Hussar (Civ5)

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For the Polish unique unit, see Winged Hussar (Civ5).

Game InfoEdit

Unique unit of the Austrian civilization. Replaces the Cavalry. Requires 20xHorse5 Horses.

  • Common abilities:
    • Can Move After Attacking
    • Penalty Attacking Cities (33)
    • No Defensive Terrain Bonuses
  • Special abilities:
    • Extra Sight (1)
    • Enhance Flank Attack: Flank attack bonus increased by 50% (10% to 15%)
  • Special traits:
    • Extra movement (1)


Hussars are great scouts and flank attackers. They are slightly faster than Cavalry, which they replace. But that's not all - they start with promotions that give them +1 Sight and increase their bonus when making a flank attack by 50 percent, so use them accordingly.

Note that Hussars will lose their sight and movement bonuses once upgraded, but they will keep their flanking bonus.

Historical InfoEdit

Taking their name from the Latin "Cursarius," meaning "Raider," the fearsome light cavalrymen of Hungary known as the Hussars served the Habsburg Empire and Austria throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Emulated by cavalry units across Europe, the Hussars formed as an irregular regiment of skilled riders relying on swift, unpredictable hit-and-run tactics. Over time the Hussars became a formal unit, with recruits judged on specific requirements regulating both the rider and his mount. Hussar regiments were used extensively during the Napoleonic Wars, and eventually served in armies across Europe and Asia well into the 19th century.

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