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1st Delaware
1st Delaware
Belongs to United States
Type Line Infantry
Weapon(s) Musket
Ammunition 15
Soldiers in each unit 120
Melee Attack 9
Charge bonus 12
Defense skill 13
Morale 9
Range 70
Accuracy 45
Reloading 25
Tech requirement None; can be improved with Square Formation, various bayonet technologies, New Model Bayonet Drill and Cadenced Marching
Produced from Barracks or higher in Pennsylvania
Special abilities ­
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Resistant to morale shocks
  • Inspires nearby units
Cost 1190 SP/850 MP
Upkeep 290
Turns to Train 1
Unit Cap 1
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The 1st Delaware is a line infantry regiment in Empire: Total War.

DescriptionEdit

Musket-armed troops who use massed volleys to break an enemy, relying on discipline to withstand any counter-fire.

“Marching regiments” or “line battalions” make up the majority of units in European-style armies. They are so called because they form the line of battle, not because they always deploy in lines. Indeed, over time the capabilities of line infantry should improve as new tactics, drill and weaponry are developed. These soldiers carry muzzle-loading, smooth-bore muskets firing lead balls as wide as a man’s thumb. These are inaccurate weapons, effective only over 200 paces or so and when fired in massed volleys. The ability to fire and reload with machine-like regularity with shot and bullet flying and comrades falling all around is what wins battles.

The 1st Delaware regiment came into being in 1776 under the supervision of Colonel John Halset; they went on to fight in the Battle of Long Island in August of that year. Along with the first Maryland regiment they were able to repel the British, allowing Washington and his troops to make a safe retreat. The Delaware were then forced to make a daring retreat through marshland while escorting 23 prisoners of war. Their action during this battle convinced Washington to appoint them his rear guard when he strategically withdrew his army from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

General InformationEdit

The 1st Delaware are very similar to generic American Line Infantry, with marginally better accuracy and morale.

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