Background[edit | edit source]

The Saxon noblemen played an important role in the development of Western Europe. The elector was subordinated to the Holy Roman Empire. Due to its excellent location in the center of the trade routes, Saxony became one of the richest states in Germany. It had a fairly good army of about 30,000 recruited soldiers. In 1701, the Saxon army had 20 infantry, 7 cuirassier and dragoon regiments.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Saxony has three unique units:

  • Cavalry Guards (replace Cuirassiers); more hitpoints and attack, different armor values)
  • 18th century Musketeers (more firepower and faster reload, but less hitpoints and melee attack)
  • Grenadiers (more melee and ranged attack, higher range, but less hitpoints)

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Like Prussia, Bavaria or Denmark, the progress into the 18th century should be done relatively quickly, as their Musketeers and Grenadiers pose a very good ranged infantry. Cavalry Guards with their good HP pool give Saxony a solid front unit to keep melee attackers away from their comparably vulnerable ranged units.

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