A very solid all around unit. Does good damage to everything and isn't easily killed by anything. Fast also and one of the best cost effective units in the game.
+12 vs Unique Units,
+3 bld, +3 Eagle
Technologies & Upgrades
Increases Infantry speed by +10% (Castle Age).
Forging: +1 Attack for all Infantry and Cavalry (Feudal Age).
Iron Casting: +1 Attack for all Infantry and Cavalry (Castle Age).
Blast Furnace: +2 Attack for all Infantry and Cavalry (Imperial Age).
Scale Mail Armor: +1 Armor/Pierce Armor for all Infantry (Feudal Age).
Chain Mail Armor: +1 Armor/Pierce Armor for all Infantry (Castle Age).
Plate Mail Armor: +1 Armor, +2 Pierce Armor for all Infantry (Imperial Age).
Conscription: Non-siege military units created 33% faster (Imperial Age).
Use in Combinations
they usually act as meat shield