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"You are soldiers of Gondor! No matter what comes through that gate, you will stand your ground!"
Gandalf

The Gondorian military force was arguably the strongest force to oppose Sauron and Mordor during the War of the Ring. The Gondor Soldiers are the basic infantry units of the Gondor faction and are equipped with metal armor and metal shields but these can only hold out against a few hits, they must be upgraded with heavy armor in order to resist better. They can be recruited from the Barracks from which they will emerge in battalions of 15 units.

Abilities

Formation A Shield Wall - The Gondor Soldiers group up, locking their shields together and forming an impenetrable shield. They gain +20% armor but lose -30% speed.

Gondor Soldiers

Gondor Soldiers listen to Aragorn's rallying speech at the Black Gate for a final battle against Mordor in The Return of the King

Upgrades

Gondor Soldiers have access to the following upgrades:
Gondor banner Banner Carrier - This upgrade can only be given to a level 1 battalion and will promote it to level 2. At level 2 the battalion can regenerate units when out of combat. Cost: 200
Gondor heavy armor Heavy Armor - Increases the armor, hit points and damage resistance of the unit to ranged damage. Changes the unit's armor set to EdainInfantryHeavyArmor. Cost: 300

[+/-]EdainInfantryHeavyArmor
DEFAULT 100%
SLASH 100%
PIERCE 65%
CAVALRY_RANGED 135%
SPECIALIST 65%
CRUSH 135%
CAVALRY 135%
SIEGE 100%
FLAME 100%
FROST 100%
MAGIC 100%
HERO 150%
HERO_RANGED 150%
STRUCTURAL 150%
CHOP 100%
URUK 150%
WATER 135%
FlankedPenalty 25%

Gondor forged blades Forged Blades - Increases the damage of this battalion and provides a damage bonus against other infantry (swordsmen, pikemen, archers, etc...). Cost: 300

When Denethor's "State of Emergency" ability is in effect, Gondor Soldiers may be recruited 50% cheaper but are unable to receive any upgrades. They are also unable to use their "Shield Wall Formation" ability.

Strategy

Gondor Soldiers are the most basic Gondor units. They are cheap, so you can spam them if you have the resources needed for it. They are strong against pikemen, so you can use them to protect your cavalry from them. They can remain useful until late-game, but the Dol Amroth Soldiers outclass them. In addition, they are inferior to Tower Guards even though those are meant to be elite pikemen. In summary, you can use them early game to rush the enemy but should consider investing in more elite units for the late game.
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