|Appears in||Napoleon: Total War, The Peninsular Campaign|
|Belongs to||Great Britain|
|Soldiers in each unit||30/60/90/120|
|Cost||580 SP/710 MP|
|Turns to Train||2|
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.
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.