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Rhodok Sergeants are the top-tier unit in the Rhodoks melee line, having been promoted from Rhodok Veteran Spearmen. They share top-tier status with Rhodok Sharpshooters.


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[]

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.
Rhodok Sergeant - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 25
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 54
Full Helm, Bascinet with Nose Guard, Bascinet with Aventail
Body Armor
Surcoat over Mail, Heraldic Mail with Surcoat
Mail Chausses
Leather Gloves, Mail Mittens

Skill Points
Ironflesh 6
Power Strike 5
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 5
Athletics 5
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 130
Two Handed Weapons 115
Polearms 155
Archery 115
Crossbows 115
Throwing 115
Melee Weapons
Glaive, Military Hammer, Military Cleaver
Ranged Weapons
Heavy Board Shield

Kingdom of Rhodoks Troops
Rhodok Tribesman
Rhodok SpearmanRhodok Crossbowman
Rhodok Trained SpearmanRhodok Trained Crossbowman
Rhodok Veteran SpearmanRhodok Veteran Crossbowman
Rhodok SergeantRhodok Sharpshooter