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Detailed description of the Grand Duchy of Kiev roster.

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Greetings! Today I will covering the stats and availability of the Grand Duchy of Kiev roster in Roar of Conquest, overhaul mod of Medieval II. This article should help those who are curious to have a better understanding of how the Duchy's roster will perform in battle and when certain units will become available in the campaign.

Note: The stats you see here have been updated for Roar of Conquest: The Late Middle Ages VI. Now onto the details!


The Grand Duchy of Kiev

As a whole, the Duchy boasts a strong roster with little to no weaknesses. Heavy infantry, archers, shock cavalry, horse archers; all these units are available the Duchy's roster. Combined arms tactics are the best recipe for victory on the battlefield, especially since many of their units are versatile in their roles. For reference, the unit sizes I will be listing here are when the game is put on 'ultra unit size', Secondary Melee Attack represents the secondary weapon cavalry units use after completing a charge, and the acronym AP stands for armor-piercing. For the unification of the Rus, on to war!

1) General's Bodyguard

ee bodyguard info


  • Unit Size: 32
  • Melee Attack: 8
  • Charge: 8
  • Secondary Melee Attack: 8 (AP)
  • Defense: 20 (Armor 9, Defense Skill 8, Shield 3)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Fortress

The bodyguard unit for your characters and generals in the early campaign. A study unit, but not invincible; be careful with them in battle.

2) Woodsmen

woodsmen info


  • Unit Size: 120
  • Melee Attack: 8 (AP)
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 5 (Armor 0, Defense Skill 5, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Mustering Hall, (Motte and Baily)

While not professional soldiers, these men are a useful early-game unit for dealing with armored enemies.

3) Spear Militia

spear militia 6


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 1
  • Charge: 2
  • Defense: 8 (Armor 0, Defense Skill 1, Shield 7)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Garrison Quarters, (Wooden Castle)

Slightly more useful than peasant infantry with their spears, Spear Militia are good for padding out armies or maintaining public order in settlements.

4) Slavic Javelinmen

slavic javelinmen


  • Unit Size: 120
  • Missile Attack: 12
  • Melee Attack: 4 (AP)
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 12 (Armor 3, Defense Skill 6, Shield 3)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Garrison Quarters, (Wooden Castle)

These men are skilled at whittling down enemies with their javelins before fighting in melee as a light infantry.

5) Slavic Spearmen

smolensk infantry info


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 4
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 15 (Armor 6, Defense Skill 4, Shield 5)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Garrison Quarters, (Wooden Castle)

A sturdy spear unit, good for holding the line while the rest of you army does the killing.

6) Levy Archers

levy archers 5


  • Unit Size: 120
  • Missile Attack: 1
  • Melee Attack: 1
  • Charge: 1
  • Defense: 0 (Armor 0, Defense Skill 0, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Bowyer, (Wooden Castle)

Cheap archers, useful for volume of fire on lightly armored targets but little else.

7) Pechenegs

pechenegs


  • Unit Size: 80
  • Missile Attack: 4
  • Melee Attack: 3
  • Charge: 5
  • Defense: 6 (Armor 1, Defense Skill 2, Shield 3)
  • Attributes: Cantabrian Circle, Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Stables, (Wooden Castle)

While not being the strongest of horse archers, these men are cheap and are still capable of whittling down their enemies from range.

8) Junior Druzhina

junior druzhina 1


  • Unit Size: 60
  • Missile Attack: 4
  • Melee Attack: 5
  • Charge: 6
  • Defense: 15 (Armor 6, Defense Skill 5, Shield 4)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Stables, (Wooden Castle)

These men serve as a good harassing unit, able to torment the enemy from range or charge into enemy light infantry or archers at a whim.

9) Rus Senior Militia

senior rus militia 1


  • Unit Size: 200
  • Melee Attack: 3
  • Charge: 2
  • Defense: 12 (Armor 2, Defense Skill 3, Shield 7)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Town Watch, (Town)

These men serve as sturdy spearmen, holding the line against enemy attacks and defending settlements on your borders.

10) Chude Militia

chude militia


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Missile Attack: 11
  • Melee Attack: 3 (AP)
  • Charge: 2
  • Defense: 11 (Armor 4, Defense Skill 4, Shield 3)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Town Guard, (Large Town)

These men are essentially a larger company of Slavic Javelinmen and perform a similar role on the battlefield.

11) Berdiche Militia

berdiche militia 1


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 11 (AP)
  • Charge: 4
  • Defense: 12 (Armor 6, Defense Skill 6, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: City Watch, (City)

These men serve as cheap shock troops, able to slice through inferior infantry with ease with their two-handed axes.

12) Crossbow Militia

crossbow militia 1


  • Unit Size: 120
  • Missile Attack: 7 (AP)
  • Melee Attack: 1
  • Charge: 2
  • Defense: 5 (Armor 2, Defense Skill 3, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: City Watch, (City)

A cheap crossbow unit, useful for whittling down armored enemies at range.

13) Senior Mounted Militia

senior mounted militia 1


  • Unit Size: 60
  • Melee Attack: 3
  • Charge: 8
  • Defense: 11 (Armor 5, Defense Skill 1, Shield 5)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Militia Barracks, (Large City) or Merchant's Guild, (City)

This light cavalry is useful for charging down enemy archer and chasing off routing units from the battlefield.

14) Druzhina

dismounted druzhina info


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 8
  • Charge: 4
  • Defense: 16 (Armor 5, Defense Skill 6, Shield 5)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Drill Square, (Castle)

A strong medium infantry, these men will perform well against most infantry.

15) Dismounted Junior Druzhina

dis junior druzhina 1


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Missile Attack: 4
  • Melee Attack: 6
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 15 (Armor 6, Defense Skill 5, Shield 4)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Practice Range, (Castle)

These men are an excellent hybrid unit, able to kill enemies at range or fight them in melee as heavy infantry.

16) Scandinavian Guard

scandinavian guard 1


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 22 (AP)
  • Charge: 7
  • Defense: 17 (Armor 9, Defense Skill 8, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Barracks, (Fortress)

A fantastic heavy shock infantry, these men will slice through all enemies no matter how well armored they are.

17) Druzhina Cavalry

druzhina info


  • Unit Size: 60
  • Melee Attack: 10
  • Charge: 8
  • Defense: 14 (Armor 4, Defense Skill 6, Shield 4)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Baron's Stables, (Fortress)

A strong medium cavalry, swift of foot, and great for striking vulnerable enemy formations.

18) Polotsk Boyar Druzhina

polotsk boyar druzhina 1


  • Unit Size: 60
  • Missile Attack: 12 (AP)
  • Melee Attack: 8
  • Charge: 6
  • Defense: 16 (Armor 7, Defense Skill 4, Shield 5)
  • Attributes: Cantabrian Circle
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Baron's Stables, (Fortress)

These men are skilled at whittling down the enemy with their javelins before charging into melee to finish their opponents off.

19) Dismounted Boyars

dismounted boyars info


  • Unit Size: 120
  • Melee Attack: 9 (AP)
  • Charge: 4
  • Defense: 21 (Armor 7, Defense Skill 8, Shield 6)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Fortress

A strong infantry unit great for smashing through enemy infantry lines.

20) Boyars

boyars 1


  • Unit Size: 60
  • Melee Attack: 9
  • Charge: 8
  • Secondary Melee Attack: 11
  • Defense: 17 (Armor 8, Defense Skill 4, Shield 5)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Castle

A strong heavy cavalry, excellent at charging down any foe on the battlefield.

21) Kievan Palace Guard

kievan palace guard 1


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 6
  • Charge: 3
  • Secondary Melee Attack: 8 (AP)
  • Defense: 20 (Armor 8, Defense Skill 5, Shield 7)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: City Hall, (Large City)

These men serve as elite infantry, able to deal with cavalry with their spears and infantry with their maces.

22) Late General's Bodyguard

ee late bodyguard info


  • Unit Size: 32
  • Melee Attack: 5
  • Charge: 15
  • Secondary Melee Attack: 9 (AP)
  • Defense: 30 (Armor 15, Defense Skill 9, Shield 6)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: New Era Event, (year 1300)
  • Building Requirement: Citadel

An upgraded version of the General's Bodyguard unit, these men are much more difficult to kill, making your general less vulnerable in battle.

23) Slavic City Guard

junior militia info


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 8 (AP)
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 15 (Armor 6, Defense Skill 5, Shield 4)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: New Era Event, (year 1300)
  • Building Requirement: Militia Drill Square, (Large City)

While not having the offensive output of Berdiche Militia, these men are more suited for holding the line, and are effective at striking down armored enemies with their battle axes.

24) Dismounted Senior Druzhina

luchniki info


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Missile Attack: 5
  • Melee Attack: 7
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 17 (Armor 7, Defense Skill 6, Shield 4)
  • Attributes: Place Stakes
  • Availability: New Era Event, (year 1300)
  • Building Requirement: Archery Range, (Fortress)

These men are superior version of their Junior counterparts, both at range and in melee.

25) Senior Druzhina

luchniki horsemen info


  • Unit Size: 80
  • Missile Attack: 6
  • Melee Attack: 8
  • Charge: 6
  • Defense: 17 (Armor 7, Defense Skill 6, Shield 4)
  • Attributes: Cantabrian Circle
  • Availability: New Era Event, (year 1300)
  • Building Requirement: King's Stables, (Citadel)

A superior version of Junior Druzhina, both at range and in melee.

26) Heavy Boyars

heavy boyars 1


  • Unit Size: 60
  • Melee Attack: 10
  • Charge: 9
  • Secondary Melee Attack: 9 (AP)
  • Defense: 25 (Armor 13, Defense Skill 5, Shield 7)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Half Plate Event, (year 1310-1330)
  • Building Requirement: Fortress

An elite shock cavalry, this unit becomes more readily available later on in the campaign, replacing the Boyars after the Full Plate Event, (year 1380-1400).

27) Cossack Gunners

cossack gunners info


  • Unit Size: 60
  • Missile Attack: 19 (AP)
  • Melee Attack: 5 (AP)
  • Charge: 6
  • Defense: 7 (Armor 2, Defense Skill 5, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: None
  • Frighten Infantry
  • Availability: Machines that Fly Event, (year 1492)
  • Building Requirement: King's Stables, (Citadel)

A fast skirmish cavalry, capable of devastating volleys against elite enemy units.

28) Streltsy

cossack musketeers info


  • Unit Size: 150
  • Missile Attack: 28 (AP)
  • Melee Attack: 13 (AP)
  • Charge: 5
  • Defense: 13 (Armor 5, Defense Skill 8, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Pike and Shot Event, (year 1530)
  • Building Requirement: Army Barracks, (Huge City)

A deadly hybrid unit, these men are skilled are shooting down enemies from range or striking them down in melee with their large axes.

29) Pikemen

pikemen 9


  • Unit Size: 250
  • Melee Attack: 5
  • Charge: 4
  • Defense: 8 (Armor 2, Defense Skill 6, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Spear Wall
  • Availability: Pike and Shot Event, (year 1530)
  • Building Requirement: Army Barracks, (Huge City)

An excellent unit in defense, especially against cavalry.


So there you have it, the entire roster for the Grand Duchy of Kiev! If you like what you see, feel free to download the mod here: ROC: LMA VI Now, go forth and conquer!

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