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British Troop Lists
average unit sizes and abilities

This list of formation types is designed to help beginning Republique players to relate real life Napoleonic formations with those used for game play. The list indicates only very basic averages, and players should remember that real life units varied enormously in both quality and size. In some armies, "green" troops were fully trained and could perform very impressively. In other cases, regular troops who had been allowed to become demoralized put in very poor performances. Unit descriptions include type, average size (number of bases) and average troop grade. The infantry lists also include skirmisher availability and quality. The cavalry lists include a classification of cavalry types. At the beginning of each section is a short description of each army, along with an average ratio of artillery batteries to infantry/cavalry bases. These recommended artillery ratios are purely for reference to help players develop a fair sense of usage.

The Skirmish column describes the number and type of skirmish markers which a unit type is allowed to deploy. A lower case description beginning with "one" indicates that the entire unit may deploy only one skirmish marker at any one time. An upper case description beginning with "All" indicates that unit type may deploy one skirmish marker per active combat base present. For example; a French light regiment with three active combat bases may deploy three skirmish markers, but an 1813 French line regiment with three combat bases may only deploy one skirmish marker.

An efficient army with a high proportion of crack formations such as fusilers, foot guards, highlanders and rifles. British Army light infantry brigades may be broken up and assigned as independent bases to line infantry divisions. List includes Portuguese and KGL troops, who will tend to be green or average.

During the early revolutionary campaigns in Holland, the British army was still using the "regimental pool" system (and very little light infantry). During the Peninsular war, the "Division Group" system was used, with Moore or Wellington at its head. Only at Waterloo was the corps system used, and then only loosely. The system actually employed greatly resembled the divisional system used during the Peninsula. British command category is Efficient. British troops employ the French system of maneuver (actually a British variation of the Prussian system which is similar in efficiency to the French system). The artillery is average or veteran morale grade. Recommended artillery ratios for the Peninsula: 1 battery per 14 bases.

Infantry Brigades¹ Size Grade Available skirmishers
Line 3 bases Average one good
Light 1 base rifle Elite² All Excellent x2
2 bases light Veteran All Good
Highland 4 bases Veteran/Elite one good
Foot Guards 4 bases Elite All Excellent
Fusiler 3 bases Veteran one good
¹ - Behave as Regiments in Republique
² - Only has Elite status if detached from brigade, otherwise takes Veteran morale of parent unit. May deploy two skirmish markers per combat base.
Cavalry brigades Size Grade Type
Horse Guards 3 bases Veteran Heavy
Dragoon/Dragoon Gd. 3 bases Average Medium
Hussar/Lt.Dragoon 3 bases Average Light
Infantry Divisions Infantry Brigades Artillery
Line 3 or 4 Line 1 medium foot
Light 2 light brigades none
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