Tarleton's Light Dragoons (ETW unit)

Tarleton's Light Dragoons
Tarleton's Light Dragoons
Category: Cavalry
Class: Dragoons
Men: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Range: 70
Accuracy: 40
Reloading skill: 25
Ammunition: 15
Melee attack: 8
Charge bonus: 11
Defence: 8
Morale: 8
Unit limit: 1
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 1190
Upkeep cost: 290
Shortened Carbines
Shortened Carbines
Building (minimum level)
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Military Governor's Barracks

These British dragoons are excellent light cavalry, using sabres when mounted and carbines when on foot.

Named for Banastre Tarleton, also known as “The Bloody Ban”, these troops are ideal for countering enemies such as skirmishers and artillery. Tarleton’s dragoons have fast horses and can quickly reach enemies out of range of friendly line units. Upon reaching their target, they can unleash a cavalry charge or engage in melee. Dismounted, they can use their carbines to fire upon the enemy, although they are relatively vulnerable in close-combat.

Banastre Tarleton sailed to America as a volunteer in 1775, quickly earning the rank of major for his bravery in the New York campaign. By the time Tarleton retired he had worked his way up through the ranks to general, and was even invested as Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, a significant honour, for his efforts. Officially the 17th Light Dragoons, Tarleton’s troopers were the mounted element of the British Legion. At the time, the Legion was a mixed force of cavalry and infantry and was sometimes referred to as Tarleton’s Legion.


Can dismount
Can fire from horseback
Can hide in woodland
Can shoot while moving
Garrison policing bonus
Grappling hooks

Technological abilities

Wedge formation
Diamond formation

Available for:

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Great Britain

Unit is available when controlling the region of New York.


This unit is part of the Elite Units of America DLC.

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