The Kriichsman is the upgrade of the Hobescorene . He is a strong infantry unit with high pierce armor and the ability to heal himself. The upgrade is expensive, but effective. Recovering the Karelsprivileezje will give him a boost of 2 attack, but will also make him more expensive.
Available to: Friesland
Trained at: Assembly Hall
Cost: 65 Food, 40 Florins
Armor/Pierce Armor: 1/6
Special: +3 vs. buildings, +2 vs. ships and lancers. Slowly heals itself.
Upgrade from: Hobescorene
Attack: Forging, Iron Casting, Blast Furnace, Karelsprivileezje (Frisian Unique Technology), Swordsmanship
Armour: Scale Armour. Mail Armour, Plate Armour
Training time: Indenture
This unit is, quite frankly, a killer. Not much stands in the way of fully upgraded Kriichsmannen destroying an opponent's town. Archers hardly do them any harm (if they still get hit by an arrow, they heal themselves straight away) and melee units that don't possess enough armour to withstand the heavy blow of a Kriichsman's sword will be annihilated.
The combination of high pierce armour, high attack and a decent anti-building bonus lets a massed army of this unit become a menace even to castles. That said, anti-infantry units can still put the kibosh on a Kriichsman flood, so be careful when facing Ruiters, Swiss Pikemen, Livgarden or, for that matter, Halberd Militia.
The destabilisation of Friesland has as a direct consequence that the skills of freemen are improved as they turn into professional warriors (Frisian = Kriichsmannen; sg.: Kriichsman).