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posted 11-13-05 04:29 AM EDT (US)         
This is just a small guide to help anyone trying to find out about mercenaries. It has the stats of all the cavalry, infantry and ship mercs. Please feel free to comment (constructively!) and point out any mistakes I may have made.


Name: German black rider (Black rider)
Hitpoints: 520
Speed: 7.25
Resists: 0.40 Hand damage
Ranged attack: 40 Ranged damage, 12 Range, 2.5* vs cavalry, 0.5* vs settlers
Siege attack: 14 Siege damage, 6 range

Name: Finnish hackapell (Hackapell)
Hitpoints: 295
Speed: 6.75
Resists:0.30 Ranged damage
Siege attack:30 Siege damage, 6 range
Hand attack:121 Hand damage

Name: Egyptian mameluke (Mameluke)
Hitpoints: 1450
Speed: 6.5
Resists:0.40 Ranged damage
Siege attack:40 Siege damage, 6 range
Hand attack:34 Hand damage

Name:Manchurian cavalry archer (Manchu)
Hitpoints: 400
Speed: 7.25
Resists:0.40 Hand damage
Ranged attack:24 Ranged damage,12 range, 0.5* vs settlers, 2.5* vs cavalry
Siege attack:11 Siege damage,6 range

Name: Balkan stradoit (Stradoit)
Hitpoints: 585
Speed: 7.25
Resists:0.30 Ranged damage
Siege attack:30 Siege damage,6 range
Hand attack:54 Hand damage


Name: Barbary corsair (Barbary corsair)
Hitpoints: 315
Resists:0.40 Hand damage
Siege attack:20 Siege damage,6 range
Hand attack:28 Hand damage, 3* vs cavalry

Name: Scottish highlander (Highlander
Hitpoints: 400
Speed: 4
Resists:0.40 Hand damage
Ranged attack:63 Ranged damage,12 range
Siege attack:40 Siege damage,6 range
Hand attack:32 Hand damage, 2* vs cavalry

Name: Hessein jaeger (Jaeger)
Hitpoints: 250
Speed: 5
Resists:0.40 Ranged damage
Ranged attack:27 Ranged damage,20 range, 2* vs infantry
Siege attack:18 Siege damage,6 range
Hand attack:14 Hand damage, 2* vs infantry

Name: Landsknecht (Landsknecht)
Hitpoints: 430
Speed: 4
Resists:0.30 Hand damage
Siege attack: 72 Siege damage,6 range
Hand attack:45 Hand damage, 2* vs cavalry

Name: Ronin samurai (Ronin)
Hitpoints: 540
Speed: 4.50
Resists:0.40 Hand damage
Siege attack:120 Siege damage,6 range
Hand attack:58 Hand damage, 2 Damage area, 3* vs cavalry

Name: Swiss pikeman (Swiss pikeman)
Hitpoints: 325
Speed: 5
Resists:0.30 Hand damage
Siege attack:64 Siege damage,6 range
Hand attack:22 Hand damage, 5* vs cavalry


Name:Privateer (Privateer)
Hitpoints: 900
Speed: 5.50
Resists: 0.50 Ranged damage
Ranged attack:100 Siege damage, 1 damage area, 20 range, 0.5* vs artillery
Broadside attack: 300 Siege damage, 30 range, 3* vs ships

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posted 11-13-05 06:06 AM EDT (US)     1 / 42       
Good Topic it really helps and shows things that you can't see if you don't want to make more HC to see them all.
Good job!
Best site on earth.
posted 11-13-05 09:16 AM EDT (US)     2 / 42       
How much they cost too ship would be a very helpful add-on
posted 11-13-05 09:52 AM EDT (US)     3 / 42       
That very much depends on which card you send.
If i send the age 2 4 lansknecht card, it would only cost me 400 coin. If i got the age 3 14 landsknecht card it would cost 1200 coin. But, if i sent the holy roman army card, i would have to pay 2000 coin.
But i'll see what i can do.
The Trooper
posted 11-13-05 11:33 AM EDT (US)     4 / 42       
id also like a description of the unit, just saying what it is like, maybe it's counterpart for regular units
posted 11-13-05 11:41 AM EDT (US)     5 / 42       
Ill put up a link to one of my folders in photobucket.
posted 11-13-05 01:10 PM EDT (US)     6 / 42       
Hm... (doesn't have the full version) That means that the only way to aquire mercs is to choose the card for your deck, then send it which costs lots of gold, and then you get your mercs and that's it? I also read they cost a lot of population. Is that right?

Looking forward to AoE3 - big population cap > AoM
posted 11-13-05 02:11 PM EDT (US)     7 / 42       
You'll understand once you see the ronin mercs in battle...

EDIT: Okay i've just tested this, and i have pictures if you don't belive me.
Right. Picture the scene. 8 little Ronin samurai, sitting in the middle of a great big field. Along comes a mean spanish player, with 80 (yes eighty, eight-zero) pikemen. Now, i know theyre not the greatest unit in the game, but i presume you have the demo, so you'll know 80 of em is a lot to contend with, espescially for 8 units.
8 Ronin samurai vs 80 pikemen.
Smack, crash, wallop, bang, and ta-da!
8 Ronin samurai sitting in a field of dead pikemen.
cool eh?

[This message has been edited by Momentary_pause (edited 11-13-2005 @ 02:35 PM).]

posted 11-13-05 06:10 PM EDT (US)     8 / 42       
Sounds liek currasier.
posted 11-13-05 07:28 PM EDT (US)     9 / 42       
thanks for this. merc certainly do satisfy my love for powerful units.

yea i've seen ronin in action, their splash dmg is insane. i wld love to see more of these unqie units. Ninjas perhaps? lol

also i am suprised at the hp of mamelukes.. 1450hp hahah

[This message has been edited by archdevilz (edited 11-13-2005 @ 07:29 PM).]

posted 11-13-05 07:35 PM EDT (US)     10 / 42       
Is it just me or does....

Manchu +20to50% = Black Rider ?

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posted 11-13-05 11:15 PM EDT (US)     11 / 42       
I did a rodelero test -
12 ronin vs 100 rodeleros
They won

*Listens for witty remarks about rodeleros being useless by Ceres*

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posted 11-14-05 02:23 AM EDT (US)     12 / 42       
Zeusmeister: Yes i had niticed that, but no civ has both the manchu and the black rider gotta make do with ya got.

Zeeky bomb: Right now, lets compare the prices of 100 rolderos and 12 ronin shall we...?

posted 11-15-05 01:50 AM EDT (US)     13 / 42       
Manchu are just as good as black riders. their firing speed is twice as much as black riders', so they have lower HP but higher ranged damage.
posted 11-15-05 02:30 AM EDT (US)     14 / 42       
hmmm...I hadnt noticed that.
posted 11-15-05 09:37 AM EDT (US)     15 / 42       
Nice complement to cu3hara's guide
thank you very much
Kublai tha Kool
posted 11-15-05 10:50 AM EDT (US)     16 / 42       
Nice info Mo_Pause.
I've been looking for one of these Merc Guides. In fact the reason I registered on this is site to express my thanks to you.

This way it's easy to see what type of units the Mercs are. Hakapells are just überly strong Uhlans and Jaegers are strong Skirmishers.

posted 11-15-05 11:23 AM EDT (US)     17 / 42       
Ah, but i made mine before his :P
Thanks Kubai!
posted 11-15-05 01:36 PM EDT (US)     18 / 42       
I would rather have one that tells us what units each one counters
posted 11-16-05 11:20 AM EDT (US)     19 / 42       
If you just looked at the hand/ranged damage, it says what they have a bonus against...
posted 11-16-05 12:22 PM EDT (US)     20 / 42 has had a merc guide up for a while.
posted 11-18-05 11:26 AM EDT (US)     21 / 42       

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posted 11-19-05 11:52 AM EDT (US)     22 / 42       
The Portuguese can get both Manchus and Black Riders, with the Asian Army and Treaty of Tordesillas (sp?) cards. But altogether it costs 2k gold and 2k wood. But you also get 5 ronin in the mix.

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posted 11-19-05 05:42 PM EDT (US)     23 / 42       
Mercs rox soso much :P
posted 11-22-05 11:10 AM EDT (US)     24 / 42       

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posted 11-22-05 02:47 PM EDT (US)     25 / 42       
nice topic, i was waiting for someone to post one of these.

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