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Detailed description of the Kingdom of Scotland roster.

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Greetings! Today I will covering the stats and availability of the Scottish 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 Scotland'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!


Kingdom of Scotland

Scotland's roster is defined by shock infantry backed by strong pikes. As a general rule, the Scots have lighter armor than most of their neighbors, but have higher morale and hit harder in melee. Combined with the general lack of cavalry in the Scottish roster, playing the Scots in battle and campaign is a unique challenge to the player. 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 Highlands, onward!

1) General's Bodyguard

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  • Unit Size: 32
  • Melee Attack: 5
  • Charge: 14
  • Secondary Melee Attack: 10
  • Defense: 20 (Armor 8, Defense Skill 9, 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) Spear Militia

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  • 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: Town Watch, (Town), or Mustering Hall, (Motte and Baily)

Basic spear unit, good for padding out early armies or as garrison troops in settlements.

3) Highlanders

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  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 4 (AP)
  • Charge: 2
  • Defense: 8 (Armor 0, Defense Skill 5, Shield 3)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Garrison Quarters, (Wooden Castle)

While not the sturdiest of troops, this unit can cause a lot of damage against even high-tier units with their axes, and their high morale ensures they will fight far longer than one might expect from early-tier infantry.

4) Levy Archers

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  • Unit Size: 150
  • 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 early archer, useful for volume of fire against low-armor enemies and little else.

5) Border Horse

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  • Unit Size: 60
  • Melee Attack: 4
  • Charge: 9
  • Secondary Melee Attack: 6
  • Defense: 4 (Armor 2, Defense Skill 2, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Stables, (Wooden Castle)

The most common form of Scottish cavalry, this unit is good for charging after enemy archers and chasing down routing units.

6) Highland Archers

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

Rather mediocre in terms of ranged damage, this unit can nevertheless weaken lightly armored enemies from afar before causing a surprising amount of damage in melee as light infantry.

7) Highland Pikemen

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  • Unit Size: 250
  • Melee Attack: 5
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 7 (Armor 1, Defense Skill 6, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep, Spear Wall
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Drill Square, (Castle)

The backbone of the Scottish army, this unit is fantastic for holding the line and slaughtering enemy cavalry that stray too close.

8) Light Men at Arms

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  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 4
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 16 (Armor 4, Defense Skill 7, Shield 5)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Drill Square, (Castle)

One of the sturdier units in the Scottish roster, this unit is good for killing enemy spears and light infantry in melee.

9) Scots Pike Militia

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  • Unit Size: 250
  • Melee Attack: 5
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 5 (Armor 1, Defense Skill 4, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep, Spear Wall
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: City Watch, (City)

A militia version of Highland Pikemen, not quite as effective but still excellent for holding the line and killing enemy cavalry.

10) Crossbow Militia

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  • Unit Size: 120
  • Missile Attack: 7 (AP)
  • Melee Attack: 1
  • Charge: 1
  • Defense: 0 (Armor 0, Defense Skill 0, 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.

11) Highland Nobles

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  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 22 (AP)
  • Charge: 7
  • Defense: 16 (Armor 8, Defense Skill 8, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: None
  • Frighten infantry
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Barracks, (Fortress)

One of the hardest-hitting shock infantries in the campaign, this unit will decimate any enemy that it charges in to, devastating formations with their two-handed claymores.

12) Galloglaich

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  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 18 (AP)
  • Charge: 5
  • Defense: 15 (Armor 7, Defense Skill 8, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: None
  • Frighten infantry
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Barracks, (Fortress)

While not as terrifying as the Highland Nobles, these men are nonetheless a force to be reckoned with in melee.

13) Noble Highland Archers

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  • Unit Size: 150
  • Missile Attack: 4
  • Melee Attack: 6 (AP)
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 15 (Armor 6, Defense Skill 6, Shield 3)
  • Attributes: Place Stakes
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Archery Range, (Fortress)

A strong archer at range, this unit is also great in melee as a medium infantry.

14) Scots Heavy Pikemen

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  • Unit Size: 250
  • Melee Attack: 6
  • Charge: 3
  • Defense: 16 (Armor 11, Defense Skill 5, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep, Spear Wall
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Militia Drill Square, (Large City)

An excellent pike unit, great for holding the line and killing enemy cavalry.

15) Feudal Foot Knights

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  • Unit Size: 120
  • Melee Attack: 8
  • Charge: 4
  • Defense: 20 (Armor 6, Defense Skill 9, Shield 5)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Fortress

Strong heavy infantry, good for holding the line or breaking through enemy infantry.

16) Feudal Knights

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  • Unit Size: 60
  • Melee Attack: 6
  • Charge: 12
  • Secondary Melee Attack: 8
  • Defense: 17 (Armor 8, Defense Skill 4, Shield 5)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Castle

The best shock cavalry for Scotland for the vast majority of your campaign, they are less readily available for Scotland than for your neighbors, so don't plan on them forming the backbone of your military. Still a good shock cavalry to have to support your infantry.

17) Merchant Cavalry Militia

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  • Unit Size: 60
  • Melee Attack: 5
  • Charge: 6
  • Defense: 12 (Armor 6, Defense Skill 1, Shield 5)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Campaign start
  • Building Requirement: Merchant's Guild, (City)

A guild-specific unit, useful for chasing down enemy archers or routing units.

18) Late General's Bodyguard

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  • Unit Size: 32
  • Melee Attack: 5
  • Charge: 15
  • Secondary Melee Attack: 10
  • Defense: 32 (Armor 21, Defense Skill 9, Shield 2)
  • 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.

19) Scots Home Guard

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  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 7 (AP)
  • Charge: 4
  • Defense: 17 (Armor 9, Defense Skill 5, Shield 3)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: New Era Event, (year 1300)
  • Building Requirement: Militia Drill Square, (Large City)

Sturdy warriors whose life in the city has allowed them to equip themselves better than most of their rural-dwelling kin, these men will fight hard to protect their lands, and are well-equipped to deal with armored enemies.

20) Noble Pikemen

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  • Unit Size: 250
  • Melee Attack: 9
  • Charge: 5
  • Defense: 19 (Armor 11, Defense Skill 8, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep, Spear Wall
  • Availability: New Era Event, (year 1300)
  • Building Requirement: Citadel

One of the strongest pike units in the game, this unit is excellent for holding defensive positions or killing enemy cavalry. This unit becomes more available to recruit after the Full Plate Event, (year 1380-1400).

21) Noble Swordsmen

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  • Unit Size: 120
  • Melee Attack: 12
  • Charge: 5
  • Defense: 22 (Armor 11, Defense Skill 8, Shield 3)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep
  • Availability: Partial Plate Event, (year 1310-1330)
  • Building Requirement: Citadel

A fantastic heavy infantry, good for cutting through enemy infantry or holding the line. This unit becomes more available to recruit after the Full Plate Event, (year 1380-1400).

22) Calivermen

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  • Unit Size: 150
  • Missile Attack: 20 (AP)
  • Melee Attack: 4
  • Charge: 2
  • Defense: 9 (Armor 4, Defense Skill 5, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Portable Clock Event, (year 1510)
  • Building Requirement: Army Barracks, (Huge City)

The only gunpowder infantry available to Scotland, this unit is good for whittling down enemy formations at range before the battle lines meet.

23) Mounted Calivermen

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  • Unit Size: 60
  • Missile Attack: 19 (AP)
  • Melee Attack: 6
  • Charge: 6
  • Defense: 6 (Armor 4, Defense Skill 2, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: None
  • Frighten Infantry
  • Availability: Portable Clock Event, (year 1510)
  • Building Requirement: King's Stables, (Citadel)

The only skirmish cavalry available to Scotland, this unit is great for picking apart enemy heavy cavalry and infantry formations at range.

24) Halberd Militia

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  • Unit Size: 150
  • Melee Attack: 8 (AP)
  • Charge: 5
  • Defense: 11 (Armor 4, Defense Skill 7, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: Free upkeep, Spear Wall
  • Availability: Portable Clock Event, (year 1510)
  • Building Requirement: Army Barracks, (Huge City)

A versatile unit, good for holding the line and killing both enemy infantry and cavalry regardless of the enemy's armor.

25) Demi Lancers

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  • Unit Size: 80
  • Melee Attack: 5
  • Charge: 16
  • Secondary Melee Attack: 10
  • Defense: 15 (Armor 11, Defense Skill 4, Shield 0)
  • Attributes: None
  • Availability: Pike and Shot Event, (year 1530)
  • Building Requirement: Earl's Stables, (Citadel)

A late arrival to the Scottish roster, this unit is arguably the best shock cavalry available to the faction, and a welcome addition to their armies when they are available.


So there you have it, the entire roster for the Kingdom of Scotland! 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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