Coraceros Espanoles (NTW unit)
|Men:||15 / 30 / 45 / 60|
|Turns to train:||4|
Coraceros Españoles are powerful heavy cavalry, who wear cuirasses for protection and for extra weight in their devastating charge.
The flash of the Coraceros Españoles’ swords, and the gleam of their breastplates, may very well be the last thing an enemy ever sees, such is the finality of their charge! They are relatively slow moving because they are heavyweights, but when it comes to punching holes in an enemy’s defences, they are almost unmatched. Once their charge is over they can stay and fight in melee. They are exceptional warriors, and need only show due caution when facing guard cavalry or elite infantry.
The Coraceros Españoles claimed their uniforms, armour and weapons from captured French cuirassiers after the Battle of Mollet in 1810. A lack of funds, along with losses of men and horses during the war, often meant that the Spanish army was short of supplies, despite receiving considerable support from the British. This was particularly true for cavalry units, where some cavalrymen had to actually serve on foot due to a lack of suitable horses!
- Resistant to morale shocks
- Wedge formation
- Diamond formation
Unit is exclusive to the Peninsular Campaign.