Mercenaries are basic cavalry units.
|Produced from: Quartermaster|
|Cost: 240 Gold|
Build Time: 1
Setup Points: 3
Army Points: 2
Costs a hefty chunk of gold before upgrading, but builds instantly. Upgrades at the archway can make it up to 50% cheaper, and until then it's usually better to put off buying them. Their stats are pretty basic, but with their high speed and instant production they can be "summoned" into position quickly to help the Empire get a foothold of the enemy.
The Fame researches reduce the cost of Mercenaries. The first one reduces the cost by 25% to 180 Gold. The second one reduces the cost by 33% to 160 Gold. The third one reduces the cost by 50% to 120 Gold. Also benefits from Weaponsmith and Armorer researches.
- Ready: "Sword for hire!"
- Select: "Yes?" "Point the way." "You pay, I fight." "I serve the highest bidder."
- Order: "Done." "I fight, you pay." "It's your coin." "This will cost."
- Deathblow: "Cut the dogs down!"