The Fatimid Caliphate

Quality: Quality: Elite (Combination)

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

Soldiers: 42

Melee: 5

Missile: 4

Charge: 4

Weapon Type: Missile

Defense: 12

Armour: 5

Defense Skill: 5

Shield: 2

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 1730

Upkeep: 335

Bought as slaves, and trained from boyhood, these formidable soldiers excel at archery, but can also hold their own in melee.
Mamluks are the elite professional cavalry of the Egyptian Army. Bought as slaves from the hardy Turkish steppe peoples, they are trained from boyhood to be men of the sword. When their training is finished, they are freed and enrolled in the army. Although cavalry archers, these are no light skirmishers. Instead they operate in close formation to lay down a heavy barrage of fire. They have maces for use on anyone who gets too close.

  • Stables
  • Sheikh's Stables
  • Amir's Stables
  • Sultan's Stables
  • In Castles, Mamluk Archers are recruited with Sultan's Stables.