|Soldiers in each unit||120|
|Special abilities||*Can Guard
|Turns to Train||1|
A sword is an honourable weapon for any warrior. The man who carries one must demonstrate this courage if he is to cut down his foe.
Although a sword, no matter what its design, may appear outdated next to a musket, it has one great advantage: it never needs loading. A truly skilled swordsman will never want for employment, and he is an intimidating sight to many regular musket-armed soldiers.
Units of swordsmen are also easier to handle tactically on a battlefield. A general does not have to make fine judgements about when to hold or give fire: he need only send his men forward to do their killing work at the right time. Once committed, they will keep fighting until death or victory comes.
Buccaneers are melee troops available exclusively to the Pirates. They cause fear among their enemies when they approach, but aside from that are nothing special.
They are the only units the Pirates can recruit short of General's Bodyguard. When controlled by the A.I, the pirates can recruit an unlimited number of Buccaneers. However, if the player controls the Pirates faction through modding, they may only recruit up to six regiments of Buccaneers (without further modding).