pdlc_description_pdlc_imperial_eagle_pack The Imperial Eagle Pack comprises five units from the Elite Regiment Pack, four units previously available only with pre-orders, and three exclusive units - the Archduke Ferdinand Cuirassiers, the 10th Hussars, and the Lifeguard Cossacks. These twelve faction specific units are available in both single and multiplayer modes. False
unit_description_texts_description_text_Cav_Heavy_Archduke_Ferdinand_Cuirassiers These heavy cavalry can be relied on to give a good account of themselves when they charge into a melee. False
unit_description_texts_description_text_Cav_Lancer_Lifeguard_Cossacks An elite force, superb when charging home to deliver a shattering blow to the enemy. False
unit_description_texts_long_description_text_Cav_Heavy_Archduke_Ferdinand_Cuirassiers \n\nThey will also fight well in any hand-to-hand fighting afterwards. Their cuirasses, metal chest and back plates over leather padding, and decorative helmets give them some protection. Their straight, heavy swords are man-killing weapons capable of inflicting horrible, maiming wounds on any opponent. A good commander does not use them against infantry in square, or leave them where artillery or elite infantry can shoot them down. Cuirassiers are a heavy force, and therefore among the slowest cavalry on the battlefield. \n\nContemporary commentators were as one in praising the quality of Austrian cavalry, both men and mounts, but not quite so sure that the cavalry were well used in battle. Of course, the Austrians were fighting Napoleon, so they were always going to suffer in any comparisons that were made. Their weaponry was also much admired and feared: their heavy broadswords were intended for butchery; the swords had none of the elegance that characterised hussar sabres. The British copied them for their own heavy cavalry forces. False
unit_description_texts_long_description_text_Cav_Lancer_Lifeguard_Cossacks \n\nThese cavalry are among the fastest moving in any battle. They are equipped with lances, weapons best suited to the charge where their long reach can deliver the first strikes in any action. They are best when used charged and then withdrawn before prolonged close melee can develop, as in such fights a lance is ineffective and the cossacks will suffer unnecessary casualties. Despite their elite status, the lifeguard cossacks are fairly ill-disciplined, as might be expected of any cossacks! A good general does not use them to attack enemies in square formation, or disciplined elite infantry; their good qualities would count for little in either situation. \n\nWhile called “cossacks”, and listed as being Don or Black Sea cossack regiments, the historical cossack lifeguards do not seem to have been the usual rough-and-ready steppe horsemen. While dressed and equipped in cossack style, something that would intimidate foes quite successfully, many cossack lifeguards came from the regular Russian cavalry. This was little comfort to their foes: the men were selected on the basis of their physical toughness, size and bravery. This kind of selection policy was quite common in the Tsar’s army of the period. Enemies who fought against the “red” cossacks of the lifeguards commented that they were all strapping fellows, true cossacks or not, and complimented them on their wild courage in action. False
units_on_screen_name_Cav_Heavy_Austrian_Archduke_Ferdinand_Cuirassiers Archduke Ferdinand Cuirassiers False
units_on_screen_name_Cav_Lancer_Russian_Lifeguard_Cossacks Lifeguard Cossacks False