Husares Francos Numantinos (NTW unit)

Husares Francos Numantinos
Husares Francos Numantinos
Category: Cavalry
Class: Light Cavalry
Men: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 14
Defence: 4
Morale: 6
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 470
Upkeep cost: 150

These mounted troops are versatile and fast moving, particularly effective against enemies such as skirmishers and artillery. Guerrilla units can be deployed anywhere on the battlefield except inside the enemy deployment zone or within range of the enemy general.

The essence of the guerrilla or “little war” is that a small force can take on a much larger foe by relying on ambushes, cunning and speed. Guerrilla Húsares are motivated by their hatred for the French, which drives them forward during their impressive cavalry charges. Their speed and agility should be used to chase down skirmishers or disrupt enemy artillery, but they will be outclassed should they ever face heavier cavalry in melee or, for that matter, infantry in square.

The mountainous terrain of Spain and Portugal made movement by heavy cavalry or artillery slow and difficult for all the armies in the Peninsular War. The roads that did exist were rough and poorly maintained, prompting the Grand Armée and the Spanish guerrillas to rely on lighter cavalry such as hussars as the mobile elements. Many of the guerrillas were actually from the towns and villages found high in the mountains. Their local knowledge gave them an advantage in covering ground. Their reputation as mountain “savages” was as useful as numbers in intimidating the French; it was a notoriety enhanced by the collecting French ears and fingers as war trophies.


Can hide in woodland
Good stamina
Guerrilla warfare
Paths seldom trod

Technological abilities

Wedge formation
Diamond formation

Available for:

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Great Britain Spain

Unit is exclusive to the Peninsular Campaign and is available when controlling the region of Salamanca. Great Britain may acquire this unit through occupying or liberating its home region.

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