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The Swiss Pikeman is the upgrade of the Swiss Halberdier. This polearm infantry is definitely the best pikeman in Age of Chivalry Hegemony. It carries greater bonuses than the Halberdier and also benefits from the long pike.

Unit StatisticsEdit

Vital Edit

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Type: Pikeman

Available to: Helvetia

Trained at: Assembly Hall

Century: 15th

Requires: Castle

Cost: 50 Food, 60 Florins

CombatEdit

HP: 80

Attack: 8

Armor/Pierce Armor: 1/1

Range: 1

Upgrades to: -

Special: +25 vs. cavalry, +12 vs. ships and lancers, +6 vs. infantry.

Commentary/StrategyEdit

Swiss Pikemen are one of those units that can win battles essentially by themselves. They rip through cavalry like hot knives through butter, and they even do well against infantry. In numbers, these ranged elite pikemen can easily deal with any melee threat. Their light armor and low speed makes them especially vulnerable to archers, but strong skirmishers accompanying them will tear through any army. Although expensive, Swiss Pikemen should definitely form the backbone of a Helvetian army.

Historical BackgroundEdit

Even though the Swiss employed the halberd, they eventually switched to the longer pike, which was more effective to cavalry armed with lances.

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