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Prussian Jaegers
Prussian Jaegers
Belongs to Prussia
Type Skirmisher
Weapon(s) Rifle
Ammunition 20
Soldiers in each unit 60
Melee Attack 7
Charge bonus 8
Defense skill 7
Morale 7
Range 125
Accuracy 70
Reloading 35
Tech requirement Machined Rifling
Produced from Army Board in Brandenburg or East Prussia
Special abilities ­
  • Can skirmish
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Can hide in long grass
  • Can hide in buildings
  • Good stamina
Cost 670 SP/ 660 MP
Upkeep 160
Turns to Train 1
Unit Cap None
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Prussian Jaegers are skirmishers in Empire: Total War available to Prussia.

DescriptionEdit

Riflemen are skirmishers and snipers without peer, picking off leaders to sow confusion in enemy ranks.

Whether they are called light infantry, jaegers, tirailleurs or chasseurs à pied, it is the job of these men to screen the main battle line, harass the enemy and, if possible, pick off important men in the enemy’s ranks. Unlike their fellows in the line infantry, light infantrymen are trained to think for themselves, use the ground and cover intelligently, and not fight in rigid lines. Instead, they form a loose skirmish line and fire independently at their own designated targets. The effect is a constant, low-level barrage rather than the crashing thunder of a volley but the effect is quite deadly as officers and sergeants are picked off and removed from the fight. Against cavalry, however, their best defence is to withdraw to their own battle line.

Historically, the Austrians were widely regarded as producing the finest light infantry forces in Europe. Other nations did catch up, but in the case of Britain and France it was their experiences in fighting in North America that persuaded them of the wisdom of light troops. Battle lines were simply impossible to manage in the dense woodlands, and largely pointless against the native tribes!

General InformationEdit

Unlike most riflemen, Prussian Jaegers only require one turn to train, making them considerably more accessible where available. However, they may only be recruited in Brandenburg and East Prussia--and Prussia does not have access to any other sort of riflemen, placing them at a disadvantage when fighting far from home.

Though Prussian Jaegers are nominally available to some minor German factions, they may only be recruited in East Prussia or Brandenburg and thus they are usually exclusively fielded by Prussia. 

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