Mercenary Horseman

Mercenary Horseman

Weekly Wages
49-26 denars
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
80 denars
Exp For Kill
180 xp
Ransom Value
150 denars

Mercenary Horsemen can be recruited from taverns. They cannot be found easily in groups of enemies, as mercenary groups of enemies don't usually upgrade their troops to this tier.


Like all heavy cavalry, they are useful against mid-tier infantry and driving routers off the field. They have good armor, but their weapons are comparatively weak. Unhorsed, they pack a punch versus strong bandits and mid-tier infantry, and are a match to any Khergit or Vaegir unit.

However, their weak weaponry means that higher-tier cavalry can outmatch them. Also, their high price and relative rarity means that they are rather absurd to use as a main cavalry force. Even though they seem strong, they could easily be unhorsed by a formation of Sea Raiders or a large group of Mountain Bandits.

Stats and equipmentEdit

Note: Troops have a set of default stats; at the beginning of a new game, these stats are randomly adjusted for each type of troop. The following is the default set for this troop as seen within the game code and may not reflect the specific stats you will see during actual gameplay. For more information, see Troop stats.

Mercenary Horseman - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 20
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 48
Helmet with Cap, Mail Coif, Helmet with Neckguard
Body Armor
Mail Shirt, Haubergeon
Leather Boots
Skill Points
Ironflesh 3
Power Strike 3
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 2
Athletics 0
Riding 5
Horse Archery 0
Looting 0
Trainer 0
Tracking 0
Tactics 0
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management 2
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management 1
Leadership 1
Trade 2
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 100
Two Handed Weapons 100
Polearms 100
Archery 100
Crossbows 100
Throwing 100
Melee Weapons
Lance, Bastard Sword, Sword
Ranged Weapons
Heater Shield
Saddle Horse, Courser
Mercenary Troops
Male Female
TownsmanFarmer Peasant WomanRefugee
Watchman Camp Follower
Caravan GuardMercenary Crossbowman Huntress
Mercenary HorsemanMercenary Swordsman Camp Defender
Mercenary CavalryHired Blade Sword Sister
Caravan Master