This big shield resembles the mantlet very much. It can absorb many projectiles from the front, but it also provides cover from aerial attacks of siege engines and ranged soldiers. This makes the cat useful in many situations, like covering moat diggers and small groups of marching units. Multiple cats can create an almost impenetrable barrier for a friendly army, limiting the enemy's options to effectively engage clusters it.
However, the cat falls very quickly to melee units and fire. Fast units or armored men can swiftly dispose of multiple cats, as well as burning carts can light up entire armies with their area attack, from which cats cannot escape due to their slow movement speed.
|Stronghold 2 Units|
|Barracks||Armed Peasant • Archer • Spearman • Maceman • Crossbowman • Pikeman • Swordsman • Knight|
|Mercenary Post||Pictish Boat Warrior • Outlaw • Hobilar • Assassin • Horse Archer • Axe Thrower • Berserker • Thief|
|Monastery||Warrior monk • Fighting monk|
|Engineer's Guild &|
|Engineer • Ladderman • Catapult • Fire Ballista|
Mantlet • Cat • Burning Cart • Trebuchet • Battering Ram• Siege Tower
Tower Mangonel • Tower Ballista
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