Quality: Elite

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

Soldiers: 101

Attack: 4

Charge: 4

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 6

Armour: 4

Defense Skill: 2

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: Varies (835-915)

Upkeep: 760

Originally from the Holy Roman Empire, these elite mercenaries are armed with pikes and their distinctive slash and puffy clothing
First created by the reforms of Maximilian I, the Landsknechts were his answer to the threat of the Swiss pikemen, and have earned an excellent reputation. Bitter rivals of the Swiss, no quarter is asked or given when they encounter one another. These elite mercenaries are equipped with long pikes and wear their distinctive and elaborate slash and puffed shirts and hose.

Landsknecht Pikemen are available after 1420.