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Release Date: Mar 4, 2009

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About This Content

October 5, 2009 - Update

The Empire Special Forces units are now available for sale separately as DLC for Empire: Total War. This DLC also includes three additional exclusive units, previously unavailable for sale.

ABOUT EMPIRE: TOTAL WAR - SPECIAL FORCES UNITS & BONUS CONTENT


In a time when a soldier's life could be given easily and quickly, it took extreme courage and determination for a true hero to forge a reputation for themselves.
Whether through harsh and highly disciplined training, generations of successful military tradition or world-leading technology, the Empire: Total War Elite Units are among the very best of the best.
The Special Forces Units introduces six of the most influential military forces of the 18th Century. True to the period, these exclusive elite units become available on the campaign map via a certain faction or once a specific geographical region is under control. This pack also includes three more exclusive Elite Units, previously unavailable for sale.
Each elite unit brings with it the potential to open up dramatic new strategies and turn the tide of your campaign. A cornerstone of your Empire's land or naval forces, each has the potential to be used to decisive and devastating effect.
Empire: Total War Special Forces Units & Bonus Content consists of the following premium content for aficionados of the Total War series. This content is for use with Empire: Total War. Once Empire: Total War is installed the elite units will become available in the single player game under the conditions stated below.

  • HMS Victory — The Royal Navy's most distinguished and formidable first rate ship of the line; Lord Nelson's 104 gun flagship is one of the most heavily armed ships of the 18th Century. This unit is available when playing as the British faction and your technology has sufficiently advanced.
  • Rogers' Rangers — Major Robert Rogers' company of rangers are highly trained elite light infantry, specializing in reconnaissance and special operations. They are extremely mobile in even the most challenging environments. This unit is available when playing as the British faction and your technology has sufficiently advanced.
  • Ottoman Organ Gun — A viciously powerful field gun, able to inflict incredible damage on the opposing army. Emphatic proof of the Ottoman Empire's advanced knowledge of gunpowder and firearms technology. This unit is available when playing as the Ottoman faction and your technology has sufficiently advanced.
  • Ghoorkas — "Better to die than be a coward" has been the motto of these elite Nepalese soldiers for centuries. Disciplined, tough and courageous, they carry a deadly 18-inch long, curved knife known as the kukri. This unit is available when controlling the Kashmir territory.
  • Corso Terrestre Guerillas — An independent light infantry guerrilla regiment, experienced in skirmish and stealth tactics. Surprise raids and ambushes are the guerillas' favored tactics, a way to compensate for their limited number and light armor. This unit is available when playing as the Spanish faction and your technology has sufficiently advanced.
  • Bulkeley's Regiment — A French unit of Irish mercenaries with a fearsome reputation for hardiness. Exceptionally tough and resilient, they make for a highly flexible and dependable regiment. This unit is available when playing as the French faction and your technology has sufficiently advanced.
As of October 2009, this DLC also includes the following units, previously unavailable for sale:
  • Death's Head Hussars — The Prussian army's bravest and fiercest cavalry is trained to deliver devastating volleys of musket fire while closing on the enemy. These daring charges strike fear into even the most stalwart of opponents. This unit is available when playing as Prussia and your technology has sufficiently advanced.
  • The USS Constitution — The legendary heavy frigate of the United States Navy, used to great effect in capturing enemy ships and running down fleeing opponents. Fast and heavily-armed, the pinnacle of 18th Century US Navy power. This unit is available when playing as the USA and your technology has sufficiently advanced. It may also be captured by opposing factions.
  • The Dahomey Amazons — An elite female-only military regiment from West Africa. Disciplined both in rifle drills and close combat, they are rightly feared for their incredible courage and their practice of decapitating their captives. This unit is available when holding territory in North Africa.
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Endercreeper122
Posted: September 25
More Beards and mustaches, 10/10
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Thunder-Invader
Posted: August 19
I sunk the HMS Victory with Venice 11/10
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[BLACK@BONES][68th][IM]DALEK
Posted: August 18
this DLC pack is definetly worth it i reccommend you get this while you can! with theese overpowerd units you could win any battle easily take out the organ gun and anhilate your enemys fortresses with its shotgun like gun make a huge battle out of the constituion and the victory i definetly reccomend this!
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dark_9977
Posted: August 14
dahomey amason are by far one of the most strategic units to use just because they can hide while walking and yea thats a huge deal. the bkeleley reg saved my ♥♥♥ with exelence in paris. organ guns are cool
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Petr[CZ]
Posted: April 24
Great.
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Tallestdavid
Posted: April 5
no russian troops.
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Rawfire
Posted: March 25
In order to get Bulkeley's Regiment looking like the picture on the store page (red coat instead of white), you have to download the AUM graphics mod.
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kony
Posted: March 22
A bunch of not-very-useful units cut out from the game to rip off customers. Good job.

Don't give'em money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: September 16
After not knowing this was a DLC i always used these units and liked them. Good units and usefull in some points. £2 is a descent price. Yeah, get it if you need the whole game like me :) .
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Posted: February 23, 2015
This game forced me to spend 600 dollars on my pc just so that i could max out the settings. Look at my time playing! Somehow i still have my wife. Life is good. Get this game.
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33 of 44 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Posted: December 22, 2014
Even more European Moustaches 10/10
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
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Posted: October 26, 2014
simply wonderful and historic
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Posted: March 15, 2015
Probably the last DLC you should get. The units are all pretty average. That said, the Bulkeley's Reg., Roger's Rangers, and organ guns are all really good units, and hey, more units is always a good thing.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
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Posted: September 27, 2015
This is a review of the Special forces and bonus content DLC for Empire total war

There is a great variety of units in this one and alot of powerful ones, from the great organ guns, to bucklys regiment, units like rogers rangers and ghorkas really can give your forces an advantage in your colonies, and you can't say no to the HMS Victory or the USS constiution

Units: Bucklys regiment (france), Corsa gurillas tores Spain), Ghoorkas (anyone), Organ guns (Ottomans), Roger's rangers (britian), HMS victory (britian), Death's head hussars (prussia), USS constiution (USA), Dahomy amazons (anyone)
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: August 4, 2015
Bonus content can be useless and annoying but this one is by far worth it! Adding some fantastic units to the mix, like my favorite rough Roger's Rangers!!! I would most definetly recomend getting this DLC!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 9
A greater variety of available units is always welcome... To be honest I'm not sure about this, that this addition is worth all of it's primary price, but if You're going to spend hours on the gameplay or already spent and intend to continue to spend on it more of your time then it's worth consider to get this DLC.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 10, 2015
Excellent unit addition in this DLC. HMS Victory and USS Constitution are my faves!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: October 2, 2015
Organ Guns.
They're ♥♥♥♥♥♥ic
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