Empire: Total War developers Creative Assembly have announced that, as part of an upcoming patch, a number of new units will be introduced into the game, free of charge.
Some of these units are lying in the game code but weren't, for whatever reason, unlocked for the release of the game. Others, that are currently available to only some armies, will be made available for more armies. And to top it all off there will be eleven brand new units.
These new guys are being introduced in an attempt to break up the look of the game (those line infantry get boring after a while), as well as to bring a little more variety to playing the various factions.