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Swadian Footmen are the first trained melee units in the Swadian army. They are commonly stationed as guards and watchmen in Swadian towns. Their armor has been significantly upgraded in Warband: from Padded Leather to Mail with Tunic, making them on par with Nord Trained Footmen.


Despite being far less reliable than their higher-tier counterparts, Swadian Footmen are a good choice for making up the backbone of an early army. Due to their low wage, they can be trained and kept in mass while maintaining financial stability.

Because of their mediocre weapons and armor however, they will be easily cut through by mid to high-tier enemies. If facing a cavalry charge, it would be wise to group your Footmen close together and take up a defensive formation to reduce losses and ideally, to swarm the cavalrymen.


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.
Swadian Footman - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 14
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 46
(Possible): Mail Coif, Helmet with Cap
Body Armor
Mail with Tunic
Ankle Boots

Skill Points
Ironflesh 2
Power Strike 2
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 2
Athletics 2
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 105
Two Handed Weapons 85
Polearms 95
Archery 0
Crossbows 0
Throwing 0
Melee Weapons
Spear, Fighting Pick, Short Sword, Sword
Ranged Weapons
Plain Heater Shield

Kingdom of Swadia Troops
Swadian Recruit
Swadian Militia
Swadian SkirmisherSwadian Footman
Swadian CrossbowmanSwadian InfantrySwadian Man-at-Arms
Swadian SharpshooterSwadian SergeantSwadian Knight