The Republics of Genova and Pisa

Quality: Superior

Type: Early Professional

Soldiers: 63

Attack: 7

Charge: 4

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 22

Armour: 12

Defense Skill: 7

Shield: 3

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 480

Upkeep: 270

Dismounted, these men are effective and well protected infantry.
Composed of nobility and commoners alike, these men can fight equally well on horseback, or on foot. Well protected in their plate armour, and armed with swords, they are a tough fighters, whether on the offence or defence. Although extremely effective, they nevertheless don't quite have the elan of true knights.


  • Mustering Hall
  • Garrison Quarters
  • Drill Square
  • Barracks
  • Armoury
  • Footmen at Arms are available in Castles with an Armoury after the Partial Plate event in the eary 14th century (1310-1330) until the Advanced Matchlock event in the late 16th century (1580-1600).
    Can also be recruited in a Barracks from the Full Plate event (late 14th century) until the Pike and Shot event in 1530.