A totally different approach from the one described in the previous section. It employs the focus on setting up your economy and defenses first - you shouldn't . Mercenary troops debute in Stronghold Crusader. These all-round Arabian fighters do not require weapons but generally more gold and a decent economy. A Stronghold: Crusader (SH:C) Tutorial in the Other/Misc category, submitted by Spearman The weakest melee unit in your army, the spearmen's only real use .
For Stronghold: Crusader on the PC, Unit Guide by bullet sword. WARNING: This works against your own troops, buildings, and citizens. Say 2 players had 10, gold each. One player bought all mercenaries, the other player bought all of his weapons and bought crusader.