Silesian Schuetzen (NTW unit)

Silesian Schuetzen
Silesian Schuetzen
Category: Infantry
Class: Skirmishers
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Range: 125
Accuracy: 80
Reloading skill: 50
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 4
Charge bonus: 2
Defence: 5
Morale: 7
Unit limit: 2
Turns to train: 4
Recruitment cost: 690
Upkeep cost: 170
Modern Rifles
Modern Rifles

Elite rifle-armed troops, these men are crack shots and skilled in skirmish warfare.

Named for the province in which they are raised, Silesian Schuetzen are elite sharpshooters. These troops can hide completely in a variety of terrain types and fire upon the enemy with startling accuracy. They fight in loose formation, which gives them added protection from line infantry. If they meet the same units in open conflict, these skirmishers will suffer. The Silesian Schuetzen are also at a disadvantage in close combat.

Historically, Schuetzen units were raised from a variety of sources to defend Silesia from the French attack of 1807. They were originally garrisoned in Liegnitz and, like many units in their early years, they lacked uniformity of armament, though mostly they were armed with infantry muskets. Eventually the men were all armed with the 1787 pattern rifle, a long gun with a calibre of about a finger’s width. Unusually for a flintlock, it had front and back sights: the back sight was graded up to 300 paces, allowing startling feats of marksmanship.


Can guard
Can hide in light scrub
Can hide in long grass
Can hide in woodland
Can skirmish
Good stamina
Grappling hooks
Paths seldom trod

Technological abilities

Can place stakes
Light infantry tactics

Available for:

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Unit is available when controlling the region of Silesia.

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