8th Life Regiment (NTW unit)

8th Life Regiment
8th Life Regiment
Category: Infantry
Class: Elite Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 55
Reloading skill: 70
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 7
Charge bonus: 12
Defence: 12
Morale: 9
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 4
Recruitment cost: 810
Upkeep cost: 200

Highly disciplined and inspirational in their bravery, these line infantry are an excellent addition to any Prussian army.

The steadiness displayed by the men of the 8th Life Regiment is amazing, and on the battlefield they will encourage nearby troops to follow their example. As with many Prussian line infantry units, these men are incredibly disciplined and trained: this makes for excellent marksmen with fast reloading times, though their close formations leave them vulnerable to artillery fire and skirmishers. Being an elite unit, the regiment is expensive to recruit, but their abilities more than justify the extra cost.

The 8th Life was one of the most celebrated line infantry units of the Prussian army. During the Napoleonic Wars, the line infantry regiments of the Prussian army outnumbered the newer light infantry regiments. Despite changing tactics the 8th was able to maintain its iron discipline and perform useful service.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in woodland
Grappling hooks
Inspires nearby units
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Socket bayonet
Square formation

Available for:

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