Unit Statistics[edit | edit source]
Vital[edit | edit source]
Available to: Wales
Trained at: Assembly Hall
Cost: 40 Wood, 45 Florins
Combat[edit | edit source]
Armor/Pierce Armor: 0/0
Range: 6 (MR 1)
Special: +2 vs. spearmen.
Upgrades[edit | edit source]
Upgrades to: Saethwr
Upgrade century: 15th
Upgrade costs: 850 Food, 850 Florins
Attack, Range: Fletching, Bodkin Arrow, Bracer, Bow Practice
Range: Longbow (Welsh Unique Technology), Independence (Welsh Policy Decision)
Armour: Padded Archer Armour, Leather Archer Armour, Ring Archer Armour
Training time: Indenture
Commentary/Strategy[edit | edit source]
Helwyr are more expensive than standard archers, but therefore perfect for hit-and-run attacks, as their high speed makes it difficult for enemies to reach them.
In later ages, the speed and range combination allows a player to switch between long-range barrages and quicker, hit-and-run style strikes. Both can be highly useful. Overall, this unit can grow into one of Chivalry's more versatile units.
Historical Background[edit | edit source]
Helwyr (Welsh = Hunters; sg.: Helwr) are peasant hunters and, though inexperienced in the ways of war, they are skilled archers.