Kings German Legion Light Foot (NTW unit)
These versatile light troops are capable of forming an ordered line as well as skirmishing in loose order.
Recruited from the soldiers of the Hanoverian army and armed with muskets, these troops excel at both melee and range combat, where their accuracy and range are nearly unrivalled. This versatility makes them incredibly useful on the battlefield. Their only real vulnerability is when facing cavalry, as they are unable to form square, the standard defence against cavalry charges.
All of Europe breathed a collective sigh in 1814. The Treaty of Fontainbleau brought an end to hostilities and halted Napoleon’s domination of Europe. The ink was barely dry on this agreement when the British government started to divide up Wellington’s army. Some were sent off to the war in America, others were discharged at home. The King’s German Legion was considered incredibly valuable and escaped this cull. However, all the non-Hanoverian troops were discharged or transferred to other foreign corps. As a result the numbers of the Legion were greatly reduced, leaving only 7,000 in the Legion at Waterloo, but they were all proud sons of Hanover!
- Can guard
- Can hide in light scrub
- Can hide in woodland
- Can skirmish
- Grappling hooks
- Resistant to morale shocks
- Chevaux de frise
- Light infantry tactics
- Socket bayonet
Unit is exclusive to the Peninsular Campaign.