|Upgrade cost||40 denars|
|Upgrades from||Castillian Sergeant|
|Upgrades to||Montero Real|
|Attributes||STR 11 • AGI 8 • INT 9 • CHA 11|
| Ironflesh 4|
Power Strike 5
Young Monteros are mid-high tier troops of the Castillian professional troop tree. They are usually equipped with small one-handed swords, kite shields and heraldic armor.
Behind the scenes Edit
Also called Chamber Monteros or Monteros de Espinosa, Monteros were the personal bodyguards of the kings of Castille. The unit's foundation has a legendary bias, allegedly instituted by Count Sancho García in the early XI century (when Castille was just a county) after one of his squires uncovered an assasination plot against him. The count awarded the squire a title and properties in Espinosa, granting him and his descendants the assignment of serving as guard escorts of Castille's rulers.
As depicted in the mod, Monteros didn't wear heavy armor or weaponry, since their commitment was to escort the king (previously the count) outside of the battlefield. Therefore, they were specialized in melee combat in narrow places and employed light equipment to ensure a fast response to any inmediate threat. Monteros remained in the position of royal guards through various dynasties of castillian (and later spanish) kings until the XX century.