The Byzantium Empire

Quality: Elite

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

Soldiers: 32

Attack: 4

Charge: 8

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 18

Armour: 14

Defense Skill: 1

Shield: 3

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 935

Upkeep: 115

Elite heavy cavalry drawn from officers' orphans. Equipped with heavy armour, shield, lance and a sword.
Formed by Emperor Alexius at the end of the 11th century, the Archontopoulai, 'sons of generals', are cavalry drawn from officers' orphans. Well trained and disciplined these elite cavalry are capable of deadly charges against enemy formations. As befitting their elite status, these soldiers are protected by good quality heavy armour and fight with a lance and sword.

  • Town Watch
  • Town Guard
  • City Watch
  • Militia Drill Square
  • Militia Barracks
  • Army Barracks
  • Archontopoulai are available in Cities with an Army Barracks.