88th Foot "Connaught Rangers" (NTW unit)

88th Foot "Connaught Rangers"
88th Foot "Connaught Rangers"
Category: Infantry
Class: Line Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 55
Reloading skill: 65
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 8
Charge bonus: 14
Defence: 11
Morale: 8
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 710
Upkeep cost: 230

These troops are exceptional line infantry, and can be trusted to press forward with any attack.

A little rough around the edges, but courageous and professional on the battlefield, the Connaught Rangers are an Irish line infantry regiment. Whether pushing home a bayonet or forming a disciplined firing line, these men will stand and fight. Like all line infantry, they are vulnerable to artillery fire and the sniping of skirmishers, but they can quickly counter cavalry charges by forming square.

Raised in 1793, the Connaught Rangers were among the best regiments in Wellington’s army, and distinguished themselves repeatedly in battle. General Picton, their divisional commander, saw them as little more than a plundering rabble and never held back from insulting their Irish roots and Catholic religion. This was probably the result of an unfortunate incident involving two Rangers and a goat. The Rangers caught Wellington’s eye at the Battle of Bussaco in 1810, when he declared that he never witnessed a more gallant charge. They attacked without orders from General Picton who was notably absent from the battle!


Can guard
Can hide in woodland
Grappling hooks
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Socket bayonet
Square formation

Available for:

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Great Britain


This unit is part of the Imperial Eagle Pack DLC. It is originally included in the initial boxed edition of the game.

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