The Holy Roman Empire

Quality: Average.

Type: Urban Professional Increased training time based on unit type and quality, higher proportion of disciplined unit

Soldiers: 128

Attack: 2

Charge: 3

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 10

Armour: 9

Defense Skill: 1

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 1265

Upkeep: 250

A well trained and heavily-armored company of pikes can create an almost impenetrable wall of steel, particularly effective against cavalry.
A pike is long spear around 5m in length and used two-handed. A well trained company can present enemies with a wall of almost impenetrable sharp steel that can stop a cavalry charge dead in its tracks, a fact not lost on latter Medieval armies. These soldiers wear heavier armor than their predecessors.


  • Town Watch
  • Town Guard
  • City Watch
  • Militia Drill Square
  • Militia Barracks
  • Army Barracks
  • Royal Armoury
  • Late Pikemen are available in Cities with a Royal Armoury after the Pike and Shot event in 1530.