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The Livgarde

The Livgarde is the upgrade of the Herreman. It is stronger and better armoured than the weaker version.

Unit StatisticsEdit

VitalEdit

Type: Knightly Infantry

Available to: Denmark

Trained at: Castle

Century: 15th

Cost: 60 Food, 30 Florins

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CombatEdit

HP: 75

Attack: 12

Armor/Pierce Armor: 2/0

Special: +10 vs. infantry, +2 vs. militia lancers and buildings.

UpgradesEdit

Upgrades from Herreman

Attack: Forging, Iron Casting, Blast Furnace, Dannebroog (Danish Unique Technology), Swordsmanship

Armour: Scale Armour. Mail Armour, Plate Armour

Speed: Squires

LOS: Pathfinding

Training time: Indenture

Commentary/StrategyEdit

It's quite fascinating that the moment the Danish unique unit comes into its own is the same time you can get superb foot knights at the same building were you want to train Livgardes. However, although slightly faster, cheaper and with a bit more hit points than Danish heavy infantry, Livgards have two weak points: they lack the anti-building attack bonus and the extra armour which their knightly fellows benefit from. (They do, however, have an advantage over the common halberdiers: they don't take bonus damage from archers.)

Historical BackgroundEdit

Initially companies of almost viking-like organisations, the finest axemen are recruited into the royal bodyguard.

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