Napoleon: Total War DLC
- 1 Downloadable Content
- 1.1 Elite Regiments
- 1.2 Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars
- 1.3 Imperial Guard Pack
- 1.4 Coalition Battle Pack
- 1.5 Peninsular Campaign
- 1.6 Guides and strategy tips
A collection of 5 of the most elite military Forces of the Napoleonic Wars, from all the major European factions. They proved their bravery, discipline and excellence in key battles and will dramatically expand the player's strategic options on the battlefield. Note that these are only available to those who have purchased the Imperial edition.
- 5e Régiment de Hussards - France: Light and fast, these veterans of the American War of Independence can quickly reach areas of the battlefield where they are most needed, cutting down the enemy with their curved sabres.
- Pavlograd Hussars - Russia: All hussars have "dash" and a touch of derring-do in their collective attitude towards war. Pavlograd hussars are, without exception, excellent horsemen, ideal for chasing down skirmishers and overrunning artillery units.
- 8th Life Regiment - Prussia: The steadiness displayed by the men of the 8th Life Regiment is amazing, and on the battlefield they will encourage nearby troops to follow their example. As with many Prussian line infantry units, these men are incredibly disciplined and trained.
- 47th (Czech) Regiment - Austria: These veteran soldiers are adept at close and fire combat. When formed in a disciplined line, they can unleash a massed volley of fire and then move forwards to engage in melee with the enemy.
- 88th Foot "Connaught Rangers" - Great Britain: A little rough around the edges, but courageous and professional on the battlefield, the Connaught Rangers are an Irish line infantry regiment. Whether pushing home a bayonet or forming a disciplined firing line, these men will stand and fight.
Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars
The "Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars" pack gathers the most superb infantry and cavalrymen who fought during the great Napoleonic battles: 10 exclusive units, which will all make a difference during key engagements, whether using formidable weapons or exceptional tactical skills. Note that these are only available to those who have purchased the Imperial edition.
- 7th Lancers - France: These cavalrymen are armed with lances that make them particularly deadly when charging. The lance allows the user to put all his weight, and that of his charging horse, behind one very sharp point. Especially effective against enemy heavy cavalry
- Brandenburg Uhlans - Prussia: Without a doubt Prussia's best horsemen, able to use the best of speed, agility, and the long, sharp lances in their hands.
- 1st Hussars - Austria: All the benefits of Hussars with added Eliteness, the First Hussars are able to chase down fleeing enemies, as well as capture enemy artillery quick and effectively, with added Roleplay!
- 15th Hussars - Great Britain: Beteran cavalrymen, these Hussars are the best horsemen Britain can muster.
- 1st East Prussian Grenadier Battalion - Prussia: Need massive and muscular men to storm the enemy fortress? Have no fear, for the 1st East Prussian Grenadiers are here. Nothing says "Victory" like the strongest, bravest men in your country walking through the Arc de Tromph!
- 6th Regiment d'Infanterie Légère - France: Some of the bravest men in France, they participated in over 40 battles, and won seven honors for their action. They served the Emperor well, and now they are ready to serve you!
- 17th Jäger Regiment - Russia: The cream of Russian light infantry; able to weaken the enemy from afar, these Jaegers are just what your army needs!
- 1st Regiment Emperor's Own - Austria: Excellent marksmen and skilled butchers, what more could you ask from the "Emperor's Own"?
- 18th Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne "The Brave" - France: Experienced and Brave: the perfect combination for European Domination
- Moscow Musketeers - Russia: Smarter than your average musketeer, this elite regiment of battle-hardened Russians is able to unleash a deadly hail of bullets and follow it up with a deadly charge only Mother Russia could produce.
Imperial Guard Pack
The Imperial Guard Pack features 6 brand new units and contains an alternative version of the Battle of Waterloo, fought from the British perspective.
The Battle of Waterloo Alternative version
Napoleon had the feeling he had won the war as he advanced towards the Anglo-Dutch army at Waterloo. The Prussians were retreating, pursued by a French corps, and only Wellington remained. French armies would be victorious once again, and the Empire would be reborn in fire. But the history book on the shelf would not be repeating itself…
This alternative version includes: •Britain as the playable faction. •Two of the new units from the Imperial Guard Pack are included in the battle •The French have more troops meaning that the battle is balanced differently.
- Polish Guard Lancers: Nothing is more frightening than a Pole with a lance; it might be the Czpaka, or it might be the sharpness of the lance, either way these deadly cavalrymen are ideal for hunting down the Enemies of the Empire.
- Dutch Guard Lancers: Originally Hussars, these men were trained by the fearsom Polish Lancers in the closely guarded secrets of the way of the lance and should not be underestimated on the battlefield.
- Guard Chasseurs à Cheval: Napoleon’s closest guards, they had their origins on the battlefields of northern Italy and the “Guides” that Napoleon raised there. When the regiment was officially constituted in 1800 it had four officers and 113 men, all chosen from among the Guides and other veterans of the Italian campaign. Napoleon’s respect for his regiment was obvious and he was often seen wearing the green undress uniform of the chasseurs. These men followed Napoleon from Arcola to Waterloo, and remained loyal to him even in his exile. Now that's dedication!
- Dutch Grenadiers: The Dutch Grenadiers became part of Napoleon’s army following his 1810 annexation of Holland. At that time they were the Dutch Royal Grenadiers, and the men of this regiment entered Paris in August of 1810. Napoleon reviewed the troops personally and was very impressed by the fine appearance of the men. They wear white coats faced with crimson, instead of the traditional dark blue worn by other senior regiments.
- Guard Seamen: Despite initial chortels due to their name, these elite soldiers are a force to be reckoned with. They were originally intended for action as part of the planned invasion of Britain, but when these plans were put aside they took a place in the Imperial Guard. In a few short years these men had developed a wide variety of skills that made them indispensible to the Emperor. He commented that "When occasion required they proved equally valuable whether as sailors, soldiers, artillerymen or engineers; there was no duty they could not undertake."
- Empress Dragoons: Under Napoleon the Imperial Guard gradually became an almost separate army; it had infantry, artillery, and cavalry components, and even its own elite units within the already-elite Guard. By any standards, the Empress Dragoons, named to honour Josàphine de Beauharnais, were an elite force. All the officers were appointed personally by Napoleon, and the rankers had to have served at least 10 years in the saddle before they were allowed to join. Every chasseur and dragoon regiment of the line in the French army had its best non-commissioned officers taken. While this undoubtedly made sure the Empress Dragoons was composed of the best of the best, it almost certainly damaged the rest of the army by removing those same veterans from their original units.
Coalition Battle Pack
The Coalition Battle Pack features 6 brand new units and contain the Battle of Friedland fought between France and Russia not available in Napoleon: Total War
The Battle of Friedland
The Battle of Friedland (14 June, 1807) with Napoleon's empire at its height, he took a chance and defeated Russia in detail, knocking them out of the war and bringing the Fourth Coalition to an end.
- Lifeguard Hussars - Russia: Russia's finest Hussars, these men can take any normal light cavalry job and do it 10 times more effectively
- Coldstream Guards - United Kingdom: Cold killers is a better name for this regiment of Britain's finest line regiment; at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the Coldstream Guards defended Hougoumont. The farm was important for Wellington’s Anglo-Dutch army as it protected his right flank. Despite assault after assault, the Guards and their comrades managed to hold the place against the French. The Coldstream Guards are still in service today and continue to celebrate their victory with the ceremony of "Hanging the Brick". A large stone from Hougoumont is marched through their barracks by the officers while the junior ranks attempt to steal it. Naturally, these utterly solemn proceedings involve wearing fancy dress and quite a lot of drinking
- Archduke Charles' Legion - Austria: In 1806, Austria was still reeling from her defeat by France at Austerlitz. Austrian conservatism and tradition had resulted in an outdated and outmatched army, and its defeat by the French forced them to accept the harsh terms of the Treaty of Pressburg. Archduke Charles, a highly respected field-marshal, recognised that the Austrian army needed modernising and introduced a number of military reforms. These improvements were tested during the Peninsular War period when the Austrians formed the Fifth Coalition against France. It was during this coalition that the Legion took part in the Battle of Aspern-Essling, Napoleon’s first defeat in over ten years.
- Luetzow's Freikorps - Prussia: Hard riding, hard fighting men, these soldiers fight their hardest to rid the world of French tyranny. A certain amount of romance is attached to Luetzow’s Freikorps. Following a crushing defeat on 17th July 1813, the Freikorps began recruiting in earnest; during this time a large number of intellectuals, artists and poets were drawn to Luetzow’s regiment. This was thanks in part to his reputation for personal bravery and the regiment’s reputation for derring-do. This reputation that was upheld by one of the Corps most famous members, Eleonore Prochaska: she disguised herself as a man and fought alongside her fellow soldiers until she finally met her end at the Battle of Goehrde. It was only as Prochaska lay wounded, still beating time on a stolen French drum, that she admitted her deception to her lieutenant. She was removed from the field and lived for three weeks before succumbing to her wounds.
- Life Hussars - Prussia: Also known as the "Death Head Hussars" for their noteable headwear, these men are the best of Prussia's light cavalry corps and able to take on any task given to them short of capturing Paris singlehandedly.
- Semenovski Lifeguard - Russia: The Russian Lifeguards were famed for their fine appearance. They were hand-picked for looks and stature, and even had jackets padded around the chest and shoulders to enhance their impressive physiques. Lady Burghersh (wife of the Military Commissioner at the Allies’ Headquarters and a prolific letter writer) believed them to be "the handsomest of the empire... all gigantic; they are composed of the tallest men in Russia." Even von Schubert was forced to concede that these men were "the focal point of the balls and every other kind of society." However, their immaculate good looks did not imply equally good manners and, at a banquet held in their honour, Napoleon’s own guards were appalled to see the Russians tearing meat with their hands, draining glasses of wine in one gulp, and even vomiting to make room for more gluttony and drinking!
The game takes place in the beginning of the 19th century, in the Iberian Peninsula. It's focused on the conflict between the British Army lead by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and the French forces lead by Joseph Bonaparte. You can also embrace the crown of Spain in its struggle to preserve independence.
- The main feature of the Campaign is guerrilla warfare: when you liberate a city, you get a few guerrilla units from the Spanish Resistance.
- There are three types of non-combat strategic units: propagandists, priests and rakes. The latter serve as assassins, spies and saboteurs.
- You can boost your economy and enlarge your income by sending a trade ship to one of your colonies.
- Technological researches also play an important role in the Peninsular Campaign.
- British Empire
- French Empire