Men-at-Arms is a Bretonnia melee infantry unit. Though not noble or powerful like Knights, these men take great honour to take up arms in defence of home.
Each Midsummer, commoners flock to their Lord's castle to present their sons in the hope that they will be trained as Men-at-Arms. For a peasant to have a son accepted into the ranks of a Knight's household is a great honour. Some young peasants will have been guided towards this goal through their entire life, encouraged to stand up straighter and taller than the usual peasant 'slouch' to better improve their chances of selection. All morning and afternoon the Knight inspects the candidates. By dusk, the luckiest and strongest are selected and are taken back to the castle where they are given basic training and outfitted in the livery of their Lord.
- ▲ Expendable: This unit is comparably cheap to recruit, maintain and replenish.
- ▼ Poor Leadership: This unit suffers from poor leadership and will easily rout. Keep its flanks secure and your Lord or other encouraging units nearby.
These guys are the first true infantry for Bretonnia. They may not be able to hold their own against other units of the same category but they can hold longer and deal more damage than peasant mobs. They are an excellent early game building block and cheap chaff that can deal a bit of damage before routing.