|Appears in||Medieval II: Total War|
|Campaign||Historical Battle Only|
|Soldiers in each unit||105|
|Tech requirement||Historical Battle Only|
|Produced from||Historical Battle Only|
|Cost||Historical Battle Only|
|Upkeep||Historical Battle Only|
Life at the bottom rung of medieval society is not easy or healthy. In times of war peasants are forced from their farms and drafted into levies, and if they are lucky, given some kind of simple weapon to fight with. Unsurprisingly, peasants are undisciplined troops who are better at fleeing than they are fighting. The units in game are generally armed with Pitch Forks, a tool used to lift clumps of hay, as a tool and not a weapon it is a symbol of their agrarian background.
Peasants were often called to arms in the Medieval era. When times were dire Kings would call on not only untrained soldiers but also the famers and land labourers. Saxon peasants in this case were roused to fight in the name national defence against xenos powers such as the Normans.