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Empire Knight (v3.7)

Providing the cavalry force that the Empire sorely lack, they act as medium/heavy cavalry. Using javelins for medium range combat, they are a threat to even heavy cavalry at range. As only noblemen can serve as the Empire Knights, they are not numerous. Using the Empire Broadsword for close combat, they are no more than Legionnaires when dismounted.

It's worth noting that, aside from the Pendor Kingdom, the Empire fields what is arguably the second best array of melee knighthood orders, having access to the fearsome Shadow Legion Centurion, that possesses the durable Ironbred Stallion and melee capabilities on par with Hero Adventurers, and the vicious Immortal with his trusty zweihander and 420 weapon proficiencies that serve as essentially armored empire gladiators; with both being trained from the empire knight.

Another thing worth noting is that empire knights can be trained up notoriously fast, due to the fact that a level 10 empire nobleman advances to only a level 15 legionnaire recruit, and therefore is much easier to train and level, meaning you will have a much easier time amassing and replacing empire knights than say, Sarleon Knights, although the nobleman troop tree wont be very effective in combat until promotion to an empire knight.

Equipment:

  • Armor: Yes
  • Horse: Yes
  • Helmet: Yes
  • Shield: Yes
  • Gloves: Yes
  • Boots: Yes
  • Ranged: Maybe