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2nd New York
2nd New York
Belongs to United States
Type Line Infantry
Weapon(s) Musket
Ammunition 15
Soldiers in each unit 40/80/120/160
Melee Attack 9
Charge bonus 12
Defense skill 15
Morale 9
Range 70
Accuracy 40
Reloading 25
Tech requirement None; can be improved with Square Formation, various bayonet technologies, New Model Bayonet Drill and Cadenced Marching
Produced from Military Governor's Barracks in New York
Special abilities

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  • Can guard
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Grappling hooks
  • Resistant to morale shocks
  • Plug Bayonet
Cost 1190 SP/850 MP
Upkeep 290
Turns to Train 1
Unit Cap 1
2nd New York Icon
The 2nd New York are a regiment of line infantry in Empire: Total War. They are available with the Elite Units of America DLC pack, to the United States.

DescriptionEdit

These musket-armed troops use massed volleys to break an enemy, relying on discipline to withstand any counter-fire.

Marching or line regiments make up the majority of units in European-pattern armies. They are so-called because they form the line of battle, not because they deploy in lines. They can also form square, a particularly effective tactic against cavalry charges, although this leaves the unit incredibly vulnerable to artillery fire and skirmishers. This weakness aside, the versatility of a line regiment makes them a valuable addition to any force.

The 2nd New York regiment was raised in 1775 and placed under the command of Colonel Phillip Van Cortlandt. The Van Cortlandt family history was already impressive: Phillip's great-grandfather was the first American-born Mayor of New York and the family name was used for various place names across America. Colonel Van Cortlandt was promoted to Brigadier General following acts of valour at the Siege of Yorktown. He lived out his remaining years as a politician, eventually dying at the age of 81.

General InformationEdit

The 2nd New York are hardier than standard U.S Line Infantry, boasting slightly better defense and morale.

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