Landwehr Austria NTW

Landwehr Italy NTW

Landwehr Prussia NTW

Appears in Napoleon: Total War
Belongs to Austria, Prussia, minor German factions
Type Militia
Ammunition 10
Soldiers in each unit 40/80/120/160
Melee attack 4
Charge bonus 9
Morale 3
Range 80
Produced from any building in a region capital
Special abilities
Upkeep 80
Turns to Train 1
Unit Cap None

Landwehr are a type of militia in Napoleon: Total War.


Landwehr soldiers are armed with muskets and bayonets, and are quite capable of defending their homes.

They are also equal to the job of quelling troublesome civilians, but their lack of training means that they should not be expected to fight as well as regular soldiers. These are the people-in-arms, not a hardened force of veterans. Against well-handled and disciplined soldiers, they will suffer heavy losses. They are, however, a useful force of garrison troops, and can help keep order at relatively low cost.

In 1812 Prussia had been compelled to aid Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. General Yorck, the officer in charge of the Prussian Auxiliary Corps, was a well-respected patriot, and an experienced soldier. It was obvious to him that the French were going to be defeated, so he declared his corps neutral and aided the Russians in taking East Prussia. As East Prussia, if not the whole country, was at war with France, an army was needed to defend it and the result was the recruitment of a large body of Landwehr militia. Yorck’s decision to defy the French produced the Russo-Prussian alliance of 1813, a significant bloc against Napoleon’s France.

General InformationEdit

Landwehr are militia units for most German factions, including Austria and Prussia. They are the standard (and only) militia type unit recruited by all German factions that exist at the start of the Europe Campaign. Emergent German factions, however (Hannover and Westphalia) recruit militia instead. With the exception of generals, landwehr are the cheapest units in the factions that can recruit them. This, combined with their quick training time and their bonus to garrison policing bonus, make them the best troops for improving public order in regions by a considerable margin. Standard landwehr are statistically identical to militia, though Prussian and Austrian landwehr have unique statistics.

Prussian Landwehr are generally superior to Austrian Landwehr, boasting superior accuracy and considerably better reloading skill at the cost of slightly weaker defense. They are more or less on par with the French National Guard, which have slightly worse accuracy, slightly better charging bonus, morale, and defense, but are more expensive to train and maintain. British Fencibles have slightly superior reloading skill and charging bonus, but are about 30% more expensive to train and maintain. Finally, Russian Opelchenie have better defense, morale, and a far superior charging bonus, but pay for this with abysmal reloading and accuracy.

The fairly good statistics on Prussian Landwehr allow them to act as cheap substitutes for their musketeers (who themselves are only average as line infantry). This is particularly true if Conscript Infantry Tactics is researched, improving their morale, and a general is nearby to rally them should they waver.

Austrian Landwehr are much less able to fulfill this role due to their very poor shooting statistics--they fare more poorly in this regard than generic landwehr fielded by other German factions. Their slightly superior defence does not really make up for this.

Landwehr's statistics are different among the factions; differences are listed below (traits that to not differ are not listed).

Faction Defense Accuracy Reloading Cost
Austria 5 30 10 330 SP/380 MP
Prussia 4 35 15 350 SP/400 MP
Minor factions 4 30 20 330


Napoleon: Total War Infantry
Line Infantry 18th Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne "The Brave"1st Regiment Emperor's Own47th (Czech) Regiment88th Foot "Connaught Rangers"Archduke Charles' LegionBeylik Janissary MusketeersBrunswick Line InfantryFootFusiliers (Line Infantry)Fusiliers of LineGerman FusiliersHighland FootHungarian FusiliersInfantryKings German Legion FootLine InfantryMoscow MusketeersMusketeersNizam-I Cedit InfantryPolish LegionProvincial Nizam-I CeditRevolutionary InfantrySwiss FootVoluntarios de la CoruñaVoluntarios de la Cruzada del Tietar
Militia FenciblesLandwehrLibyan BedouinMilitiaMilitiamenNational GuardOpelcheniePalestinian AuxiliariesPeasant LevyProvincial Militia
Grenadiers 1st East Prussian Grenadier BattalionBeylik Janissary GrenadiersGerman GrenadiersGrenadiersGrenadiers of the LineHungarian GrenadiersPavlovsk Grenadiers
Irregulars & Light Infantry 17th Jäger Regiment6th Regiment d’Infanterie LégèreAzzarsCazadoresCazadores de CataluñaCazardores Francos NumantinosChasseursDutch FlanquersFusiliers (Light Infantry)GuerillasGuerrilla CazadoresGrenzersKings German Legion Light FootLight FootLight InfantryLombardy-Cisapline LegionNizam-I Cedit Light InfantryPrussian FusiliersRegimento de ArlanzaRussian Jägers
Skirmishers 95th FootContra-GuerrillasCorso Terrestre de NavarraGuerrilla TiradoresJägersLandesschutzenNassau JägersNizam-I Cedit RiflesNorwegian Ski TroopsRiflesSharpshootersSilesian SchuetzenTiradoresTiradores de CantabriaVoltiguersWindbüchse Jägers
Elite Infantry 42nd Foot (The Black Watch)8th Life RegimentColdstream GuardsDutch GrenadiersFoot GuardsGrenadier GuardsGuard SeamenGuardias de InfanteriaLife Guards of FootLife RegimentLifeguard FootOld GuardRepublican GuardsSemenovski LifeguardVelite GrenadiersWalloon GuardsYoung Guard
Melee Infantry Bashi-BazouksCemaat Janissaries
Mobs Armed CitizenryArmed PopulaceFirelock Armed Populace
Mounted Infantry 10th HussarsCazadores Voluntarios de MadridDragoon GuardsDragoonsEmpress DragoonsKings German Legion DragoonsKings German Legion Light DragoonsLight DragoonsMounted CazadoresMounted JagersMounted Nizam-I CeditMounted RiflesRoyal Scots Greys