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Silesian Schuetzen
Silesian Schuetzen NTW
Appears in Napoleon: Total War
Belongs to Prussia
Type Skirmishers
Ammunition 15
Soldiers in each unit 20/40/60/80
Melee attack 4
Charge bonus 2
Defense skill 5
Morale 7
Range 125
Accuracy 80
Reloading 50
Tech requirement Modern Rifles
Produced from Military Academy in Silesia
Special abilities
  • Can guard
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Can hide in long grass
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can skirmish
  • Good stamina
  • Grappling hooks
  • Paths seldom trod
  • Fougasse
  • Can place stakes
  • Light infantry tactics
Cost 690 SP/850 MP
Upkeep 170
Turns to Train 4
Unit Cap 2
Silesian Schuetzen NTW Icon
Silesian Schuetzen are a type of skirmisher in Napoleon: Total War.

DescriptionEdit

Elite rifle-armed troops, these men are crack shots and skilled in skirmish warfare.

Named for the province in which they are raised, Silesian Schuetzen are elite sharpshooters. These troops can hide completely in a variety of terrain types and fire upon the enemy with startling accuracy. They fight in loose formation, which gives them added protection from line infantry. If they meet the same units in open conflict, these skirmishers will suffer. The Silesian Schuetzen are also at a disadvantage in close combat.

Historically, Schuetzen units were raised from a variety of sources to defend Silesia from the French attack of 1807. They were originally garrisoned in Liegnitz and, like many units in their early years, they lacked uniformity of armament, though mostly they were armed with infantry muskets. Eventually the men were all armed with the 1787 pattern rifle, a long gun with a calibre of about a finger’s width. Unusually for a flintlock, it had front and back sights: the back sight was graded up to 300 paces, allowing startling feats of marksmanship.

General InformationEdit

Unique to Prussia, Silesian Schuetzen are superb skirmishers. Their accuracy is tied with Rifles for being the best in the game, and their reloading skill is only marginally worse. They fare extremely poorly in melee combat, even compared to other skirmishers, but this is usually of little consequence as no skirmisher can fare respectably in a melee anyway.

While their reloading skill is much higher than that of most other skirmishers, Silesian Schuetzen are still armed with rifles, making their overall reload speed still very slow. This, combined with their terrible melee statistics, makes them extremely vulnerable to being charged by cavalry. Silesian Schuetzen are best used in close support with other troops to cover this weakness. As with other skirmishers, they operate best when placed on high elevations, allowing them to use their superior range to support friendly troops from the rear or the flanks.

Silesian Schuetzen are greatly superior to standard Prussian Jägers in terms of ranged combat; they are hampered by their cap of only two regiments. They are the best skirmishers available to Prussia.

Although the Modern Rifles technology is required to train these units, two regiments are already present in the Prussian Army at the beginning of the Grand Campaign, and more cannot be trained regardless unless these regiments are killed or disbanded.

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