|Appears in||Empire Total War|
|Belongs to||Great Britain|
|Region of recruitment||Army Board|
The Rifle Brigade was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army. Formed in January 1800 as the "Experimental Corps of Riflemen" to provide sharpshooters, scouts and skirmishers, they were soon renamed "The Rifle Corps". In January 1803 they became an established regular regiment and were titled the 95th Regiment of Foot (Rifles). In 1816, after the final defeat of Napoleon, they were again renamed, this time as "The Rifle Brigade". The unit was distinguished by its use of green uniforms as standard in place of the traditional red the first regular infantry corps in the British Army to do so.
Green Jackets are the British variant of the generic Riflemen. They are recruitable only in the British home regions and require Machine Rifling technology. Green Jackets are long-range light infantry with slightly superior defense and charge bonuses to Ferguson Riflemen. They are also cheaper to train and maintain than the Ferguson Riflemen. Light Infantry such as the Green Jackets should be used to harass the enemy lines and combat other Light Infantry. Due to their low melee statistics they should be kept well away from any melee situations, especially Cavalry charges.
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