The Rohan Captain is a special unit which can be upgraded with various elite units to adapt to the whatever the situation calls for. They are the elite infantry and cavalry of Rohan,. They can also mount a horse without upgrading, but on their own they are mostly a waste of money as they lack hero-like stats and cannot rely on numbers (think of them as a weaker version of Merry or Pippin minus the abilities). As opposed to the similarly set-up Marshals such as Elfhelm, the Rohan Captain starts at level 1. They can be recruited once the Exile Camp has been upgraded to the King's Camp.
The Rohan Captain can be given one of the following upgrades:
Soldiers of Meduseld - Call a battalion of Soldiers of Meduseld to serve as elite Swordsmen.
Wardens of Meduseld - Call a battalion of Wardens of Medused to serve as elite Pikemen.
Knights of Meduseld - Call a battalion of Knights of Meduseld to serve as elite Cavalry.
Once a battalion listed above is chosen, a new series of upgrades become available which can be all purchased (Horse Shield is only available if the Knights of Meduseld were chosen). The Rohan Captain can be given the following upgrades:
- Other infantry if they are swordsmen
- Monsters and Cavalry if they are pikemen
- Buildings if they are cavalry
Strategy EditThe strategy you use with them depends on the situation, for example, what faction you are up against, this is due to their special use of 3 different Upgrades which give them 3 different kinds of elite units. The Cavalry could be used for spammy factions or factions with many archers, the Swordsmen to counter enemy Pikemen or the Pikemen for Cavalry based Factions like Rohan..