In the Napoleonic era the main weapon of any army was the musket, as it provides perfect balance between melee and ranged combat. Muskets provide a decently accurate shot on range and are equipped with a deadly bayonet for when the fight gets personal.
Pistols are the weapon of choice for any noble officer. Perfect for putting down the dogs of war when they get too close to your area of command – just make sure you have your sword close at hand.
Rifles, the sharpshooter’s preferred tool, are perfect for keeping an enemy force at bay. These deadly, long-range firearms are highly accurate but fairly slow to reload, and the lack of a bayonet may put a rifleman in a dangerous situation.
Carbines and cavalry muskets are shorter firearms used by cavalry and some light infantry. They feature a faster reload at the cost of accuracy. Carbines are perfect for quick mid-range strikes, but do not get caught up in melee if you are not carrying a blade to back you up.
The gentleman’s way of warfare, swords and sabres always come in handy in the thick mist of cannon and gun smoke. Officers carry swords, riflemen use a shorter blade for self-defense, and cavalrymen slice throats with terrifying sabres.
Lances are the weapons of choice for taking out enemies in one powerful charge. Ride headlong into an unaware regiment and watch them break at the tip of your lance. Beware of enemies getting too close though, the lance is too unwieldy to be useful if caught up in a close quarters.
A Mount & Blade series first, cannons let you revel in the chaos of battle like no other weapon! Pack these devastating machines of death with round shot to take down walls, explosive shells to blast apart lines of men or canister shot to wipe out the enemy if they get too close.
While the army may provide weapons to its troops, patriotic partisans will often have to find their own. Luckily farming tools can not only be used for cultivation, but also be carried into battle. Get out your good old bottle of vodka (make sure to drink it first!) and crack your enemy’s head with a mighty swing or throw it right at their face. If that was not enough, you can knock your opponent out with a birch club or use a scythe to cut the enemy like hay.