The Holy Roman Empire

Quality: Superior

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

Soldiers: 32

Attack: 4

Charge: 14

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 21

Armour: 15

Defense Skill: 3

Shield: 3

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 1125

Upkeep: 450

These mace-wielding fighting machines wear plate armour and are equipped with lances for a deadly charge.
True knights in shining armour, in principle at least, these men espouse the noble ideals of chivalry and honour. In reality they are brutally effective warriors who practice their skills daily in tournaments and mock fights. On the battlefield, their steel plate protection makes them hard to kill. After the charging in with their lances, they engage in close combat with heavy maces that can knock a man senseless, when a sword blow would glance off his armour.


  • Wooden Castle
  • Castle
  • Imperial Knights are recruited in Castles from the Partial Plate event in the early 14th century ( about 1310-1330) till the Portable Clock event in 1510.