|Appears in||Napoleon: Total War|
|Belongs to||Great Britain|
|Soldiers in each unit||15/30/45/60|
|Produced from||Military Academy|
|Cost||600 SP/730 MP|
|Turns to Train||2|
Hussars are an elite light cavalry force, and effective when used against skirmishers and artillery.
Like other light cavalrymen, hussars have speed, “dash” and an elitist attitude towards enemies. The 15th Hussars are made up of veteran cavalrymen, deadly in close combat and at the charge. Their speed makes them ideal for chasing down skirmishers and for dealing with artillery units. They carry curved sabres and, even though their charge is powerful, they are still at a disadvantage against infantry in square and heavy cavalry units.
The 15th Hussars were changed from light dragoon regiments as hussar regiments became fashionable across Europe. Colonel George Augustus Elliot raised “Elliot’s Light Horse”, a regiment of light dragoons. Less than a year after being raised the regiment was already 684 men strong and was marked out for overseas service. They took part in the Battle of Emsdorf, where they earned the very first named Battle Honour ever given to a British regiment. Eventually, the regiment became the 15th Hussars.
15th Hussars are strong light cavalry, with better statistics in every category than standard Hussars. This makes them a significant upgrade over Great Britain's default light cavalry, Light Dragoons. Like all light cavalry, 15th Hussars are well-suited to chasing routing foes, as well as engaging in multiple successive battles due to their good stamina. However, they suffer against heavier cavalry, as well as infantry arrayed in Square Formation or prepared in a firing line.
15th Hussars are much more expensive than most other light cavalry; standard Hussars are about 75% of the cost of 15th Hussars, whereas in practice their improved statistics make them only marginally better on the field of battle. In custom battles, where funds are limited, they may be hard-pressed to justify their price. They are statistically near-identical to Austria's Hungarian Hussars and the French 5e Regiment de Hussards, though they have a steeper upkeep cost.