Varangian Guard (M2TW unit)
The Varangian guard are superb two-handed axemen, protected by heavy armour.
|Primary weapon:||Two-handed axe (Melee)|
|Weapon attributes:||Armour piercing|
The most famous of all Byzantine units, made up wholly of Scandinavians and Englishmen, The Varangian guard were initially a military levy sent to the Byzantine emperor from the 'Rus' which are now a permanent unit often used as royal bodyguards. These superbly skilled warriors wield two-handed axes with vicious abandon, hacking down the Emperor's enemies.
- Can board ships
- Can hide in forest
- Can withdraw