Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

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Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

Postby Chuckman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:00 am

This was a discussion that came up in the Napoleonic Point of no Return thread. Unless the 2 forces happened to meet in the Napoleonic Wars it can be largely subjective which guard/elite units were best. But, just for fun, rank your choices for each tier for the main factions for best of each unit type.

Cage match; 10 Guards enter, 1 Guard leaves...

My Choices;
Best Guard Infantry
1. French Old Guard; never defeated, died at Waterloo (except 1 battalion with Nap), covered the retreat from Moscow
2. Russian Old Guard / French Middle Guard
3. French Young Guard / British Guards / Prussian Guards / Russian Young Guard

Best Guard Heavy Cav
1. Mounted Gren Guards (never lost against other cav)
2. Carbineers (elite) / Russian Curassier Guard / Empress Dragoons / Prussian Guard de Corps
3. British Household Cav / Prussian Guard Dragoon Squadron / Russian Guard Dragoons

Best Light Cavalry
1. Guard Polish Lancers (never defeated by other cav)
2. Russian Guard Hussars / Russian Guard Lancers / Guard Dutch Lancers / Prussian Life Hussars(elite) / Guard Chasseurs a Cheval
3. Prussian Guard Uhlan and Prussian Guard Cossacks

What do you think?
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Re: Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

Postby Lord Fullin » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:28 am

Price/quality
Prussian guard musketeers.
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Re: Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

Postby Jakob » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:32 pm

^ In real life or in game? (HUGE difference I'm afraid. :looney: )

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Re: Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

Postby Chuckman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:13 pm

Well both I suppose.

Which do you think were best in reality?

And / or which units have the best bang for your buck in the game?
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Re: Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

Postby Tac » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:37 pm

Can't remember the last time I saw the old guard in a mp game tbh! Obviously kept in the rear to cover a retreat..

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Re: Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

Postby Chuckman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:22 pm

LOL, too funny! It should be an auto feature when playing French. Suddenly a guard unit will form from the mist to cover the retreat...

http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/IMPER ... ntry_1.htm
The young guard fought much more often than the middle and old but they did fight at a few battles. Napoleon kept them in reserve probably too often up until 1812...
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Re: Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

Postby Tac » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:01 pm

Yes indeed maybe that's a good thing,then when I do see them it seems that little bit more soecial.Mind you I expect to to see british foot guard more in v2. Big numbers and scary accuracy,very expensive though. :ope to get a mp in with ya soon chuckman.

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Re: Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

Postby Chuckman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:24 pm

Definitely! If you are looking for an easy win then I am your guy!
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Re: Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

Postby Lord Avon Ulysses » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:34 am

^ In real life or in game? (HUGE difference I'm afraid. )


Examples please.
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Re: Which Guard Units Do You Think Were Best?

Postby Zeb » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:49 am

Svea livgarde guess why :wink:


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