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Brunswick Sapper

During the early 19th Century, the role of sappers was not limited to traditional military engineering tasks, such as building fortifications and digging trenches. Instead, they became an integral part of the offensive operations, responsible for breaching enemy defenses and creating avenues for the main attacking forces. These highly specialized engineers were trained to handle the dangers and challenges associated with undermining enemy positions and constructing siege works. The sappers were distinguished by their distinctive uniforms, which often included a leather apron to protect against splinters, and tools such as axes, shovels and explosives. Sappers possessed versatile skills in a wide range of engineering tasks. They were adept in the construction of pontoon bridges, vital for ensuring the rapid mobility of troops across rivers and obstacles. These engineers also played a pivotal role in the creation and maintenance of supply lines, building roads and repairing infrastructure to facilitate the movement of troops and supplies.


In Marshals Unleashed Napoleonic wargaming, sappers have the ability to build pontoon bridges, sandbag walls/barriers, and wooden fences.

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