PistoliersThe Pistoliers are standard ranged cavalry, their pistols packing an effective punch whilst maintaining mobility.
Pistoliers are young nobles who are not yet old or experienced enough to test their spurs in battle or join one of the Knightly Orders. However, the clarion Call-to-Arms pounds strongly in the veins of these youths, and many cannot wait to march to war and prove themselves on the glorious field of combat. Some spirited young nobles may gather their friends and form regiments of Pistoliers of their own, but most join the ranks of the Pistolkorps, a military organisation funded by the Emperor, the Engineers' School and sponsored by several Knightly Orders. Here, the nobles learn about horsemanship and war from the Outrider - grizzled veterans paid by the Knights to train their sons. Most of the young men who survive their time in the Pistolkorps go on to join a Knightly Order and put the skills and scars they have earned to good use as a fully armoured Knight.
Main Unit Keywh_main_emp_cav_pistoliers_1
Land Unit Keywh_main_emp_cav_pistoliers_1
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupMissile Cavalry
Naval Unit GroupMissile Cavalry
Custom Battle Cost600
├ Missile Weaponwh_main_emp_pistol
├ Missile Damage12
├ Missile Ap Damage1
└ Base Reload Time3
Shots Per Minute100
├ Melee Weaponwh_main_emp_sword_cav
├ Melee Damage Base22
├ Melee Damage Ap2
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence10
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence30
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh_main_cavalry_rider_standard_blood
├ Man Speed33
├ Man Health8
├ Bonus Hit Points41
├ Mount Entitywh_main_emp_cavalry_fast_blood
├ Mount Speed92
└ Mount Health8
Leadership (Base Morale)50
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
- Fire Whilst Moving
This unit can fire when mounted and moving.
Strengths & Weaknesses
- Very Fast
This unit can run circles around most other units, taunting and harrassing the enemy or evading its missile fire.
- Weak Against Armour
This unit's attack can hardly punch through armour and is thus wasted on heavily armoured enemies.
- Vanguard Deployment
This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.