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: 75

Melee: 4

Missile: 11

Charge: 3

Weapon Type: Firearm

Defense: 19

Armour: 7

Defense Skill: 5

Shield: 7

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 870

Upkeep: 225

Earliest hand-held firearm company. Causes more fear than actual damage. These soldiers need to be capable in close combat due to the short range of their weapons.
Called "hand guns" to distinguish them from cannons, these are the earliest form of personal firearm. Consisting of a rudimentary metal tube mounted on a wooden pole and awkwardly ignited, this basic design left little room for aiming. These weapons caused more panic than actual damage to enemy soldiers who were shaken by the noise and smoke made when firing. Given their short range, their firers need to be well armoured and able to look after themselves in close combat.


  • Town Watch
  • Town Guard
  • City Watch
  • Militia Drill Square
  • Militia Barracks
  • Hand Gunners are available in Cities with a Militia Barracks after the New Era event in 1300