Light Dragoons (NTW unit)

Light Dragoons
Light Dragoons
Grand Campaign Light Dragoons
Peninsular Campaign Light Dragoons
Category: Cavalry
Class: Light Cavalry
Men: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60
Range: 80
Accuracy: 35
Reloading skill: 25
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 10
Charge bonus: 12
Defence: 8
Morale: 6
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 530
Upkeep cost: 230

Light dragoons are mounted skirmishers, riding to a fight then engaging the enemy on foot.

Dragoon’s horses are primarily for mobility, but they are also fast and can deliver a reasonably effective charge. These characteristics make light dragoons effective against skirmishers and artillery: they can close quickly enough to not suffer too many casualties. When mounted, they are effective with their curved sabres, but to use their carbines they must dismount first. On foot, they are vulnerable to enemies in melee.

Historically, light dragoons often performed as a kind of police force, and were useful in suppressing riotous and rebellious civilians. Their horses give them strategic mobility, allowing them to control large areas and quickly come to the aid of the local, civil authorities. As the 18th Century drew to a close, they had lost their role as mounted infantry and most became another kind of light cavalry, although they retained the dragoon name. The officers and men welcomed the change, as “proper” cavalrymen had glamour for the ladies, a higher social status, and better pay rates!


Can dismount
Can hide in woodland
Good stamina
Paths seldom trod

Technological abilities

Wedge formation
Diamond formation

Available for:

Grand Campaign

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Great Britain

Peninsular Campaign

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Great Britain

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