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For the Empire: Total War faction, see Hessen (Empire: Total War).

Hessen NTW

Flag of Hessen

Hessen is a minor faction in Napoleon: Total War.

General InformationEdit

Basics at startEdit

  • Protectorates – None
  • Allies – None
  • Trade Partners – None
  • Enemies – None
  • Religion – Catholicism
  • Government – Absolute Monarchy
  • Ruler – Wilhelm I
  • Population – 1,135,961
  • Power – Feeble
  • Wealth – Destitute
  • Treasury – 5,000
  • Technology - None
  • Spies – None
  • Gentlemen - None
  • Generals - None
  • Admirals - None

Hessen borders French-held Hannover to the north, Brandenburg to the north-east and Cleves-Mark to the north-west (both initially controlled by Prussia), Flanders & Wallonia and Alsasce-Lorraine to the west and south-west (both initially controlled by France), Saxony to the east, and Bavaria to the south-east.

Though its starting army is small, Hessen has the potential to become quite powerful for a minor faction, despite its small size: its region contains a gold mine and a supply post, meaning it can be quite wealthy for a minor faction and its damaged troops replenish relatively quickly. It is further aided by its unusually versatile unit roster. Its strategic position and useful buildings, however, make it a good candidate from early invasion. Prussia requires its region for fulfilling its victory conditions, and France may find it a useful acquisition on its way to Brandenburg and the rest of Prussia.

DiplomacyEdit

Hessen Diplomacy Map NTW

Initial diplomacy map

Hessen initially has no allies or enemies, though given that it shares borders with so many powerful forces opposed to each other, it is almost inevitably embroiled in conflict. It tends to ally with Saxony, and sometimes Austria, France, or Prussia, though it may also go to war with these factions.

Below are a list of grievances/friendships other factions have with Hessen initially. This list is exhaustive; factions that are not listed do not have friendships or grievances (they are neutral).

France Spain Wurttemberg Batavian Republic Kingdom of Italy Kingdom of Naples Kingdom of Sardinia
-65 -35 -35 +35 -35 -35 -35
Kingdom of Sicily Mecklenburg Oldenburg Papal States Portugal Saxony Switzerland
-35 +40 -50 -35 -35 +40 -35

Below are a list of grievances/friendships other factions have with Hessen if it emerges. This list is exhaustive; factions that are not listed do not have friendships or grievances (they are neutral).

France Spain Wurttemberg Batavian Republic Belgium Brittany Catalonian Hannover
-65 -35 -35 +35 -35 -35 -35 +40
Hungary Ireland Italy Kingdom of Italy Kingdom of Naples Kingdom of Sardinia Kingdom of Sicily Mecklenburg
-35 -35 -35 -35 -35 -35 -35 +40
Oldenburg Papal States Portugal Saxony Switzerland United Netherlands Westphalia
-50 -35 -35 +40 -35 +40 -35

Unit RosterEdit

Hessen has a very diverse roster for a minor faction. It is one of four factions that can recruit Carabiniers, heavy cavalry that are a slightly cheaper and inferior to Cuirassiers. In addition, it is one of the few minor factions that can recruit elite Garde du Corp. Additionally, it has access to both light and medium cavalry, and is only lacking in lancers. Hessen is one of the only minor factions that has at least one of every infantry category that may be recruited, including elite infantry. Its artillery and naval roster are standard for a minor faction.

While Hessen has access to elite infantry, it rarely has the opportunity to train them: its region doesn't have a school, so unless it trades for technology it cannot upgrade its military building adequately. 

Napoleon: Total War Factions
Italy Campaign Factions AustriaFranceGenoaLuccaModenaMilanParmaPapal StatesPiedmont-SardiniaTrentSavoyTuscanyVenice
Egypt Campaign Factions FranceBedouinGreat BritainMamelukesOttoman Empire
Europe Campaign Major Factions AustriaFranceGreat BritainOttoman EmpirePrussiaRussiaSpain
Europe Campaign Minor Factions Baden-WürttembergBatavian RepublicBavariaBelgiumBrittanyCataloniaCourlandCrimean KhanateDenmarkGreeceHannoverHessenHungaryIrelandItalyKingdom of ItalyKingdom of NaplesKingdom of SardiniaKingdom of SicilyMecklenburgNorwayOldenburgPolandPapal StatesPortugalRomaniaSaxonyScotlandSwedenSwiss ConfederationUnited NetherlandsWestphalia
Peninsular Campaign Factions FranceGreat BritainPortugalSpain

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