Quality: Superior

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

Soldiers: 32

Attack: 5

Charge: 12

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 17

Armour: 10

Defense Skill: 2

Shield: 5

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 785

Upkeep: 785

Western European cavalry fighting for the Byzantine Empire. Armed with lances and swords.
Since the time of Justinian and the Roman reconquista of Italy many European warriors offered their military service to the Byzantine Empire. These included Franks, Goths and Lombards. However the most well-known Latinikon were the Norman knights that entered the Empire's service after the first Romano/Norman war in Italy. These Norman knights brought to the Byzantine army the concept of the shock cavalry charge, a tactic foreign to the Empire's forces up until this time. Many times found to be untrustworthy especially when the Empire fought against Catholic states, but they were one of the most reliable against Muslim enemies. In Byzantine service, they often adopted armour and weapon styles from the Roman armoury.

  • Hetairiae Recruitment Post
  • Hetairiae Recruitment Office
  • Latinikon are recruited in Castles, at a Hetairiae Recruitment Office, after the Heavy Mail Event (early 13th century, around 1200-1215).