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Winged Hussars
Winged Hussars
Belongs to Poland-Lithuania
Type Melee Cavalry
Weapon(s) Lance; Sword
Soldiers in each unit 45
Melee Attack 16
Charge bonus 25
Defense skill 17
Morale 12
Tech requirement None; can utilize Wedge Formation and Diamond Formation
Produced from Army Board in Eastern European regions
Special abilities ­
  • Paths seldom trod
  • Inspires nearby units
Cost 1140 SP/1080 MP
Upkeep 340
Turns to Train 2
Unit Cap 6

Winged Hussars are a type of melee cavalry in Empire: Total War.


Polish Winged Hussars make a brave sight in any battle, their wings giving them an imposing and intimidating appearance.

These troops are usually members of the nobility, for only they can afford the expense involved in being a member of this prestigious force. They are armed with long lances, sabres and pistols for fighting at close quarters. Their armour and elaborate uniforms, complete with two towering, feathered wings, set them apart from other “hussars”, and make them appear to be a kind of cuirassier to the uneducated eye. Their charge with levelled lances and fearsome appearance is enough to strike terror into many foot troops.

Historically, the Polish Winged Hussars had been inspired by the successes of the Hungarian hussars. Over the centuries since their establishment, they became a heavier, armoured force and, if possible, even more convinced of their elite status. The truth was somewhat different: as the 18th Century dawned, the Winged Hussars were outmoded and, in the face of disciplined firepower, no longer quite as effective as they had once been.

General InformationEdit

Winged Hussars are some of the finest melee cavalry in Empire: Total War, with excellent charging and melee capabilities. Unusually for late-game cavalry, they may be used in early-game skirmish and multiplayer mode, where their dominance as mounted troops goes uncontested. Offsetting this is their high cost and their tendency to become fatigued quickly.

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