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“These heavily-armored units will attack defensive buildings, distracting them at close range while your other troops do the damage.”

Cuirassier is a level 5 standard Heavy Cavalry unit unlocked in Enlightenment Age. Its predecessor is Lancer and can be upgraded to Tank. It is researched in level 7 Armory.

General Information[]

The Cuirassier is the armored front runners among all troops. Its default behavior is to seek and destroy defenses. After all the defense buildings are destroyed the Cuirassier will behave like a heavy infantry troop. With a large amount of hitpoints, it can endure more than any other troop of its age, as well as dealing a lot of damage before falling. However, its disadvantages include its low damage and is easily killed by Ballista Towers, Cannon Towers or Anti-Tank Guns.

Historical Description[]

First appearing in Europe in the 15th century, Cuirassiers wore plate helmets and armor covering their torsos (the cuirasse) and upper thighs. Cuirassiers were used throughout the Napoleonic Wars, and most major combatants were still fielding these units at the start of World War I.


North European: Resembles the Scots Greys of the Napoleonic wars. Wears a shako, a military coat with golden epaulettes, white trousers and black boots.

Mediterranean: This version is the one that more closely resembles a real life cuirassier. Wears a metal helmet, breastplate armor over the military uniform, grey trousers and black boots.

Oriental: Somehow a lot like an Arabian medieval cavalryman.

Attacking Strategies[]

  • The Cuirassier has a lot of health but is slow and has low attack power, so use it in groups
  • The Cuirassier is weak against many defenses grouped together
  • When pushing for trophies, you would need to destroy the Town Center or City Center. In many bases, the town center would be in the center of the base. First, train up an army of Cuirassier and a Wall Breacher. When attacking, deploy your Wall Breacher and wait till it destroys the necessary walls. Then, deploy all your Cuirassier units in the areas which the City Center is more close to. If there are a few defenses blocking the way, destroy them. Then rally your units to destroy the Town Center or City Center
  • The Cuirassier would ignore defensive troops and would pursue their targets which are defensive buildings. However, if a defensive troop attacks it, the Cuirassier will attack back until the defensive troop is killed; thus making it distracted. Try to use and deploy Ranged Infantry or Heavy Infantry after deploying the units to eliminate the defensive troops

Defensive Strategies[]

  • The Cuirassier is a good alliance troop due to its high health; making it longer to kill them
  • Cuirassier units are spawned by Stable or Tank Depot. With their high health, they are good to slow down the enemies advance
  • The Reinforcements technology in the Library spawns Main the units in the forest and they attack troops of the attacker


  • The name cuirassier, comes from the word cuirass, which was the name of the breastplate armor they wore.
  • The only version of these troops that actually resembles a real life cuirassier is the Mediterranean one. The north European version resembles the Scots Greys (heavy cavalry, but not cuirasses) while the oriental version resembles Chinese heavy cavalry (a completely different kid of troop).
  • In the early 19th century, China, Korea, and Japan (The Oriental Nations) didn't use cuirassiers. Instead, Japan still used mounted samurai and horse archers, China used lancers, horsemen, and horse archers, and Korea lacked cavalry units.
  • In the early 19th century, the main users of cuirassiers were the French, Germans/Prussians, and the Russians.