Portuguese Cazadores (NTW unit)
These light infantry are an extremely versatile force, able to skirmish and fight in line.
Literally translated, cazadores means “hunters” and huntsmen make up a large proportion of the rank and file, along with mountain men of various kinds. Their independent spirits naturally lend themselves to skirmishing. All of these men make their living in the wilds, and are excellent marksmen. However, in close combat or when facing cavalry, the cazadores are disadvantaged.
Historically, the cazadores were created to replace the light infantry units that had been sent to fight in the French army’s Portuguese Legion. Because the cazadores were a new unit, the Portuguese took the opportunity to give them elite status. Fearing French attacks along the mountainous Spanish border, men familiar with the terrain were the first choice of recruits. Despite problems in finding enough weapons for them, the cazadores went on to garner an impressive reputation, becoming the elite force the Portuguese government so needed.
- 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.