Swadian Recruit

Swadian Recruit

Weekly Wages
1 denar
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
10 denars
Exp For Kill
38 xp
Ransom Value
32 denars

Swadian Recruits are the first-tier troops of Kingdom of Swadia. These units are little more than able-bodied young men hailing from the numerous farming communities dotting the Swadian plains.


Swadian Recruits, more often than not, represent the weak link in your battle line. These lads know precious little of the ways of war, and their weapons and gear are usually no better than refitted tools of agriculture such as pitch forks or leather aprons.

They draw a tiny salary compared to more able troops, but their mouths are just as hungry, and a commander should be wary of taking too many Recruits on a serious campaign. Also, a large number of these units will severely slow down a party because of their very low Athletics skill.

If the player or their companions have high Trainer skill, it may be a good strategy to have many Recruits garrisoned in towns and castles. It works for every faction and obviously depends on what high-tier troops you want to have later. High numbers in a garrison will make sieges less frequent since the AI will focus on a weakly defended position with little regard for quality, and the Recruits' low upkeep cost is advantageous. Should combat effectiveness be required, in the event of a siege for example, having them in the party will make them decent troops in a few days. Of course, they should be at the very bottom of the battle order if you don't want them to get exterminated during a serious fight.

Stats and equipmentEdit

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 Recruit - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 4
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 42
(Possible): Leather Cap, Felt Hat
Body Armor
Shirt, Tunic with vest, Leather Apron
(Possible): Nomad Boots, Wrapping Boots
Skill Points
Ironflesh 0
Power Strike 0
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 0
Athletics 0
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 60
Two Handed Weapons 60
Polearms 60
Archery 60
Crossbows 60
Throwing 60
Melee Weapons
Scythe, Hatchet, Pickaxe, Club
Ranged Weapons
(Possible): Stones
(Possible): Old Heater Shield

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