|Cost in Gold||30|
|Cost in Honour||8|
Saxon Warriors are a special unit in Stronghold Legends, and only available to players who are currently playing as the Evil faction.
They are recuited from The Sorceror's Tower, costing 30 gold and 8 honour. They are fairly strong and durable units, and essentially, cheap yet powerful mercenary units. You can find out ways to generate Honour in the game here.
The Saxon Warlord unit is slightly stronger than the Saxon Warrior, although these units are not available to be recruited within the game and you must place these into your map by using the game editor in order to use them in a game.
The Saxon Warrior is armed with a battleaxe and can be deadly on the battlefield. In large numbers, Saxon Warriors can quickly overwhelm enemy defenders forcing them back to other walls or to the Keep as a last line of defence.
A small group of 6 Saxon Warriors can virtually take out a Knight, and can kill a Swordsmen easily. All the other standard units can also be taken out very easily by a small group of Saxon Warriors. Crossbowmen do deal quite a bit of damage to Saxon Warriors however, despite the fact they are armoured.
This is primarily because the Armour that Saxon Warriors wear is not as durable and strong as the Armour which Knights and other standard units wear. The Armour worn by Saxon Warriors is stronger than Leather Armour worn by Crossbowmen or Macemen, but it is not as strong as the Steel Armour worn by other standard units.
Saxon Warriors are relatively fast moving units and this helps them quickly get to the place they need to be to attack units. Their battleaxe deals considerable damage to the units they attack, particularly if they are unarmoured.
This makes them fantastic units to send on harrassment missions against the enemy, to weaken their economy by destroying various buildings, or on a siege by mounting the walls and decimating Archers and other defensive units very quickly.
Saxon Warriors can also be great units to defend any choke points on your map- if they cannot destroy any attacking enemy units outright, they will sufficiently slow it down to a state where you can actively reinforce it, or at least prepare for when it does become breached.
Tip: Saxon Warriors are fairly reliable and strong units, who usually work best in groups and are equally powerful with defensive and offensive attacks.
If you can gather together a large enough group of Saxon Warriors, there's a lot you can achieve with them. Keep them away from Crossbowmen if the enemy has any, and use them to cause terror on the battlefield. You won't regret it.