Available to: Poland (requires Union of Krewo)
Trained at: Stable
Cost: 55 Food, 85 Florins
Armor/Pierce Armor: 1/0
Special: +12 vs. cavalry (except lancers)
Attack: Forging, Iron Casting, Blast Furnace
Armour: Scale Barding Armour. Mail Barding Armour, Plate Barding Armour
Attack, armour, speed: Petite Ordonnance
Hit Points: Bloodlines, Cuirass (Polish Unique Technology)
Training time: Indenture
Joining the powerful Polish cavalry corps, the Lithuanian Bajoras is a powerful lancer unit with a unique twist: it throws its lance a short distance before joining the melee. Now, the Poles have to research the Union of Krewo to unlock this unit, but once they do, it's worth it.
The Bajoras moves just slightly slower than a normal lancer unit, about as fast as an Ordonnance Lancer, which minimializes the speed loss when combined with its stablemates. In a formation of Szlachta, Guard Lancers, and Bajorai, the Bajorai can act as the skirmishers of the group, throwing their lances to disrupt the enemy.
Like all lancers, Bajorai take less damage from pikemen and lancers, but take extra damage from towers and castles. They are thus not the best unit to assault a heavily fortified position, but are very powerful out in the open field.
The Lithuanian nobles, the Bajorai (Sg. Bajoras), who joined the kingdom of Poland in the course of the 14th century also used light armour in battle, but were even more agile than the Poles being partly inspired by Mongol tactics. They used to throw their lances from a distance before joining the melee.