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Tarleton's Light Dragoons
Tarleton's Light Dragoons
Belongs to Great Britain
Type Mounted Infantry
Weapon(s) Carbine; Sword
Ammunition 15
Soldiers in each unit 60
Melee Attack 8
Charge bonus 11
Defense skill 8
Morale 8
Range 70
Accuracy 40
Reloading 25
Tech requirement Shortened Carbines; can utilize Wedge Formation and Diamond Formation
Produced from Military Governor's Barracks in New York
Special abilities

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  • Can dismount
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Garrison policing bonus
  • Can Fire From Horseback
Cost 1190 SP/850 MP
Upkeep 290
Turns to Train 1
Unit Cap 1

Tarleton's Light Dragoons are a regiment of mounted infantry in Empire: Total War. They are available to Great Britain with the Elite Units of America DLC pack.

DescriptionEdit

These British dragoons are excellent light cavalry, using sabres when mounted and carbines when on foot.

Named for Banastre Tarleton, also known as "The Bloody Ban", these troops are ideal for coutnering enemies such as skirmishers and artillery. Tarleton's dragoons have fast horses and can reach enemies out of range of friendly line units. Upon reaching their target, they can unleash a cavalry charge or engage in melee. Dismounted, they can use their carbines to fire upon the enemy, although they are relatively vulnerable in close- combat.

Banastre Tarleton sailed to America as a volunteer in 1775, quickly earning the rank of major for his bravery in the New York campaign. By the time Tarleton retired he had worked his way up through the ranks to General, and was even invested as Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, a significant honour, for his efforts. Offically the 17th Light Dragoons, Tarleton's troopers were the mounted element of the British Legion. At the time, the Legion was a mixed force of cavalry and infantry and was sometimes referred as Tarleton's Legion.

General InformationEdit

As their name suggests, Tarleton's Light Dragoons are very similar to Light Dragoons. They have less ammo and poorer accuracy, but better melee, charging, defense, and morale. Like light dragoons, Tarleton's Light Dragoons may fire from the saddle, act as relatively fragile light cavalry, and can dismount and act as an undersize Line Infantry regiment.

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