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J Flower

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unhistoric units

Post by J Flower on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:48 am

Just a thought, I expect most of us have raised Engineer Batalions, Light Infantry with Rifles in swarms. Do such units fit into the period? If then maybe only for certain Nations.

Engineers for example were usually represented by Officers alone, who would plan the work to be done then the Labour force would be drummed up from the army, Yes there were Sappeurs & miners for the seige work but they were relativly small in number.

Light troops were generally not trusted, were cosidered to be lacking in disipline likley to desert at the first chance.

I would be interested to here your thoughts on these troops. Plus are there any other exotic troops you have raised, personally I have developed a rocket armed frigate, similar to the one envisaged by Congreve during the Napoleonic period. No good for the battle line but great for shore bombardment.

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Re: unhistoric units

Post by Jason on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:10 pm

An interesting question!

I tend not to raise large numbers of engineers, often just because in the nations I tend to play I don't have the recruits for large numbers anyway. Same applied to light units, unless its a nation that did have them in large numbers.

Upon exotic units. I do tend to go in for these-kite units, hand-held repeating crossbows, paddle wheel ships and other exotic units in China. Strangely, I haven't been so creative when playing European nations, I did create rocket batteries when Denmark but that's about it. I keep thinking I ought to be more creative but...

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