Swordsmen are well armored, and are the strongest melee troops. Their shields make them effective against Archers.
Where to use
- Swordsmen are useful for defending a city against archers.
- They are not very good at attacking. (100k swords will be defeated when attacking 50k archers)
Adding swordsmen to an Archer army will reduce lossesthey kick archers butts, they are a great defensive unit whilst having the ability to attack, they also march quicker than archers do. I would suggest you'd be looking at building at least 25-50k per city as long as you can sustain them but once you start get bigger I would suggest building that up to 75-100k