Rhodok Sergeants are among the best infantry melee units available, alongside Nord Huscarls, Swadian Sergeants, Vaegir Guards, and Sarranid Guards. They are quite effective on the field or for siege defense, but they have worse one-handed skill than any other elite infantry, making them less effective in that respect.
Rhodok Sergeants, when defending a castle or town during a siege, are superb at standing against almost any troop belonging to other factions. Their large Board Shields and polearms are perfect for repelling any enemy unit from the walls of your castle or town. Should the enemy break through the defensive line, past the swinging polearms, Sergeants will engage in close combat with shorter weapons. This is a slight disadvantage for Sergeants, though they should be somewhat more numerous thanks to their slightly lower cost. The one-handed weapons they are typically equipped with are a mix of cleavers and hammers, making them fairly effective against most targets on foot.
On open fields against cavalry, like with most other infantry, they should be pressed into close formation in large numbers on the most uneven and obstructed terrain near their initial spawn point in order to absorb the charge. Once the cavalry has been stopped, they can then pick apart any hapless riders pinned to the formation by the cavalry behind them. For Sergeants to be most effective, they should remain in formation to stop any further attempts to charge. This same principle works equally well against enemy infantry on the field, where your defending troops can act as a distraction while crossbowmen pelt the attacking troops into submission.
Something that should be remembered when fighting against Rhodok Sergeants is that their board shields and heraldic mail make them incredibly difficult to kill, although killing a large group of them can give incredible loot such as high-tier armor.
Due to being equipped with military hammers, Sergeants are effective for capturing prisoners.
Stats and equipment
|Rhodok Sergeant - Default Stats and Equipment|
|Kingdom of Rhodoks Troops|
|Rhodok Spearman • Rhodok Crossbowman|
|Rhodok Trained Spearman • Rhodok Trained Crossbowman|
|Rhodok Veteran Spearman • Rhodok Veteran Crossbowman|
|Rhodok Sergeant • Rhodok Sharpshooter|