Men-at-Arms (Shields)Though not noble or powerful like Knights, these men take great honour to take up arms in defence of home.
Each Midsummer, commoners flock to their Lord's castle to present their sons in the hope that they will be trained as Men-at-Arms. For a peasant to have a son accepted into the ranks of a Knight's household is a great honour. Some young peasants will have been guided towards this goal through their entire life, encouraged to stand up straighter and taller than the usual peasant 'slouch' to better improve their chances of selection. All morning and afternoon the Knight inspects the candidates. By dusk, the luckiest and strongest are selected and are taken back to the castle where they are given basic training and outfitted in the livery of their Lord.
Unit NameMen-at-Arms (Shields)
Main Unit Keywh_dlc07_brt_inf_men_at_arms_2
Land Unit Keywh_dlc07_brt_inf_men_at_arms_2
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupSword Infantry
Naval Unit GroupSword Infantry
├ Melee Weaponwh_dlc07_brt_sword
├ Melee Damage Base20
├ Melee Damage Ap6
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence34
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence30
└ Shield Armour55
├ Man Entitywh_main_infantry_standard_blood_dismembers
├ Man Speed30
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points57
Leadership (Base Morale)50
Witnessing friendly expendable units rout does not reduce other units' leadership, unless they are themselves expendable.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
- Poor Leadership
This unit suffers from poor Lord or other encouraging units nearby.
Witnessing friendly expendable units rout does not reduce other units' Leadership, unless they are themselves expendable.
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