And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. — Leviticus, 26:7 Armed clergymen are a regional unique unit trainable by the Norse, and replace chivalric order cavalry. These units resemble the crusader knight in stats, but differ in many areas:
- Firstly, they are upgrades of the religious fanatic from the House of Worship. This means that in some games, a Nobles' Court might be rendered superfluous as a Danish or Norse player need not build one to access his/her advanced chivalric order line:
- An armed clergyman has a radius approximating that of a general. This means that in many cases, armed clergymen can be used by offensive-minded players, such as Sweden, making them very powerful indeed.
- Armed clergymen have higher upgrade and ramp costs. As a result, only the most warlike of nations can choose to afford them, and if they are taken out, the armies they were accompanying could suffer.