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Dragoons

Comparison of Dragoons.

Dragoons are Light Missile Cavalry units seen in Mount&Blade: With Fire & Sword. Dragoons are employed by the Polish Commonwealth and Kingdom of Sweden. All nations (except the Crimean Khanate) have one type of mounted firearm-wielding troop.

Even though Muscovite Tsardom and Cossack Hetmanate do not have units with the name "Dragoon", they have Missile Cavalry units that use late dragoon tactics, Moscow Reiters and Watchmen, respectively.

The Polish and Swedish Dragoons have their endemic uniforms and weapons from their culture. The Polish Dragoon closely resembles the Zolnier except for its uniform color, and its Swedish counterpart resembles the Musketeer except for its uniform color. The Polish Dragoon is armed the a Simple Saber or Saber and a Tatar Shield, while the Swedish Dragoon is armed with only a Thrusting Sword. They are both armed with a simple Wheelock Carbine and ride Saddle Horses.

TacticsEdit

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Mounted Swedish Dragoon firing his carbine.

Dragoons wield carbines and relatively good armour. However there are substantial differences between the Polish and Swedish versions in terms of their melee weapons and effectiveness on horseback. Arguably, the Polish Dragoon is better at engaging in melee combat than its Swedish counterpart due to the shield, which adds extra protection against enemy blows, especially during sieges when swarms of enemies block the entrance to the fort/town. The Swede's sword, though, is quicker at hitting the enemy, but is still problematic during sieges.
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Dismounted swedish dragoon firing his musket.

The tactical importance of dragoons in With Fire & Sword is much like horse archers to Crimean Khanate (or Khergit Khanate). Harassing the enemy with gunfire, and when the enemy threatens them, they just ride away. This, however, has become a less potent strategy in With Fire & Sword due to more infantry wielding pikes and guns.

One strategy to use their mobility, and still have all the benefits of not riding in to your enemy in battle, is to build your army out of only dragoons (or mounted ranged soldiers) and dismounting in the beginning of all battles. Downsides are only restricted to weakness to cavalry, and less athletics due to them being horsemen. Take up positions on a hill or on a field with long distance to your enemy, and if possible, in front of a river. It is recommended using 'fire at my command', to make sure they will be able to fire when the enemy is very near.

Trivia Edit

  • Historically, dragoons were trained in both mounted and infantry combat, and were also originally used as mounted infantry, riding to the battlefield and then dismounting to fight. As time went on, though, they evolved into proper cavalry.
  • Dragoons get their name from the pistol form of the blunderbuss, the dragon, which was frequently used by the dragoons of the French Army.

Stats and equipment Edit

Note: Troops have a set of default stats; at the beginning of a new game, these stats are randomly adjusted for each type of troop. The following is the default set for this troop as seen within the game code and may not reflect the specific stats you will see during actual gameplay. For more information, see Troop stats.

Dragoon (Sweden)

SwedDragoonPic

Culture
Weekly Wages
8 thalers
Commander
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
No information
Exp For Kill
No information
Ransom Value
No information
Dragoon - Default Stats and Equipment
Attributes
Stat Points
Level 8
Strength 8
Agility 8
Intelligence 1
Charisma 3
Health 45
Armor
Helmets
Hat
Body Armor
Swedish Dragoon Uniform
Boots
Old Jackboots
Gloves
Infantry Gloves
Skills
Skill Points
Ironflesh 0
Power Strike 0
Grenade Throwing 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 3
Shield 0
Athletics 0
Riding 2
Shooting from Horseback 6
Looting 0
Trainer 0
Tracking 0
Tactics 0
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management 0
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management 0
Leadership 0
Trade 0
Proficiencies
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 75
Two Handed Weapons 75
Polearms 75
Archery 0
Firearms 130
Throwing 0
Weapons
Melee Weapons
Thrusting Sword
Ranged Weapons
Simple Wheellock Carbine, Bullets
Shields
None
Mount
Saddle Horse
Troops of the Kingdom of Sweden
Town MilitiamanMilitia PikemanMilitia Musketeer 
Finnish HarquebusierGerman PikemanBlack Reiter
MusketeerPikemanDragoon
SwordsmanLifeguardScottish MusketeerScottish PikemanScottish Swordsman
CuirassierCuirassier SpearmanSwedish Reiter
* Dragoon of Polish Commonwealth:
Dragoon (Polish Commonwealth)

PolDragoonPic

Culture
Polish Commonwealth
Weekly Wages
9-11 thalers
Commander
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
No information
Exp For Kill
No information
Ransom Value
No information
Dragoon - Default Stats and Equipment
Attributes
Stat Points
Level 9
Strength 8
Agility 9
Intelligence 1
Charisma 4
Health 50
Armor
Helmets
Polish Uniform Hat
Body Armor
Polish Dragoon Uniform
Boots
Old Cavalry Boots
Gloves
None
Skills
Skill Points
Ironflesh 1
Power Strike 0
Grenade Throwing 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 3
Shield 3
Athletics 0
Riding 3
Shooting from Horseback 4
Looting 0
Trainer 0
Tracking 0
Tactics 0
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management 0
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management 0
Leadership 0
Trade 0
Proficiencies
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 85
Two Handed Weapons 85
Polearms 85
Archery 0
Firearms 110
Throwing 0
Weapons
Melee Weapons
Simple Saber
Ranged Weapons
Simple Wheellock Carbine, Bullets
Shields
Tatar Shield
Mount
Saddle Horse
Troops of the Polish Commonwealth
Scythe WielderMilitia PikemanMusket Militiaman 
Town CossackRank Cossack • Lithuanian Musketeer • Lithuanian Tatar
ZolnierPikemanVolunteerDragoon
German Infantry PikemanGerman Infantry MusketeerScottish MusketeerScottish PikemanScottish SwordsmanLisowczyk
Polish ReiterArmored CossackWinged Hussar

Gallery Edit

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