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Morgan's Provisional Rifle Corp (ETW Unit)

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Morgan's Provisional Rifle Corp (ETW Unit)
Eua morgan rifle corp info infm.png
Class Elite Riflemen
Unit Size 80 Men
Weaponry Rifles
Morale
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Defence
Charge Bonus
Accuracy
Range
Ammunition
Region Virginia
Recruitment Cost 1190
Upkeep Cost 290
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements Barracks
Technology Requirements Light Infantry Doctrine
Attributes
  • Can skirmish
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Can hide in long grass
  • Can hide in buildings
  • Good stamina

  • Eua morgan rifle corp icon infm.png Morgan's Corps are skirmishers and snipers without peer, picking off leaders to sow confusion into enemy ranks.

    Overview

    Organized as light infantry but armed with rifles rather than smoothbore muskets, riflemen have every right to see themselves as elite. Chosen for initiative and intelligence, they do not need close supervision by their officers. These crack shots are trained for ranged combat and will be found wanting if they engage in melee. At their best in cover, their loose formation makes them a tough target for line infantry, and their uniforms allow them to blend into the landscape as they stalk their human prey.

    The men of Morgans provisional Rifle Corps were seen by many, including Washington, as elite soldiers; they were well acquainted with the use of a rifle and were expert marksmen. This exceptional reputation meant that they were chosen to accompany Benedict Arnold to attack Quebec. The attack began during a blinding snowstorm and ended in failure. Morgan did manage to get a few of his men over the wall and into the city, something no other American achieved.

    Details

    Morgan's Provisional Rifle Corp are an elite Riflemen unit available only to the United States. Riflemen, and their equivalents, have much of the same qualities as Light Infantry: both can use Light Infantry Behavior, both have all of its men fire simultaneously, both can deploy stakes etc. They also possess one large advantage over light Infantry: They have a significantly larger range. This makes riflemen viable candidates for hit-and-run tactics without worrying about the enemy firing back. Their large range bonus, combined with their light infantry behavior,also mean that they are very suitable for (relatively) safely engaging enemy artillery. However as with most Light Infantry they are vulnerable to melee and so, should avoid melee situations.

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