Lee's Legion (ETW unit)
|Men:||20 / 40 / 60 / 80|
|Turns to train:||1|
|Building (minimum level)|
Speed and agility, coupled with the ability to fight on horseback or on foot, makes these men very useful in a fight.
Fast moving and highly skilled, these men are truly skilled horsemen. They do not fire their carbines whilst mounted, however, preferring to ride men down and dispatch them with cold steel. These impressive collection of skills make them ideal for use against artillery and skirmishers. However, should they find themselves facing well-disciplined line infantry, formed in square, their weaknesses would swiftly become evident.
Lee’s Legion was commanded by Henry ‘Light horse’ Lee, the father of famed Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Henry Lee’s first commission was as Captain of the Virginia Light Dragoons. During his time as a captain he caught the eye of Washington while leading a series of successful raids on enemy supply trains. At Paulus Hook, New Jersey, he increased his renown by taking 400 British soldiers prisoner with the loss of only one of his cavalrymen. This action earned him a gold medal, an honour usually reserved for only men of general’s rank.
- Can dismount
- Can fire from horseback
- Can hide in woodland
- Can shoot while moving
- Garrison policing bonus
- Grappling hooks
Unit is available when holding a region in North America.
This unit is part of the Elite Units of America DLC.