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"Farmers, farriers, stable boys...these are no soldiers."
Aragorn

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.

Rohan Peasants

Rohan peasants defend the walls of Helm's Deep in the film The Two Towers

Abilities

Militias of rohan Defend Your Homes - In a large area around allied Farms, Flour Mills, and Stud Farms, Peasants and Farmhands gain +10% movement speed, damage, and armor for 30 seconds. (Passive ability)

  • 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.

Upgrades

Peasants have access to the following upgrades:
Rohan 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
Rohan 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%

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

Strategy

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.

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