The Republics of Genova and Pisa

Quality: Superior

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

Soldiers: 41

Attack: 5

Charge: 16

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 17

Armour: 13

Defense Skill: 4

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 1545

Upkeep: 300

Broken lances are well trained and experienced professional soldiers, protected by plate armour, armed with lances and swords.
In medieval Italy, a lance meant a man at arms supported by some lighter soldiers. The term broken lance, or "lanze spezzate" refers to men at arms who have been separated from their supporting soldiers, and hired separately. They are well disciplined professional soldiers who fight as heavy cavalry with unbroken lances, and are well protected by the finest Italian plate armour.


  • Town Watch
  • Town Guard
  • City Watch
  • Militia Drill Square
  • Militia Barracks
  • Army Barracks
  • Royal Barracks
  • Broken Lance Cavalry are available in Cities with a Royal Barracks after the Full Plate event of the late 14th century (1380-1400).