Saxon Theigns
Saxon Theigns
Appears in Medieval II: Total War
Campaign Historical Battle Only
Type Spear Infantry
Weapon(s) Spear
Soldiers in each unit 120
Attack skill 11
Charge bonus 4
Hitpoints 1
Armor 5
Defense skill 4
Shield bonus 6
Tech requirement Historical Battle Only
Produced from Historical Battle Only
Special abilities Combat bonus in woods or snow; Good morale
Cost 610
Upkeep Historical Battle Only

Theigns are freemen farmers who own land of some sustenance. Required to own mail and shield, these Theigns also come equipped with a short spear for combat. Loyal to the Saxon throne, these men will fight to defend their freedom.


Theigns, literally ministers, were higher ranked farmers in Early Medieval Northern Europe. Theigns either owned land or had reasonable powers over those that did. They, though not soldiers, usually had military experience and most likely owned their own weapons and amours. In the battle of Hastings they would have been called to battle like the other civilian units to help in the national war effort.

Trivia Edit

  • This unit only appears in the Battle of Hastings historical battle.

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