The Kigner is the upgrade of the Gwaster. Kigners have more hit points and much larger bonuses, making them spectacular raiding cavalry. As with their predecessor, attack bonuses listed under "unit statistics" are totaled.

Unit Statistics[edit | edit source]

Vital[edit | edit source]

Type: Light Cavalry

Available to: Brittany

Trained at: Castle

Century: 15th

Costs: 60 food, 65 florins (1.5 pop)


Combat[edit | edit source]

HP: 70

Attack: 12

Armor/Pierce Armor: 1/0

Range: 1

Special: +42 vs. Castles, +25 vs. walls and gates, +27 vs. towers, +15 vs all other buildings, +5 vs. spearmen.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Upgrade from: Gwaster

Attack: Forging, Iron Casting, Blast Furnace

Armour: Scale Barding Armour. Mail Barding Armour, Plate Barding Armour

Attack, armour, speed: Petite Ordonnance

Armour, hit points: English Alliance (Breton Policy Decision)

Hit Points: Bloodlines

Speed: Husbandry

Training time: Indenture

Commentary/Strategy[edit | edit source]

If you thought Gwasters were something, Kigners are by far something else. The upgrade carries the usual attack and health boosts, but one very important attribute above all: range.

Kigners have one range. This means they throw their torches, allowing many more to attack the same unit. It also allows (limited) hit-and-run usage, nullifies the range advantage of long pikes, and meanwhile they can still get in close if necesssary (against skirmishers, for example). Most importantly, that's one tile they don't have to spend getting into position.

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The Kigner (breton = slaughterer) were better horsemen than the normal Gwasters making them experienced and brutal pillagers in raiding parties.

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