|Kings German Legion Light Dragoons|
|Appears in||Napoleon: Total War, The Peninsular Campaign|
|Belongs to||Great Britain|
|Type||Mounted Infantry, Light Cavalry|
|Soldiers in each unit||15/30/45/60|
|Cost||560 SP/680 MP|
|Turns to Train||2|
|Unit Cap||3 SP/2 MP|
Kings German Legion Light Dragoons are a type of mounted infantry in Napoleon: Total War.
Speed and agility, coupled with the ability to fight both mounted and on foot makes these men indispensable.
Fast moving and highly skilled, these light dragoons are a useful and versatile unit. Their true skill lies in horsemanship, although they need to dismount to use their carbines. Their flexibility in battle makes them ideal for use against artillery and skirmishers. However, should they find themselves facing well-disciplined line infantry in square their weaknesses will swiftly become apparent.
Historically, the dragoons and the light dragoons of the Kings German Legion were quartered in Weymouth, on south coast of England, along with two horse artillery batteries. The barracks were often visited by King George III and the men were his particular favourites. He would walk among the men as he oversaw drill, discussing news of home in Germany and joking with them. He even took to wearing the uniform of the dragoons during his visits. The practice of visiting the men of the Kings German Legion didn’t die with George III; the then-Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal family continued this tradition for years to come.
Kings German Legion Light Dragoons are similar to standard British Light Dragoons, but they do not have the impetuous trait and instead are resistant to morale shocks, making them easier to control and more reliable. They also have better charge and morale statistics, but poorer morale.