The Lancer is the fast unit of Industrial Age. It is recruited in the Lancer Stables. The Lancer was originally the fastest unit in the game. Continuing the trend of previous fast units, It does not receive any terrain bonuses. Compared to the Dragoon of the previous age, the Lancer has the same defense and a good boost in damage. At this point, the Lancer is the only melee unit in Industrial Age, but it does have the highest base defense, even more than the heavy unit of the age. It is effective against ranged units but vulnerable to light units. This is the last fast unit with the "classic" weaknesses and strengths, as the Progressive Era revamps combat entirely. On the Progressive Era battlefield, the Lancer cannot travel through barbed wire or over trenches, greatly limiting its movement.


The Lancer is very effective against the ranged unit of the age, the Rifleman, being able to kill it in two hits. It also works adequately well against the heavy unit of the age, the Howitzer. It takes minimal damage from artillery units. It is best used to rush enemy ranged units and take them out. However, the fact that it is the only melee unit of the age gives it a slight disadvantage in range.

Against Same Age Units

Light UnitsJaeger Infantry

The Lancer is very weak against the Jaeger Infantry. Jaeger Infantry also have the "Stealth" ability, which allows it to hide in forests. However, this does not affect the Lancer because it is a melee unit. Lancers are at a big disadvantage due to Jaeger Infantry having a long range. Also, since the Lancer has the exact same defense as the fast unit of the previous age, it will take more damage even with the decreased damage of the Jaeger Infantry compared to the Ranger of the Colonial Age.

Ranged UnitsRifleman

The Lancer is strong against the Rifleman. The added defense bonus against the Rifleman means it would take three or more shots for a Rifleman to kill a Lancer. However, it should be noted that the Rifleman has a very long range, and so it can hit the Lancer from a long distance away. Since the Lancer does have a high movement speed however, it can easily reach the Rifleman and kill it in two hits.

Heavy UnitsHowitzer

The Lancer works well against the Howitzer. The Howitzer has only moderate defense compared to heavy units of previous ages, so the increased attack of the Lancer allows it to do good damage against the Howitzer. However, the Howitzer does have the "Blast" ability, which means it does full damage when the Lancer attacks it, resulting in potentially high damage.

Artillery UnitsBreech Loader

Breech Loaders do very little damage to Lancers. Lancers are the best choice if attacking an army with many Breech Loaders. Due to the somewhat high defense of the Lancer and the low attack values of the Breech Loader, the Lancer can easily reach the Breech Loader without taking significant damage.



Two Lancers on a Progressive Era battlefield

Other Military Units

Military Units
All Ages Heavy Units Color GuardLight Units Military DrummerLight Units RogueFast Units/Heavy Units Champion
Stone Age Light Units Clubman
Bronze Age Light Units SpearfighterHeavy Units WarriorFast Units Horseman
Ranged Units SlingerArtillery Units Stone Thrower
Iron Age Light Units SoldierHeavy Units LegionnaireFast Units Mounted Warrior
Ranged Units ArcherArtillery Units Ballista
Early Middle Ages Light Units MercenaryHeavy Units Armored InfantryHeavy Units BarbarianFast Units Heavy Cavalry
Ranged Units Mounted ArcherRanged Units Barbarian SlingerArtillery Units Catapult
High Middle Ages Light Units BerserkerHeavy Units Heavy InfantryFast Units Knight
Ranged Units CrossbowmanArtillery Units Trebuchet
Late Middle Ages Light Units Great Sword WarriorHeavy Units Imperial GuardFast Units Heavy Knight
Ranged Units Longbow ArcherArtillery Units Cannon
Colonial Age Light Units RangerHeavy Units GrenadierFast Units Dragoon
Ranged Units MusketeerArtillery Units Field Gun
Industrial Age Light Units Jaeger InfantryLight Units Brave WarriorHeavy Units HowitzerFast Units Lancer
Ranged Units RiflemanRanged Units Mounted BraveArtillery Units Breech Loader
Progressive Era Light Units ConscriptHeavy Units TankFast Units Armored Car
Ranged Units SniperArtillery Units Rapid Fire Cannon
Modern Era Light Units Bazooka TeamHeavy Units Battle TankFast Units Mechanized Infantry
Ranged Units ParatrooperArtillery Units Mechanized Artillery
Postmodern Era Light Units CommandoHeavy Units Universal TankFast Units IFV
Ranged Units MG TeamArtillery Units Rocket Artillery
Contemporary Era Light Units Strike TeamHeavy Units Assault TankFast Units Attack Helicopter
Ranged Units Anti-Aircraft VehicleArtillery Units Missile Artillery
Tomorrow Era Light Units Ultra APHeavy Units Stealth TankFast Units Combat Drone
Ranged Units Anti-Materiel SniperArtillery Units Microwave Blaster
Future Era Light Units Exoskeleton SoldierHeavy Units Hover TankFast Units Drone Swarm
Ranged Units Satellite SpotterArtillery Units Rail Gun
Arctic Future Light Units Dragon DroneHeavy Units Battle FortressHeavy Units Behemoth
Fast Units Recon RaiderRanged Units Surrogate SoldierArtillery Units Plasma Artillery
Oceanic Future Light Units MantaLight Units ScimitarHeavy Units C.R.A.B. MechHeavy Units Octopod
Fast Units Hydroelectric EelFast Units GlidersRanged Units Sub CruiserRanged Units Nautilus
Artillery Units TurturretArtillery Units Medusa
Virtual Future Light Units Augmented SamuraiRanged Units NinjaArtillery Units Rocket TroopHeavy Units Ronin BotFast Units Warrior Monk
Space Age Mars Light Units Space MarineRanged Units Tesla WalkerArtillery Units SniperbotHeavy Units Steel WardenFast Units Sentinel
Space Age Asteroid Belt Light Units Drill RangerRanged Units Nail StormArtillery Units B.E.L.T.Heavy Units ShredderFast Units Hover Hammer

Legend: Light Units= Light Unit Class Heavy Units= Heavy Unit Class Fast Units= Fast Unit Class Ranged Units= Ranged Unit Class Artillery Units= Artillery Unit Class

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