Field Marshal Prince Aleksandr Vasilyevich Suvorov

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:

  • Units' performance is negatively affected by fatigue. Try to maintain their stamina as much as possible before engaging the enemy
  • Attacking a unit from its flank or rear is much more effective than attacking head on
  • Deploy your troops so that they have a clear, unobstructed line of vision toward the enemy. Try to make sure that they are always in the most appropriate formation throughout the battle. If for example, your troops are in column formation when attacked by the enemy, they will suffer a defensive penalty
  • Charges are especially effective against unprepared units. Charging at the most opportune moment can be the key to victory

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