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Hobescorene

The Kriichsman

(this is the still current term for the Partiefiuchter. The name will change with the next patch.)

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.

Unit StatisticsEdit

VitalEdit

Available to: Friesland

Trained at: Assembly Hall

Century: 15th

Cost: 65 Food, 40 Florins

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CombatEdit

HP: 60

Attack: 14

Armor/Pierce Armor: 1/6

Special: +3 vs. buildings, +2 vs. ships and lancers. Slowly heals itself.

UpgradesEdit

Upgrade from: Hobescorene

Attack: Forging, Iron Casting, Blast Furnace, Karelsprivileezje (Frisian Unique Technology), Swordsmanship

Armour: Scale Armour. Mail Armour, Plate Armour

Speed: Squires

LOS: Pathfinding

Training time: Indenture

Commentary/StrategyEdit

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.

Historical BackgroundEdit

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).

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