The Teutonic Order

Quality: Peasant Militia

Type: Urban MilitiaFree upkeep in cities, reduced morale in the field.

Soldiers: 63

Attack: 2

Charge: 2

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 8

Armour: 0

Defense Skill: 6

Shield: 2

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 180

Upkeep: 105

Prussian locals equipped by the Order. They are best used to fill the ranks and defend towns.
The Order recruited large numbers of native troops to serve with their armies. These contingents were invariably lightly equipped and the least effective of the Order's soldiers. They were however abundant and provided the bulk of the army and as often as not took the brunt of the casualties as well. The quality of these troops was also highly variable. The Border provinces of the Livonian territories provided an enthusiastic levy for the Order as they were usually employed to fight their traditional enemies the Estonians. The long held Prussian Provinces tended to provide the least effective levy, presumably as their fighting spirit had long been crushed by Order control. It was the provinces that bordered Lithuania and Poland that produced the best native troops and also the most revolts.

  • Town Watch
  • Town Guard
  • Order Militia are recruited with a Town Guard in a City or Town.