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“With their colossal swords, these Zweihander merenaries swiftly eliminate multiple enemies at once. Defenders receive bonus damage against the Zweihander!”


General Information[]

The Zweihander is an Event Troop from Events, Chest, or Sales that can be used as Troop Tactics.

Zweihander Army

Historical Description[]

Some Landsknechts, German mercenaries of the Renaissance era, carried a huge two-handed sword known today by the ahistorical term zweihander. The weapon developed from late medieval longswords around the same time as the similar Scottish claymore and Iberian montante. One of the main uses of the zweihander was to advance into otherwise impenetrable pike formations. This was apparently accomplished by swinging the sword around in a rapid figure-eight pattern to knock aside the enemy pike heads. Once within killing range, the wielder could grip a blunted part of the blade in a technique known as half-swording to effectively turn the weapon into a short spear. Alternatively, he could discard the zweihander and pull out a smaller sidearm that was better suited to close quarters.

Statistics[]

Level Hitpoints Health icon DPS Damage DPS against Defenders Damage Training Cost Food Troops/Army TroopSpace
1 800 304 608 - 3
2
3 1,700 773 1,547 - 5
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 5,415 2,126 4,253 - 8
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