|Cost|| 60 Food,|
|Upgraded To||Long Swordsman|
|Cost to Upgrade||200 Food |
As a military unit, the Man-at-Arms's objective is defend settlements and if in sufficient number, find and raid enemy locations. They are best employed in groups of ten to twenty-five. When deployed with Skirmishers, these units generally helped impair the progress of a sprawling enemy colony. Archers can easily be settled with Skirmishers, allowing the Men-at-Arms to slay enemy villagers, Scout Cavalry, and opposing military. However, they are easily outclassed by Castle Age units, so advancing to the next age is vital.
Strengths and WeaknessesEdit
The Man-at-Arms is
- Strong vs Skirmishers, Camels and Light Cavalry;
- Weak vs Archers, Scorpions, Cavalry Archers, Mangonels and Cataphracts.
- Attack — Forging, Iron Casting and Blast Furnace;
- Armor — Scale Mail Armor, Chain Mail Armor, Plate Mail Armor;
- Sight — Tracking;
- Speed — Squires;
- Creation Speed — Conscription;
- Resistance to Conversion — Faith;
- Man-at-Arms can be upgraded to Long swordsman
The Conquerors ChangesEdit
Men-at-Arms gain 1 pierce armor.
Men who had received weapons training and wore armor of some sort in battle were referred to as men-at-arms. By definition, all knights were men-at-arms, but not all men-at-arms were knights. The class of men-at-arms also included professional fighting men of no nobility called sergeants and knights in training called squires. The armies of feudal lords were divided into two distinct groups, the men-at-arms of all classes and the peasant militia. The training fighting men provided the principal fighting power of the army.Men-at-arms on foot fought ]with swords. This was an effective weapon and helped distinguish the men-at-arms from soldiers of lower social standing like Spearmen, Skirmishers, and missile troops. Men-at-arms wore armor, usually from head to toe, and were highly trained. They were especially effective against Spearmen if they could close under the spear points. They fought beside dismounted knights under certain conditions, such as castle assaults. During the Hundred Years War, the English often fought dismounted because the French knights usually outnumbered them by a large margin. On the open battlefield, a man-at-arms was at a great disadvantage against a mounted knight. Knights kept a body of men-at-arms on retainer to help maintain local order within the local fief and to accompany the knight when called up for military service."
|Unit Evolution: Militia|