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Swadian Knights are a heavy cavalry force. They are mostly used to charge the front line of enemy troops, as they have heavy armor and they are not that vulnerable to the attacks of enemy infantry. You can also (as with every other type of cavalry) use them to attack the flank of the enemy. This unit is the strongest cavalry unit in Mount&Blade.
They have been nerfed in Warband with the addition of a rival unit, Sarranid Mamluke, and boosts done to all other units. The Sarranid Mamluke is a very similar unit, with small differences including wage and stats, and of course, choice of equipment.
One of the most effective tactics to use with the Swadian Knights is to have your infantry hold group, creating a defensive wall. When the enemy are advancing towards your infantry, tell your cavalry to follow you and flank to the left or right until you are behind the advancing enemy. When they are within charging distance, Charge both your cavalry and your infantry at the same time. (timing can be very important as ideally they need to hit the enemy at the same time) This will greatly weaken the enemy as they will be directing their attention to two directions at once, effectively halving their combat effectiveness.
It is recommended not to use these tactics in a hilly battlefield since the horses won't be able to run at full speed and will be taken down more easily. Instead try to let the battle take place on a flat piece of ground or keep them together with your infantry men.
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.
|Guard Helmet, Great Helmet, Bascinet|
|Coat of Plates, Cuir Bouilli|
|Gauntlets, Mail Mittens|
|Troops in the Kingdom of Swadia|
|Swadian Skirmisher • Swadian Footman|
|Swadian Crossbowman • Swadian Infantry • Swadian Man-at-Arms|
|Swadian Sharpshooter • Swadian Sergeant • Swadian Knight|