Welcome to the TWC Wiki! You are not logged in. Please log in to the Wiki to vote in polls, change skin preferences, or edit pages. See HERE for details of how to LOG IN.

Tirailleurs (ETW Unit)

From TWC Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
Tirailleurs (ETW Unit)
Euro late rifleman rifle.png
Class Light Infantry
Unit Size 80 Men
Weaponry Rifles
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Charge Bonus
Region France
Recruitment Cost 670
Upkeep Cost 180
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements Army Board
Technology Requirements Machined Rifling
  • Can skirmish
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can hide in light scrub
  • Can hide in long grass
  • Can hide in buildings
  • Good stamina

  • Euro late riflemen thumb.png Light infantry forces form a skirmish line to slow the enemy advance and keep their own line unmolested by enemy skirmishers.


    Whether they are called light infantry, jaegers, tirailleurs or chasseurs à pied, it is the job of these men to screen the main battle line, harass the enemy and, if possible, pick off important men in the enemy’s ranks. Unlike their fellows in the line infantry, light infantrymen are trained to think for themselves, use the ground and cover intelligently, and not fight in rigid lines. Instead, they form a loose skirmish line and fire independently at their own designated targets. The effect is a constant, low-level barrage rather than the crashing thunder of a volley but the effect is quite deadly as officers and sergeants are picked off and removed from the fight. Against cavalry, however, their best defence is to withdraw to their own battle line.

    Historically, the Austrians were widely regarded as producing the finest light infantry forces in Europe. Other nations did catch up, but in the case of Britain and France it was their experiences in fighting in North America that persuaded them of the wisdom of light troops. Battle lines were simply impossible to manage in the dense woodlands, and largely pointless against the native tribes!


    Tirailleurs are the French variant of the generic Riflemen. They are recruitable only in France itself. Tirailleurs are long-range light infantry with slightly superior defense and charge bonuses to Riflemen. Light infantry such as the Tirailleurs should be used to harass the enemy lines and combat other light infantry. However Due to their low melee statistics they should be kept well away from any melee situations, especially cavalry charges.


    YOU can help us improve this Wiki! ~ Look for Ways to Help and Things to Do. ~ If you need further advice, please post here.