Horse Guards (Republican) (NTW unit)

Horse Guards
Horse Guards
Great Britain Horse Guards
Prussia Horse Guards
Russia Horse Guards
Category: Cavalry
Class: Heavy Cavalry
Men: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60
Melee attack: 13
Charge bonus: 19
Defence: 14
Morale: 11
Unit limit: 4
Turns to train: 4
Recruitment cost: 720
Upkeep cost: 230

Horse Guards are an elite heavy cavalry unit, armed with deadly sabres and a devastating charge.

Heavy cavalry’s purpose is to break the enemy by shock. Simply put, the Horse Guards are expected to charge home and smash enemy ranks by weight and speed. They are not for chasing down enemies: this is the work of faster, lighter cavalry forces. Instead, they are a battering ram, hurled over short distances against close-formed enemies in the hope of producing a breakthrough and further confusion. However, when confronted by elite infantry in a square formation, these horsemen meet their match and charging blindly in could lead to heavy losses.

Historically, the Horse Guards Parade buildings in London were designed by William Kent, completed in 1755 and used for the “Trooping of the Colour”, a tradition that continues to this day. Indeed, the Horse Guards, as part of the Blues and Royals, themselves remain a feature of the modern British Army, although they now use tanks rather than horses.


Inspires nearby units
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Wedge formation
Diamond formation

Available for:

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Great Britain Prussia Russia