Pikeman

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Unitbox pikeman.jpgPikeman.png
Unit Type
Army.png Offensive & Defensive
Rank Required
Rank06.png Yeoman (11)
Research Required
• level 1 - Military
• level 3 - Command
• level 1 - Pike
Gold Cost
Icon gold.PNG 50 each.
Resources Needed
Icon peasant.PNGIcon armour.PNGIcon pikes.PNG
Unit Space
People unitspace icon 03.png 1

Pikemen are defensive and offensive troops, which are used in close-combat situations.

Using the Pikemen

In order to gain access to Pikemen, you must be at least Rank 11 (Yeoman), and have completed the required levels of research (please see the sidebar to the right).

Tip: Placing pikemen inside and around the keep is an excellent last line of defence

Resources

Pikemen require pikes and armour in order to turn peasants into troops. Pikes are made by the Poleturner, and stored in the armoury. Armour is made by the Armourer, and is also stored in the armoury. It costs one pike, one armour, and 50 gold for each pikeman.

Research

Pike can be researched from the Military section of the research tree to give access to pikemen, and increase their hit points, allowing them to survive more damage while attacking or defending.

Cards

Certain cards may be played in order to provide a boost to your troops' capabilities or to the number of troops in your castle. Some of these cards are played instantly and are removed from your pack, while others remain in play for a defined amount of time. Please see the individual cards for more information.

TIP: Before using cards which instantly give more troops or peasants, please ensure you have sufficient unit spaces to accommodate them. These cards do not add to your maximum army allowance.

Card Name Description
Mercenaries Allows for the purchase of a small company of pikemen
Basic discipline Allows troops to move faster across the map
Basic Logistics The next army sent moves faster across the map - this card must be played before sending an army
Basic recruitment Troops are cheaper to recruit
Villagers Peasants arrive in a village of your choosing - these may be turned into pikemen, providing you have the gold, plus the pikes and armour available