Polish Legion (NTW unit)

Polish Legion
Polish Legion
Grand Campaign Polish Legion
Peninsular Campaign Polish Legion
Category: Infantry
Class: Line Infantry
Men: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160
Range: 80
Accuracy: 45
Reloading skill: 45
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 7
Charge bonus: 11
Defence: 11
Morale: 7
Unit limit: 4
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 630
Upkeep cost: 150

The Polish Legion is a line infantry unit, able to give fire or charge home with bayonets.

The Legion may be regarded as socially inferior and paid less than other infantry, but they fight like the Devil when asked. They will honourably withstand shot, shell and sabre and then go forwards with courage to drive off enemies. Armed with muskets and bayonets, they can steadily fire volleys into the mass of an enemy army, or fix bayonets and attack at close quarters. They may lack the pomp of other infantry, but they do all that is asked.

The Poles were ardent supporters of Napoleon and saw him as a liberator. This admiration was mutual; the Emperor declared that his Polish Legion infantry were to be treated with the same respect as their French equivalents. The Polish infantry excelled in defensive tactics, choosing to avoid the mass assaults the French favoured. As a result they were less vulnerable to artillery attacks, and were even known to sit down under fire to reduce their vulnerability!


Can guard
Can hide in woodland
Grappling hooks
Resistant to morale shocks

Technological abilities

Chevaux de frise
Fire and advance
Socket bayonet
Square formation

Available for:

Grand Campaign

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Unit is available when controlling the region of Poland.

Peninsular Campaign

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