Peasants come from the countryside to serve Rohan. They are the main foot soldiers of the Rohirrim armies. Weak and cheap, these units are recruitable from any Flour Mill. They are a useful early game force that can be upgraded later on to much more solid Rohan footmen. All Peasant units also receive a leadership bonus when near resource production buildings. This ability represents the peasants' drive to protect their homes from the ravaging enemies around them.
- Once they reach level 2 through combat experience or the banner carrier upgrade, they automatically receive the draft bonus and can be equipped forged blades and heavy armor.
Peasants have access to the following upgrades:
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
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
Using the Spell Power Draft (2pp) gives the peasants swords and shields, which boosts their hitpoints by 40%, their attack by 33% and grants them the Heavy Armor upgrade armorset. Peasants can also be converted into Traitors of Rohan through Corrupted Theoden's ability.
The fact that peasants can be recruited in settlements provides a unique advantage strategically. They are accessible practically anywhere, allowing for constant production and attack. Peasants lend themselves to an aggressive strategy where all the Flour Mills make peasants. With this, there is a high volume of production and still a sustainable economy. Many Rohan Heroes support peasants. Gamling provides them a recruitment speed boost and can permanently summon a level 2 battalion. Corrupted Theoden can turn peasants into Traitors, a stronger version of peasants that have a timer.