Palestinian Auxiliaries (NTW unit)
|Men:||40 / 80 / 120 / 160|
|Turns to train:||1|
These troops are an infantry militia who help maintain public order.
The primary task of auxiliaries is not necessarily to fight on the battlefield, but to intimidate local troublemakers and keep order in the streets. Because of this, they receive little training and, when pitted against regular soldiers, they are likely to run or be killed very quickly. However, for garrison duties and as a diversion on a battlefield they can be useful to a cunning commander.
In 1799 Napoleon besieged the Ottoman city of Acre in Palestine, echoing the Crusades that had taken place 700 years earlier. For once, Napoleon lacked artillery as British forces had ambushed it en route. His infantry would have to take Acre unsupported. After many attempts, new artillery was brought up and broke down the wall, only to reveal that the Ottomans had built an inner wall to seal the breach! After two months of failure and disease, Napoleon admitted defeat and withdrew his exhausted soldiers.
- Can guard
- Can hide in light scrub
- Can hide in woodland
- Garrison policing bonus
- Grappling hooks
- Inspires nearby units
- Chevaux de frise
Unit is exclusive to the Egyptian Campaign and available in the Palestinian regions only (Galilee, Judea, Negev, Palestine).