2nd New York (ETW Unit)
Marching or line regiments make up the majority of units in European-pattern armies. They are so-called because they form the line of battle, not because they deploy in lines. They can also form square, a particularly effective tactic against cavalry charges, although this leaves the unit incredibly vulnerable to artillery fire and skirmishers. This weakness aside, the versatility of a line regiment makes them a valuable addition to any force.
The 2nd New York regiment was raised in 1775 and placed under the command of Colonel Phillip Van Cortlandt. The Van Cortlandt family history was already impressive: Phillip's great-grandfather was the first American-born Mayor of New York and the family name was used for various place names across America. Colonel Van Cortlandt was promoted to Brigadier General following acts of valour at the Siege of Yorktown. He lived out his remaining years as a politician, eventually dying at the age of 81.
Recruitable only in New York and available only to the United States the 2nd New York are unique Line Infantry. They possess significantly higher statistics than their Line Infantry counterparts and so can be relied upon in the heat of battle Elite units such as the 2nd New York should be made best use of by positioning them in the middle of the line in order to maximise the effectiveness of their morale boost.