Tiradores de Cantabria (NTW unit)

Tiradores de Cantabria
Tiradores de Cantabria
Category: Infantry
Class: Skirmishers
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Range: 100
Accuracy: 50
Reloading skill: 25
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 3
Charge bonus: 1
Defence: 4
Morale: 8
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 510
Upkeep cost: 120

As sharpshooters the Guerrilla Tiradores are perfect for harassing an enemy from afar. Guerrilla units can be deployed anywhere on the battlefield except inside the enemy deployment zone or within range of the enemy general.

Largely recruited from among hunters and farmers living in the Spanish mountains, these men have grown up using firearms, and they are crack shots. Their hunting and tracking experience allows them to hide and their loose formation helps to protect them from bombardment. These sharpshooters are best employed sniping enemies from a distance: they will take heavy losses in close-combat, have precious little defence against cavalry, and will they suffer in a formal exchange of volleys with against other infantry.

Guerrilla bands were created by the Spanish to fight back against occupying French forces during the Peninsular War. Often outnumbered and outgunned, the guerrillas relied heavily on skirmishing, ambushing and superior knowledge of the landscape to obtain a tactical advantage. Francisco Espoz y Mina (1781-1836) made himself into an expert on guerrilla tactics. He started his career in the “Tiradores de Doyle”, a guerrilla band put together by British officer, Col. Charles W. Doyle, and then went on to be one of the most feared fighting men in Spain.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in long grass
Can hide in woodland
Can skirmish
Good stamina
Grappling hooks
Guerrilla warfare
Paths seldom trod

Technological abilities

Can place stakes
Light infantry tactics

Available for:

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Unit is exclusive to the Peninsular Campaign and is available when controlling the region of Cantabria.

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