The Kigner is the upgrade of the Gwaster. Kigners have more hit points and much larger bonuses, making them spectacular raiding cavalry. As with their predecessor, attack bonuses listed under "unit statistics" are totaled.
Type: Light Cavalry
Available to: Brittany
Trained at: Castle
Costs: 60 food, 65 florins (1.5 pop)
Armor/Pierce Armor: 1/0
Special: +42 vs. Castles, +25 vs. walls and gates, +27 vs. towers, +15 vs all other buildings, +5 vs. spearmen.
Upgrade from: Gwaster
Attack: Forging, Iron Casting, Blast Furnace
Armour: Scale Barding Armour. Mail Barding Armour, Plate Barding Armour
Attack, armour, speed: Petite Ordonnance
Armour, hit points: English Alliance (Breton Policy Decision)
Hit Points: Bloodlines
Training time: Indenture
If you thought Gwasters were something, Kigners are by far something else. The upgrade carries the usual attack and health boosts, but one very important attribute above all: range.
Kigners have one range. This means they throw their torches, allowing many more to attack the same unit. It also allows (limited) hit-and-run usage, nullifies the range advantage of long pikes, and meanwhile they can still get in close if necesssary (against skirmishers, for example). Most importantly, that's one tile they don't have to spend getting into position.
The Kigner (breton = slaughterer) were better horsemen than the normal Gwasters making them experienced and brutal pillagers in raiding parties.