"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."


  • 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 Health 12 DPS DPS 10 Food 30s N/A N/A 1
2 380 Health 15 DPS DPS 20 Food 40s 1,250 Food 1h 2
3 505 Health 19 DPS DPS 30 Food 50s 2,750 Food 3h 3
4 657 Health 24 DPS DPS 35 Food 60s 8,000 Food 10h 4
5 788 Health 28 DPS DPS 50 Food 70s 100,000 Food 2d 6
6 946 Health 31 DPS 31 DPS 60 Food 75s 400,000 Food 3d 12h 7
7 1,135 Health 36 DPS 36 DPS 70 Food 80s 700,000 Food 3d 12h 8

Heroes Richard the LionheartHenry VEdward the Black PrinceBelisariusJohn KourkouasNikephoros II PhokasCharles MartelCharlemagneJoan of ArcSviatoslav I of KievRurikAlexander NevskyTariq ibn ZiyadMaslama ibn Abd al-MalikSaladinHermann von SalzaConrad the ElderWinrich von Kniprode
Common Units SpearmanInfantryRaiderLadder InvaderCrossbowmanArcherCavalryGrenadierBattering RamSiege TowerOnagerTrebuchet
Cultural Units LongbowmanCheirosiphonKnight TemplarRaiders of MuscovyMamlukTeutonic Knight
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