Prussian Fusiliers (NTW unit)

Prussian Fusiliers
Prussian Fusiliers
Category: Infantry
Class: Light Infantry
Men: 30 / 60 / 90 / 120
Range: 100
Accuracy: 55
Reloading skill: 60
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 5
Charge bonus: 9
Defence: 7
Morale: 6
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 590
Upkeep cost: 140

Fusiliers are an elite light infantry unit, able to form a firing line or skirmish as required.

Rigorous training and careful selection of troops have made the fusiliers some of the best soldiers in the Prussian army. The men are armed with smoothbore muskets and bayonets, and drilled to use the most of the tactics of light and line infantry. Their only real weakness is that, when under threat from cavalry, they cannot form square.

The first battalion of fusiliers for the Prussian army was formally created in 1787. Its origins, however, went back to the “Free Regiments” of the Seven Years War; those units had a reputation for ill-discipline, roguish behaviour and desertion, even at a time when desertion was a common problem. Indeed, desertion remained a problem for many armies, especially among the men conscripted into light skirmishing units. Skirmishers often operate away from direct control by sergeants and officers, and can slip away in the heat of battle, if they really want to desert.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in woodland
Can skirmish
Grappling hooks
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Light infantry tactics
Socket bayonet

Available for:

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