Kings German Legion Light Dragoons (NTW unit)
Speed and agility, coupled with the ability to fight both mounted and on foot makes these men indispensable.
Fast moving and highly skilled, these light dragoons are a useful and versatile unit. Their true skill lies in horsemanship, although they need to dismount to use their carbines. Their flexibility in battle makes them ideal for use against artillery and skirmishers. However, should they find themselves facing well-disciplined line infantry in square their weaknesses will swiftly become apparent.
Historically, the dragoons and the light dragoons of the Kings German Legion were quartered in Weymouth, on south coast of England, along with two horse artillery batteries. The barracks were often visited by King George III and the men were his particular favourites. He would walk among the men as he oversaw drill, discussing news of home in Germany and joking with them. He even took to wearing the uniform of the dragoons during his visits. The practice of visiting the men of the Kings German Legion didn’t die with George III; the then-Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal family continued this tradition for years to come.
- Can dismount
- Can hide in woodland
- Good stamina
- Paths seldom trod
- Resistant to morale shocks
- Wedge formation
- Diamond formation
Unit is exclusive to the Peninsular Campaign.