Pistoliers are the Empire's light cavalry, fast, deadly and manoeuvrable.
Most are young noblemen who have not yet won their spurs,[1a] the survivors of this hit-and-run warfare usually join Knightly Orders. Some of them, however, cannot abandon the thrill and go on to become Outriders.
Weapons and Equipment
Unlike state troops, the weapons and armour of Pistoliers are normally provided by their families. [2a] The short range of their pistols means that they will not fire many shots at their enemies before having to retreat. However, no armour can offer protection from the lead bullets, ensuring that every shot counts. While they are not suitable for prolonged engagements, they are excellent at disruption.
- 4th Edition: Light Armour, Two Pistols, Sword and ride a Horse. [1a]
- 6th Edition: Hand Weapon, Light Armour, Two Pistols, Warhorse. May have Marksman who may swap Pistols for Repeater Handgun or Repeater Pistol. [2b]
- 1: Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition)
- 1a: Regiments, pg. 61
- 2: Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition)