A knight is the ultimate medieval assault weapon.
Charging knights, clad in sixty pounds of armor, wilding a 30 pound sword or lance, are virtually unstopable on the battle field. Such heavy cavalry rides down the defender like grass.
However, the strength of a knight is in the charge, in the attack. A defending knight is vulnerable.
There is no stronger attacking army than one composed mostly of Knights (and siege engines). However, knights are very time consuming and expensive to recruit. Therefore, you may find it beneficial to recruit some foot soldiers as well – unless time and cost are of no consequence.
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