Quality: Elite

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

Soldiers: 41

Attack: 7

Charge: 16

Weapon Type: melee

Defense: 28

Armour: 23

Defense Skill: 5

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 2475

Upkeep: 400

Superb well armoured professional heavy cavalry armed with a lance.
Although drawn from the nobility, and equipped as heavy knights, these men are well trained and disciplined professional soldiers. They provide their sovereign with a standing force that's available when needed, and much less trouble than the turbulent aristocracy of old. Expensive to maintain, though, only the wealthiest states can afford them.

  • Military Academy
  • Royal Officer's Academy
  • Gendarmes are recruited in cities following the Pike & Shot event in 1530 where a Royal Officer's Academy has been constructed.