|Appears in||Rome: Total War|
|Soldiers in each unit||81|
|Special abilities||Warcry improves attack; Expert at hiding in woods; Combat bonus in woods or snow; May charge without orders; Good morale|
Swordsmen are steadfast and agressive warriors, the "infantry of the line" for barbarian warlords. They are not very disciplined at times, as their sense of honour and bravery can make them eager to get into any fray, but they are uniformly superb swordsmen. They are equipped with good swords and large shields.
Every warlord worth their name makes sure he has a couple of warbands of these hard men under his leadership.