2nd New York Regiment
Appears in Empire: Total War
Belongs to Unites States
Region of recruitment Baracks
Cost 1190
Upkeep 290
Combat statistics
Type Elite Infantry
Weapon type Muskets
Ranged weapon(s) Muskets
Melee weapon(s) Bayonets

The 2nd New York regiment was raised in 1775 and placed under the command of Colonel Phillip Van Cortlandt. The Van Cortlandt family history was already impressive: Phillip's great-grandfather was the first American-born Mayor of New York and the family name was used for various place names across America. Colonel Van Cortlandt was promoted to Brigadier General following acts of valour at the Siege of Yorktown. He lived out his remaining years as a politician, eventually dying at the age of 81.


One of Americas elite infantry, Recruitable only in New York and available only to the United States the 2nd New York are unique Line Infantry. They possess significantly higher statistics than their Line Infantry counterparts and so can be relied upon in the heat of battle. Elite units such as the 2nd New York should be made best use of by positioning them in the middle of the line in order to maximise the effectiveness of their morale boost.


  • United States