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"Spearman (Level 1-2): Spears were hunter/gatherer weapons that came early to the battlefield. They're basic but effective against most troops."

"Pikeman (Level 3-5): As mounted heavily armored troops came into more common use spears grew longer and became pikes designed to help dismount enemy cavalry."

"Halberdier (Level 6-7): Halberds were large battle axe like weapons. They had thrusting points, cutting blades and a hook that could be used to dismount enemy knights."


Summary

  • Spearmen have a damage bonus against cavalry. Deploy spearmen to protect vulnerable troops such as archers and siege weapons from mounted troops.
  • Pikemen are basic melee soldiers, unlocked from the Level 1 Barracks.
  • Pikemen are also known as Spearmen or Halberdiers depending on the upgrade level.
  • Bonus against cavalry.
  • Slow Speed

Offensive Strategy

  • Drop them right on top advancing Mamluks!
  • Drop them in a corner to draw out cavalry, while Belisarius tunnels under a wall (works with other troops)

Defensive Strategy

  • Station in spots you want to defend from cavalry.
Level Health Attack DPS Training Cost Training Time Upgrade Cost Upgrade Time Barracks Level Required
1 298 Template:Health 12 Template:Attack Template:Attack 10 Template:Food 30s N/A N/A 1
2 380 Template:Health 15 Template:Attack Template:Attack 20 Template:Food 40s 1,250 Template:Food 1h 2
3 505 Template:Health 19 Template:Attack Template:Attack 30 Template:Food 50s 2,750 Template:Food 3h 3
4 657 Template:Health 24 Template:Attack Template:Attack 35 Template:Food 60s 8,000 Template:Food 10h 4
5 788 Template:Health 28 Template:Attack Template:Attack 50 Template:Food 70s 100,000 Template:Food 2d 6
6 946 Template:Health 31 Template:Attack 31 Template:Attack 60 Template:Food 75s 400,000 Template:Food 3d 12h 7
7 1,135 Template:Health 36 Template:Attack 36 Template:Attack 70 Template:Food 80s 700,000 Template:Food 3d 12h 8
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