During the Napoleonic era, military units had some very specific uses. These are faithfully represented in Imperial Glory:
Artillery: Provides enormous fire power but is extremely vulnerable to attack. Within the Artillery, it is important to distinguish between Cannons and Howitzers. While cannonballs follow a flat trajectory, meaning that they can harm troops directly in front of them, Howitzer shells follow a parabolic trajectory and will sail over the heads of troops in front of them.
Cavalry: Swift units, extremely adept at mêlée combat. They may be used either to harass isolated enemy units or to launch deadly charges
Infantry: The basic unit of the period. Their main strength is the ability to deliver devastating fire power when in line formation. They may also take positions on the battlefield - in buildings, behind walls etc.
The most effective strategies have at their heart, fluid interaction between different unit types. However, some general points should always be considered:
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