For the similarly named Empire: Total War unit, see Uhlans.


Ulans Austria NTW

Ulans Italy NTW

Ulans NTW

Appears in Napoleon: Total War
Belongs to Austria, Russia
Type Lancer Cavalry
Soldiers in each unit 15/30/45/60
Produced from Barracks
Special abilities
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Good stamina
  • Resistant to cold fatigue (Russia only)
  • Wedge Formation
Upkeep 150
Turns to Train 2
Unit Cap None
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Ulans are a type of lancer cavalry in Napoleon: Total War.


Ulans are fast-moving lancers, and terrific shock cavalry who can batter an enemy into flight.

Like all lancers, it is their weapons that give them a distinct advantage in the first seconds of contact. A unit of lancers, charging into the attack, is frightening indeed to the targets of their ire. However, a lance is not the handiest of weapons in a melee, so the ulans should break off, reform and charge anew rather than stay in hand-to-hand combat. Like all shock cavalry, they should not be thrown into ill-considered attacks against prepared or elite infantry in square formations.

The Austrian decision to raise lancer regiments was a consequence of conquering former Polish provinces: Polish manpower was there to be exploited, and Poles were regarded as expert lancers. The first units were raised by the order of Emperor Joseph II (1741-90), but it was under his successor, Leopold, that the first proper regiments were created. The Poles had a long tradition of fielding lancer regiments, and the Austrians made full use of this experience. Ulans were armed, dressed, and trained in a distinctly Polish style: the rank and file were also mostly Polish speakers.

General InformationEdit

Ulans are lancer cavalry available to Austria and Russia, with above average statistics when compared to their peers. Austrian ulans are their only lancer cavalry, and are slightly better than Russian ulans in every category; in fact, Austrian ulans are the second best standard lancer cavalry outside of Chevau-Legers Lancers. Russian ulans are the best standard lancer cavalry for their faction (third best among major factions  and tied with Prussian lancers), and are a cut above Cossack Cavalry in every way; however, they are more expensive to train and maintain.

Stats differ between Russian and Austrian Ulans; differences are listed below.

Faction Melee Charge Defence Morale Cost Upkeep
Austria 7 37 6 7 530 SP/640 MP 170
Russia 6 36 5 6 470 SP/570 MP 150
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