"The Guards of the gate were robed in black, and their helms were of strange shape, high-crowned, with long cheek-guards close-fitting to the face, and above the cheek-guards were set the white wings of sea-birds; but the helms gleamed with a flame of silver, for they were indeed wrought of mithril, heirlooms from the glory of old days."
—The Return of the King
The Guardians of the Citadel are elite soldiers that guard the Steward or King of Gondor. They are heroic troops which have mastered both the spear and the sword.
Denethor will also be able to summon the Guardians for his regular attacks. These Guardians are uncontrollable but will automatically attack enemies around the area in which they are summoned before disappearing.
This unit has no upgrades. This means that this unit can not gain any sort of permanent boost from upgrades found in either its palantir or from other units/heroes. If this is not the case, fill in the section following the policy.
Guardians of the Citadel are some of Gondor's most powerful units, proficient with both swords and spears. They are slow but extremely resilient and can defeat most enemy battalions, even elite ones. If you have all three battalions in a fight, there is a high chance of winning it. Be sure to have them switch weapons based on what kind of units they are fighting to increase their effectiveness. Having a level 5 battalion near a vulnerable building will also be useful because of their Defend Building ability.