|First Appearance||The Asian Dynasties|
|Age Available||Colonial Age|
|Base Hit Points||105|
|Resists||10% vs. Hand|
|Melee Multipliers||x5.0 vs. Cavalry|
x2.25 vs. Light Infantry
|R.O.F.||1.5 / 3.0 (Siege)|
The Qiang Pikeman can be recruited at the War Academy in the Old Han Army or the Ming Army. It is recruited in blocks of three but with one other type of unit. In the Old Han Army, it is recruited with three other Chu Ko Nu, and in the Ming Army it is recruited with two Keshiks.
Tactics & Home City Cards Edit
The Qiang Pikeman is the primary anti-cavalry unit in the Chinese army starting from the Colonial Age. It can be shipped in a group of nine in the Colonial Age. As a unit in the Old Han Army, it can operate as a cheap infantry force meant to protect the Chu Ko Nu, mainly to shield it from enemy hand cavalry, when combined with Emperor and Beiyang armies+Flying crow it will provide a cheap yet well rounded army for the Chinese. The Ming Army is basically used as an all-rounded anti-cavalry force but if the enemy creates a pure skirmisher, archer, or musketeer force they will be defeated for it. Use with Territorial Army, Hand Mortars, Forbidden Armies this army shall be devastating against the enemy. As it starts off weak, it is advised to be used with the three upgrade shipments available in the Industrial Age, listed as follows.
- Western Reforms Card, which increases the attack and hit points of all units by 8%
- Old Han Reforms card, which improves the Old Han Army units, increasing attack by 100%, hit points by 100%, and cost by 50%.
- Manchu Combat card, which increases the attack, hit points of the Qiang Pikeman, Changdao Swordsman, Keshik and the Meteor Hammer by 15%.
Combat bonuses Edit
- Cavalry- 5x attack bonus
- Light Infantry- 2.25x attack bonus
For unknown reasons, the Qiang Pikeman is easily defeated by the Coyote Runner.