Winged Hussar

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Winged Hussar
Symbol Poland.png
Winged Hussar
Type Land Combat
Movement Icon moves.png 4
Melee Strength Melee Strength 55
Production Cost 250 Icon main production.png
Purchase Cost 250 Icon main gold.png
Technology Mercenaries
Maintenance Cost 3 Icon main gold.png
Upgrades From Heavy Chariot
Upgrades To Tank
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The Winged Hussar is a land combat heavy cavalry unique unit in Civilization VI. This unit is unique to Poland and replaces the [[]].

Promotion[edit | edit source]

Charge Charge
+10 Icon map pin strength.png Combat Strength vs. fortified defender.
 
Barding Barding
+7 Icon map pin strength.png Combat Strength when defending vs. ranged attacks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marauding Marauding
+7 Icon map pin strength.png Combat Strength vs. units in Districts.
 
Rout Rout
+5 Icon map pin strength.png Combat Strength against damaged units.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Armor Piercing Armor Piercing
+7 Icon map pin strength.png Combat Strength against heavy cavalry units.
 
Reactive Armor Reactive Armor
+7 Icon map pin strength.png Combat Strength when defending against heavy cavalry and anti-cavalry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Breakthrough Breakthrough
+1 additional attack per turn if Icon map pin movement.png Movement allows.
 

Description[edit | edit source]

Polish unique Medieval era unit. Pushes defending enemy units back from their hex in any battle where they score more damage. Defenders that cannot retreat suffer additional damage.

Historical Context[edit | edit source]

Polish military reforms of the late 1570s gave birth to the winged hussars, a fearsome heavy cavalry force who would enjoy their elite status for the next two centuries. Rather than fielding cavalry comprised of foreign mercenaries, Transylvanian prince Stephen Bathory (also Grand Duke of Lithuania, King-by-right-of-his-wife of Poland, and collector of increasingly impressive titles) filled the ranks of the winged hussars with Polish nobility and their retinues. The famed "wings" were wooden frames with feathers attached, borne on a rider's back to clearly distinguish them. It was said the distinctive sound of the wings startled enemy horses and demoralized enemy soldiers with an "evil hiss"—by novelists of later centuries, who likely romanticized a ceremonial accessory. Far less contentious a question are the lances, sabers, and pistols the winged hussars brought to the battlefield, which no doubt startled enemy horses and demoralized enemy soldiers.

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