Brunswicker Dragoons (ETW unit)
|Men:||20 / 40 / 60 / 80|
|Turns to train:||1|
|Building (minimum level)|
These German dragoons are heavy cavalry, skilled in the use of sword and carbine.
Brunswicker dragoons are versatile troops; they have a powerful charge that can break enemy infantry formations, and can ride to critical spots on the battlefield to lend support to beleaguered allies. However, should they be pitted against infantry formed in square their charge will fall short of the power achieved by heavy cavalry units. They do have the advantage of being armed with carbine muskets, but they are trained to use these when on foot; dragoons should not be expected to engage in close combat effectively when dismounted.
The Brunswicker Dragoons (and other Brunswick units) left Germany for America under the command of Col. Friedrich Riedesel in 1776. When the dragoons arrived in America they did so without horses. They were paid as heavy infantryman and acted in this capacity for many of the early campaigns. At the Battle of Bennington most of the 120 men were either killed or captured, dramatically reducing the size of the unit. Those that did survive rejoined the main body of British troops after the surrender at Saratoga. This under-strength regiment remained in garrison duty in Canada until 1783, when it returned to Brunswick.
- Can dismount
- Can hide in woodland
- Garrison policing bonus
- Grappling hooks
Unit is available when controlling the region of England.
This unit is part of the Elite Units of America DLC.