Peasant Woman

Peasant Woman

Weekly Wages
1 denar
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
10 denars
Exp For Kill
? xp
Ransom Value
20 denars

Peasant Women are the female versions of farmers, and both of these units can be found living in villages.


Peasant Women usually start life in a party of peasants travelling from a village to town and back.

Despite slowly evolving from initially vulnerable and unarmed women, this troop line results in Sword Sisters who are extremely powerful fighters on par with Mercenary Cavalry. Refugees and Peasant Women are very difficult to acquire, as they can only be hired from a defeated party's prisoners.

They can be obtained relatively easily in small numbers by players with fast parties. The higher the speed of one's party, the easier it is to run down roaming bandits and rescue their Peasant Woman and Farmer prisoners.

Peasant Women will appear if villages resist you when you attempt to loot and burn them, along with a horde of farmers.


Collecting Peasant Women can be a little tricky, and often times you can search the entire map and not find any enemy troops with prisoners. The best sources are Steppe Bandits and Sea Raiders in the first Mount&Blade, while the best sources in Warband are Steppe Bandits and Desert Bandits, who frequently have peasant women as prisoners owing to their high speed on their horses.

An alternative method of recruitment is to attack enemy peasant groups using only blunt weapons to knock everyone unconscious. Then attempt to recruit your prisoners, but don't anticipate a high success rate and your morale will suffer for each prisoner that accepts.

If you intend to develop female fighters, you should mainly rely on your trainer skill to level them up. It is crucial that you keep your Peasant Women and Camp Followers out of combat at all costs, as they will not be able to hold their own until they reach Huntress onwards. Any rank lower than this will be quickly butchered by most other troop types. Do not expect Peasant Women to even survive against Looters unless they can overwhelm them by numbers, but it will be a rare occasion that your Women can outnumber a Looter gang.

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.

Peasant Woman - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 1
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 42
(Possible): Headcloth, Woolen Hood
Body Armor
Dress, Woolen Dress
(Possible): Wrapping Boots
Skill Points
Ironflesh 0
Power Strike 0
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 0
Athletics 0
Riding 1
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 40
Two Handed Weapons 40
Polearms 40
Archery 40
Crossbows 40
Throwing 40
Melee Weapons
Knife, Pitch Fork, Sickle, Hatchet, Club
Ranged Weapons
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