The Pictish Boat Warrior is armed with a Labrys, which doubles as an oar, and has a Coracle on his back that he uses to cross water.


He is not so fast and not too slow, lack of armor and weak attack makes him only useful in ambushes from the sea. He speaks Pictish, composed mostly of gibberish. However, when used against enemies with castles constructed on islands or spurs of rock, surrounded by sea, a coordinated siege and attack by a large force of these soldiers can leave an enemy shattered, as they come under attack from all sides.

Pictish Boat Warriors make an appearance in Stronghold Legends, but only in certain missions, and cannot be used by the player.


A tactic often used is that whilst an ally attacks from the front, a force of boat warriors assaults from the sea shore, un-noticed by the enemy as they are too busy fighting your ally. You make a small hole in the wall and sneak up and kill the lord while the enemy isn't looking.

One important rule is that boatmen should not go in range of enemy missile fire as they are extremely vulnerable to this. They can only make sieges work in larger groups than ordinary soldiers because their attack and defence aren't the best.

However, if one wishes to make a sneaky siege, without need for assassins, use the boatmen.

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