Chasseurs à Cheval (ETW Unit)

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Chasseurs à Cheval (ETW Unit)
Euro light cavalry.png
Missile Cavalry
Unit Size
60 men
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Charge Bonus
Recruitment Cost
Upkeep Cost
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements
Technology Requirements
  • Can Hide in Woodland
  • Paths seldom trod
  • Can Skirmish
  • Can fire from horseback
  • Good Stamina
  • Diamond Formation
  • Wedge Formation
  • Euro light cavalry icon cavs.png Light cavalry are used to screen an army and act as its eyes and ears; they can also pursue fleeing enemies and keep them from regrouping.Can hide in woodland


    These horsemen have many national titles, and military fashion plays a huge part in their employment and naming: light horse, chasseurs à cheval, chevau-légers, even hussars and dragoons are used as titles by light cavalry forces. Regardless of the name, their purpose, tactics and equipment usually have much in common. They disdain armour, even the sensible steel skull caps favoured by many beneath their officially sanctioned tricornes and helmets. They carry swords, carbines and pistols, but they are not expected to charge home, merely harass and pursue enemies. Their horses are always fast with good endurance, well bred and well looked after: a cavalryman without his horse is, after all, useless.

    Traditionally, light cavalry forces also undertook the role of communications for an army. Their speedy horses made them ideal for carrying messages between camps, or as gallopers on the battlefield. They were also among the most “dandified” of soldiers, and light cavalry uniforms of the period are some of the gaudiest ever created. This made recruitment easy, because prospective troopers could see what a dashing figure they would cut for the ladies!


    Chasseurs à Cheval are missile cavalry which should be used to shoot the enemy in the flan and avoid melee. They have much the same use as other missile cavalry such as Carabineers and have roughly the same recruitment and upkeep costs. Though equipped with swords, Chasseurs à Cheval should only enter melee when fleeing down enemies or as a last resort. Chasseurs à Cheval should avoid having a "shootout" with enemy line infantry as the superior numbers and statistics will result in a decisive loss on the part of the Chasseurs à Cheval unit.