Light Foot

Light Foot

Light Foot (Peninsular Campaign)

Appears in Napoleon: Total War, The Peninsular Campaign
Belongs to Great Britain
Type Light Infantry
Ammunition 15
Soldiers in each unit 30/60/90/120
Melee attack 5
Charge bonus 11
Defense skill 7
Morale 6
Range 100
Accuracy 50
Reloading 55
Special abilities
  • Can guard
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can skirmish
  • Grappling hooks
  • Resistant to Morale Shocks
  • Light Infantry Tactics
Cost 580 SP/710 MP
Upkeep 190
Turns to Train 2
Unit Cap none
Light Foot
Light Foot are a type of light infantry in Napoleon: Total War and The Peninsular Campaign.


These light troops are ideal for harassing the enemy from a distance.

These light troops are trained to use their surroundings to their advantage, and use skirmish tactics to break and harass the enemy. This British regiment can also form an effective firing line when needed. The accuracy of their fire is excellent but they are weak against well-trained cavalry. Their inability to form square leaves them incredibly vulnerable; prolonged close combat is also inadvisable.

The British army traditionally recruited its riflemen and light troops from German states, but as France expanded into Holland in 1799, Britain was forced to rethink its recruitment strategy as the north German states were no longer quite so accessible. Many of the foreign troops in British service had perished in the West Indies or been drafted into the 60th Royal Americans. With few light troops available, General John Moore established a camp at Shorncliffe, Kent in 1802 for the instruction of light infantry. It took a year before the first unit of line infantry was converted into a British light infantry regiment.

General InformationEdit

Light Foot are Great Britain's standard (and, outside of the Peninsular Campaign, only) light infantry. They are excellent compared to most other factions, with superior statistics across the board to all their counterparts except Prussian Fusiliers and Portuguese Cazadores

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