Quality: Elite

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

Soldiers: 42

Attack: 5

Charge: 14

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 27

Armour: 20

Defense Skill: 5

Shield: 2

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 2375

Upkeep: 400

Elite, heavily armoured cavalry armed with a heavy spear and a mace.
These fully professional soldiers, also known as cataphractoi or clivanophoroi (named for their armour), are the elite core of the imperial army. They were also known as vasilika tagmata ton ippeon or simply Tagmata. Scholarii were some of the heaviest armoured cavalry in history.

  • Scholae Barracks
  • Only in Constantinople, with the Scholae Barracks, can Scholarii be recruited (available after the Fourth Lateran Council in 1216).