Janissary Archers

Janissary Archers are a type of archer infantry in Medieval II: Total War.

  • Soldiers: 60
  • Melee Attack: 10
  • Missile Attack: 10
  • Charge Bonus: 3
  • Weapon Type: Missile
  • Total Defence: 13
  • Armour: 5
  • Defence Skill: 8
  • Shield: 0
  • Hit Points: 1
  • Recruitment Cost: 780


Janissaries, "Yeni ceri", meaning new soldier in Greek are recruited by a levy of Christian boys within the empire. Drafted while young, these soldiers form a large part of the Turkish army and pledge loyalty to the Sultan. Janissaries are expert archers armed with powerful bows. They usually wear some armour underneath their robes.


  • The description of this unit states that "Yeni ceri" is a Greek term; in reality, it is Turkish.

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