Quality: Militia

Type: Urban MilitiaFree upkeep in cities, reduced morale in the field.

Soldiers: 77

Attack: 1

Charge Bonus: 2

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 8

Armour: 0

Defense Skill: 1

Shield: 7

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 160

Upkeep: 115

Basic militia unit armed with spear and shield.
Their name is derived from the Greek word for spear (kontos or kontarion). Kontaratoi are the basic militia infantry unit of each thema (province) of the Empire. They make up the majority of each province's armed forces. While not completely untrained, Kontaratoi are still inferior to other, more professional units such as the Scoutatoi. Unlike the more professional units of the provincial armies they often use a larger variety of armour types, from cloth, to padded and even some chain mail Kontaratoi are provided with a spear, shield and a metal helmet.

  • Town Watch
  • Kontaratoi are recruited with a Town Watch in a City or Town.

  • Mustering Hall
  • Garrison Quarters
  • Kontaratoi are recruited with a Garrison Quarters in a Castle