Hungary was once a part of the Roman province of Pannonia. In the late 9th century it was occupied by the Magyars. In the year 1000 Istvan I was crowned the first Hungarian king. The Hungarian kingdom was independent and stable for a long time, until the Mongol invasion in 1241 severely weakened the state. In 1521 the Turks began a war against the Hungarian king and were able to record a series of victories. As a result, the Hungarian kingdom fell into small independent states. This state remained unchanged for almost 150 years. The Hungarian army knew how to combine the strength of European troops with the tactical skill of the Turkish army. In addition, Hungary developed some special types of troops, which were gradually taken over by all other European armies. One of these troop types was the national Hungarian light cavalry, known as "Hussars". Other European states even began to hire Hungarian light infantry. Of course Austria must be emphasized, especially after the Habsburg family took over power in Hungary in 1686.
Hungary offers 5 unique units:
- Hajduk (17th century Musketeer; weaker with lower range, but fast-firing and faster to train)
- Szekely (18th century skirmisher infantry with good attack and range)
- Grenadier (stronger in melee combat, more expensive and slightly longer training time)
- Hussars (higher attack value, but takes longer to train)
- Light Cavalry (replaces 18th century Dragoon; less attack and hitpoints, but faster to train and more firing range)
Hungary is able to train strong Hussars in the 17th century. Though their upgrades are expensive, they are suitable to exert early sabotage attacks. In the 18th century, a combination of strong melee (Grenadiers) and ranged units (Szekely) form a strong force, which can be supported by a variety of cavalry types.
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