The Holy Roman Empire

Quality: Superior

Type: Feudal Low availability, free upkeep in castles, often impetuous or of low discipline

Soldiers: 32

Attack: 5

Charge: 16

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 28

Armour: 25

Defense Skill: 3

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 1455

Upkeep: 480

Impressive looking heavy cavalry, well protected by armour for both rider and mount. Equipped with lance and mace.
These distinctive looking knights are the Holy Roman Empire's elite warriors. Their armour is in the distinctive fluted Gothic style produced by the finest German armourers, and include the popular visored sallet helmet. Riding an armoured warhorse and wielding a lance and mace, Gothic knights have little to fear on the battlefield. Well practiced in heavy cavalry tactics these knights make a fearsome addition to any Imperial army.


  • Wooden Castle
  • Castle
  • Fortress
  • With Fortresses, The Holy Roman Empire recruits Gothic Knights after the Gothic Armor event in the mid-15th century and are available until the Advanced Matchlock event in mid-16th century (1550-1560).