HalberdiersHalberdiers are stalwart defenders, able to hold the line behind a wall of Halberds, cutting enemies to ribbons.
State troops are paid as full-time professional soldiers, ready to answer the call to arms at all times. In addition to forming a standing army to repel enemy attack, state troops also serve as city guards, the fire watch and the enforcers of the law. However, most of the time these soldiers spend their days drilling and training with various weapons to the barked instructions of grim-faced Sergeants and veteran Marksmen. Every state trains its regiments to fight together, providing each other with mutual protection on the battlefield. State regiments often march to battle with detachments of differently armed troops to aid them. These detachments form up close to their regimental units, where they guard vulnerable flanks and provide battlefield support, either by joining their regimental units in the bloody melee of close combat, or by showering oncoming enemies with missile fire. Swordsmen fight shoulder to shoulder with Spearmen, the close range parries and ripostes of swords complimenting the longer reach of the spear. Handgunners and Crossbowmen fell their foes with withering volleys of fire, but should a foe survive through such salvos, a detachment of Halberdiers will bravely intercept them, cutting them down with heavy bladed pole arms.
Main Unit Keywh_main_emp_inf_halberdiers
Land Unit Keywh_main_emp_inf_halberdiers
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupHalberd Infantry
Naval Unit GroupHalberd Infantry
Custom Battle Cost650
├ Melee Weaponwh_main_emp_halberd
├ Melee Damage Base8
├ Melee Damage Ap20
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants16
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence42
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence30
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh_main_infantry_standard_blood_dismembers
├ Man Speed30
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points65
Leadership (Base Morale)70
- Expert Charge Defence
When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any attacker.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & Weaknesses
The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.
- Charge Defence Against All
When standing and bracing against a charge this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.
Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
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