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I wonder if is just a description of the level of the unit, in the same way that a master class caster may just mean high level caster.

From [1], Parson's units are:

  • fighters -> mostly level 1
  • uncroaked infantry -> level ?
  • Piker-class -> mostly mid/high
  • stabber-class -> mostly mid level
  • knight-class -> various levels

Ignoring the knights, the progression could be

fighters, promoted to

stabbers, promoted to

pikers, promoted to


Ofc, Stanley is said to start out as a piker.

--Raphfrk 22:28, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Dunno. Maybe it has to do with him using them in battle? It doesn't really make sense that units would change, I assume they would just 'pop'Xewleer 06:08, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't think so. I see it this way: Stanley was a piker. That's why there are more pikers than stabbers or archers, and why they're higher level. He pops more of them and uses them more in the vain hope of finding one like himself. No archer or stabber could ever be the Warlord he was. This, to me, is the only explanation for the most common unit also being the highest level. (the progression above also leaves out the archers - plus all the knights we've seen are hobgobwins.) CIHN Aug 7 2009

How inlusive are the Classes anyway? Are "Longbowmen" and "Crossbowmen" both Archer-class? Are "Halberdiers" diffrent from Pikers? What about Heavy Units? Both Dwagons and Spidews are Heavy, so is Class more of a description of a Unit's role in the battlefield or a Unit-specific depiction?

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