Light Dragoons (ETW unit)

Light Dragoons
Light Dragoons
Category: Cavalry
Class: Dragoons
20 / 40 / 60 / 80
25 / 50 / 75 / 100
Faction: Sweden
Range: 70 70
Accuracy: 50 50
Reloading skill: 25 25
Ammunition: 20 20
Melee attack: 7 7
Charge bonus: 10 10
Defence: 6 6
Morale: 6 6
Turns to train: 1 1
Recruitment cost: 1030 1190
Upkeep cost: 300 350
Building (minimum level)
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Military Academy

Light dragoons are mounted skirmishers, riding to a fight then engaging the enemy on foot.

Their horses are for mobility, not for any shock value in battle and are often little better than nags and ponies, rather than decent warhorses. In battle, this is unimportant as light dragoons dismount and form a skirmish line to harass an enemy and screen the main body of their own army.

The main weapon carried is a shortened musket, originally termed a “dragon” or dragoon (like “rifle”, the term came to be applied to the man carrying the gun). This is not an accurate weapon, but is no worse than any other smoothbore.

Light dragoons are also useful in suppressing riotous and rebellious civilians. Their horses give them strategic mobility, allowing them to police large areas effectively and come to the aid of the local authorities.

Historically, dragoons lost their role as mounted infantry over the course of the 18th Century, and became another kind of light cavalry, although they retained the name. The officers and men welcomed the change to a role that had a higher social status (and usually better pay rates).


Can dismount
Can fire from horseback
Can hide in woodland
Can shoot while moving
Can skirmish
Garrison policing bonus
Good stamina
Grappling Hooks

Technological abilities

Wedge formation
Diamond formation

Available for:

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Austria Great Britain Poland-Lithuania Prussia Russia
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Spain Sweden United Provinces United States

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