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Release Date: Jun 22, 2009

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Expand your Empire with downloadable content! The Elite Units of the West Downloadable Content for Empire: Total War™ introduces 14 completely unique brand new units from all the major Western factions. Featuring all new infantry and cavalry units, equipped with the best weapons and having undergone the most rigorous of training, the Elite Units of the West DLC is the perfect addition to your Empire's army and will bring even more options on the battlefield to all tacticians seeking to defeat their enemies.

Once you've purchased the content, you will unlock all new 14 Elite Units of the West in the single player campaign under the conditions below. They will also be available in multiplayer and single player battle modes, when playing with the appropriate faction.

Hungarian Grenadiers (Austria) —
Hungarian Grenadiers fought in the Austrian army of the 18th century and were deliberately selected for their physical size and stature. They had to have a good throwing arm, being able to propel a grenade far enough that it wouldn't kill them!
Single player campaign requirements: Military Governor's Barracks in Hungary
Horse Guards (Britain) —
The elite British horse guards are a heavy cavalry shock troop used by the British army. Used as a battering ram to brutally smash enemy infantry lines and drive holes in enemy ranks, these were prized troops of the British army.
Single player campaign requirements: Army Staff College in London
Swiss Guards (France) —
The Swiss Guards fought for the French nation and were the prized palace guard of Louis XVI. Wearing resplendent bright red uniforms and carrying smooth bore muskets they were a better calibre of heavy infantry than most of their opponents.
Single player campaign requirements: Palais Bourbon in Paris
Blue Guards (United Provinces) —
The Blue Guards are a strong infantry unit of the United Provinces, and have been personal bodyguards to kings since the 1600s. These are a high status regiment with a long tradition of fighting and winning key battles.
Single player campaign requirements: Army Staff College in Amsterdam
Gardes du Corps (United Provinces) —
The Gardes du Corps were the strongest, and often, the last line of defence for many monarchs in the United Provinces. Dressed in splendid uniforms and riding heavy horse these royal bodyguard soldiers specialised in almost unstoppable charges and benefit any army with a high morale and solid combat discipline.
Single player campaign requirements: Army Staff College in Amsterdam
Guard Grenadiers (Poland-Lithuania) —
The Polish Guard Grenadiers are a highly trained and well disciplined grenadier unit unique to the Polish army. These troops spent years being properly trained in the correct stances for priming and throwing explosives and were constantly assessed on their appearance and discipline as well as their technique.
Single player campaign requirements: Army Staff College in Warsaw
2nd Hussars (Prussia) —
These light cavalry units were specially drawn for their shorter stature and low weight making them quick and nimble on the battlefield. Ideal for hit and run attacks and ambushing enemy formations on the move, these fast and mobile hussars specialised in running down survivors and ambushing scout parties.
Single player campaign requirements: Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Bosniaks (Prussia) —
Prussian Bosniaks are an irregular mounted soldier on light horse capable of a devastating charge. These riders are historically mercenary in nature hailing from the Balkans as their name suggests. They fight with a passion and zeal as they were often paid in plunder!
Single player campaign requirements: Army Board in Prussian home regions
Frei-Korps (Prussia) —
These irregular light infantry forces are a much needed counter-weight to the disciplined and organised ranks of the Prussian army. Professional scoundrels, they are particularly effective against soldiers that organised Prussian infantry find difficult to counter.
Single player campaign requirements: Army Board or Military Governor's Barracks in any province

Gardes à cheval (Russia) —
An aristocratic heavy horse unit drawn from the nobility, exclusively to protect the Tsars. These rich notables were selected not for their soldiering ability but more for their relative attractiveness to Catherine the Great.
Single player campaign requirements: Winter Palace in Moscow

Siemenovski Foot Guards (Russia) —
These elite line infantry were far better equipped than their standard brothers and a touch more arrogant too. With splendid uniforms and far better trained they made excellent garrison soldiers, punishing popular decent harshly.
Single player campaign requirements: Winter Palace in Moscow
Walloon Guards (Spain) —
These superior infantry were drawn from a region of the Spanish Empire that produced excellent soldiers. Their distinctive uniforms and colours marked them out on the battlefield as the bodyguard of kings and queens, and as effective soldiers in their own right.
Single player campaign requirements: Palacio Real de Madrid in Madrid
Legion of the United States (United States) —
The United States first official organised army unit. A well drilled and trained unit of soldiers taught to fight in both the traditional European line of battle style, and a looser more irregular pattern better for confronting the native tribes of the Americas.
Single player campaign requirements: Army Board or Military Governor's Barracks in any province
US Marines (United States) —
These are some of the toughest and bravest soldiers the United States can boast. Either on land or at sea this unit is a fighting force above all else. The marines' greatest strength alongside their flexibility and speed in combat is their resolve. They will rarely if ever run from a fight once committed, often preferring to fight to the death than hand an inch of ground to the enemy.
Single player campaign requirements: Naval College in any province
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xXx_360František_xXx #dezerter
Posted: June 24
Good soldiers, good price
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dax.asd #onlyNazi
Posted: May 30
Only important for Multiplayer.

Q: Why?
A: Because in campaign you will get the units only in very late late game.

Q: Why it's important for Multiplayer?
A: Because it brings some *** OP units. F.e. the USMC, which are cheap and too good for their price.
Also the Freikorps should be limited, because they are also a bit too cheap to spam.

Q: Do I thinks it's a good DLC?
A: No. Even tho the rest is ok, the rubbish of the USA is destroying the game, which makes this DLC a balance fail.

Q: So should I buy it?
A: If you want to have some cool units, yes. But only if you dont play this goddam OP USA since then. Just don't be one of this p2w loosers...
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stevenahlberg1982
Posted: May 14
i only got elite units for france and no other nation
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ApocalypseSurvivor
Posted: May 10
um ya im going to make this short butttt this ♥♥♥♥ dosent even ♥♥♥♥ing work >_>
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Schinigami
Posted: April 9
As in the description The Elite Units of the West DLC adds 14 new units to major eastern factions. A greater variety of available units is always welcome. If you like one of these factions you'll love this add-on.
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Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria
Posted: April 4
This is the best mode
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kony
Posted: March 22
These units do not have a significant impact on the gameplay (maybe for the better) and there are too few per faction to matter anyway.
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no monkey
Posted: January 30
KILL WHITEY
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KilroyWasHere
Posted: November 28, 2015
guys who made the game please add more german/prussian units alot of people play has them and i feel that they would like more purssian units too so if you can or want it would be great.
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mmarkton
Posted: November 4, 2015
WHAT IS THERE
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
66 of 83 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 23, 2012
Yea this is good stuff
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: February 28, 2015
Pros:
- Adds in epic Elite Guard type units in Campaign and Custom Battles
- Gives you special units like Frie Korps and adds in Elitie Cavalry Units
- Lets you destroy vanilla line infantry in Multiplayer
Cons:
- Most all the Elite Guard type units have a unit cap of 1
- Elite Guard units are hard to get in campaign

Overall:

8/10

Pretty much just a small DLC that gives you 14 cool extra units, you most likely got this when you bought the game retail like I did. If this sounds cool to you then get it, if you want something more don't buy it then complain about how its not what you wanted, and please read the description.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: September 10, 2015
No special unit for Sweden? ...
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: September 27, 2015
This is a review of the Elite unit of the West DLC for Empire: Total War

This DLC is a must if you are really into the multiplayer but that said it sorta adds the under priced USMC which can be spammed so be carful if you see someone being usa and know that your just being an ♥♥♥ by just brining USMC. It is also very good for campagin and gives more unit variety to factions

It also adds the most powerful cavalry unit the Gard de Chevel. Along with other powerful cavalry units like British horse guards and Dutch garde de corps and 2nd Hussars

The most powerful infantry unit the Swiss Guard are also in this. along with other great infantry units like Hungarian grenadiers, Frei Corps, Blue Guard

and alot of other great units

List of units: US Marines (USA), Legion of the United States (USA), Guard Grenadiers (Poland), Walloon Guard (Span, Simvotic Foot Guards (Russia), Garde Chevel (Russia), Frie Corps (Prussia), Bosniaks (Prussia), 2nd Hussars (Prussia), Guarde de Corps (Dutch), Blue Guard (Dutch), Swiss Guard (France), Horse Guards (Great Britian), Hungarian Grenadiers (Austria)
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 22
These units do not have a significant impact on the gameplay (maybe for the better) and there are too few per faction to matter anyway.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 26, 2015
pretty nice units, certainly for the money
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 27, 2015
This is my favorite DLC for Empire. Playing as the US, I got tired of London constantly declaring war on me, so I sailed over the pond and quickly annexed England. Naturally, the other Britonnians weren't too pleased with me, and seeing as how they held Scotland And Ireland in addition to four powerful navies still in those docks (Strange, I came up from the south with my fleet and landed my army, they never caught my fleet as it fled back west), I knew that any chance of holding London was to dig in and declare war with the bluff of threatening Scotland.
This in itself worked out to my advantage, as they took the bait, allowing me to replenish my troops quell the populace and draw forth regiment upon regiment of stalwart newly minted "American Englishmen" to help secure my half of the Island. Depositing Pulaski's cavalry (Excellent shock value if you charge them from behind) with 8 support cavalry regiments onto the island, I moved them up north and sent a force compromising of my general, 2 regiments of US Marines, 6 regiments of Guards, the New York, the Delaware, 2 units of rangers and the rest line infantry to straddle the area outside of the Scotland provinces capital and establish a fort. Upgrading that fort to have artillery forts surrounding the main fort, I moved up my cavalry force so it was inside the reinforcement zone, and then moved up 12 regiments of line infantry to support it.
Britain declared war on me 2 turns later as I finished off both the Iriquois, Choctaw, the forces of Spain in the continental US, Mexico (MEXICO!!! I didn't even KNOW that Mexico could be formed! As soon as their nation was created, I was so overjoyed I sailed over and killed them off) and the remnants of Britain provinces in Canada.

They attacked my fort in England with 4 armies comprising of over 7400 men while I was defending with a paltrier 5200.
My US Marines saved the day, holding off the northern wall as over 800 men attempted to assault 2 regiments of 120 men. The Line infantry broke and retreated over the corpses of their comrades back to the Union Jack's lines, as the enemy guard advanced under withering musket fire and percussion shells desperately being fired in their direction. As they climbed the wall, they met the fierce charge of continental Marines angrily bayoneting them, remember my previous assault on London which cost me a whole regiment of Marines when I attempted to scale the walls with Line Infantry and Marines.

The final tally was 600 dead enemies to my 221 Marines. One regiment had only 16 men left, the other only 3, yet with my general and Guards in close proximity along with their integrity they never retreated. Oorah!

I heartily suggest this pack if you love Marines, or just seeing hordes of corpses surrounding your units. You could bum rush them with line infantry, but really? Would you REALLY NOT use Marines if they were available?
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 9, 2015
You don't really need these units to have fun with Empire, but they are good looking.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 15, 2015
The units are top notch. They're a must have for people who play multiplayer. As for singleplayer, they just add a bit of flare to your line which is nice.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 9
As in the description The Elite Units of the West DLC adds 14 new units to major eastern factions. A greater variety of available units is always welcome. If you like one of these factions you'll love this add-on.
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