For the With Fire & Sword version, see Watchman (With Fire & Sword).


Weekly Wages
6-3 denars
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
20 denars
Exp For Kill
? xp
Ransom Value
60 denars

Watchmen are second-tier mercenaries. They can randomly be found and hired in a tavern.


Watchmen are very cheap troops that can easily be upgraded overnight into caravan guards if you invest in the training skill or train them at training fields.

For use on the battlefield, Watchmen are a very hard unit to command. With low-level armor and weapons, these can be good or bad units depending on how they're used. They are best used against looters or bandits, but your best bet for Watchmen is to upgrade them to Caravan Guards as fast as possible. They are a good starter troop, though.

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.

Watchman - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 9
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 42
(Possible): Leather Cap, Padded Coif, Footman's Helmet
Body Armor
Aketon, Leather Jerkin
Nomad Boots, Wrapping Boots
Skill Points
Ironflesh 0
Power Strike 0
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 1
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 75
Two Handed Weapons 75
Polearms 75
Archery 75
Crossbows 75
Throwing 75
Melee Weapons
Spiked Club, Fighting Pick, Sword, Boar Spear
Ranged Weapons
(Possible): Hunting Crossbow, Light Crossbow, Bolts
Old Round Shield, Plain Round Shield
Mercenary Troops
Male Female
TownsmanFarmer Peasant WomanRefugee
Watchman Camp Follower
Caravan GuardMercenary Crossbowman Huntress
Mercenary HorsemanMercenary Swordsman Camp Defender
Mercenary CavalryHired Blade Sword Sister
Caravan Master