Unlike other melee units, Pikemen are fairly cheap to train, and have a small ranged attack, thus making them highly dangerous when well-supported. These can best be described as the conscript component of most Western armies, being bodies of men armed with the long pike. While they are slow and especially vulnerable against missile units, they are nevertheless idea as a counter-cavalry unit, using the long reach of their weapons to protect your Arquebus Infantry.
Unless your enemy has managed to raise sufficient artillery, you can easily steamroll them with your Pikemen, using "Swiss-style" tactics of marching the Pikemen forward and into the enemy. Just remember that Pikemen are very vulnerable if pitted against other infantry classes, so never send them into battle unless they are supported by rolling fire from your own men, ie with Musketeers or Cannon.
- Extremely powerful and expensive battleship
- Able to knock out both buildings and land units, perfect to support a landing
- Vulnerable to submarines and fighter-bombers, must be kept well-escorted in all circumstances
- Complements the Akula-class submarine in achieving and exploiting naval superiority.