Horse Guards (Republican) (NTW unit)
|Men:||15 / 30 / 45 / 60|
|Turns to train:||4|
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
- Wedge formation
- Diamond formation