The Seljuk Sultanate

Quality: Elite

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

Soldiers: 77

Melee: 4

Missile: 6

Charge: 2

Weapon Type: Missile

Defense: 11

Armour: 4

Defense Skill: 7

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 1405

Upkeep: 250

Janissary archers shower the enemy with arrows, weakening and breaking formations before the infantry move in.
Janissaries, 'Yeni ceri' , meaning new soldier in Greek are recruited by a levy of Christian boys within the empire. Drafted while young, these soldiers form a large part of the Turkish army and pledge loyalty to the Sultan. Janissaries are expert archers equipped with powerful bows. They usually wear some armour underneath their robes.

  • Town Watch
  • Town Guard
  • City Watch
  • Militia Drill Square
  • Militia Barracks
  • Army Barracks
  • Janissary Archers are available in Cities with an Army Barracks after the Full Plate armor event in the late 1300s (1380-1400).