Cazadores Voluntarios de Madrid (NTW unit)
These mounted light infantry help to slow the enemy advance and keep their own line untroubled by enemy skirmishers. Guerrilla units can be deployed anywhere on the battlefield except inside the enemy deployment zone or within range of the enemy general.
These men harass the enemy and, if possible, pick off important men in the enemy ranks. Unlike their comrades in the line and light infantry, they are mounted and can fight on foot if needed. They form up in a loose skirmish line, firing independently at their self-designated targets. The result is a constant barrage rather than a devastating volley, but a deadly one as officers and sergeants are removed from the fight.
Historically, Cazadores were trained to defend the border between Spain and Portugal, an area of much activity before and during the Peninsular War. In 1800, Napoleon and his Spanish ally, Manuel de Gordoy, demanded that Portugal ally with France. This was something that Portugal, a long-standing ally of the British, refused to do. In 1801 French and Spanish troops under Gordoy took the Portuguese town of Olivenza. Once the fighting was over, Gordoy picked oranges from a nearby grove and sent them back to the Queen to inform her of his victory, giving the affair the title of “The War of the Oranges”.
- Can dismount
- Can hide in woodland
- Garrison policing bonus
- Guerrilla warfare
Unit is exclusive to the Peninsular Campaign and is available when controlling the region of Castilla la Nueva. Great Britain may acquire this unit through occupying or liberating its home region.