The Holy Roman Empire


Quality: Elite (Combination)

Type: Early Professional

Soldiers: 32

Melee: 10

Missile: 8

Charge: 4

Weapon Type: Firearm

Defense: 29

Armour: 25

Defense Skill: 4

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 935

Upkeep: 465



Some of the first gunpowder-armed cavalry, Early Reiters are armed with a brace of pistols and a sword, and protected by heavy armour.
Some of the first gunpowder-armed cavalry, Early Reiters are armed with a brace of pistols and a sword, and protected by heavy armour. They first appeared in the German states, where they were known as Reiters (riders). After the enemy are softened up by close-range pistol fire, they charge in and finish them off the old fashioned way.


  • Stables
  • Cavalry Stables
  • Barron's Stables
  • Earl's Stables
  • King's Stables
  • Early Reiters are available in Castles after the Pike and Shot event of 1530 where King's Stables have been constructed.