Used against archers, weak against pikemen.
The Knight is replaced by the following unique unit:
The following units can be upgraded to Knight:
- Horse Archer
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Knights are the strongest pre-gunpowder unit in the game and are quite effective until Grenadiers and Cannon begin appearing.
Civilopedia entry[edit | edit source]
Knights were heavily armored, mounted men-at-arms found primarily in medieval Europe. Like the samurai of ancient Japan, knights followed a strict code that covered their behavior both in battle and in their personal pursuits. Fighting astride powerful horses, armored knights had a distinct advantage over enemies on foot and remained the dominant force on the battlefield when battles were fought primarily hand-to-hand. Occasionally, brilliant infantry tactics allowed knights to be outmaneuvered, but it wasn't until the development of gunpowder that knights were rendered obsolete.