|Superior Line Infantry|
|Appears in||Empire: Total War|
|Belongs to||Prussia, Sweden|
|Soldiers in each unit||40/80/120/160|
|Produced from||Drill School in Europe|
|Turns to Train||2|
Superior Line Infantry are a type of line infantry in Empire: Total War.
The reputation of these elite soldiers and the example they set provides encouragement to comrades nearby.
These men are a cut above the average line infantry regiment and they are often the lynchpin of a commander's battle strategy. The presence of such men in the line of battle is enough to lift the hearts of all those around them strengthening their determination to resist any enemy. A general can be confident that these men will hold, and he can base the rest of his strategy around that fact.
The factors which lead a regiment to acquire an exalted position within its country's military are hard to define: training and skill play their part, but in the main it is physical and mental endurance that keeps good men fighting even when the tide of battle is against them. A lucky few carry such strength within themselves, but others derive it from the proud martial traditions of their regiment. In Europe, the famous "vieux" and "petits-vieux" regiments of France have centuries of such history to call upon, whilst the various deeds of the British Coldstream Guards and Black Watch regiments reinforce the natural grit of the men in their ranks.
True to their name, Superior Line Infantry operate similarly to Line Infantry, but with far better statistics. Despite being classified as line infantry rather than elite infantry, Superior Line Infantry are in many ways much more similar to the latter. They utilize Platoon Firing unless it is not researched and inspire nearby troops, making them passable alternatives to Guards. While they are not as good statistically as guards, many more can be recruited, making them more accessible.