Training Facility: Levy Quarters/Militia Quarters
Hit Point: 30
Accuracy Percentage: 100
Reload time: 2
Training Time: 21
Line of Sight: 4
Maximum Attack Range: 0
Minimum Attack Range: 0
Upgrades to: Town Militia
Upgrade Century: 12th
Upgrade Cost: 100 Food, 40 Florins
Attack, Armour: Militia Guilds
Armour: Scale Armour , Mail Armour , Plate Armour
Hit Points: Popular Assembly
Costs: Landesaufgebot (Bavarian Unique Technology)
Civs and the Freeman
Denmark: +4 attack, -10 HP.
This makes an infantry rush, as known from Age of Kings, even more effective: you can either send your units earlier and/or even more of them to harrass your enemy's economy. Additionally, you can already upgrade your Freemen to the Town Militia in the first age. What more do you need?
It can often be a good idea to produce many Freemen before upgrading, to take advantage of the lower price. Freemen, however, are still not the strongest units in combat.
Before the 1.82 update, this unit was the cheapest unit in Chivalry that requires florins. Unlike the AoK counterpart, the "Militia", it only costed half the price of upgraded militia units without sacrificing any stats (unless civ-specific) and could therefore easily be amassed before upgrading to the Town Militia.