For the Napoleon: Total War version, see Hungarian Hussars (Napoleon: Total War).

Hungarian Hussars
Hungarian Hussars
Belongs to Austria, Hungary
Type Light Cavalry
Weapon(s) Sword
Soldiers in each unit 15/30/45/60
Melee Attack 11
Charge bonus 15
Defense skill 8
Morale 7
Tech requirement None
Produced from Military Governor's Barracks in Hungary
Special abilities

­ Can hide in woodland

Cost 960 SP/ 690 MP
Upkeep 280
Turns to Train 1
Unit Cap None
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Hungarian Hussars are light cavalry in Empire: Total War.


Hussars are light cavalry, used to skirmish and for scouting ahead of an army.

Like other light cavalrymen, hussars have speed, “dash” and an elitist attitude towards enemies. Hungarian hussars are, without exception, superb equestrians, as might be expected for a Magyar force. Their organisational origin as irregular forces (reputedly recruited from among brigands) gives them a certain independence of spirit, something that aids them in reconnaissance work. They carry a curved sabre and a muzzle-loading smoothbore carbine. This is a smaller calibre weapon than an infantry musket, the “sawn off” length of carbines being a late development to make reloading on horseback an easier exercise.

Austria had raised units of irregular Magyar horsemen called “huszárok” in the mid-15th Century, and they had fought bravely for Matthias Corvinus, the King of Hungary and Croatia and Duke of Austria, but it was not until the 1680s that regular hussar regiments were formed. Having proved their utility in Austrian service, other nations soon added hussars to their own armies – and enthusiastically adopted hussar uniform as a fashion statement for cavalrymen. In some armies, hussar uniforms grew ever more gaudy, exaggerated and, frankly, needlessly suggestive in the cut of the very tight breeches! The cavalrymen didn’t mind at all that they were being dressed up like peacocks, as a splendid uniform was always useful in attracting the ladies!

General InformationEdit

Hungarian Hussars are statistically superior Hussars. Of the playable factions, only Austria can obtain them, although Hungary may also train them if it declares independence. For these factions, Hungarian Hussars are the only sword-wielding light cavalry available to them in Europe.


Like some other hussar units, the description for Hungarian Hussars claims that they use muskets in addition to their sabers. This is untrue, and they are purely melee units. 

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