- Can only be built by "Roman", "Arab", "American", "Castle", "Egyptian", "African", and "Palace" cultures
Ancient Age defensive unit
Fyrdmen are the defensive unit of the Medieval age.
The Saxon Fyrdman of 11th century England represents the type of unarmoured spearman who formed the bulk of European Dark Age and Medieval armies.
The standard weapon for armies during this period was the Spear which was usually retained for close combat as a far-reaching stabbing weapon. However, only a few warriors could afford the cost of purchasing armour, so their only protection was often just a shield and helmet.