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For the Total War: Rome II unit, see Velites.

Velite Grenadiers
Velite Grenadiers NTW
Appears in Napoleon: Total War
Belongs to Kingdom of Italy
Type Elite Infantry
Ammunition 10
Soldiers in each unit 40/80/120/160
Melee attack 9
Charge bonus 14
Defense skill 13
Morale 11
Range 80
Accuracy 50
Reloading 75
Produced from Military Academy
Special abilities
Cost 880
Upkeep 220
Turns to Train 4
Unit Cap 4
Velite Grenadiers NTW Icon
Velite Grenadiers are a type of elite infantry in Napoleon: Total War.

DescriptionEdit

Powerfully built men, these elite soldiers are recruited from upper class families.

With a recruitment policy that demands the tallest and strongest men possible, this unit makes an impressive sight on the battlefield. Their presence and reputation has a positive effect on friendly troops, encouraging them on in any dark hours! Unfailing discipline means these men have excellent accuracy and their reload times are almost unrivalled; however, these skills make them an expensive unit; they are also vulnerable, just like lesser men, to artillery and skirmishers.

In 1809 Napoleon raised two units of Velites from Turin and Florence in Italy. They were raised from well-to-do families; any man with an income of less than 300 francs was overlooked. This recruitment process was a masterstroke from Napoleon: by recruiting units from the middle and upper classes, and by giving their sons positions of power, he ensured the continued support of the influential classes. He continued to buy support from these people by posting their children to the guard and other units where they would see minimal action but still get to wear a lovely uniform.

General InformationEdit

While Velite Guards are available exclusively to the Kingdom of Italy and have a unique appearance, they are statistically identical to generic elite infantry such as Grenadier Guards and Republican Guards. Like other guards, they have superb capabilities across the board, and have the innate ability to inspire nearby friendly units.

The Kingdom of Italy's access to these units gives it a local advantage, as most of its neighboring factions lack elite infantry.

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