: 15 15
Defence: 6 6
Morale: 6 6
Turns to train: 2 2
Recruitment cost: 470 470
Upkeep cost: 200 150

Hussars are light cavalry, fast moving and useful for scouting ahead of an army.

These superb horsemen can be used as a screen for the main army, or for strategic scouting to locate the enemy. Hussar speed makes them ideal for targeting skirmishers and artillery: enemies have little chance to escape if hussars are sent against them. Hussars are armed with curved sabres, and can acquit themselves well in melee or during a charge, although they do not fare well against disciplined infantry or heavy cavalry.

Historically, hussars of all nations enjoyed the freebooting attitude of the Hungarian originals, and acted independently of the main army as much as they could. This was useful, because they could be sent out to do long patrols or reconnaissance, and possibly a little plundering. Their high-spirited approach to war was matched by their popinjay uniforms, some of the gaudiest ever to have been worn into battle. Hussar arrogance, however, was well deserved: in 1806 some 500 French hussars bluffed a 6,000-strong Prussian garrison at Stettin into surrendering the fortress there.


Can hide in woodland
Good stamina
Paths seldom trod

Technological abilities

Wedge formation
Diamond formation

Available for:

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Great Britain Spain

Unit is exclusive to the Peninsular Campaign.

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