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Three Militia on a boat, vulnerable to any ranged attack.

Enemy Militia waiting for their allies.

Enemy Militia icon

Militia are the first, and weakest enemy class you will encounter throughout a whole campaign. They have different group sizes, ranging from 3-18 per ship. Rarely they will show up in groups of 1, and it is extremely rare when they show up in groups of 2.

Militia typically move together in large hordes, with smaller groups often waiting for more of their militia if they see that they're outnumbered by your units.

Basic counter:

  • Militia are highly susceptible to Pikes, having no means of defense.
  • Militia are easily killed by Archers, having no way to block arrows.

Strengths[]

  • Can show up in large numbers, overwhelming your troops.

Weaknesses[]

  • No shields.
  • Low damage and health.
  • Vulnerable to all types of damage, especially ranged attacks.

Strategy[]

Unless they attack in a big group, any squad should be able to stop them. They can be easily countered by level 2 or above Archers or Pikes of any level. However, even big hordes of Militia are useless when attacking Pikes from downhills.

If they show up in large hordes, it's recommended that you use Archers to thin them down before their ships reach the shore.

Link[]

*Source: http://badnorth.wikidot.com/enemy-recruits