Swedish Reiter


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The Swedish Reiter is a heavy cavalry unit and the most powerful unit in the Kingdom of Sweden. They can be bought from a commander of a Swedish alignment in fortifications or can be acquired as a prisoner from enemy armies.

The veteran carries a more-than-impressive Armet and has slightly better proficiencies. Strangely, half of the reiter abilities in the veteran are actually worse than the standard Swedish Reiter.


Carrying impressive Swedish plate armor and equipped with a Good Broadsword and Good Pistol, the Swedish Reiter is possibly the most powerful melee cavalry unit in the game, rivaling the Russian Noble Guard and Polish Winged Hussar. They can easily defeat any type of medium or light cavalry units from other nations. Since a majority of Eastern European infantry and cavalry units are equipped with sabers, the Swedish Reiter's armor can deflect saber cuts, but can easily be pierced by thrusting swords or lances. They also ride Troop Horses, which are perfect for melee engagements.

Swedish Reiter is the best cavalry unit that the Kingdom of Sweden can muster. Since it carries strong and powerful equipment, it can be deployed just to charge into enemies head on. Carrying one of the best pistols in the game, Reiters can shoot from a medium to close range distance for a hit-and-run method. Keep in mind that although the Swedish heavy cavalry unit has impressive equipment and stats, it can easily be killed from a well-aimed musket shot or a couched lance or pike.

In a strategic sense, like all melee cavalry units, Swedish Reiters are vulnerable to musketeer units at long range, as well as shock cavalry and pikemen in melee. Charging at full speed into enemy formations can result in many enemy casualties and eventually forcing them to run, but don't expect 10 or less Reiters to completely defeat an enemy army of 90 troops or more. In the worst scenario, the Reiters can get shot to pieces from afar and will be overwhelmed with shock cavalry and pikemen. Therefore, to use them effectively, you should have at least 20 or more Reiters should the enemy have Winged Hussars or Noble Guards. Order them to form 2 columns and then to follow you. As you approach the enemy, which will fire a round at you, order your Reiters to open fire with their pistols, then tell them to hold fire and charge the enemy (always charge with your Reiters into enemy musketeer or cavalry units - don't charge them into enemy Pikemen Units, or else their horses will stop moving, allowing the enemy to swarm around your Reiters and shoot them down). If there are large amount of enemies, inflict as much casualties as possible to the enemy musketeers and cavalry, so you can retreat in order and use your pistols and mobility to shoot down the pikemen.

During sieges, Reiters can be classified as Heavy Infantry, as they can inflict a lot of casualties to the enemy attackers and defenders. If you mix them with pikemen at the bottom of the staircase, you can bet that they will hold their position well from enemy waves. Like their other Heavy Cavalry counterparts, Swedish Reiters are expensive troops and are very rare to find, as they can only be acquired from commanders in fortifications or as prisoners from enemy armies or patrols from either the Polish Commonwealth or the Muscovite Tsardom.

Stats and equipmentEdit

Swedish Reiter - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 21
Strength 16
Agility 14
Intelligence 3
Charisma 8
Health 61
Reiter Helmet
Body Armor
Reiter Half Plate
Good Cavalry Boots
Reiter Gaunlets
Skill Points
Ironflesh 6
Power Strike 3
Grenade Throwing 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 6
Shield 0
Athletics 0
Riding 4
Shooting from Horseback 6
Looting 0
Trainer 0
Tracking 0
Tactics 0
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management 0
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management 0
Leadership 0
Trade 0
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 180
Two Handed Weapons 160
Polearms 170
Archery 0
Firearms 140
Throwing 0
Melee Weapons
Good Broadsword
Ranged Weapons
Good Pistol, Bullets
Thoroughbred Horse

Gallery Edit

Troops of the Kingdom of Sweden
Town MilitiamanMilitia PikemanMilitia Musketeer 
Finnish HarquebusierGerman PikemanBlack Reiter
SwordsmanLifeguardScottish MusketeerScottish PikemanScottish Swordsman
CuirassierCuirassier SpearmanSwedish Reiter