The Byzantium Empire

Quality: Superior

Type: Mercenary High upkeep, often slightly reduced morale and discipline

Soldiers: 75

Melee: 4

Missile: 14

Charge: 2

Weapon Type: Firearm

Defense: 14

Armour: 7

Defense Skill: 7

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 290

Upkeep: 290

Italian mercenaries armed with an arquebus and sword.
In order to protect their economic interests in the cities of the Empire where they lived, some Italian merchants recruited mercenaries from the Italian peninsula (mostly former naval crews and marines). As mercenaries they often employed the latest weaponry. The newly developed handguns and arquebuses were no exception.

  • Byzantium Merchant's Guilds
  • Touphakyphoroi are available with Byzantium Merchant's Guilds after the Portable Clock event of 1510.