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“These armed and armored fighters use their dual pistols to burst down anyone who stands in their way.”

General Information[]

The Dual Pistol Cuirassier is an Event Troop from Events, Chest or Sales that can be used as Troop Tactics.

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Historical Description []

The heavily armored cavalryman known as the cuirassier developed out of the late medieval knight. A common misconception is that armor waned in importance because gunpowder weapons rendered it ineffective. In fact, the advanced plate armor of the late Renaissance offered good protection against the primitive firearms of the time. The change was that its sheer expense became untenable as cheap mass infantry formations began to dominate the battlefield.

Heavy cavalry therefore shed their elaborate limb armor, retaining only the torso-protecting cuirass from which their name is derived. Early cuirassiers used wheellock pistols to fire on the enemy right before drawing their swords and closing in. An experimental tactic known as the caracole, in which ranks of cavalrymen would rotate forward to fire on enemy infantry, did not prove especially effective. By the time of the Napoleonic Wars, few cuirassiers carried guns of any kind. They preferred to commit themselves entirely to melee combat for reasons of both honor and combat effectiveness.


Level Hitpoints Health icon Shots per attackDamage DPS Damage DPS against Defenders Damage Troops/Army TroopSpace
1 1,583 2 72 108 3
2 2,095 2 96 144 3
3 2,140 2 140 210 4
4 3,811 2 236 354 5
8 9,125 2 682 1,022 6