The Liv Auxliary is a militia lancer unique to the Teutonic Order. It can be classified in between the Militia Lancer and the Town Lancer as it moves faster and has more HP and slightly better bonuses than the first, but a weaker attack and armour than the latter.
Unit Statistics[edit | edit source]
Vital[edit | edit source]
Type: Militia Lancer
Available to: Teutonic Order
Available at: Guild Hall
Cost: 80 Food 10 Florins
Combat[edit | edit source]
Armor/Pierce Armor: 0/3
Special: +9 vs cavalry, +3 vs archers, +8 vs priests. Has 15 armor vs. anticavalry units.
Upgrades[edit | edit source]
Attack: Forging, Iron Casting, Blast Furnace
Armour: Scale Barding Armour. Mail Barding Armour, Plate Barding Armour
Attack, armour, speed: Petite Ordonnance
Hit Points: Bloodlines, Popular Assembly
Training time: Indenture
Commentary/Strategy[edit | edit source]
The result of having fewer types of units is, usually, a unit that can serve well in multiple roles, which the Liv Auxiliary can do quite well. And it has to, as it is meant to fufill the job of a scout, lancer, and archer-buster simultaneously. Livs can hunt down Archers, Skirmishers, and Priests, when accompagnying the Ordensbrüder, and, to a certain extent, counter Medium and Light Cavalry to protect Lett Auxiliaries. The trouble is that they aren't strong assault units, them being lancers and all.
Historical Background[edit | edit source]
During the 13th century, Livonia was colonised by the Livonian Order, an autonomous branch of the Teutonic Order, and many locals joined the Order armies over time fighting for wealth and an improved social position.