Quality: Average.

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

Soldiers: 128

Attack: 2

Charge: 3

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 3

Armour: 2

Defense Skill: 1

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 810

Upkeep: 250

A well trained company of pikes can create an almost impenetrable wall of steel, particularly effective against cavalry.
A pike is long spear around 5m in length and used two-handed. A well trained company can present enemies with a wall of almost impenetrable sharp steel that can stop a cavalry charge dead in its tracks, a fact not lost on latter Medieval armies. These soldiers wear the ripped tunics that were fashionable in the early sixteenth century.

  • Town Watch
  • Town Guard
  • City Watch
  • Militia Drill Square
  • Militia Barracks
  • Army Barracks
  • Pikeman are available in Cities with an Army Barracks after the Pike & Shot event in 1530.