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Mounted Nizam-I Cedit
Mounted Nizam-I Cedit
Belongs to Ottoman Empire
Type Mounted Infantry
Weapon(s) Musket; Sword
Ammunition 15
Soldiers in each unit 60
Melee Attack 6
Charge bonus 9
Defense skill 6
Morale 7
Range 70 (dismounted)
Accuracy 45
Reloading 30
Tech requirement Carbines

European Doctrine

Produced from Army Vizirate
Special abilities ­
  • Can dismount
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Garrison policing bonus
  • Can utilize Wedge Formation
  • Can utilize Diamond Formation
Cost 1000 SP/ 680 MP
Upkeep 250
Turns to Train 1
Unit Cap None

Mounted Nizam-I Cedit are a type of mounted infantry in Empire: Total War. They are available to the Ottoman Empire with the purchase of the Elite Units of the East DLC.

DescriptionEdit

These mounted infantry ride into battle before delivering volleys of fire, but can fight on horseback if needed.

They are armed with muskets, which are used dismounted in the manner of European-style dragoons, and fight with sabres when they attack while mounted. In either role, they are not quite as effective or efficient as properly specialised soldiers, but the flexibility that they give a commander in their use more than makes up for this lack. They should not be used as shock cavalry, but can prove useful as pursuit forces, or for riding down disorganised opposition.

Historically, the nizam-i-cedit were a "new model" army that used western European military doctrine and practices. The janissary corps vigorously opposed these foreign ideas, because they diminished warriors by expecting them to fight as parts in a machine rather than show individual bravery. This was not the right way to conduct wars, or for righteous men to act. The rest of the Ottoman army rather resented the nizam-i-cedit and the modernity they represented. After the new model corps was created, the second regiment, or orta, of nizam-i-cedit was trained and equipped to operate as mounted infantry rather than line infantry. This was a practical way of increasing mobility on and off the battlefield, and one that copied the original concept of dragoons.

General InformationEdit

Mounted Nizam-I Cedit are the Ottoman Empire equivalent of Dragoons. Like dragoons, they act as light cavalry when mounted and line infantry when dismounted. They may only fire their muskets when dismounted. Compared to Dragoons, Mounted Nizam-I Cedit have superior accuracy and reloading skill but inferior melee statistics. While on foot, Mounted Nizam-I Cedit are some of the only Ottoman units that may utilize Fire by Rank.

Like their dragoon counterparts, mounted Nizam-I Cedit have a bonus to repression when garrisoned. Critically, they do not benefit from good stamina, and are tired out quickly.

GalleryEdit

Mounted Nizam-I Cedit EUE Icon

Elite Units of the East artwork

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