Pikeman and Halberdier

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Castle creatures
Level 1
Pikeman Pikeman
Halberdier Halberdier
Level 2
Archer Archer
Marksman Marksman
Level 3
Griffin Griffin
Royal Griffin Royal Griffin
Level 4
Swordsman Swordsman
Crusader Crusader
Level 5
Monk Monk
Zealot Zealot
Level 6
Cavalier Cavalier
Champion Champion
Level 7
Angel Angel
Archangel Archangel
Castle Stronghold Inferno
Rampart Fortress Necropolis
Tower Conflux Dungeon
Factory Cove
 Cost per troop 


Attack 4
Defense 5
Damage 1–3
Health 10
Speed 4
Movement Ground
Size 1
Growth 14
AI Value 80
 Special abilities:
• Immune to jousting
 Cost per troop 


Attack 6
Defense 5
Damage 2–3
Health 10
Speed 5
Movement Ground
Size 1
Growth 14
AI Value 115
 Special abilities:
• Immune to jousting
Guardhouse    Armageddon's Blade
 Horn of the Abyss
 Armageddon's Blade
 Horn of the Abyss

Pikemen and Halberdiers are the level 1 creatures of Castle. They can be recruited from the Guardhouse.

"Pikemen and halberdiers are among the strongest basic foot soldiers available to any army. While somewhat slow, they have respectable combat ratings." RoE manual

Special Ability: Jousting Immunity[edit]

Although not mentioned in the game or manual, both Pikemen and Halberdiers are immune to Cavaliers' and Champions' jousting ability. This means they suffer damage from Cavaliers or Champions normally, but do not receive the additional damage from jousting bonus (thus, the distance of Cavaliers and Champions attack doesn't matter).

In Horn of the Abyss, the ability is present in the unit's description. Horn of the Abyss

Horn of the Abyss[edit]

In Horn of the Abyss, Pikemen and Halberdiers got a new appearance:



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The halberdier is considered to be the 2nd best level 1 creature in raw stats, surpassed only by the Centaur Captain.

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