As many players have noticed, top tier troops from Pendor's primary troop tree are not as high level nor do they have skills to match those of other faction's troops. This is not because they are meant to be "weak", but rather because these Pendor troops were designed to be trained quickly and efficiently. The idea of it is that someone creating a new kingdom is going to face many hardships, both militarily and financially. These troops are quick and cheap, while still being fairly good. You could say that they are more "quantity over quality". They are excellent for quickly building armies and for garrisoning castles. That is in no way, however, a reflection on the noble troops. They are the exact opposite, being that they are very skilled and very expensive. Pendor's noble troop tree offers more options than any other, especially considering that there are eight different knighthood orders that the knights, foot knights, and black archers can upgrade into. Making use of both of these troop trees fulfills your army's need for quality and quantity. Further tactical analysis would allow an interpretation that they are generalist-type soldiers, being able to fight in almost any situation, however, their only weakness is how many you would need at a time.