Quality: Exceptional

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

Soldiers: 101

Attack: 6

Charge: 4

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 12

Armour: 11

Defense Skill: 1

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 1210

Upkeep: 1100

The most renowned mercenaries of their age. These later troops are more heavily armored, but retain their exceptional courage and ferocity.
Although pikemen are often regarded as defensive soldiers, the Swiss have mastered its use as an offensive weapon. Now more heavily armored, their exceptional ferocity, fortitude and skill make them the equal of any soldiers on the battlefield, and the master of most. The Swiss are the most renowned mercenaries of their age.

Swiss Armored Pikemen are available after 1500.