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Landesschutzen
Landesschutzen NTW
Appears in Napoleon: Total War
Belongs to Austria
Type Skirmishers
Ammunition 15
Soldiers in each unit 20/40/60/80
Melee attack 1
Charge bonus 1
Defense skill 4
Morale 4
Range 125
Accuracy 50
Reloading 15
Produced from any building in the region capital of Tyrol
Special abilities
  • Can skirmish
  • Can guard
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Grappling hooks
  • Can place stakes
  • Light infantry tactics
  • Chevaux de Frise
Cost 470 SP/560 MP
Upkeep 110
Turns to Train 2
Unit Cap 4

Landesschutzen are a type of skirmisher in Napoleon: Total War.

DescriptionEdit

These troops are a rifle-armed militia, and very effective against other militia units.

Cynics might describe the Landesschutzen as cannon fodder: they lack prestige, and suffer from low morale as a result. They are denied equipment that other, higher status regular units take for granted. Such a view is wrong. As militia, the Landesschutzen are rather skilful in combat, with good marksmanship skills; they can certainly hold their own against other militia forces, and give careless regular infantry a nasty surprise. As they lack bayonets, they use their rifles as clubs in close combat.

In 1805 Austria lost the Tyrol to Bavaria, thanks to defeat at the hands of the French and their allies. In 1809 Andreas Hofer, an Austrian nationalist, organised a rebellion against his new masters, took the Tyrol back, and succeeded in capturing Innsbruck not once, but twice. Hofer had been a militia captain in the war against the French, and was a sharpshooter of some skill. A thorn in the side of the French generals, he was tricked, captured, tried and executed by firing squad in 1810, ensuring his place as a hero.

General InformationEdit

Landesschutzen are some of the worst skirmishers in Napoleon: Total War by a considerable margin, with terrible reloading statistics and only mediocre accuracy compared to other skirmishers. However, they make up for this by being available from the beginning of the campaign, granting Austria an early range advantage. The first volley fired by Landesschutzen tends to be accurate enough for them to be useful in the opening phases of a battle, but their extremely poor reloading skills and the fact that rifles take longer to reload than muskets means that after this first volley, they are practically helpless for the next few minutes. Like all skirmishers, Landesschutzen have terrible melee statistics, suffering badly in such engagements against nearly any type of foe.

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