|Belongs to||Barbary States, Morocco, Persia|
|Soldiers in each unit||120|
|Produced from||Provincial Barracks|
|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Although a sword, no matter what its design, may appear outdated next to a musket, it has one great advantage: it never needs loading.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.