Ironically, despite being named "Swordsman" their sprites clearly show them wielding a hand-axe.
Notable appearances Edit
Besides that, in The Elopement (third scenario of Prithviraj), there are Nordic Swordsmen renamed as "Elite Red Guards", serving Raja Jaichand in Kannauj as two pairs. Though it is possible to backstab one, it would alert the partner and the entire guards.
- The reason for the name "Nordic Swordsman", despite the unit wielding an axe, is due to the fact that the old model of this unit (before The African Kingdoms) does in fact carry a sword.
|Scenario Editor units in Age of Empires II|
|The Age of Kings|
|Cobra Car · Heavy Swordsman · Junk · King|
|Furious the Monkey Boy · Genitour (infantry) · Horse|
|Alfred the Alpaca · Amazon Archer · Amazon Warrior · Camel (Gaia) · Canoe · Centurion · Donkey · Dragon Ship · Eastern Swordsman · Flamethrower · Heavy Pikeman · Legionary · Nordic Swordsman · Penguin · Relic Cart · Royal Janissary|
|The African Kingdoms|
|Rise of the Rajas|
|The Last Khans|
|Bandit · Iroquois Warrior · Khan · Merchant · Ninja · Ox Cart · Ox Wagon|